Saturday, August 24, 2013

2013 Summer Catch Up

  More odds and ends, but holy moly, I am almost entirely caught up. HUGE DEAL for me. Just saying.  It's been a fun, albeit painfully hot, summer. We just haven't ventured out for much, and I feel all kinds of guilt for that, but what can you do? Get heatstroke? Anyhow.

Cute boy thinking he's cool with his glasses on in the car. He kind of is.
Yet another bump on the head, this one is not related to the others. As I mentioned, he is an active boy.
Like this, for example. I hear him stomping around in his (crazy-messy) room and go to investigate. Oh dear. He climbed onto the piano bench, to the piano, to the dresser to the china hutch. Yes, there are entirely too many pieces of furniture in that room, but what can you do when the kids bedroom is also the previous den?
 Oh man. This is his "knows he is being naughty, but is so delighted about it" face.
Sassy girl in her favorite outfit. The slip.
Looking like a different kid some days.
 Eleanor took this picture. She loves to take dozens of pictures of her dolls and toys, most get deleted. But I love that she put Rapunzel and Buzz in the high chair together. They look like they are on a date.
 How Winston decided to get a better marshmallow to cereal ratio, ie: 1 marshmallow bit to 0 cereal bits. We're so healthy.
 A self portrait.
 Fun with braids. Or fun with praying.
E with her sweet lamb that we got when she was 5 months old in Michigan.
 I couldn't help myself. You know when they are just being so danged cute?
 Winston's super-sad/angry face when Clayton had the audacity to leave the house.
And helping uncle Adam fix grandma's computer. He was nearly on top of Adam for most of it, honestly thinking he needed to help somehow. Funny boy, he and E both adore Adam. Funny story: I am driving E home from church and am asking her about her class. They learned about loving your family. She asked who I loved most of all, so I made her guess my top three. She'd guess, "Eleanor?" Me: "Yes." E: "Jenni?" M: "I love her a whole lot, but she's not in my top three!" Finally we whittled it down to Clayton, Eleanor and Winston being the three people I love the most. Then she has me guess. I start with me, yes, Winston, yes, Clayton... "I love him a lot, but he's not in my top three!" (Yikes! Ha ha.) So after guessing most of the family and a few friends, her top three end up being me, Winston and Adam. Not sure if she quite understands ranking, or is just not as enamored of Clayton as Winston and I are.
 Hiding in the flower stand.
 And Eleanor hiding somewhere else. These are blurry, as if child protective services calls, I'd rather not have super-clear evidence of my negligence. I should have stopped it right away, but there is always time for a photo-op when they are behaving badly, right?
E crawled in, and Winston was eagerly shutting the door. She would push it back open and he would try to jam it closed on her arms and then push buttons. Thankfully this was a VERY short experience, and now we keep that door locked. Rascals.
My cute niece, Caitlin had her baby shower! Here are she and her husband John awaiting presents. It was a darling affair, held at Meditrina in Salt Lake City. The food was incredible. It's a great tapas restaurant that I would highly recommend if you are looking to try something new and amazing.
Mom and Emma.
Abby and Megan.
Opening presents, this is the blanket my mom knitted for little baby Eva. It is a gorgeous cable-knit in the sweetest peachy-pink color. While she was working on it, I kept joking that I wanted to find out the gender of my baby so I could steal it and get Caitlin something store bought. Ha ha, kind of.
So close to being caught up! I love it!


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