Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April stuff

Ava always empties this out and sits in it. I love it. She's so cute!

We have had some amazing spring weather days. Fun with cousins at the park.

I taught my last week of joy school. :( Hardly anyone came that week so it was very low key. I can't believe the school year is coming to an end.

We've spent a lot of time outside already this year riding bikes. Ava loves being pulled in the bike trailer.

My mission companion Camile came and visited me from Oregon. She brought me cookies from Sips n Sweet Treats for my birthday!!! So yummy.

We went out to Pizza Factory with the kids for my birthday. They made me a 37 pizza instead of 36 so I didn't take a picture of it.

We discovered this really fun swing at a house in our neighborhood and the kids beg me constantly to go there.

They also have chickens that the kids love to go and see.

My mom had us over for dinner the day before my birthday and made me beef and broccoli. So delicious!

Brandon brought me breakfast in bed on my birthday and then Shannon watched our kids while we went to Teppenyaki for dinner. I got a GPS watch and am loving it so far. It was a great birthday!

Grandma let us borrow this car and Ava just loves it!

More fun on the swing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Las Vegas - Part 2

Tyler could have played in Colby's driving car all day. They loved this thing! And so awesome to live in a cul-de-sac. The weather was seriously so dang nice.

The next morning we went to the Children's Museum which was seriously so huge and amazing. We had a blast!

Home for naps and a relaxing afternoon, and then that evening Jordan took us to the most amazing park ever. It was seriously so huge and so fun and the weather couldn't have been better.

We got to feed turtles and ducks and fish.

Play on these fun huge slides.

And enjoy the many different play grounds.

Finished it off with a beautiful sunset.

Then baths with cousins because everyone was so dirty!

We had such a great time staying with Jordan and Annie.

Burger King on the way home.

Kids were perfect again on the ride home. Ava didn't sleep very much but was so happy awake just chilling in her seat. It was the best!

Big kids were tired from all their playing and napped on the way home! This is the first trip that gave me any hope for happy travelling in the future. So glad we went!!!

Las Vegas

We almost didn't get to go to Las Vegas because Ava and Mckinley spent Tuesday night/Wednesday throwing up. But we delayed our trip one day, said a prayer, and decided to chance it. Everyone was healthy the entire trip and it was a true miracle because Kallie spent Sunday night throwing up after we got back.

Anyway, we decided we wanted to get away for Spring Break so we went and stayed with Jordan and Annie in Las Vegas. The kids were amazing on the drive to and from! Such a pleasant surprise!

Jordan is a doctor in the Air Force. We had to go get a pass to get us on the base.

Straight away we went to this museum on the base where they have old retired aircraft, army tanks, helicopters, missiles, etc. that you can explore. It was so cool!!

It was actually pretty hot! Mckinley started getting a little cranky towards the end, ha ha, like mother like daughter. I don't do well in the heat!

After that we went and got dinner at Memphis BBQ. It was sooo good. Best brisket and turkey ever. We made quesadillas for the kids, and then enjoyed perfect weather playing out on the park.

Ava does not like the baby swing! She also wouldn't let me help her going down this huge slide and ended up totally face planting it in the wood chips at the bottom. Poor baby.