April 23, 2014

Spring has sprung!!!

Spring is in full force in Phoenix and you know what that means...it's 99 degrees!!!! Ahhhh!!! The pool water is getting warmer, the heat is getting closer, and I'm getting sweatier by the day. 

We are loving the warm/cool breezy evenings and still cool mornings. But apparently the heat is record breaking for this time of year. Oh man, we have already started planning our mini summer trips that will get us as far from the heat as possible almost every weekend! 

Getting outside and even riding public transit as much as possible before it gets too hot to even step outside. Seriously. You can disintegrate. Below, Hattie's first bus ride. She alept most if the time. She loved it. Fred loves the bus sooooo much. I forgot to let him press the button to open the back doors and he was soooooooooooo sad. But don't worry--he got to press it on the way back. 
We had a nice hot walk home. Lots of sunscreen and a digging adventure w this egg half. 

In big truck heaven. 
There was a key mix up and we didn't have our house key that morning!! Collin had the car that day and had to rush home to rescue us. Luckily we had a pool key and got in and waded. Fred was in all the way by the end of it. So fun. 
Love these ones so much!!!
I miss them and long for Fred and Harriet to be around their cousins. It makes me want to cry! Plus they are just all models. (Yes Ashley, I saved yor pictures to my phone, hehe!)
Picnic in the grassy part of the complex! We always talk to so many of our neighbors this way. So fun and great. It was an overcast sprinkley day, too. 


Look at that super long torso and short little legs!!! Hehehhe. She is in 6 month clothing now (at 4 months). She's about 16lbs. I can't wait for her 4 month check up next week so see how much she has grown!
Pool partyyyyy!!!
Hottie 
Grandmas garden
Love all the blossoms!!!!! Beautiful! Especially the peach ones. 

Hey gal. 
After nap time. Haha what the diaper off??
Freddie's favorite place to play is the children's museum gift shop hahaha. 
Our favorite waffle truck, waffle crush. Yum yum yum. We just love em. 




My dear dear dear Morgan. I love her so much. I love everything about her and her family. 
SMITHS!!!!
Mickey Mouse  club house. 

Easter 2014

Holidays are fun with a toddler. It's funny to explain to him what it is and why it's a special day. He's often like...another holiday??? Haha and you know we love to celebrate anything and everything. It's interesting as Freddie gets older to figure out which traditions we will focus on and which we will ignore as a family! We also aren't tied down to any specific things though. If we don't get to something...who cares! The most important thing for us on Easter was to consistently talk about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it means to us individually and as a family. 

This year we went to the Easter pageant at the Mesa Temple, dyed eggs, and attended church together Sunday morning. That morning the kids got Easter outfits (that was fun for me!!) and got cards and little gifts from grandparents. And I made some delicious Easter cookies. Recipe here: http://cookiesandcups.com/cookie-sticks/#_a5y_p=1312222

After church we had a 3 hour family nap (we were OUT. I haven't slept that well in a while!!!) and then had our favorite meal, Chicken Tikka Massala by Mrs Harding cooks, here: http://mrshardingcooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/chicken-tikka-masala.html?m=1

I was REALLY wanting to be around family or friends that evening. My family was out of town and we were missing them and Collins fam like crazy. So we went over to a friends house with a few other families and had dessert. We got there and only had an hour before everyone was leaving but we had a great time talking with other adults. We are grateful for good and welcoming friends in our ward family. Heavenly Father really takes care of his children. It was a beautiful special family day. Love my so husband and children and kittens so very much. So thankful for the Atonement  and Resurrection of the Savior and for my sweet Mia Maid class. They have strong testimonies and teach me so much. 





I'm SO OBSESSED with these pictures and this happy boy!!!!!!!! He loves life!!!
Went to the Easter Pageant w friends, Chelsea and Dallin, who are expecting their first baby this year!
Freddie wrestling with some kids...


Beeeeautiful flowers from Collin!


Fred doing the Charlie Brown head pout when he had to wait for the eggs to color. 
So pretty!


He's obsessed w his pinwheel and planes. 
This girl...my darling darling honey. This picture makes me want to cry, I love her so! Her little crossed legs and chubby fingers and looking right at me. That nose! Love
Love
Love everything about her. 
She loves her Minnie!!!


My beauties. They are smart and silly and sassy and loving to each other and others. They are outgoing and kind and aware and precious. These two are going to change the world; I know it. 


Spyin on nursery...

Love mush pile

Flower king and frog princess..
So good...
Sooooooo good!!