Thursday, July 30, 2015

Little things

Tyler got to baptize Connor a couple Saturdays ago! He has been their family's home teacher since we moved here. I wish I could have been there, but I was on a river trip with the youth. Connor is one of the cutest little boys ever and was so excited to be baptized!

Saying goodbye to Uncle AJ on Sunday.


I woke up in the middle of the night with a crazy throbbing toothache. It had been a really long time since my last cleaning so I found a dentist with an immediate opening and went in that afternoon. Unfortunately, I have to have a root canal soon! I will be so glad to have it taken care of though. It never stops hurting and ibuprofen is the only way I can fall asleep at night. Tooth pain is no fun.

My view at the dentist. Alternate caption: I'm unsure of what to do with my hands without kids around to dictate that for me so I took a picture. Haha

Swimming means tired kids, but when Millie falls asleep for even a few minutes in the afternoon it is game over. Bedtime busted. This particular instance Millie got to come watch SYTYCD with us instead of crying in her bed and waking up Max. Tyler sure loved having a bit of extra time with Millie!

Getting crazy with Playdo.

Max spends about 40% of our time at the pool looking for food in the stroller.

Millie's chores are a family affair at this point, which is honestly pretty fun! Max especially loves playing on Millie's freshly-made bed.

After weeks of 100+ temperatures with no clouds or rain, we finally had a little storm! We (and the grass) were so happy for some moisture and slight relief from the heat.

Kind of missing the concept.

Sibling love

I love how these two love each other! They have their frequent ups and downs, as all siblings do, but on the whole they play well together and are so sweet and loving.

"Max, come here. I need a hug from my baby brother."

Catching some shade under the trampoline.

They love to hug each other and twirl in the water (when they're both wearing floaties).

My heart just bursts when I see them love each other! I can't handle the cuteness!

First date FHE

Tyler's and my first date was 7 years ago last week! It happened to fall on a Friday, which is when we have FHE. Tyler tells Millie the story of our first date all the time so we thought it would be fun to include them in re-living it, minus the Institute class and the failed attempt at playing tennis. Basically, we just went out for ice cream.

I can't believe it has been 7 years. It feels so recent but at the same time I can't always remember life before our hooligans! I'm pretty lucky to have those 3.

Pics from Tyler's phone

Chasing children at the outlet mall

More from our sleepover with Uncle AJ over July 4th weekend

Another shot from seeing the Taylors on July 4th

Tyler got to go hear AJ report to the high council after his mission

My kids like to beat me up

Sometimes it's the hottest part of the year but you still need mittens. Why? We will never know.

Last week

Fun bridal shower for Lauren. Mom and I made a Family proclamation for their home. 

This funny love triangle. We are all sisters-in-law with each other, but in 3 different families! 

I bought these pants in 2008, and they finally ripped last week. But don't worry, I cut them off and they have another 7 years ahead of them as shorts! 

I couldn't resist taking a pic of my little boyfriend in YWs with me. The girls love it when I bring him!

A late afternoon picnic.

Millie loves it when Daddy plays princesses with her.

Tantrums. Sometimes I have to laugh and take a picture so I don't start crying too.

Millie wanted a tie dye shirt after seeing the YW ones. She loves it.

This picture brought to you by our bishop when he caught Tyler in the hall with some nursery supplies. Tyler works so hard all week and then goes to nursery on Sunday and survives 10+ crazy kids, smiling all the while. I love him.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mischievous Max

Max has been a handful lately. I don't know if he is more curious or destructive than Millie was at this age, or if it is just different because not all of my attention is on him like it was with Millie. Probably a little of both. 

{All pictures above were taken on the same day.}

He refuses to sit in a shopping cart for longer than 30 seconds but is too slow and distracted to walk behind and way too heavy to hold while I'm trying to shop. Just the other day I left a half full cart and stormed out of Walmart because he was just screaming so loudly and wouldn't stop. I literally couldn't hold him any longer but I knew that's what he wanted. Well, that and his binky, which I didn't have. 

On the reverse, he is usually just the sunshine in our home. He is sweet with Millie even when she wont share with him. He is a good eater and always says thank you. He is so excitable and easily persuaded. He loves to read and be outside and is turning into an awesome swimmer.

Even though he drives me batty sometimes, I just can't help but adore this Max boy!