Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We Made it Through July!

July has been hectic but fun. Brian started a new job, both of our cars were in the shop for a several days getting a new AC compressor (the Mazda) and body work after hitting a huge tire on the freeway (the Volvo), and we spent a LOT of time at school getting the classroom ready.

Only three more weeks of summer! :(


One day Natalie decided to take a nap, so we took out the "grass" (weeds) and put in some flower beads.


Natalie the Daredevil. She thinks it's funny that Mom's freaking out about her hitting her head.

We went to see the floats that were in the Pioneer Day Parade. Natalie was pretty smug at first.

Yay! We love giraffes!

Claire laughing at something in the distance ... probably an imaginary gypsy or something.

We also had our first trip to Ikea and she tested out everything from the beds to the trash cans.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

At the Farmer's Market in Salt Lake - not an ideal place for a stroller.

The fourth of July was fun. Natalie loves fireworks. A lot. We woke her up at 9:00 and took her to my school to watch the fireworks at Thanksgiving Point, and she stayed wide awake and got very excited every time she saw the lights in the sky. Brian's started a new job at LDS Surgical Center, so he gets to work days now (yay!), and there's only 6 1/2 weeks left of summer (boo). Natalie will be 7 months old on Friday! She's not crawling ... at all ... in fact, she refuses to be put on her tummy, but she stands really well, can hold herself up and propel herself forward - she just needs a tiny bit of help balancing and she can walk. So maybe she'll skip crawling, which we're not thrilled about, but oh well. She loves food and eats anything, and she's figured out how to take her diaper off.

Friday, July 1, 2011