Back from a mini va-cay today! The kiddos and I spent last week at our little retreat —
(aka mom’s house
) in southern Utah. We had a great trip. It was HOT. So we spent a lot of our time in the house or in the water.
I hung out a lot with my sister-in-law Dayna – we always have so much fun together. Here we are at the splash pad with our boys. They were both SO excited to have their picture taken.
My mom joined us on her lunch break. Her lunch break ended up being a little longer than usual since it also involved running home to change her clothes. (Click the above pics to see them better. The look on my mom’s face is classic.)
Dayna with Addie and my sweet nephew Drew. Every picture I took of Ellie was a total blur because she was running through the water so fast. My girls LOVE the splash pad.
Kole loves the splash pad too. He even found a buddy this time. A twin with matching hat and all. Which one is my boy? The one who STILL isn’t walking. Yup. That would be my Kole. The one sitting on his little bottom. Totally content to watch his twin do a happy we’re the same age and I’m walking dance right in front of him.
Operation “get Kole walking” has been taking place for months now.
As you can see, we’re making major progress.
Major. Lucky for him, his inability to walk doesn’t seem to slow him down much.
He climbs like no one’s business…
and has no problem keeping up with his sisters.
So even though his younger cousin (and every other baby his age) is running circles around him, we’re not too worried. Guess he’ll walk when he’s good and ready. He’s just too cool for walking right now.
In the meantime, he keeps grandma and the rest of us on our toes.
Isn’t the tabernacle beautiful!? I love my home town. I have to repeat that last sentence to myself over and over when I visit in the summer and trade my usual 75 degree weather in for a nice and toasty 110 degrees.
This beautiful carousel is a new fixture next to the splash pad and the girls and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
It was as delightful as we had anticipated. Heat and all.
So – tomorrow will be a nice reality check. Unpacking, laundry, groceries, cleaning… the day after a vacation is always a busy one. But it still feels good to be home.
And back to 75 degrees. :)