Saturday, August 29, 2015

Peter @ 7 Months

Peter at 7 months:

He is army crawling everywhere, and is fast
He loves his brothers and wrestles with them
He loves being thrown in the air
He wants to be part of the party
He loves our play room
He still wakes up a lot at night, but at least he's  starting to sleep in his own bed. 
He is more interested in our food than baby food
He is a very happy boy and is really easy going
His two bottom teeth have been coming in
And we just love him to pieces!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Snap shots of August

We've been busy, as usual... this year seems to be a non-stopping, busy year. We have been sick on and off since we have been home from our trip and the house is almost there, just a few more boxes to be put away and pictures to be hung. Dustin has been busy getting ready for school or that stuff would have been done long ago.
We love our new house, the back yard has changed my life! Also I don't have to go up stairs to unload groceries; is a beautiful thing.

Pictures of the house soon! Hopefully...

But here are some snapshots of us in our new home.

I seem to take a lot of pictures of Peter eating, but you can't beat the lighting in that corner of the dining area:
The kids love the play room, and I do too.
I've started Pre-school with Thomas and Oliver and so far they love it, but it's only been a week.
They love the art projects, and I do too.

Anyway, a short post.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer Vacation Part 3: Salt Lake City

The last week of our trip we headed to Utah for Dustin's brothers' wedding, and I don't have a picture of the married couple... oops.
Our first stop when we arrived to Utah was the Temple square and we met up with my sister-in-law Bri. Again, I took a lot of pictures, temples are just so magnificent, and Salt Lake has a special place in my heart because we got married there.
Our first night we stayed at Paul and Bri's house and the following day Bri taught the kids Pre School. She was pretty amazing, and inspired me for when I do Pre School with my kids.
Then some pictures of the wedding day. It was such a beautiful day, and we had some yummy food at the Joseph Smith memorial. Then we walked around one more time with one of Dustin's brother and Thomas wanted to see the Statue of Jesus one more time.
Now we are home and working like crazy getting our house all set up while Dustin is getting ready for the new school year, I will put pictures up of our new house once we are somewhat settled in.

Summer Vacation Part 2: West Family Reunion

 So this summer was our first West Family reunion. Having all nine of us siblings together is a big deal, since we all live all over. Last time all nine of us were together was five years ago when I was pregnant with Thomas, and the last time we had EVERY SINGLE member in the family was when I was 12! So this reunion was a big deal, there were 20 adults and 38 grandchildren, and who knows if we will all be together like this again.
So I was super excited for this reunion. It was in South Utah, the drive there was beautiful that we stopped to look at the scenery, and I was freaking out because I'm so scared of heights, but even more so with my children hanging close by. I wanted to take more pictures, but anytime my kids touched the wall I was freaking out, and it wasn't even dangerous, oh boy. And it was very cold, we are used to Texas weather.
The boys laughing at me for freaking out about the heights. And some wild flowers on our drive to the cabin, it was very beautiful where we were.
Hanging out in the cabin. It turned out to be very nice for our family. There were ten bedrooms and bathrooms. We had lots laughs, too much food, and had a great time. And the kids had a great time playing with their cousins.
We also had several nerf gun wars. The kids were in heaven.
Even my dad joined in. And people were punished if they broke the rules.

We also had the kids make Regatta boats for races. Dustin made some cool designs for some of the kids' boats. The kids had a blast racing, and maybe the adults too...
And we took some family pictures. I was surprised with this many people I only had to switch one head on photo shop.
Then me and my family! I love my family, they are the best. I was so lucky to grow up with this family and I'm so glad I'm stuck with them for eternity.
This reunion was so much fun, I can't wait till the next one!