Sam left the first Sunday in August for a big trip to Arizona…he was gone for almost the whole month and the days seemed long with the time seemed to go fast; I tried to keep the kids occupied after my work day.
|Going to the Park and Library for reading time|
We went to the Bean Museum on the BYU campus; its just a little free place to go and see stuffed animals and then we also went to a live animal show that ended up being a little different than I expected but was cool and I think the kids liked it. We then went to the BYU creamery to have some ice cream...yum
I decided to brave going to my cousins Garrett’s wedding all by myself. My mom was supposed to be coming to the wedding but my sister Tiffani had her baby in Dubai and so my mother went out for that. We were going to stay in a hotel but it was so dang expensive, I almost brought a tent and we would just camp there at the site by the highway but in the end we were able to find a place to stay with my Aunt Robyn’s husbands side of the family; I was very grateful for this little families offer to let us come and stay in their home. We had a nice time; my cousin Grace offered to watch my kids if I wanted to go in for the sealing and I took her up on it. They did a good job and it was just nice to get out of town for a quick trip. We stopped on the way home to visit my friend Kelly in Logan, it was her birthday and wanted to sing, haha
So grateful for my cousin Allison's son Mason-he and Teddy got along great and played and played
Going on uncle Scott's shoulders
Playing with Uncle Brian
Gloria's for Lunch-and first time sitting in the back of a truck at the farm for Teddy
My sister Tiffani had her 4th child…Little Arthur Walt Bates…Welcome
We have met an awesome family in our complex…the Glenn’s…they have a little boy Teddy’s age; she served in the nursery with me at church for a little while and they invited us to the Discovery museum in Salt Lake. We went and the kids had a blast; my husband actually came home the day before we went…so he was able to come along.
Running the bases
Randoms-Macy has been working with an origination here called Kids on the Move, she was referred to the program by our pediatrician. She was accepted into the program and we have been having a physical therapist come out to the house and work with her on her gross motor skills...she has roam between a table and chair and continues to climb on the couch but she will not use her legs to walk...but she is coming along just fine in my book and I am so grateful
Playing with cousins
First time for Macy in the bottom of the shopping cart car
Teddy's random sleeping
New soccer jersey from Dubai and Macy hated the car wash
SeptemberWe were able to go to the Ogden Temple Open house the first week in September, it was very nice. Teddy was not feeling 100% and I took him to the doctor later that day because he kept saying his mouth hurt and I realized that strep has been going around and instead of throat he was saying mouth; low and behold it was strep; I opted for the penicillin shot instead of the 10 days of antibiotics and I am glad I did. Macy started not feeling well a few days later but she tested negative for the strep; they said that hand foot and mouth was going around; she was not showing any symptoms that Teddy had showed when he had that, so I was not too concerned and she ended up not having it, yay
Playing in the hotel room
Pink box donuts...yum
I got a groupon for the Heber Creeper a few months ago and forgot about it until it was almost too late; we were able to get tickets for the Monday night train and we had a nice time; I am not the biggest fan of the slow moving trains but the kids seemed to like it
Teddy turned three on September 17th…I CANNOT believe that I have a three year old. I am so in love with this kid; he tries my patience at times but then at other times, just amazes me at the things he says and does. He loves his daddy and at times loves his sister; he is the most happy when he wakes up in the mornings. I cannot imagine life without his presence
My work was having a training sometime in September; they happened to schedule it on the same weekend as my friend Becca’s wedding. Becca’s mom Wende is my best friend from Florida and her little brother Garnder is Teddy’s little bestie. I did not want to go to Florida when they were coming here. I was able to get permission to not come. The Glenn’s watched the kids while Sam and I went to the family dinner the night before the wedding and I went to the temple by myself the morning of the wedding. All of us went to the reception and I am so glad that we were able to be there. Becca was so kind when she got home from her mission last year, she would come over and help watch my kids while I worked and it was a good time for all of us.
My parents came to visit in September again; my mom flew in the first of the week and stayed with us a night, spending a night with her sisters and then stayed with us one more night. She let Sam and i go out to eat and she also took Teddy birthday shopping, so fun. We picked up my father from the airport on Friday and then they went up to spend the rest of their trip in Heber with Taylor and his family; we were not able to see them again but glad that we got to spend a little time with them.
A family in our ward owns a little farm that they open in the fall-we went there with the Glenn’s and had a nice time. Ezra and Teddy played and played; they have a little slide that Sam and Teddy went down; Teddy was too scared at first to go by himself but after he say Ezra do it, he did it and loved it and the boys just played their little hearts out. I love them. We also went to Allan's work fall festival and that was fun too
Playing with Ezra
My mischievous little girl
Well check up and playing at Classic slides
Buffalo Wild Wings
Sam's cousins football game
Playing with my friend from Florida and her kids...so fun