Tuesday, September 24, 2013

August randoms

These are all phone pictures...not the best quality.  I lost/left my camera charger somewhere on our summer trip and finally had to give in and buy a new one. 
Our poor kitchen.  We got back from our trip to mold in our kitchen - under the sink, in the cabinets, behind the wall.  It was so gross and stunk...and even made it's way to our wedding pictures that were leaning  up against the wall (we only moved in the day before we left for the summer).  I had to throw those pictures and frames away..luckily I have all those pictures on CD.  Anyway, the problem was a leak in a pipe that was in the concrete...so they had to take all the bottom cabinets out to drill through the cement to get to the problem.  The problem has been fixed, but we're still waiting for the new cabinets to be put in.  Our landlords are great and have done everything they can, as fast as they can.  It's just been a waiting game...but hopefully by the end of the month I'll have a kitchen again!

this rarely happens anymore, but I love when it does.

they love playing in my shower while I get ready.

Brooklyn's 1st day of preschool/joy school.   She was SO excited and wore her backpack all morning, asking over and over when it was time to go.  Three other moms in my ward and I are doing this - Thursdays from 9-11...so I host once every 4 weeks.  We are doing a letter a week and then just let them play.

cute Vinnie.  We went down to Mike and Camille's for dinner and then took a walk to the park.

My friend Kayla and I threw our friend Mandy a baby shower (the one I made the quilt for ).  Mandy's nursery for her little boy is robot themed so we went with that for the shower.  We kept it simple and it turned out so cute I thought.

Mandy opening presents.
I found the kids a play house on Craigslist for $50.  It's huge and they love it.  I watched my friends little boys and they played outside the whole time, even in 110 degree weather.

morning cuddling.

first day of 2nd year!  It is amazing how fast that first year went.

helping take out the trash.

dance party with Lexi and Reese.  Brooklyn has a hard time keeping clothes on these days.  I wish I could run around like that too when it's so hot outside.

Rita's.  We LOVE Rita's.  They just opened a new one even closer to our house and it is a little embarrassing how many times a week we go :)

loves singing along to the primary songs on the iPad.

feeding her baby breakfast.  (notice our poor kitchen in the background)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

summer randoms

 Uncle Mike.  Brooklyn loves watching old videos of the two of them on his phone.

Many nights after dinner we would all go outside, strip down the kids, and eat popsicles.  Brooklyn loved having cousin Sophia next door to play with. 

helping Grandma water the garden.

finished another quiet book. 

bedtime stories with Grandma. (I made her read the book Love You Forever several times to the kids...she cried every time :)) 

busted drinking my diet coke and spilling 3/4 of it on his shirt. 

Bee's game/fireworks with the Bowen's and Aunt Becky and Annie. 

dress-ups with cousins - Lucy, Hailey, Hannah, and Sophia 

breakfast on the front porch with Grandma.

Grandpa and Grandma Mortensen with 17 of the 18 grand kids. 

Grandpa and Grandma

one last BBQ with the family before we returned home to Arizona.  
Kate and Jake...two blondies. 

 I LOVE this picture of these two.  Yes we were saying the prayer on the food, but I couldn't help snapping a picture...so cute!

 Rich and Misty

Jon and Jeannette 

Brooklyn and her BFF Hannah 

Mike and Jack and playing Mexican horseshoe.

love these little girls.

one more Bee's game.

LOVE this boy.

a quilt I made for my good friend Mandy, who just had her little boy Jensen.

petting the animals at a carnival in Orem with cousin Brynna.

pony rides.

face painting.  Brooklyn loves having her face painted...we waited in line 30 minutes just to do this.  She picked a pig.  A scary/evil pig in my opinion :)