Monday, September 9, 2019

St. George

A while ago we decided we wanted to go stay at our property in St. George before school started. Well, all the weekends were booked so we waited to go till September. I'm so glad it worked out that way because Jackson was much better than he would have been in August and we had a really great time.

The kids don't ever want to do anything else but swim, swim, swim. So that's pretty much all we do. It's simple and works perfectly for our family at this stage.

Jackson really liked the water and it was so fun finally being able to swim with him after the many times we went swimming this summer and he didn't get in.

He fell asleep in my arms in the pool. :)

Ava is so good to just paddle around by herself and jumps off the side of the pool all by herself too. She's so fun to watch!

The kids all love the slide.

The lazy river that doesn't actually move very much, ha ha.

It was about 98 degrees so we spent the afternoons mostly inside watching shows.

We all went and visited my friend Kristen to see her cute new baby, Jovi.

Brandon took the kids to Hash House a Go Go when they went to St. George in June without me and they all wanted to go back. It ended up being a pretty horrible experience, so probably our last, ha ha.

My food was gross, I spilled Tyler's entire root beer on the floor, and a few of us were just in a really bad mood. :)

The BBQ area by the pool is absolutely incredible and we enjoyed grilled hot dogs for lunch on Saturday.

Night swimming is the best! Kind of wish the trip could have been longer. Cleaning the place absolutely sucks, we need to get a better routine figured out. But the kids had a great time and were sad to go home.

Filling up with gas in Beaver on the way home. We realized Fillmore is the best place to stop so probably will avoid Beaver from here on out.

Monday, September 2, 2019

High Dive

On Labor Day we had our second annual swim day with Brandon's Aunt Leslie in West Jordan. It is always so much fun! Leslie treats us to an amazing lunch and then takes us all swimming. Last year Mckinley went off the high dive a bunch of times and this year she was joined by Tyler and even Kallie! What?? Kallie girl is getting brave!

This was Jackson's first time swimming! The water was cold but he still liked it! Which made me really happy knowing a few days later we were headed to St. George and I really didn't want to spend our vacation on the side of the pool with him. :)

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Tyler's other top tooth didn't stand a chance after the first one came out. Brandon pulled the second one out the very next day. I love his toothless smile!

Cute twins with twinner missing teeth.

Twinner sisters on the second day of school.

Not quite big enough for this, but close!

So the kids are in school all day and Ava, Jackson, and I are just living it up!

One day I took them to the mall and we got some shopping done and had a picnic lunch out by the fountains.

Jackson smiles all the time now and it's so fun!

We lucked out this year and got to go to the Nu Skin summer party at Lagoon. We hadn't been since 2014. Mckinley didn't really even remember the last time she went and it was everyone else's first time. We got my mom to babysit Jackson which was super nice of her because it was long and very late. We probably could have brought him with us but of course it was easier to have her watch him.

Right when we got there we went straight to Cannibal. Brandon and I had never seen this ride before. It looked pretty insane but there was no line at all so we ran and went. Tyler was barely tall enough for it. Mckinley came too and was totally freaking out but man it was awesome. Crazy, but awesome. Tyler and Mckinley and Brandon went on it again with Karen.

Next was this ride that I made Ava come on with me. She was screaming and hated it and it make me so sick. I was sick the rest of the night from this dumb ride. Ha ha ha.

We had dinner there and then hit up the kiddie section for Ava.

Well, on the way to the kiddie section we rode this Octopus ride. I thought she would love it but she was hating it.

Finally we made it to the boats and from there on out Ava was in heaven and seriously bouncing and skipping around after each ride. She was so adorable. It was so much fun to watch her.

Kallie was too scared for any big rides. We did take her on the Tidal Wave but after that she just stayed with Ava on the baby rides while Brandon, Tyler, and Mckinley rode Wicked and whatever else.

Oh my gosh we had such a good time. This was Ava just being silly. She was so hyper and happy.

Soccer has started again! I love watching Tyler play. I missed the goal he scored in his first game. He scored two goals in his second game. Well one of them was when a kid kicked the ball at Tyler and it bounced off of him and into the goal, ha ha. Gotta love it. But he runs hard and plays hard.

Jackson loves to sleep on his side with his face snuggled in a soft blanket. It's really cute.

Living it up over on the neighbor's playground.

Ava wearing the American Girl Doll glasses. Ha ha.

Another day we went to the splash pad with my sister. This was the first time Ava had really played at the splash pad. She went down the big slide a bunch and was just running around with Kayler and Rayne. It was so cute to watch!

Then they sat with us in the shade forever so I got her dressed and of course after that she went and got soaked again in her regular clothes. Oh, to be a kid again.

I had to try the American Girl Doll glasses on Jackson too. Bahaha!!

Me and Kris at the splash pad. Life is good!!!!