Friday, June 25, 2010

Utah in June

I got a bonus trip to Utah this year. My mom had surgery where they placed a device to fix a hole they found in her heart. (It is called patent foramen ovale (PFO)). She was very lucky that they even found the hole. Her surgery went really well. And she seems to being recovering great!

We loved the excuse to come see family and that is mostly what we did. I did get to see a few friends. I loved being able to catch up with them.

Here are a few highlights of our trip.

The kids picnicking with Grandma.
Left to right
Easton, Savannah, "Amma", Kate and Lilly
This was maybe my favorite moment. My mom just retired from teaching school for the last 32 years. She used to keep her guitar at school and sing with her first graders but now she plays for us!
I love a fire even on a hot summer night. The roasted marshmallows never tasted so good.
We had a few rainy days. To beat the rain we took Lilly and Kate to the play area in the mall and let Lilly ride the carousal.
The Grandpa's took the girls fishing at a little fishing pond. I think Lilly like feeding the fish more than anything.
Kate giving Cash kisses.
Ring around the roses.

Madie and Lilly had a lot of fun together.
All in all we had a fabulous trip!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kate turns 1.

Kate's birthday started out by introducing her to her new car seat. She loves it and I love it because she is so much happier in the car.
Later that day Kate went to her 12 month check up. She is 90% for height and 25% for weight. She is a very healthy active girl! Although those darn ears are still giving her troubles.

Next we went with Daddy to get Kate's birthday present. We decided to get her a build a bear because she is always stilling Lilly's beloved "Fluff" the bunny. I was worried that Kate was way to young for such and experience but she had fun.
Meet "Cupcake". Lilly helped with the name.
Later we opened a few gifts. A zuhu pet and some balls. (Kate just loves balls)
For Kate's special dinner I made her favorite steamed vegi's! Really they are the only thing I can always count on her eating.

As tradition in our family Kate got her very own cake.
And the family cake.
Kate was not sure about her cake.
But once I gave her a spoon everything was better!
She started out being very proper in her eating but it did not last for long.
Happy Birthday Kater!!! We are so happy to have you in our family!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ryan fixed my teeth

Ryan filled a few cavities for me this week. He did a great job. I still hate going to the dentist but it was nice to see a friendly face. Thanks Ry!