Friday, June 17, 2016

Cousin Sleepover!

A couple nights ago these sweet cousins had a sleepover at my house. I had the next day off work and we made the most of it! Some play, splash pad, costco for lunch, naps, more park play, snow cones, etc! It may have been a little too long towards the last 24th hour bc there were some crabby kids and power struggles. Haha. But it's good for them to figure out how to work out their problems and Sawyer was entertained all day by these girlies! I love living close to these nieces and am obsessed with their current ages and sweetness!

These were not the sleeping arrangements. They're just pretending. Ha!




The splash pad may be my favorite invention right now. With 4 non-swimmers and a rusty swimmer..... a pool just would have been impossible. But they still were able to enjoy the water fun!

Trying to warm up in the sun. Smart and cute!

Why sleep on your own pillow when you can snuggle and nap together?

If you look closely you can see Capri pouting for some reason or another.

And back to work today trying to self entertain! 

And another little sneak peak of Ciara's wedding a week from today!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sawyer, 8 months

Our little Sawyer man is turning 8 months this week!!

  1. He is FINALLY sleeping through the night. I know they say every baby is different, but why couldn’t all my kids sleep 14 hours straight by 2 months? Haha. The “crying” it out method was real this time. He was never screaming bloody murder but there was a whole week of sleepless nights as I sat outside his door for 12 hours as he learned to self-soothe.  The doc told me it would take three nights. 6 nights for little stinker man! Motherhood is no joke. But who cares about that rough week and the last rough 7 months….. he’s sleeping through the night. It’s been two full weeks so I count it! Sleep is my best friend! I could go on, but I’ll spare you.
  2. He weighs a whopping 19 lbs. The doctors are worried bc he’s dropping percentile but I couldn’t feed him more and he’s just lengthening like his sister did. He’s still the biggest 8 month old I know…. With the biggest head.
  3. He loves to jump…. Even when he’s not in his bouncer. He will try to jump in his bumbo, on your lap, in his exersaucer, in his wagon, etc.
  4. He loves Capri. LOVES her. She keeps him so entertained and vise versa. What a blessing.
  5. He loves the water. He was splashing and being so cute at Seven Peaks.
  6. He has finally learned to love his carseat bc he peers around the edge to watch Capri the whole car ride now.
  7. He is following Capri’s footsteps at being immobile. No crawling. He can roll but doesn’t see a need. No pulling himself up. He will sit for hours and play with whatever he can grab…….. Capri turned out fine so I’ll enjoy his predictability and safety for now!
  8. He doesn’t like the Whitney Houston song or this viral video….. and for good reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LlQNty_C8s
  9. He is the smiliest baby but it takes work to make him laugh
  10. He now has two teeth! The first came when we were in Brazil- what a blessing! Also, after Brazil, he has charmed many of the family that was once scared of his outbursts and temper and sleepless nights and it’s so great to see everyone fall in love with him as much as I always have!
I am so obsessed with this baby boy!


parks, mountains, and wedding season!

We had our cousin Toree and Dominic's wedding last month. It was magical, loving, forever, and at an amazing venue!! Congrats!!
 


Summer walks with another cousin Cody! Fitbit obsession is back!

We have two swinger-aged babies now!

Family bonfire for Julie and Ciara's bday celebration! These lovelies! 


Chase is still bunking up with Capri half the nights..... I think I got the better deal now that Sawyer is sleeping through the night! 

Spent a fun family day at Heritage Park!
Then hit up La Cai in SLC. It is so close to passing India Palace at being my fav restaurant. That's how much I loved it! Get the house beef and wontons!!



Splash pad is open so we're in our happy place every other day when we're not on shift!

 And when we are on shift..... there's this!


She knows how to work work work work.
"This is Marissa. Can I help you?
We have sizes... Yes we have sizes...."

and she has developped this stutter when she is excited. it kills me in a good and bad way. 

She has been in time-out twice today for getting into my make up....... and destroying my white towels. Thank you, SHOUT cleaner!

But she's still my little puppy love!

Spanish Fork Hot Pots hike with these buds! It was amazing.
I already look forward to next time..... not at noon at high heat!

Chase and I emerging from the cave!


And next week is my beloved Ciara's temple day for endowment and marriage to her sweetie, Nathan! We've been waiting for this for years and it's going to be two weeks of awesome celebration! Starting with her Bachelorette party last Friday! 
The only downside.... I'm missing Grant's homecoming. Can you believe he's coming home from his two-year mission to Madagascar in a week and two days? PSYCHO!! can't wait to see him in July!!!

Okay!! Look for that big day soon- the wedding. not the mission homecoming. Over and out!