Before my Dan ever gets home from a long trip I have this thing about cleaning the place up really well. So then I can avoid any cleaning for the time he is home and just enjoy being together as a family. For example, my dad was in town last week and did some laundry leaving a load in the dryer. I didn't happen upon it until today! Over a week later. So that tells you that I haven't touched the laundry at all for a week. And the girls' room has been in desperate need of a new book shelf as theirs recently collapsed. Their books stayed stacked in piles for a few days until they tumbled to the floor inviting all the other toys, dolls, animals, and clothes to join them on the floor. I should have taken a picture for the evidence that we were honestly unable to see the carpet for a day or two. I tried not to worry too much about it and just let the time with Dad be more important.
So here I am, morning after saying good-bye to my husband, again. However this time it's only for 10 days! Yay!
So a bit of a catch up but in order.
The girls, Kale and I finally checked out the Aquatic Center, only once this whole summer! We had such a fun time, Blake even passed the swim test so she could jump off the diving board. No pictures for this one unfortunately.
I hosted a Girls' Night In, at my house honoring my dear friend JoElle. She is, well was, expecting her 3rd girl (having twin girls already) and didn't see the need to have a shower. So instead we had a themed Girls party "She's about to POP" and ate several different kinds of popcorn, poptarts, bubble gum, lollipops, soda pop, popcorn chicken, jalapeno popppers, any thing that pops. Only one "shower" type of game was played. And even then it wasn't a shower game. Everyone had a piece of bubblgum-the real stuff- and had to blow the biggest bubble. Winner? Sara Barlow! There were some gifts to open and more games to be played, Bladerdash, Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, and the party was over at midnight! Four pregnant ladies were there so we got a picture of all of us with the most pregnant on the left! We had a great time and I believe that JoElle had her baby a day or two ago!? JoElle, Shay, Camille, Sara
We were so lucky to have our Dad here when school started back up again! Blake is in FIRST grade. I know we all say it but, WOW, I have a first grader. And I know I'll say it next month as I send Reese of to pre-school at Canyon Country Park, and then again every year as my children learn and grow! Check out the PINK shoes!
With BFF Grace (different class this year, sad day)
Boy Buddies! Jem & Tanner (in the same class with Blake)
"My own desk!"
AND can't leave out mom's big helper Reese!
We did so much together. Well, really we did nothing but we spent all the nothing time together as a family. It was great!
My dearest and oldest friend, who I would also call a kindred spirit and she just so happened to marry my husband's best and childhood friend, is visiting in town. We got to visit with her and her little kids the other day and look forward to playing with them again before they leave. Reese, Katelyn, Blake
AND I made just about the BEST white chocolate macadamia nut cookies EVER!! So check out the www.foodbyshay.blogspot.com