Friday, July 20, 2007

I've been busy...

...just enjoying this sweet face! Can you blame me?! I really have been trying to take life a little slower and savor each moment. This is not an easy thing for me, and I am not always successful, but I think I have been doing alright. Having 3 kids is not easy for me. I was always late before, now I am just later. :-) I have been trying to do fun things, but maybe not as often. Here are some of our favorite moments:

4th of July- We live in a wonderful neighborhood and our favorite holiday is 4th of July. We have not always been able to participate in this big party due to Lake Powell trips or other plans, so I was looking forward to this one. We all rented one of those huge slides which was a big hit. We had a water balloon launcher and a great potluck barbeque. Suzie and her family even joined us! Lots of fun!! I think the dads enjoy the fireworks show more than the kids!

Camping Trip with friends- Last week we went on a camping trip. I was a little nervous to take a 7 week old, but I decided to give it a try! We planned this trip last year, but then one of the moms was very pregnant sick and I was overscheduled (big shocker) so we cancelled it. I am so glad it worked out this year. We had a fun time boating, roasting marshmellows, swimming, and just relaxing. The baby was great, it was my 2 year old screaming in the middle of the night! Other than that, we had a wonderful time. The kids got along really well, and we even got a late night game of Settlers in!

I have also just been enjoying playing with my kids. We have gone to the free movies, had friends over for fun in the sun, been to Oaks Park with Suzie and the gang, and we also went to Chuck E. Cheese. It is amazing how fast Dallin can blow through tokens playing ski ball!! Lots of fun!!

I love seeing their different personalities emerge. Emily still loves anything princess. (This is actually a 3/6 month onesie she found when I was going through clothes!)

Dallin still loves X box monkey ball and reading books with me. Here is one of his quiet time projects. Can you see his obsession with money?

Bryce is getting cuter and cuter. He is smiling more often, and started really cooing last week. He is still just a pretty happy baby, just don't make him mad. I am so grateful for my baby bjorn. I don't think I could get anything done without it! I will post more about him tomorrow on his 2 month birthday. :-)

The last thing that I have been doing is I am definitely back to running. It is still hard for me, but I love it! Please visit my other blog (Marathon Mommies) and meet these other amazing moms. And if anyone would like to post on that site just let me know!