Time to play catch up!

As I watched my almost six month old sitting up playing and laughing away today, I realized I probably need to get blogging some memories! Let’s jump back to the beginning of May. We’ll start with a trip to the park. This baby is so good. He is pretty chill, and doesn’t seem to cry too much. He was happy to hang out while thing one and thing two went digging in the sand.

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Trying out Harrison’s motorcycle. Pretty sweet ride.

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Luke has quite a lot of crazy ideas these days, including turning the garage into a slip n slide. It was quite a mess, and I think Natalie slipped and got hurt. It cleaned up faster than I thought, thankfully. Its hard to keep up with that brain of his—always going. He likes things done in a certain way and get frustrated when a plan doesn’t come together. Darin thinks he has learned that from me… perhaps. I try to comply, but he wears me out some days!

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We watched Stake Conference at home since it was a webcast. Luke built a temple while we were watching. The O-bear was happily hanging out.

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A trip to the Discovery Center was warranted, seeing we hadn’t been in a little while. I had a little cuddle bunny with me and the littles ran around like crazy!

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Natalie is quite the little helper. She loves to hold Owen and take care of him. She loves to make him smile. She also says some of the cutest things. Definitely has some sass to her though!

Trying to catch some candid photos of the kids, all together… a little tough.

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Mother’s day started with a Saturday girls’ day. Natalie loved the girl time with mom, grandma, and aunts! Out to lunch and shopping!

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Mother’s Day I woke up to this happy baby, smiling eggs and biscuits, and adorable hand drawn pictures!

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Oh, and I got an upright freezer! So excited and I’ve been happily filling it up!

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April Fun!

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April started with a birthday—a BIG birthday! Darin said good bye to the 20s.  But he is looking good…for 30. Smile

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We finally decorated eggs (never got around to it Easter week) and the kids had a blast!

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Nice weather kept us outdoors, just enough to fly our kites from Grandma and Grandpa!

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Someone found his fingers! Yum, yum, yum!

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Oh sweet baby!

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Ice skating party!

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Water balloon fights and slip-n-slides…

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Preschool ended, and even though I only took this picture, the kids had a blast at Family Day and miss it terribly.

Darin was able to come for a bit and Owen was good the whole time.  It was a carnival theme. The kids played every game, ate multiple shares of cotton candy and loved the bounce house. They released the butterflies they raised, and all the kids got to hold a butterfly.

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Owen has been growing like crazy and discovered his fingers. He is a pretty happy baby. He goes down for naps and bedtime pretty well. He loves Luke and lights up whenever Luke gives him attention.

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April was busy and full of fun. With three little ones, I’m lucky to get in a bit of housework, some exercise, and a show so the blog is slow going. Darin is YM president and I am a YW counselor so we also keep busy with Wednesday night activities, Sunday lessons, temple trips and other fun.  The kids usually get toted along when we both have to go somewhere.  They always love the refreshments though!