Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ava is Potty trained!

I have tried casually a few times to potty train this girl and she didn't seem ready. Well last Thursday we tried again and already by today (Tuesday) she is mostly accident free and even sleeping in underwear! She is doing amazing. 


She filled up her whole chart with 25 stickers.


Her aunt Shannon took her to the dollar store to get her a treat, which she has been looking forward to for months! Way to go Ava girl!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Tyler and Kallie are 7!

The twins turned 7! They were soooo excited for their birthday. I can't get the breakfast in bed picture to load, but we did that of course, then opened presents. They wanted candy bar charts this year and we finally delivered. We were supposed to do it last year and forgot. :)






Then they had school. Their teacher doesn't have parents come in for birthdays but they had a Johnny Appleseed party at school that day and I asked if I could come help with that. I'm glad I could go in on their birthday!

After school we went to dinner at Burger King and then came home for ice cream cake. Mckinley had a late night with her friends so she missed the cake. Weird that I have kids old enough to be doing stuff like that and missing out on birthday celebrations!

We made it to Pizza Factory the next day for their 7 pizzas. So fun to celebrate these two!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Classic Skating

Kallie was struggling adjusting to 1st grade and crying at school. Brandon promised her if she didn't cry for two days, he would take her to Classic Skating. She never cried again! Yay! It took us a couple weeks to follow through on the promise, but we finally did. The kids had a blast.

We went on a Monday night and did their family night deal. We were worried it would be crowded but it was a complete ghost town. It was so awesome!







More park days.




The kids decorated for Halloween for me. I love that I don't have to decorate for holidays anymore!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The two littles and me

I have really loved being home with Ava and Jackson while the big kids are in school every day. We have so much freedom! It's so easy to go and do things, or just stay home if that's what we feel like.

We have gone on walks around the park. One time Ava even rode her scooter around the whole park while I pushed Jackson in the stroller.


This picture doesn't really fit in this post, but I love Tyler's creativity when building with legos!

Cute smiley bald boy.

Yogurtland trip.

Ava stopped taking naps. This is by far the youngest any of my kids have stopped napping. Occasionally she crashes in the car or on the couch.

Every time we pull into the driveway Ava wants to either ride her scooter, pull the wagon, or push a stroller on the sidewalk outside. We are enjoying this amazing fall weather while we can.

Jackson is pretty much big enough for the double stroller!

Ava is so good on a scooter and always puts her left leg up while she glides. It's so adorable.

Cute church outfits!


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.