Saturday, July 31, 2010

The big road trip

Lily all in her cake, feet and all :)

So when Mike was asked to be the medical doctor on the Trek for the youth, I thought that instead of staying home while he was gone that I would take the kids and drive to St. George to visit friends and family. Luckily my Mom and niece flew up for a few days and then drove down with me.
Lily enjoying the sun and water, if you went out before lunch the heat was bearable.
Maggie, Hailey and Kennidee

Tarzan at Tuacahn, it was awesome. Such a beautiful backdrop! Wish Mike had been with us!
The kiddos with Tarzan and Jane
Lily loves uncle Jared
Love these girls!!! Me, Natalie, and my sis Katie
The kiddos enjoying their candy from an old time soda shoppe
Katie and I in Bryce Canyon, why were we there you ask? What would a trip be without a race thrown in?

Bryce Canyon 1/2 marathon
Me, Katie, Amy, and Natalie before the race. If I look like I have not had enough sleep for over a week, it is because I hadn't! It is hard to be a single parent and try to do everything else too!!!! I definitely will appreciate what a wonderful husband and father Mike is a little more now!
The after picture, everyone did great!!! Personal bests all around! Beautiful scenery, good friends, and a new PR 1:31:11. Now it is time to hop in the car and race to Provo in time to pull off a bridal shower.
Quick Picture before leaving for Provo, definitely NOT my favorite race shirt!!Made it to Provo and got the shower set up, and got to take a shower (kind of essential after running 13.1 miles :) ) just in the nic of time!!!The bride, Hailey, and some of my niecesMe and Charlotte at the shower
It had been a while since we had visited Mike's Mom's grave. My kids are old enough now that they will remember these visits and I think that it is important to keep her memory alive, we miss you Grandma!
Now onto the wedding!!So one of the things that I wanted to accomplish was to have a picture where Mike is not closing his eyes, mission Not accomplished.How cute is she?I love this precious picture!!! Mike and his Dad with LilyIn case you were thinking that I only took pics of Lily, my other kids were not with us at the temple.
SistasThe girls at the receptionLily was begging Abby for some cereal, after some prompting, Abby shared :) They are going to be pals :)The boys with their cousin LeviWatch out ladies, Jackson caught the garter, I particularly like how he is holding it like it is a dirty diaper :)Last attempt at a family picture, no one was cooperating, I gave up. Hopefully someone else got a good one because this is the best of the ones on my camera. It was a fun trip and it is always fun to have a wedding in the family :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lily turns 1

I tried to wish it away but the day still came. Lily turned 1 on the 15th. We were in St. George visiting friends and family, even though Mike was not with us and we were missing him we had a great party.
I wanted a pink and green theme, so I made a little watermelon cake for the birthday girl.
She was definitely a lot more reserved than my other kids have been.
It is hard for me to accept that my baby is growing up but despite my denial it is still happening.
* is a great sleeper
* loves food
*is so busy now, she loves to empty and and all drawers
* army crawled for a long time but has now progressed to what i call the wounded warrior crawl, I give her 2 weeks before she is walking. She is my latest walker.
* has 8 teeth now. Her teeth came in a strange order. She had 3 on the bottom forever. The 4th came in and then she got 3 on the top. Her 2nd front tooth popped through a week ago but is still shorter than her other top 3 so far. I love it when she does her cheesy grin :)
*she loves to be in the action
*she loves water, baths and pools

* she knows what she wants as evidenced in the above picture. This is what happened when her 14 month old cousin tried to take her balloon.

Love you Lily Kate!!!