I’m not sure if it was because it was nearing the end of summer, but Lessi was having a tough day, really wanting some attention, so after getting mad, I went online and found several little science experiments we could do. This one with the food coloring in milk was really fun.
Lessi also went to theater camp at the high school. She was a pirate. She did a great job and it was a cute little play. Nice and short.
While I was gone one day (can’t remember where I was) Cameron took Eli’s training wheels off. That was all he needed. I don’t think Cameron had to give him any pointers or hold onto the back or anything. He just took off on two wheels.
Once Again, I have a serious lack of pictures! What is going on with me? This is pretty well my favorite 4 days of the year and I took hardly any pics. Sad.
Well, we had another great reunion at Bear Lake with my beautiful family. Jason wasn’t able to come, and he was sorely missed, but everyone else was able to make it for at least part of the time.
The older girls set up the salon on the back patio as they usually do and were almost always available to do hair and nails. Here’s Lessi’s awesome fishtail.
Piper and Jace were funny to watch together. She’s 6 months older, but I’m fairly certain they weigh the same.
Me and my Jacer at the beach. We ended up doing two beach days which was a lot of fun. We created a fabulously massive sand castle. It was more like a sand village. Very impressive. I should bum a picture of that from somebody cause it was awesome.
We had a little talent show, and Mer was awesome and taught all the girls a cheer routine. Lessi had a blast.
Pictures for July were sparse. We took a little trip to Hermiston, Oregon for the fourth of July to visit Katrina and Blair. I gotta say, for a little town, they had an awesome fireworks display. They also had a great outdoor pool with a couple slides and lazy river and whatnot. The only pics I got were of Lessi in the car with her Lala Loopsy (Ella had her Bday party while we were there and it was Lala Loopsy themed.)
Random cool picture of the sun being blocked by fog or smog or just really thin clouds, not sure which.
We did manage to make it down to the Boise River for a float! We went with the Sehers and the Kimball and Christine Larsen crew. It was a lot of fun. The kids would switch from boat to boat at each stop. I’m really sad I didn’t get a picture of Kate and Eli hanging off the front of Lys and Rick’s boat. (haha, as I tried to type Rick, my fingers automatically typed Rhys (hero of my last book)). It was a bit of a challenge trying to help Cameron steer, cause I had Jace on my lap or standing between my knees the whole time. But all in all, we had a lot of fun. Great family adventure.
Speaking of not taking any pictures. Here’s a picture of Cameron and I when we were in Vegas. Granted we were only there for like 24 hours, but still, I should have pulled out the camera a little more.
And this is Jace’s favorite hang out spot. We call it his thinking chair. He climbs in and just sits there for a while, chewing on whatever he can find. Though once in a while when he is trying to climb out, he gets his little thigh stuck between the corner of the harth and the top of the bin. He’s gained a few really good bruises that way. But he just keeps at it.
And then Summer started! And Lessi appointed herself Jace’s babysitter. They had lots of fun hanging out together.
Babysat piggy’s bother and sister.
Fun in the neighbor’s pool.
Jacer loves his walker. He is a happy camper so long as he can cruise around and bump into people’s ankles.
June 12th was Jace’s first birthday! He’s such a cute kid. We had a big summer birthday bash for all of the family members who had summer birthdays. We rented a blow up slide and a bounce house. We got a giant cake for the kids to eat with their hands. It was impressive. We sat them all around it, then let Jace take a couple bites first and then we said, ready go. The kids all stuck their hands in and pulled them out, and it was pretty much like a disappearing act. The cake was gone. That quick.
I tried to upload the video of Jace starting to walk, but it was too big. But June was the month! He started standing and stumbling forward and was so excited about it. He would throw his head back and giggle, and that would throw him off balance and he would fall. But it was adorable.
Jace figured out how to climb the stairs. Watch out, world.
Little Miss Tae turned 8 and so I took the girls on a little road trip while the boys stayed at home. We met up with my parents late friday night at a hotel. Then we went to the baptism on saturday.
On May 12th, I released my second book! Missing Lily hit amazon, and the self publishing glitches rolled in.
Jace is my little buddy.
This is Miss Leah, our new little neighbor friend. She’s Eli’s age and they have a grand old time galavanting around the neighborhood.
Had a fun Girls’ Night Out in downtown boise. Ate at Reef, then got frozen yogurt. We also went to Freak Alley and admired the street art.