September! It seems so long ago. This is why I love blogging right when it happens, you remember so much more of the little day to day details that you take for grated. Our days mostly were spent getting the kids to school, Kyle to work, and little Ella sleeping and eating. I'll go over the highlights and then just add some cute pictures we got throughout the month.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
August! August was quite the month! At least the first week was. First we had Bentley's birthday party! He turned 4 this year and wanted a party with Uncle Brians bounce house. We are so lucky that they own one and let us borrow it. We just let the kids play outside, had cake and ice cream, and then opened presents. It was low-key but the kids had a ton of fun between the bounce house and the trampoline. Bentley wanted a Jake and the Neverland Pirate cake and for whatever reason every store in Flagstaff, Holbrook, and Winslow decided to not stock up on Jake and the Neverland Pirate anything that month. Luckily I had Derek and Alison and my parents coming up from the valley that stopped and got a few supplies. Thank you!
The next day we blessed our new little Ella in church. Kyle gave a beautiful blessing and Ella cried. All went well :) Steven, Chris, and a few of their kids made the venture up as well as Kellie's family and Mike and Trish. We have such supportive and awesome families- we need to do better at that!
The following Wednesday was the kids first day of school! Macy is in 2nd with Ms. Alley, London is in Kindergarten with Mrs. Allison, and Bentley has moved on to 4 year old preschool with Mrs. Ceccareli.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
July! July was jammed packed with loving on our new little girl. Between the 5 of us I don't think Ella ever got put down. Kyle was amazing with her and always volunteered to do anything he could. For the first time we had a summer baby so Kyle was home for 3 weeks! It was so nice having him here. He took the kids on walks, bike rides, we went to an art show, and just hung out around the house. We had lots of visitors- my parents, Kathleen and David, Kaleb, Ashley, and Savana Shumway. Bentley and I went on a little Mommy and Son date to A&W, we had a ward pool party, a trip to the valley to get Kyle a gun for his birthday and a birthday party for my brother Steven, and we had a fabulous 4th of July and wrapped it up with Kyle's mom came over and helped him make homemade noodles. Whew! It didn't feel like we did that much but it was a relaxing end to a great summer.