Sunday, July 24, 2016

April 2016

April was full of fun activities...

A couple years ago I got Scott a "Nascar Experience" for his birthday. 
Well... he finally used it, and had a blast!
He said that he didn't even feel like he was going that fast, but his speed got up to 151 MPH.

The boys loved watching their daddy drive "Lightening McQueen".

I took the boys to the little museum here in Riverside, and they loved it!

We also started our summer garden.

and discovered a really fun kid place called "Romp-o-rama"
The pictures speak for themselves. My kids were occupied the entire 2 hours we were there.

We took our trailer out for the first time in a year. It was so fun experiencing Idyllwild with the Krepps. They're such fun friends.

Porter update:

He took swim lessons this month and had a bit of a rocky start. I didn't stay in the backyard when he had them because I didn't want to distract him, but after a couple lessons I went out there and realized he wasn't listening to his instructor at all. He just wanted to play in the water!

After 9 lessons, he's still not the best swimmer, but I think he knows enough to survive if he were to fall in.

Porter also had his music recital. He played 2 different instruments (Bells and autoharp), sang 3 songs, and was Aladdin in the classical music puppet show.
He was amazing, and I'm so proud of him.

Max update:

He is soooooo smart!
He knows all of his colors, sings his ABC's, and counts to 20 (he'll skip a few of the teens).

He speaks so clearly, he sounds way older than 2.

We nicknames him "sow poke" because he takes forever to walk anywhere. 
It's seriously baby steps. 


How has 6 months gone by so fast?
We are just so in love with this baby girl.

At 6 months she...

weighs 17lbs

is 27.5 inches tall

has only rolled over a couple of times

can sit up on her own

wakes up twice a night

she's teething, but has no teeth yet

babbles a lot more..(mamma, daddy, and bababa)

Reaches for me!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

March 2016

It's March and we celebrated St. Patricks Day in style...

Not sure why I don't have a pic of Max, but he was wearing the same shirt as Porter.
Our dear friends invited us to Big Bear for a few days this month.
The boys loved spending time with Miles.

We played in the snow...

Went on a hike...

and visited the Nature Center.

My favorite was playing games at night as long as this little one let us.

Thanks Ellsworths for a fun trip!


The following pictures describe what our day was like pretty well, but they don't bear my witness of the sacredness of this holiday.

I'm so grateful for the Savior and his sacrifice for me. I'm thankful that I can have a personal relationship with Him and truly feel His love. 
He is risen.

Porter update:

I've noticed that he's been more worried about germs and has turned into quite the germaphobe. He washes his hands ALL THE TIME...

If he goes outside he washes his hands. If he feeds the dog, he washes his hands. If something smelly touches him, he washes his hands. He's so funny about it. 

He was so sweet this month when I was sick. He laid next to me and rubbed my back and said, "I'm so sorry you're not feeling well". This is exactly what I do to him when he's sick.

Max update:

I'm having so much fun with him at this age.
This month he started to point at everything with his middle finger.

He's already talking about what he wants for his birthday party. So far his main concern is having a Rhino cake.

Kennedy at 5 months:

This girl is soooooo loud! She has definitely found her voice, and she just screams all the time.

She screams especially loud when she doesn't get her way. She has her own opinion now, that's for sure.

She's rolled over 2 times

Kicks her legs a lot

Smiles at everyone, but still only lets mom hold her

Still gets up a lot at night

Half way through this month she started eating rice cereal