Monday, August 22, 2016

The Girls Did a Play

Today the girl made a play together. I went out during rehearsals, and I got recruited.
I will let them speak for themselves. SO cute!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Kids Right Now

I feel like all of my posts are explaining right now that Lucas is at that age where life is totally tough.
But it's cute, and even though he is SO busy, it is cute.

Like this week when he pulled all of the wipes out of the container while I was in the bathroom. 

He is equally cute though. He is being more and more social. 
Like when Karl was trying to trick him into eating. He is getting a little more picky, so we are having to keep him a little more engaged as he eats. 
This was his most recent tactic. 
It worked! 
Lucas is talking more. He is saying Dog, and Dad, and Duck. Haha. He will say mama. But NEVER when he is asked. He is starting to pucker his lips when he kisses. He will mimic sounds and motions. He totally says, "No, no, NO," while shaking his head back and forth, or while wagging his finger. It is really cute. He signs more and all done and milk and he is walking and running like maniac. He is a total pro on the stairs. He goes up and down the stairs on his own everyday.

Mirah is getting more creative. It is so cool to see her imagine and create.
Here she was at the park with friends and they found a bunch of garbage birthday stuff at the pavilion. They made a little party for themselves. Mirah found this gross old ballon and made it into a necklace. I told her it was garbage and we needed to throw it away.

This BROKE he sweet heart. She would only allow me to throw it away if I took a picture of it for her first.
Here she is show ing me how the necklace worked. 
Trying to pull it together. 

Showing me all of the beauty. 
So many tears. She cried and cried. 

These kids can ride in the car carts together. The love it. 

When you give them treats, they love it even more. 

Oh, then church is NUTS right now:
It was stake conference this week. 
So we were watching in a corral of metal chairs in the primary room.
Even so, things got REAL.
Mirah. I picked the dress. Mirah picked the tights, and bow. 
Yep. Karl's face says it all. 
Life is REAL crazy right now. 
And I love it. I just FREAKING love these kids! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Day with Switzy

Saturday was a special day!
We met up with my love Shena Switzer!
We had what she coined as a "Caterday." Just a super relaxed day where we hang out, chat, and laugh together. We had such an awesome day.
She arrived as Lucas was waking up from his nap. We had planed to make Vegan treats, watch some TV, go up to Cascade springs...what we ended up doing was talking for hours, going out to pizza, then coming home, talking, laughing more, and then coloring with Mirah.
A perfect Caterday.

Here we are at Malawi's Pizza. They had a Vegan Cheese pizza, so we were set.

Mirah loved her!
These two and Mirah's coloring sheet. She did that all by herself and did awesome about keeping the colors in the lines. 

Lucas made a HUGE mess. 

Here we are coloring at the table, laughing and talking. 

We were sad to see her go after 7:00.
With a scheduled play date next month we said goodbye, and see you later! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Monster Trucks

We usually go to the demolition derby in the summer.
This year we decided to mix it up and go to the monster truck show!
It was at the Utah Valley Fair.
We parked and walked over to the fairgrounds.
Mirah came with us this time. Lucas stayed home with a sitter. 

We bought concessions, and got to our seats. We had box seats this time, so it was a much comfier seat. Mirah was happy, enjoying her lemon slushy.
We had hot dogs for dinner.
Wrapped in fry bread.
Mirah eating her hotdog.

The three of us. 

The moster trucks. 

And the monster truck ride the Dairy ambassadors that sang the national anthem rode in on.
Cars before smashing. 
We put in our ear plugs.
And we were ready to rock!

My favorite truck, Girl Power!

Army themed Sniper

Mirah was not super into it.
But then:

She started to come around!!

There were Lawn Mower Races, and 4 Wheeler Races that night too.

She was back into it again.


We moved down the front to some empty seats.

And we were LOVING IT!!


In action. 

The cars looking pretty rough.

Girl Power!


Ghost Rider!!

A SUPER FUN night!