Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I am still decompressing after 16 days of vacation. We soaked up every minute with family and friends. Why sleep when you are on vacation to play??! And now we are all exhausted! I desperately needed the naps I took the last 2 days during our afternoon quiet time.
And then there is the long list of post-vacation items to catch-up on. So far I have tackled the mail, my desk, bills, the grocery store, and my flower pots. I am still working my way through laundry, housework, and one more suitcase to unpack. Carson is gone all day for cub-scout camp, so it is relatively quiet around here. It's been nice to ease back into real life. Still can't believe that school starts in a little over a month.
I don't even know how to sort through the zillions of pictures I took. I am breaking it up into some smaller sections...
I love Utah summers. I miss them. Desperately. Seattle, your mild temperatures just don't make up for warm summer nights and hot summer afternoons. I was glad we spent 2 weeks there so my kids could actually swim or play outside in the sun more than 2 days in a row.
We had to take in the Davis County pool one day. We lounged all afternoon in the sun.
Good thing we completed swim lessons the week before. The kids have turned into fish in the water!
Carson is so great with Rylan. He was big enough this year to take him around the small lazy river...(saving me from the chaos of kids in there). It is hard to be sans Dad sometimes (he joined us a week later), and Carson really helps out with the little boys. But I still I had to take Addy and Ry down the big slide because they weren't tall enough. Go me. I did it 6 times.
We brought in In-N-Out for lunch. Yum! No kids meals there...and Ry loved his big burger!
Love Miles in his cute swimsuit! This little guy was in the shade the entire time we were at the pool (about 5 hours). I mean every second. I was shocked when we got home and his little nose and cheeks were sunburned. Hello? Worst. Mom. Ever. I didn't put sunscreen on him because he literally was not in the sun. at. all. Must have been the reflection off the water or something. He wasn't burned anywhere else and it faded after 2 days. Poor guy though. I had him lubed up with 50 SPF anytime we were out after that!
Posted by Rochelle at 11:49 AM
Friday, July 08, 2011
Carson was the designated firework lighter again. He did a great (and safe) job.
And Ry ran in his first 50m race. He was in the 6 and under division, and the youngest runner by about a year or so! Is this not the cutest picture you have ever seen? He just makes me smile!! He was SO excited and stayed in his lane the entire way with this huge smile on his face. That's Trev cheering him on from the start line. Hard to believe this happy kid drives me crazy sometimes...with that face, how could he really be any trouble?
Ok, officially all caught up on blogging so we can leave on some fun vacations over the next month! So excited to get away. Wish me luck with 4 kids by myself on the airplane. Yah, I'm really doing that.
Posted by Rochelle at 10:10 AM
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Posted by Rochelle at 12:45 AM
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Camping trip #2 of the summer took us to Mossyrock, WA. Another close-by campground with great amenities. We were solo this trip and the pace was slow and relaxed. We had a relaxing time just being together as a family. Miles and Ry are so unpredictable, so it is nice to be flexible and just go with the flow in whatever their behavior brings.
The loop we were in was in the middle of a grassy area. Not great for that 'great outdoors' feel but perfect for playing. There was a playground just one site over, so we could see the kids from the trailer and it was much easier keeping track of everyone.
Posted by Rochelle at 6:13 PM