Sunday, July 26, 2015
Posted by Marci at 3:25 PM
The camp was perfect because it gave the middle child a chance to be away from the rest of us.
Being a mom is interesting. It isn't easy trying to balance the joy that comes from always being wanted and the exhaustion that comes from always being wanted.
We are starting to emerge back into regular life. Our ward had a Pioneer Day picnic and it was delightful. The kids all played old games. They did a three-legged race, played tug-of-war, jumped around in gunny sacks, and a bunch of other stuff that adults never let kids do anymore because they could be dangerous. Of course there were some minor bumps and bruises as a result but it felt like childhood should feel. I finally remembered I had a camera at the end of the party when the kids were playing at the playground.
Posted by Marci at 3:06 PM
I don't know what happened but all of a sudden the girls are really into fashion. Some people left a couple of fashion magazines on the benches outside when they moved out and Rocky and Daisy cut out a bunch of pages and hung them all over their room. They think they are teenagers.
Daisy drew this moose. I don't have anything to say about it except that it makes me very happy.
In case you can't tell Chewbacca is saving the world from very smiley dinosaurs.
Posted by Marci at 2:43 PM
Everyone is alive and healthy but maybe sometimes not everyone is wearing pants.
After 7 years of living in Eugene we finally went to one of the Oregon Track Club All Comers Meets. The kids get a chance to participate in track and field events at Hayward Field. One week world class runners take the track and the next week a bunch of enthusiastic kids. Both meets are extremely competitive.
Daisy got to run in a heat with Kinsley which is cool because they are close friends. This also means that Kinsley gets to look even faster than she is. It is kind of like when I run with...I mean behind her mom Katie.
|Take that Suckers!|
Posted by Marci at 2:32 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2015
|When I put Baby Ike in the blue gown that the girls all wore Rocky asked me why I was dressing him like a princess. I was surprised because when I put my girls in the same outfit when they were newborns everyone assumed that they were boys. I have never cared if it was made for boys or girls because all of my babies have looked so adorable wearing it. Some of you may remember this quiz from a couple of years ago but here it is again. Can you tell who these babies are?|
|Answers:||A-Daisy B-Rosy C-Rocky D-Ike|
Posted by Marci at 8:24 PM
The last few days went super smoothly because Kathy was here showering everyone with love. She did all kinds of activities with the girls and snuggled little Ike who took to her immediately.
We also stopped at Papa's Pizza so that they could spend some quality time in the ball pit.
Posted by Marci at 3:12 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
It is especially sad to see this stadium burn because the whole community had just put a ton of work into raising 4.5 million dollars to save it. Now all that is left is the rubble.
The fire only added to the ridiculous amount of heat we have been having here. Eugene is usually so pleasant during the summer. If you can make it through all the rain during the winter, and get through the early grass seasonal allergies by the time you get to mid June things are usually perfect. The mornings are cool and sometimes a little rainy and the afternoons are just the right temperature to enjoy some time at the pool. Not so this year. We have been roasting. Little Ike made his appearance just in time to experience record heat. I just thank my lucky stars that I'm not still pregnant.
I took another half million pictures to try to document how this boy looks and how much he already has us all wrapped around his tiny little fingers.
Daisy has had her fair share of freak outs too. She usually saves her explosions up and has about one a year but there have been a few flare-ups. The other day she and Rocky were fighting over a Pirate bandanna with drastic results. Rocky put it in her mouth and Daisy pulled it out and along with the scarf came a tooth. Incidentally both Brandon and I each lost a tooth in a similar situation with a sibling so we were not as surprised as we could have been.
Once she got over the shock Rocky was pretty thrilled that she had a tooth to put under her pillow and in the end I think it sort of broke the tension that had been building up between the sisters and they seem to be getting along a little better.
Along with her tooth she left a note.
(I thought she was being pretty diplomatic calling it an accident.)
But we somehow soldier on in this crazy home of ours and everybody seems to get along in the end.
And a few more baby shots.
And one last picture to finish things off. I found this hanging on Rocky's wall. It speaks for itself.
Posted by Marci at 4:39 PM