Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hanging out with cousins

We had a GREAT visit with my sister's family last week. We are incredibly grateful that they made the 20 hour drive from California (withOUT air conditioning in their car) to see us. Love making memories with these guys!

Exploring our arboretum ...

Heading to Plummer Point at Lake Couer d'Alene ...

Enjoying the Saturday Farmer's Market ...

Hanging out at home ...

At our local aquatics center :) Luke LOVED wearing his cousin's goggles!

Mandatory photo with everyone for 4th of July

There wasn't much going on in Moscow for the holiday which was disappointing, but a friend recommended visiting a parade in the nearby farming community of Johnson, WA.

It was a dusty drive getting there, but a fun morning with an almost surreal quality ...

Afterwards it was time to hike Kamiak Butte --

One more family photo

And then it was already time to say goodbye :(

Mabel @ 10 months

I was in my pj's way too late this morning, but I managed to get pictures of Mabel on her actual 10 month birthday. Quite an accomplishment for me.

As for Mabel ... her growth has virtually come to a stop at the moment. She is definitely taking after Jason's side of the family - only in the 8th percentile for height at her last appointment. She is tiny and still wearing some of her 3-6 month size clothes. It's actually been a lot of fun to have a smaller baby and we continue to be glad that she is developing more slowly than Luke (who was walking at 10 months!). She still doesn't do a full crawl, but moves very quickly on her belly everywhere and LOVES standing up. A single tooth made an appearance on Monday. She loves to "wave" by stretching her hand out straight to you.

And a couple from Father's Day weekend that I never got posted ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Missing these smiling faces

After having these guys in our home for over five days, things are feeling pretty lonely without their cheery energy. We had a really great visit though (more pictures coming) and are thankful for the time we got to have together. Hopefully, it won't take two more years for us to all see each other again!