Saturday, November 24, 2018

FInley is 1!

I'm a few months behind...What's new.  Ha ha. 

Finley turned one on September 16th.  She is such a cute little girl.  We all are so in love with her.  She loves to smile and play peek-a-boo.  She does not like to have her diaper changed, she was terrified of the bathtub for a while. (I added bubbles thinking she would love it, but she hated it.  It took a few weeks for her to tolerate baths again.)   She loves following her older siblings around the house and she loves playing on the piano. 

I think back to when she was born (a month early) and she was really fussy.  In the car, at home, at church.  She was definitely my fussiest baby.  It took a lot of work to put her to sleep.  I never went anywhere with her because she just screamed in her car seat.  At the time it seemed like it would never end.  Now it seems like such a distant memory.  A ton has happened since then and she is such a happy kid.  She has been pretty much ever since we switched her over to formula.  The poor girl wasn't getting enough food.  :(  But we just love her so much and can't imagine our lives without her.

She loves to swing.

SHe was making funny faces at Sadie through the window.  

She is such a great eater...I feel like I say that about all of my kids and then they get to be more picky.  I think it's just an age thing.  She also loves to try to ride our bikes outside.

These pictures in the pink dress are from her actual birthday.  Isn't she so cute!!  She has the most hair out of all of our kids I think.  And Aunt Shanna got that dress for Sadie when she was a baby.  So it's been through 4 girls.  I love it.

Grandma Selin got her the water cup-which she loves, and Aunt Crys got her the new dress.  Thank you!

Cake adventure.  She got scared when we sang to her.  But after she calmed down, she dug right in.  Then it was straight to the tub.  :) 

WE love you Finley!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Our wonderful peach tree.

 This year our peach tree produced so many peaches.  It was so great.  We were a bit worried about it (and we still are) because Rob found boars at the base of the tree.  So we didn't know if it would produce any peaches.  But this year was our best harvest yet.  I think we picked about 160 pounds of peaches.  And those were only the ones we weighed.  We also gave a bunch away to neighbors and friends.  

 The kids love to help pick the peaches...except that it makes them itchy from the little hairs on the peaches.  

 It's a family effort.

 They were all so helpful.  We had to prop up some of the branches with pieces of wood because they were being weighed down by all the juicy peaches.

 After we did our picking, they each got to enjoy a yummy peach on the porch.

 Finley loved them!
 William and his family came to visit and got to help harvest our peaches.   I love how these two can just pick up right where they left off and be best friends again.

 The bowl was so heavy!  

My neighbor shared some of their white peaches with us.  They gave us a bag of them to eat and theirs were much smaller than ours.  Thinning the peaches when they are small is so hard for me to do, but it is totally worth it!  THe one from our tree is on the left.  :)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Girls Weekend getaway

 This is a leaf bug that we found on our driveway.  I loved the shadow and so I took a picture.  Then we brought it over to our neighbor's tree so it didn't get run over by our bikes.  It had nothing to do with our getaway weekend.  ha ha.  

After Rob went to scout camp, us women decided we needed a night away.  So my friend Marcy has a cabin at the top of the canyon and we decided to go there for a night.  It's really close by so it was perfect.  We decided to go to Park City and eat dinner there before we went to the cabin.  We ended up at a place called Blue Iguana which was yummy Mexican food but it took forever!

 Me and Tessa.

 Our yummy breakfast.  Thanks Marcy!

 These ladies are so great.  I love them all and I loved spending time with them.  We need to do it again!

We went for a hike after breakfast and it was perfect weather and the lake we went to was beautiful.  I need to go back with my family. 

I love where I live!  It's so beautiful. 

End of Summer Fun

  Here are some of the things that kept us busy at the end of the summer. 

 We went to a mother/daughter luau with some people from church.  We ate Hawaiian Haystacks, played limbo and learned a Hawaiian dance.  It was lots of fun!

 I saw this on the internet and decided to let the kids try it.  Sidewalk chalk+trampoline and water=tons of fun!  I even joined in on the fun.  We will definitely be doing this again.

 We tried out a new splash pad in Sandy.  It was a winner!

 Our friends invited us over for a water party.

 Finley tried her first potato chips.  She loved it...of course.

 The kids had lots of fun just hanging out and playing with each other.  I think it actually started raining for a little while.

 That didn't bother them much though.  They just had a blast!

 We met up with Rob for lunch at his work.  It was fun and I'm sure we were a sight to be seen.  It was pretty funny though because I saw another family there meeting their dad for lunch.  They had 4 boys and one girl.  We walked in after them 4 girls and 1 boy.  Ha ha.  We ate in the cafeteria and then hung out under the trees for a while.

Finley enjoyed chewing on a stick and it was windy there so I looked like Alfalfa from The Little Rascals.  It was a great visit and a great way to end the summer before the kids had to go back to school.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Children's museum and splash pad

Right before school started up again, we used our free passes to the children's museum that my kids got from the school.  We had three passes and I read the fine print on those things at least three times looking to see if we could use them all on the same visit.  I didn't find anything saying we couldn't so we went with some friends.  Of course when they took the tickets they said I'm supposed to only be able to use one at a time, but they would let it slide this time.  Oh well.  I tried to check first.  I have a feeling that it wasn't actually printed on there because like I said I didn't see it and I checked multiple times.

The kids had a blast and we went to the splash pad afterward.  It was a fun day in Salt Lake.  I don't love driving downtown, but the smartphone makes it a lot less stressful! 

 This was probably Finley's favorite part.  She just wandered around carrying pieces.  And Riley was proud of her sculpture.

 Zac was the construction expert.

 Finley loved this little piano.  It was seriously the perfect size for her.  So cute.

 On their high horse!

 They have such fun stations...Legos and water?!  Seriously.  So fun.

 And A real helicopter for them to explore.  It's a life flight one so there is a patient strapped in the back.  

 Walking back to the car to get our towels.

 These cute kids had a blast.  Such a fun afternoon in SLC!