Monday, July 28, 2008
What happens when daddy is feeding Lilly and leaves the bowl on her tray? WHAT A MESS!!!! Honestly, I don't think the boys ever got themselves this covered in food. She didn't like it one bit though. She was very happy to get in the shower and clean up. Everyone had a good laugh at her sitting there smearing her oatmeal/sweet potatoes all over her face and hair. Silly Lilly!
Our sweet little foster kids got here today. We love when they come visit us! Luke had his soccer game tonight. There he is with Savannah ready to SCORE! Today was the 24th of July and usually we'd go to the Stake celebration but the times overlapped with the game so we didn't get to go. We still appreciate our pioneer heritage though!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Luke had soccer pictures then practice this morning. He is really getting good at soccer. The best part is how much he LOVES playing. He is really good about listening to his coach and trying his best. After soccer practice the battery was dead in the van so I ran to Aunt Mary's house and borrowed her car & jumper cables. A quick jump got us going & we were back home! We had a fun day playing the rest of the day. The boys ran a loaf of bread over to our neighbor's house and wanted to do it by themselves. When it came to leaving the house they asked me to stand at the mailbox...then the lilac bush - just so somebody wouldn't grab them and run away with them. So they went up by themselves from there. What thoughtful boys to want to bring that over to her.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Daddy got us a swimming pool!!! It is so much fun!!! We played in it ALL day! Who could ask for more??? Even Lilly got in on the fun, splashing and kicking. We love it, thank you daddy! After dinner L's brother and his family came over to play. They even brought their dog, Duke, to play with Baxter. We had a nice time visiting, playing and shooting off fireworks (what we had left anyways).
What an enjoyable day! Luke had his first soccer practice today. He did GREAT! He was really into it, loving the game. He even made a goal in the scrimmage! GO LUKEY! Daddy trenched the garden today and made a moat of sorts in it so when we got back the boys were in it before I could blink. Naturally, with them as dirty as they were I got a call that Aunt Joyce and Uncle Vince were in Rexburg and can they stop by. So, we rushed to get them cleaned up before they got here. We really enjoyed their visit and we're so glad that they came! After they left we went for a nice walk to the homestead so I could shoot some pics of Lilly. Well, she took the opportunity to devour the all-you-can-eat dirt/stick fest. I couldn't get her hands out of her mouth, wipe her off and shoot a picture for the life of me! Regardless, we got some cute shots. This one was totally blown so I messed with it and I like the artistic flare I ended up with. It's still not perfect in the technical sense, but I like it.
I forgot to mention that last night Luke gave the FHE lesson on Moroni and the golden plates and Joseph Smith. He did a very nice job.
We had a relaxing, lazy day today! We just love summer! Warm weather, long days, plenty to do! The kids and I went to the summer movie today (Veggie Tales: Pirates) and loved the show. Then we did our shopping and looked for a pool several places (can you believe there weren't any left?!). Then we picked up the awesome deal at Johnny Carinos (family night...our whole family ate for $11 and we had leftovers!). YAY!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Our little angel! How I adore this little girl! I substituted in nursery today. Lilly LOVED being with all of the kids. It was fun! Aunt Mary and her daughter Sharon and her husband are coming over for dinner tonight. We love spending time with Aunt Mary and feel so lucky to know her.
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Working on shutter speed here. What fun! We did a few with sparklers that turned out awesome, but not what I was wanting. So we tried tonight with glow sticks. We got some fun ones! We had a fun day today, too. Shopping in Idaho Falls for the month. Luke & Carson have been working hard doing chores to earn money and took part of what they've saved to the dollar store to buy themselves a slinky. They are supremely happy with their purchase. What good boys. Not much else to report.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008
Happy 4th of July!!!!!! We had a great day cleaning house & playing outside. Lilly's been pulling herself up to stand using whatever's near her (couch, her brother's head, etc) then trying to stand on her own. She's gotten really good at falling! She's been able to stay up for a couple of seconds at a time! :) We're so proud of our little girl! We picked up Aunt Mary and we all went to Dairy Queen for dinner then met up with some neighbors (Douglas', Walkers and more filtered in through the night) for fireworks. The kids played with water balloons for a while then the firework show lasted a little over an hour. It was so much FUN!
Luke and Carson were talking about what "beat" means. Luke said it means "win" and Carson replied with, "No, it means the other guy trips and falls and then you run really fast."
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
YAY! It's my 100th posting!!!! I wanted to do a good one for such a milestone. So I thought about it all day. This is what I ended on. I had several I tried deciding on, but I love the way the setting sun is landing on little Lilly while she's munching on the grass around her. We had a fun day today. The kids and I went to summer movies (Game Plan) and out to lunch, we went to Petsmart and tested our fish tank's water (it's perfect!) and bought Baxter some more food and 3 more fish (Glass fish, they're really cool! You can see right through them!). Then we played outside a while, had dinner then headed over to a birthday party for a sweet little boy in our ward. The boys (daddy, Luke, Carson and Baxter) went for a walk after and Lilly & I headed out to take pictures.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
What a warm, beautiful day! There was more gardening, running in the sprinklers, housework and a LOT of photo editing going on today! Lawrence made a slew of chili and canned it (as well as some butter) so we had a busy kitchen! I forgot to mention yesterday that Lilly started waving! She'd sling her hand up (think Heil Hitler), hold it there for a minute then quick wave a few times. SO CUTE! As if that's not enough for her she's been pulling herself up to standing using whatever's near her (my knee, a chair, the boys head). What a big girl! Needless to say, she's been flopping herself around quite enough (laying, rolling/scooting around then sitting herself up). The boys squeal and give me constant updates as to her goings on moment by moment. We love Lilly!