Wednesday, September 11, 2013

June 2013

We started June with a haircut for the boy - which always makes him look older

We enjoyed some fruits of our garden planting - specifically a bumper crop of strawberries

 We made dad an apple pie and Natalie mad her own individual pie as well.  She loved making the dough, rolling it out and cutting the precise circle was especially fun for her. (we made 3 total in the month of June)

with ice cream or not, it is yummy!

We measured both kids in June, tracking their changes on our closet door. 
On June 4, 2013 Natalie measured in at 41.5 inches tall and Philip was 34.75 inches!  

We made several trips to visit godfather at his house.  The walk to and from the car is always an adventure - we are either running after kids going in different directions, or they are holding hands and walking together.

Natalie's class visited the Zoo and I participated as an adult volunteer for the adventure.  We visited animals - both statues and real.

 After the zoo, Natalie and I had a girls day out.  We had lunch at the Dodo followed by shopping for soap at Bath & Body Works, then home for a nap.

Phil was out of town for two separate work trips in June - one falling over Father's Day, so we celebrated without him by having fun in the back yard and taking a trip to the cabin.

We stopped at the outlets after our visit to the cabin, so we could ride the rides

fathers day card for Phil

Natalie participated in soccer this summer and loved it.  We had two games a week and she improved with every game.  She wanted to play every quarter and score as many goals as possible.  I was, naturally, the obnoxious mom on the sidelines screaming and cheering the loudest. 
We are signing her up for the fall session!

Little boy not satisfied with sitting on the sidelines; he was always running out to "help" his sister or get the ball
Except when he was enjoying a game snack while sitting on my lap

Gratuitous photos of my boy 

After a dip in the pool
In the pool - with all his clothes on

Getting ready for his foray into team sports (he thought it was pretty cool)

A lot of ground covered and we were only 1/2 way through the month!

May 2013

After the 5K Natalie ran at the beginning of May we continued the fun throughout the month.

We continued playing with our bunny, Okie Dokie.  Chasing him around the yard, trying to convince him that flowers are not food and building a bigger cage for him to live in.

We had fun visits out to Grandma & Grandpa's house - with the obligatory walk to see the horses, Starbuck and Brownie

It finally warmed up enough to plant a garden - which has since grown to monster size

We finished out the month with a visit to Southern Utah.  I traveled home Thursday night from a business trip, Phil and Natalie picked me up and we drove straight down for an extended weekend.  

A trip is never complete without catching a lizard, always named Horatio - in honor of the original Horatio 

Hair salon on the patio with the kids, while the men golfed

And after all that - we all needed a rest!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

First 5k race

Natalie ran her first 5k! She ran almost the entire way-only used the stroller on the hill portion of the race
Warning up with auntie

Just crossed the finish line


Sunday, April 7, 2013


We started Easter with dying eggs using baking soda color paste (baking soda, food coloring & a little water) and vinegar. It was cool and delivered great colored eggs.

On Easter morning we had an Easter egg hunt at our house, then another at Darin and Melinda's. we brought quiche & French toast and had a great morning that led to an afternoon

After naps we played with the bunny that the Easter bunny brought to Natalie- okie dokie. 

After that we cleaned up the patio in preparation for summer alfresco dinners