Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BIG slide

This is the biggest (and probably scariest) slide around town that I know of. J has gone down it a few times alone, but doesn't really like to by himself. This was a picture right before he decided he wasn't quite as brave as he thought this go round, and begged me to come get him down :) It's super scary getting onto the slide from the ladder. There isn't a super good transition, so if you aren't careful, you'll end up going down the side (and almost over the side) before you are ready.

Monday, June 29, 2015


after a few days of looking like it every evening, it finally rained tonight. It cooled it off very nicely. hopefully that will last for a few days.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Orange beads

J enjoys having me sting beads at the same time as him, so today I decided to choose all the orange ones (minus one or two that J used)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

H2O molecules

I needed ideas for what to build with blocks today, and Drew suggested molecules. I couldn't think of anything beyond H2O, so that's what got built :) 

Friday, June 26, 2015

New backpacks

Drew's backpack zipper broke for good, so it was time to go find a new one. We found one that I wanted to start using as a diaper bag, and the old diaper bag will be converted into J's 72 hour kit (replacing his very broken zipper backpack currently used)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Syringe pen

I got this sweet pen from the library as a prize for the summer reading program. I was super excited to get it :) 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

using the big kid swing

J has been wanting to use these for a really really long time, but has never quite been brave enough. He still prefers the little kid swings, but he's also decided he likes these ones well enough for now. He was super excited the whole time he was swinging on it

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Champions of the Multiverse

This was a new game, and super fun. It's a co-op game where everyone is a superhero with superpowers (my character happened to be Batmanlike, and had a bunch of cool tools to use) and we fight off a super-villain and mean elements from the environment.  It was a really fun game. I recommend it to pretty much anyone. :) 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kid zone at the craze

We got a free all day pass for the kids zone at the Craze downstairs. We ended up not needing to go anywhere this afternoon, so we used it to spend the afternoon there. There were some tunnels to crawl through that we all explored for a while. It took some convincing to get J to go through them, but they were a lot of fun. There was also a bouncy house, and a bunch of other fun things. We spent a very happy and fun afternoon there. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

King J

J found a crown I got years ago at a place called Medieval Times where there was jousting and knightly contests and stuff. J loved wearing the crown and jumping on the bed. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Purple fuzzy socks

I know it's super blurry, but this was the least blurry picture taken today. J found some purple slipper socks and kept begging me to put them on him. He loved wearing them. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Drew's Endocrinologist was doing a screening for kids 1+ for the antibodies that cause type I diabetes. J wasn't super happy with the process (they had to draw a vial or two of blood), and I felt horrible for having to go through it, but I know in the long run it will be a good thing. We'll find out the results in 6-8 weeks 

Monday, June 15, 2015


J has been getting more and more brave with his climbing. He climbed this ladder (which he's been wanting to climb for a LONG time) several times without any help.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Quiet book page

We ended up not having game night tonight, so I made a quiet book page instead

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bread pan hat

J found this silicon bread pan at DI. He kept putting it on his head as a hat :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015


I've been wanting to start a couple new sewing projects, including an apron for J, and a new bag for blocks. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


the city recently planted some hollyhocks on our rout to the library. J loves to stop and look at them :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sacrament time book.

We've been having some issues with keeping J quiet during Sacrament, so I've been making a book to look at only during the sacrament to help us remember Jesus better.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Up Alpine Tower

Our ward went to the campus ropes course for FHE tonight. It was a lot of fun to watch everyone climbing, and try to figure out how I was going to do it myself. I took my camera up with me. About halfway up, I lost my shoe, and decided to call it quits. I should have kept going, but honestly, was kinda getting scared, and feeling lost on how to get up farther. It didn't help matters that J was at the bottom crying really hard, stressed out by my climbing. That stressed me out further, and made it hard to concentrate, even though I knew he was safe and was surrounded by people who cared about him. So I got about halfway up, and called it good. I think that's farther than I've gotten before though, so I guess it's an accomplishment. :) 

Sunday, June 7, 2015


I forgot to take pictures of the actual game in play, but we played Dominion tonight. Great game that I haven't played in quite a while. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015


We finally were able to go on the picnic I've been wanting to have for the last month plus. It ended up raining on us in the end, so we had to cut it short, and do not as much exploring of the place as we wanted (neither of us even knew that this place existed before, let alone visited) but we want to go back. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

At the park

J took some time to chase some birds at the park today. It was adorable. In an effort to get pictures of something besides J, I decided to take some pictures of the trees we were under :) 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Skirt day

All my pants are in the wash, and it will be a few days until we do wash. I get to wear a skirt for a few days. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Reading program

We signed up for the local library's summer reading program. J's will definitely be doable. Read an hour and 15 minutes plus do two listed activities for each prize. Definitely doable. We also got an awesome ninja duck with his signup. I don't know if I'll be able to do much of mine... read 600 pages for each level. I think it's a total of 5 each (for whatever reason, it doesn't say exactly how many levels there are for the adults) they have a place to write down the books and page numbers, but not many lines. I've thought about counting the many many books I read with J, but with a limited number of spaces to write down books, I'd quick;y run out of room. I guess we'll have to see what happens. If I feel like the amount shown isn't very reflective of all the reading we do, then  I might start keeping track on another page, so I can write down kids books about a million times each  :)