Thursday, July 13, 2017

I-pad time with a side of milk

 Sometimes you've gotta do what you gotta do to get through the day when mom can't drive you anywhere and you've already played outside all day! 

Besides, they were getting along great!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Good Ol' Life!

Today's post is kind of a random assortment of pictures. Most of the photos are from late May and early June. Nothing too out of the ordinary - just normal, good ol' life!

Tommy has learned quickly as the youngest of three brothers how to use swords!

Sam, his parents and I went to the broadcast of the rededication of the Idaho Falls temple. It was beautiful! We also went with them and our kids to the temple open house before it was rededicated, and that was such a wonderful experience! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that, though!

Bath time for 3 boys! I am always amazed at how dirty the water is when I drain it, and the insane amount of water splashed out of the bath hasn't stopped surprising me either... I guess that means we must have fun and successful baths around here!

I almost didn't post this picture because I was self-conscious of my smooshed pregnant body, but I decided to post it anyway because it was such a sweet moment.  Tommy generally only likes to snuggle in short doses, so I was glad to capture this picture. I sure love that sweet boy!

It's hard to see Jonah behind Nathan in this picture, but all 4 of the kids ran outside while I was making breakfast one morning and played "wedding" for several hours. (Ignore the water spots on the window...) Much of that time was spent picking purple flowers from the alfalfa in the field to make into a bouquet. Later that night, Ellie executed a perfectly-planned carriage arrival and wedding reception complete with snacks for the whole family.

Lunch at the park with my kiddos the day before I broke my arm.

This was our best attempt at getting all four kids in the picture!

I wish I would have gotten a picture when the irises in our yard were in their prime in late May because they were stunning. But this picture will have to do for now! 

The peonies are absolutely beautiful too! I love watching the plants in the yard grow.

A friend of Sam's helped him build a swing set for the kids. In this picture it looks like Sam is just watching the other guy do the work, but I promise that wasn't the case! Haha!

Jonah loves the small swing Sam made for him. It's just his height so he can get on and off all by himself. He often runs outside by himself to swing. I love watching him and wish I could hear all of the thoughts that go through his little mind as he spins!

This year we decided not to go to the fireworks in Idaho Falls like we normally do on the Fourth of July. Instead we opted to put Tommy to bed and let the kids build a cozy fort in their new playhouse to wait for the fireworks around town to start. Several of our neighbors ended up doing awesome, aerial fireworks, including a neighbor right across the way from us. It ended up being so much better than making the trek down to Idaho Falls since we had a front row seat and didn't have to deal with the traffic. I think this may become a new tradition!

Summer in Idaho is my absolute favorite, and I am so grateful for this beautiful season of life too!
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