Back in June we took a trip to Utah and stayed for 2 weeks. We spent the first 5 days at my sisters and it was so much fun!! We went for small hikes, swam at the swim center, ran through sprinklers, visited the temple, went out for yummy treats and celebrated Madison's 2nd birthday. Unfortunately Terrill wasn't there for her birthday but we celebrated when he got into town. After we left my sisters we went to my Aunt Cindy's house to spend time with my mom. Originally we were going to spend 4 days at the Flemming's house but their kids got sick :( When Terrill got there we went on a couple hikes, spent time with my mom and brother, and ate out at yummy restaurants. The whole trip was a lot of fun.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
This past year I was a part of a preschool co-op with 7 other moms. It was a huge success. We did 2 days a week for 3 hours and rotated houses. Mason made some great friends and always enjoyed it. He got so good at writing his name, cutting, gluing and putting together projects. I loved how it worked because I got a break most of the time but then I could see how he was doing when it was at our own house. It was perfect and I hope to do the same with Maddie!!
Monday, August 15, 2016
We went camping with the Ball family and it was such a blast. They are adventurous and experienced campers so we learned a lot from them! We went for walks with the kids, let them swim in the lake and ate delicious food. The kids had so much fun playing and exploring and being together. It was a great time and we would love to do it again! We went to Folsom lake. A few memorable things that happened was Maddie wouldn't fall asleep until about 11:00pm the first night. She was just on a mattress, so no crib and she kept standing up next to the bed and shaking her kids and saying "no no no" as she waved her finger. If we told her to stop she would scream. Finally she gave up but oh what a fight she gave!! Mason was up super early and loved to wake us all up so we spend one of the mornings walking down to lake so that we wouldn't wake up the Ball's. All in all it was a really fun adventure.
April was an eventful month!! Terrill and I went away for 3 days to Yosemite. It was soon much fun!! We stayed in a tiny little cabin that was leaning on one side, but it was perfect. We hiked and hiked and hiked. The first day we got there we did meadow hike and hiked up a ridge. On the second day we did Upper Yosemite falls and the third day we did Vernal falls and Nevada falls. The weekend we were there it got REALLY cold and rained one afternoon. So the last days hike was so freezing, I would say it was only kind of enjoyable ;) I was also 6 weeks pregnant, so I had some very minor discomforts associated with that as well. The views were amazing and the falls were so full. It was so nice to have time to just talk and be with one another. Yosemite is such a magical place and I can't wait until our kids a little older and we can bring them too!