Friday, March 4, 2016

August 2015

Our stake held a 50/20 race where the goal is 50 miles in 20 hours based off of THIS talk. They had a 5 mile course that went throughout our stake and they wanted everyone to participate. Kaleb biked for 25 miles and it took him 4 hours. Ashton biked for 10 miles and Matt pulled Olivia in the bike trailer for 10 miles until she was ready for bed being 10:00pm. My mom came with me but after 9 miles she had to stop due to blisters. I kept walking for 25 miles but the last 5 I did hurt so bad. Looking back now I know why my hips were hurting (long story for a future blog post but short story I had hip surgery in December). After just over 9 hours I called it quits at 5:30am. It was a fun experience but not one I want to do again anytime soon!

August 1, 2015

My nephew Austin was blessed on August 2nd in their ward. After at the luncheon it was cute to see these 3 girls around the same age trying to plot their escape from the backyard.

August 2, 2015

August 2, 2015

Austin was adorable and Olivia loves him.

August 2, 2015

Impromptu photo shoot of Olivia playing in the bathtub.

August 2, 2015

That night we popped popcorn and had a movie night.

August 2, 2015

Just before bed Olivia jumped from the 4th stair in the basement and was screaming. She couldn't walk on it so we figured we would put her to bed and see how she felt in the morning. When she woke up I went in her room and as soon as she got out of bed she fell to the floor. She would only crawl around on the ground. After getting to work and a couple of hours passing she still wouldn't walk on it and if I tried to make her she fell so I figured I better take her in. She was terrified of getting an x-ray and I had to hold her down while the nurse held her leg. Her other leg flailing around. You can see her other foot almost crossed over right as they took the x-ray thankfully they took it before it did so we didn't have to do it again.

I'm not sure if all that fighting with us helped it or if just not wanting to be at the doctors was motivation enough but as soon as we were back in the room she stood up on her leg. So when the doctor came in Olivia was quick to say her leg was all better to the doctor. I'm just glad it wasn't broken. You could tell it still bothered her but slowly she was back to normal and running around.

August 3, 2015

Kaleb planned family home evening this night and had an object lesson with the blocks for us.

August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015

We had to borrow something from a neighbor and Matt told me to come look at their coy pond in the backyard. The kids loved looking at all of the fish. It would be fun to have a pond like that in my backyard but also a lot of work!

August 5, 2015

I went with my sister, mom and aunt to the Kelly Clarkson concert and had a great time!

 August 8, 2015

Matt took this picture in a hammock at my parents house. Olivia was lost in a thought and has awesome static hair.

 August 9, 2015

Olivia thought she was pretty funny walking around in my shoes.

August 11, 2015

And then on the way home from work she fell asleep and was still out when I brought her in the house.

August 11, 2015

All of my kids stopped taking daily naps around 2 - 2 1/2 yrs. old because otherwise they wouldn't ever fall asleep at night. Some days though Olivia needs a quick little nap to make it through the day and so she's says she's tired and lays down for awhile.

August 12, 2015

My parents and sister came to my work a couple of times during the day to take the kids swimming in the pool. The kids love being in the water, especially Olivia.

August 14, 2015

I helped Matt with our annual ward summer bbq at the park and the kids always love this activity because of the water slide and firetruck.

August 14, 2015

With summer coming to an end we realized we hadn't had any snow cones (unlike last year where we had them too frequently :) ) so we had to grab some.

August 17, 2015

Olivia wanted to wear some new t-shirts of hers and I told her no. She apparently didn't like my answer so she went in the other room with them and put them all on by herself. I was surprised she was able to do that since she's never put a shirt on by herself before, at least correctly, and here she put on 4 extra shirts. And then I couldn't help but laugh because all I could think of was the episode of Friends where Joey puts on all of Chandler's clothes and says "Could I BE wearing anymore clothes". 

August 19, 2015

This show never gets old to me.

Ashton always loves climbing up door frames and walls like the next america ninja warrior and this time Olivia surprised all of us when she started climbing too. She's not scared of anything.

August 20, 2015

Unfortunately our main water line at the cabin sprung a! 

August 22, 2015

Matt and I started digging a hole where there was a connection for the water spout. After 3 hours of digging in the heavy, wet, rock/boulder filled dirt we gave up. We were 3-4 feet down and not to the pipe yet. We knew we were going to have to rent a backhoe to get the job done.

A couple weeks later with the help of a guy in our neighborhood they were able to dig up the old line and replace it with a new line. At least now we know all of the plumbing, including the outside plumbing is new now that we've replaced all of it!

Matt likes taking picture of Olivia all dolled up for church. She is a cutie!

August 23, 2015

First Day of School Pictures

Ashton's teacher is Ms. Dewyea and it's her first year teaching (in the US). She has taught in China and so she sometimes teaches them things to write in Chinese.

August 24, 2015

Kaleb's teacher is also a first year teacher Mrs. Tanner and he loves being in her class.

August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Olivia wishes she could go to school but being an October birthday preschool doesn't start until the next year. Lately preschool is all she talks about, everything she colors is for preschool.

August 24, 2015

When we were leaving for the apartment she wanted a picture with her things she was bringing since the boys had pictures with their backpacks.

August 24, 2015

This girl! Occasionally she would use the toilet but would take awhile, I had to answer a phone call and this time she just sat there and emptied the whole roll of toilet paper into the toilet a piece at a time. I wish I could say this was the only time she did it but she did it once soon after this and just recently at my parents, ugh!

August 26, 2015

She loves microphones and singing into them. Definitely a performer!

August 30, 2015

1 comment:

Sly Family said...

We had a similar experience with Isabelle, but instead of a leg it was her arm. She wouldnt use her arm and it just hung at her side, eventually we took her to get it xrayed as well, but nothing was wrong. I am still baffled as to why she wouldn't use her arm and it was probably a good 48 hours before we took her in.

Your family is so cute April!!!