The yard and garden have completely transformed in the year we've been here. With much thanks to my mother and her green thumb we actually have flowers and trees that are growing abundantly. Finn and I have waited eagerly for these dahlias to open up, and it was worth the wait...aren't they beautiful?
Over the summer, our neighborhood does group park days. These were much look forward to at our house giving us a change of pace and a chance for the kids to play with all the neighbor kids. Our last one was at the end of August up to Silver Lake. I love being out in nature with the little dudes!
|8 years with this handsome boy!|
At the beginning of September we celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday. She is amazing, and loved by so many! I'm blessed to call her mind!!!
Eisley made some giant leaps this month as well. She finally took up walking, and has mastered it fairly quickly, she also somehow bypassed our child gate system and took her first tumble down the stairs...followed the next day with her first dose of pink eye.
She has recovered from both and is as spunky and happy as ever.
Finn started his second year of preschool, and has had some anxiety about it. He tells me he doesn't like big groups of kids, and so he stresses out every time I drop him off, but when I pick him up he always says he had a good time...so there's that. I'm hoping it gets better as the year goes.
We family reunioned it up in conjunction with my Grandma's birthday and had a good old time. Since my parents are on their mission, me and my sisters took on a lot of the work and planning. It was A LOT of work, and we definitely missed the expertise of my mom and sister Kay, but I think it came off pretty well. As you can see, being 90 does not stop my grandma from doing much.
We are still taking full advantage of the warm days by getting out and playing. E and Ms. M had a skinny dipping session and really enjoyed splashing each other.
Meg is growing up too and now sleeps in her own big girl bed. She tells me every night, "this my new bed mommy. you like it?" She also insists on sleeping with everything she can humanly scrounge up before bed ie. books, jewelry, dress up dresses, stickers, toys. I go in after she's fallen asleep and clear the clutter so that she can actually sleep.