Sunday, July 31, 2016

Swimming with friends

Chantelle, Aleesha, me, and Jennica
The above picture just NEEDS to have a 'before' from high school. I cannot believe how long I've been friends with these awesome girls! Now, ELEVEN kids later, we still like to get together! I had such a good time catching up on their lives and seeing their cute babies.  We had such a great time! 

Liam and Will. The only boys. (Finn slept in his carseat the majority of the time.)
Olivia and Ruthie
Oh I love that boy!
And that cute girl!
Molly, Daphne, Olivia, Ruth, Will
Phoebe is getting SOOO big!
All of our kids!
Finn, Will, Molly, Lydia
Phoebe, Addison, Paisley, Ruth, Liam, Olivia, Daphne
Aleesha's and mine.
Liam, Finn, Ruth, Lydia, Will, Molly
I really just had such a great time seeing those girls again! They were so much fun and it was such great conversation and our kids did so well and played so nicely. Will saved Molly from drowning, and other than that, for that many kids--I'd say it was a HUGE success! Love you Jenn and Chantelle and Aleesha! Now I know who to call to help me facilitate and execute my great parenting ideas!

The sunset in Willard on the drive home. I had to stop to take a photo, it was AMAZING!

Grandma Cindy's + Ruth and Molly's Birthday

We had a couple different days we spent with Grandma Cindy. We came out Saturday for a swim--my kids swam for almost SEVEN hours in the pool! Haha. 
Ruth with a doughnut. Uncle Cade was her favorite for bringing them!
Cutie mama!
I like seeing how everyone was hanging around in the pool.
The cutest Molly.
Haha those rolls!!!
Grandma Cindy and Jenny
Ruth wanted photo proof of her backstroke!

We stayed over that night and headed to church with Grandma Cindy. It was fun to be with her in their ward. She was laughing at me because we stayed up the night before playing Agricola, so I was nodding off--oops! 
I love this! We love you Grandma Cindy!

We came back later in the week and Grandma took the girls shopping for their birthdays--Ruth was over the moon! She came home with THREE dresses, which is just the way to her heart! She had a great time, and I am so glad that Grandma was willing to do all that work of taking them shopping, because it is a wonderful memory for them!

After shopping Cindy and Sandy took all the kids--mine plus the twins--to the splash pad so us mamas could have a break and play some board games without interruption. It was SO GREAT! The kids had such a great time and we loved being able to get in more Agricola! Thank you!!!!

Is she really turning TWO? I'm in denial.
She has been so big on 'pupcakes' and was just SOOO excited about these PINK, FLUFFY, SPARKLY, PRINCESS pupcakes.

Blowing out her candles. I do not even want to talk about this girl turning five. That is just too much.
Opening her presents.

Grandma was super nice and got Will a present since both his sisters got them at the same time. He was very, very happy. It has been the favorite toy around these parts.

Cutie pie Ruthie.
Perfect for her. She has put this necklace and bracelet and ring on EVERY. SINGLE. day since she opened them! Perfection!

Bridget got wooden food for the kids to take home and play with their kitchen at home. Everyone is VERY excited about it. We have the same thing with pizza, and they LOVE it.

It was definitely a great party! We are so blessed to have such great family to celebrate with and my girls got spoiled rotten! Thanks for such a great time!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Around and Willard Bay

Horse back rides. After the reunion a few family's were still around and so we had MORE cousin time and MORE fun!
Eli, Harriet, Ruth
Molly LOVES the 'ats and helps me feed them and sits down beside them and hugs and pats them the entire time.
Megan was kind enough to bring her boat out for another day of fun. I was really excited because we took my little ones on and they all TUBED, even MOLLY! (Molly rode in my lap) Will and Ruth were SO exited! I watched Ruthie's ride. We were concerned she was sad for a minute, but it was just a massive grin she could NOT wipe off her face! Will rode when I wasn't on the boat, so I asked him if he liked it "Yeah mom, I went SO SO SO fast and I was SO brave!"

That little lady is so in love with her grandma. I am starting to get really nervous about going home...they won't be very happy about leaving the farm and grandma!

Crazy girls.

Oh I love that girl!
Megan kept rolling hot dogs off and pretending like she hadn't. Good times.
Andrea and Anabel.
Kayli and the cutest Navy.
Navy's cheeks!!!! I just died and had to touch them every single time I saw her!
My cousin Troy and his son Jordan were in Utah to pick up his horse from my dad, I think, so they stayed over a couple of nights and joined in on the festivities! 
Cheetos face.
Chocolate face!

Summer days never end.

I love this boy. And the lake. And summertime.
Dress up at Grandma's!
More horse rides! We love Grandpa!
Ruthie and her dress-up...she's a trick rider!
This summer is just flying by WAY too fast and we are having SOOO much fun!