Seth lost his first tooth. He's two weeks away from his 5th birthday, but he's officially my youngest to start losing teeth. He found it wiggly when we were at our grandparents house swimming and chatting with Aunt Emily and Uncle Jay. He was worried about it, but Evelyn reminded him that if he puts it under his pillow he gets money. "Yay! I'm going to get a penny!" Then I forgot to put money under his pillow.... and Sam saved me. While I cuddled with Seth, Sam slipped money under his pillow and eventually it got found.
We've been doing paint by number paintings together. It's been so much fun. Seth got some dinosaurs to paint. Ada helped him with one and he said, "Ada! I'm so proud of you!"
Besides these things, we've been hiking the Y with our family, unpacking and hanging out with my parents because they finished their mission, swimming with friends, splash padding with my family, and running a sealing and reception for my Ecuadorian family. All good and busy things. It's been fun, but it's nice to be able to have fewer things that I'm in charge of... (Jer was so marvelous at the reception. I think he was a one man show!)
I don't think I took pictures of my family hanging out... it's just so easy to forget!
Chick fil a day. Easy to make paper cow ears and get free food. We went with Frankie, Ada's friend, and the Kaiser family. And I took 2 pictures.... and yes, I'm closing my eyes in both.
We got to go to Bridal Veil Falls the last week that Margaret was here. I love them and I'm glad we get to see them.
Top: Ada, Joseph, Seth, Eli, Sam
Mid: Maisy, Cyrus, Jonathan, Evelyn
It was a new experience to put up a pool.
We went to Provo Rec Center with Marg and Amy's families. They all had a blast. Ada was shy about using the slides because of her broken tail bone. Sam got lost for a while, we couldn't find him anywhere. He'd gone into the locker rooms with the Tarkingtons and not told us.
Game of Pomp
First time in the new pool. I think they love it.
4 of the 9 siblings.
Jer, Marg, Judy, Jim, Jay and Amy
We went out for Korean
Hiked the Y. I always struggle with inclines, but we got most of the way up.... very slowly and Evelyn threw a tantrum. So instead of finishing, I took her to the car and she sat in time out. Sam was hiker extraordinaire and both Seth and Ada slipped and skinned parts when it started raining on them the last quarter mile. Uncle Jay brought his drone and that was fun.
We had a park day with our friends from school. Evelyn is in Parker's class and Ada is in Abigail's. We checked out the new Discovery Park. The older kids are not fans, but I love the new water features that they put in. Then we went and had lunch at the American Fork library and Culver's to redeem our free ice cream vouchers from reading at the library.
Paint by numbers. I think Ada's addicted.
We had a girls day with Aunt Nella. Ada planned the whole thing. It was super cute.
Jer got to climb Mount Olympus. It sounds amazing and the pictures they took were amazing. Jer's excited to try that one with Sam.
Sam got to go to the scout day trip. They learned CPR, made tic tac toe games, canoed, went for a 3 mile hike, etc... Sam is such a wonderful listener. He got home and told me all about CPR and he got it all right too. Including what to do if you are the only one there and what to do if you aren't.
Our new porch. I'm very happy with it. Jer is going to try to even out the colors after we get home, I hope it works because that was the only thing I was disappointed in.