Monday, June 28, 2010

Kate turns One!

Can you believe this beautiful baby girl is already ONE?!
Seriously - I gave birth to her one year ago.
I still can't believe how fast time has flown.

Poor Katers was sick on her birthday
{Emmy was sick on her first birthday,
too -
what's the deal???} but we still had a
great day!

The plan was to go to the lake on the morning of her birthday. Plans changed and I took Emmy to the lake while Jake took her to the doctor. I will post pics from the lake in a later post. I did feel a little guilty being at the lake while my birthday girl wasn't feeling well, but we had told Emmy we were going and you know how that goes . . . and Jake wanted to stay with Kate.

The good news was that she didn't have an ear infection {which I thought she probably had} but the bad news was that it was a viral infection, which meant there wasn't any medicine we could give her besides Motrin and Tylenol. Luckily her fever broke and by the time we got back from the lake, she was feeling much better.

So we had a little BBQ and then Kate got to dig into her first cake! She was a little hesitant at first {to be expected} but as soon as she realized she could dig in and enjoy, that's exactly what she did!

{As you can see I have mad cake decorating skills . . . just don't look too closely . . .}

{Dawson was ready to show Kate how it's done}

{She's starting to get her fingers a little dirty . . .}

{Love this pic! She is squishing that cake}

{She finally digs in!}

Kate had a bath and then it was time to open presents. All the kids loved helping her open them! It was a great day and we were excited to celebrate her first year of life!

{She had lots of help opening her presents :) }

Happy Birthday, baby girl!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Busy having fun!

Wow, I can't believe it's almost been a whole month since I last did a post! I've been slacking in the blogging department, but that is because we have been having a fun summer! The girls and I spend as much time outside and playing with friends as we can - that's what summer is for, right?

Jake and I were supposed to go to the U2 concert at the beginning of June, but the concert was postponed until next year (don't worry, we still have our tickets and we will still be going! Jake LOVES U2). Since we already had our hotel booked, we decided to go to Salt Lake anyways and have a little getaway with just the two of us.

It was fun to spend some time alone - with no kids! My parent's and sister watched the girls while we were gone. I love having family close by!

We decided to go to the Salt Lake Temple while we were there. One of the reasons it's hard to make it to the temple is figuring out what to do with kids. We live 45 minutes away from the St. George temple so it's hard to get a babysitter for that long.

I love Temple Square. It is so beautiful! And since it's so beautiful, I had to get some pictures. They always have the most beautiful flowers!

We also got to go to Ogden to visit with my grandparents. My grandpa is 93 (I think . . . or is about to turn 93 . . .) and my grandma is turning 90 this year, I think. They are troopers! Each time I see them, I feel like it will be the last time I see them. I couldn't stop giving my grandma hugs before we left. And as we drove from their house, I started crying - my grandparents used to come outside and wave to us until our car drove around the corner. They are too old to do that now. They are pretty much confined to their house for the most part. I go see them as much as I can, which is really only about twice a year. We just don't make it up to Ogden very often. But it was great to see them!

Next up - a post about our family vacation to Jackson Hole, one of my favorite places in the world!