She's looks so cute and grown up I can't believe it. This day was full of excitment, anticipation, and anxiety....1-because she hasn't been able to sleep for the past 3 days waiting for this day to come so it has been a long week, 2-because everyone told me I would cry like a baby, but having her be so excited and asking me CONSTANTLY how much longer, I was ready at that point just to get her out of the house, and 3- I have been a nervous wreck trying to decide if she should take the bus or if I would just go pick her up. In my mind I felt like she is way to young to be riding the bus, but as she informed me..."I'm old enough mom and I can do it if I want to," (REALLY, am I there already...my 5 year old is basically telling me she is old enough to make her own decisions. So....I decided to be a brave, un-paranoid, nervous parent and let her do it. Getting through this first day of school has been great, everything worked out and I feel so much better and of course she LOVES it, I knew she would and Tayler is so smart, she is going to do great!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Lately our new summer thing has been the AQUATIC CENTER, I may as well get a pass there. Tayler asks me if we can come here about 5 times a week, she loves the slides and she is getting pretty good at swimming too. We met up with our friends Jeremy and Lindsey with there cute little boy Zander, we had a lot of fun. Naomi is getting better and better everytime in the water but still gets really scared...soon we will brake her and she will LOVE the water.
The girls really wanted a fort the other day so I brought 6 chairs upstairs to Naomi's room with a ton of blankets and made them a fort, they LOVED it...we let them watch a movie in there and once it was over we gave them flashlights and turned off all the lights and they played for quite a while. They both wanted to sleep in it so I got them all set up, read them a book and HOPED they would go to sleep. Tayler surprisingly was the first one asleep and Naomi decided that she wanted to sleep in her bed but didn't want the fort or Tayler in her room. I moved her to my room thinking she would fall asleep in my bed and then I could move her but she wouldn't do that, so I set her up in Tayler's bedroom and she wouldn't do that, so then I brought her downstairs to watch a movie with Rodger and I thinking she would fall asleep in my arms....NOPE! It was going on 1 am and I was tired of her. Finally Rodger put her up in her room and told her she had to stay and she finally fell asleep. What is it with the kids listening to Dad the second he says anything but when Mom does it they don't want to listen. I'm sure it's the deep, you know your in trouble voice that I don't have. Needless to say I will not be doing anymore forts for bedtime eventhough Tayler loved it, not such a good idea!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
ZUMBA!!! I have been taking this class at the Warehouse for about 3 months now and it is such a good workout and I love it! July 31st was National Dance Day and the show So You Think You Can Dance invited everyone across the country to celebrate it. There is about 4 or 5 people that teach this in the St. George area so we got all of them together and everyone parked there cars in a circle at the Wal-Mart parking lot and turned on the lights and danced for almost two hours. The above pictures aren't even half of the class, each teacher got on stage and did two or three songs so half the time I felt like I sat there because I didn't know what I was doing, but it was still fun and the girls are awesome. It's definately my thing that gets me away from my house and takes my mind off of the mom scene for a bit and I just get to do something for myself. The camera's were rolling so we may be on TV tonight....but even if we are it would be for a brief second and I will just be a speck, but I still had a good time!!!
Monday, August 2, 2010
This summer we have taken two seperate lake trips, one to Powell and the other to Lake Nacimiento in California. We had so much fun and the combination of sun and water is always good with me. At Lake Powell we got invited to stay on our friends house boat which was a blast, they brought there ski boat as well so we got to tour around the lake, go cliff jumping (which I did, I was so proud I actually did it) and we did a lot of wake boarding and skiing and every night we played poker which I am horrible at but it was fun. Then we got invited to our friends cabin in California at Lake Nacimiento and we had so much fun! We boated through this spot called the narrows where the water was like glass, so pretty. Then we did a lot of boating and I finally got up on the wake board, Rodger of course caught on so fast and was doing awesome, and Tayler got up on the kids board and boated around the lake for about 2 minutes, she did so good and loved every minute of it. Naomi on the other hand hated every minute of it and thought we were terrible for making her try it, she is so scared of the water that isn't her bath and we are trying to brake her of it. The other pictures of the girls smeared against the glass are of them having a water fight in the backyard in there clothes and they were having so much fun. These trips came at perfect times for us, because we just needed to get away and get our mind off of things so thanks to Brad and Sara and Adam and Lisa for making our summer one to remember.
We had a BLAST!!!!!