I wasn't quick enough taking a picture of Olivia before this one but she was using the snorkel as a walking cane and was hunched over walking around with it. A couple of days earlier we had watched Up and I think she learned it from the old guy using his walking stick. It was so funny to watch.
August 4, 2014
Ashton figured out how to scale door frames. If you can't tell we watch American Ninja Warrior at our house. The boys love it.
August 5, 2014
I love that the boys will still pull out all of the train stuff and spend hours building different tracks. Olivia even had fun putting the trains on the track and controlling them.
August 13, 2014
More progress pictures of the cabin! The sub-floors had all been patched and sanded thanks to my uncle and we even have kitchen cabinets in, all but one anyways. This picture was taken sometime in the middle of the night because Friday the 15th we stayed up almost all night to get everything ready for flooring to be installed. My uncle came Saturday morning the 16th so we had to get certain things done before then. I wasn't planning on staying all night but it took that long so luckily my mom who was at home with the kids took them to soccer games in the morning. We also felt horrible because we didn't think anyone was at the cabins next to us and we kept all the windows and doors closed but one of the neighbors heard us all night banging and making noise. I felt horrible and told them I was so sorry that we usually don't work that late it was just this one time but we wouldn't have done it if we knew they were there and could hear us. We were able to sneak a little sleep in from 6:30am to 8:30am and then we were back at it again.
August 16, 2014
This is looking into the full bath. (You can see stuff painted heading down the stairs, the squatters painted random things going down the stairs and on the cyder block walls in the basement too.)
Behind that door is a small 1/2 bathroom.
I'm never in any pictures with the kids so I'm trying to make sure I take some even if they are cheap cell phone quality. :) I know I'll be glad I did it. And Olivia loves to give hugs and cuddles and pats your back when she does it.
August 19/26, 2014
Another school year has started! Kaleb is in 5th grade and Ashton is in 1st grade and they both ride their bikes to school. They were both so excited to start school this year. Ashton because of school lunch and Kaleb because he just loves school. Ashton needed a new backpack since his broke and Kaleb has had the same backpack since 1st grade (I bed he's glad we didn't let him get a character backpack back then :)) so we let them pick out new backpacks this year. Ashton couldn't decided and ended up wanting the same one Kaleb picked out. I'm waiting for the day they take each others backpack to class but it hasn't happened yet.
August 21, 2014
Kaleb has Mrs. Patterson and I'm thankful she doesn't give a lot of homework. Last year Kaleb had so much homework every night so it's a nice change.
Ashton has Mrs. Ewell and she's so organized and you know exactly what they're doing every day. Definitely a big help for the parents.
I wanted a picture with all 3 of them but Olivia can't hold still as you can see. Here are the 6 I took. She kept looking over at Kaleb's friend who rides with them to school.
Matt and I drove to the school to help Ashton find where to line up. We passed them on our way.
Here's Ashton with his 2 good friends from school, Braxtin and Cyrus and they're all in the same class. (Braxtin's family also has a cabin in Aspen Acres too.)
Matt took some pictures of Olivia playing outside at Sunday dinner. My aunt has a bike for her to ride on and she just loves being outside. Kayden even tried to play catch with her.
August 24, 2014
As we were leaving dinner my uncle gave Olivia this toy dog that she cuddled on the way home.
Olivia and I ended up catching some sort of cold that next week that was miserable. She couldn't wait for nap time and fell asleep watching cartoons.
August 27, 2014
Friday night the 29th we went to the Ogden temple open house. Olivia hated the booties they put on her feet. She was crying and trying to kick them off and was mad that they wouldn't come off. Eventually she calmed down and realized they weren't going anywhere. It was so pretty inside the temple. The light fixtures and glass work were amazing. I'm glad we were able to go inside and a thank you to my sister-in-law for getting the tickets for us.
August 29, 2014
I'm actually caught up to the month we're in, September! Hopefully I'll do a better job at keeping up with the blog.