Saturday, June 23, 2012

Swim and Play!

I had been taking Averi to a "mom's day out" group at a community church nearby for the past year. We met once every Tuesday morning and dropped off our kids for 3 hours. It was really great but then the church owners needed the room back so we couldn't do it anymore. Anyways, there was money left in the treasury so we had one last hoorah back in May. We took the kids to Estrella Gymnastics and they tumbled and played for an hour then we took them to Chick Fil-A to eat and play some more :) Averi had a blast and I think she felt pretty cool since she had been to Estrella Gymnastics before and knew where everything was!

 Mike and Maria gave this super cute childrens tent when they came to visit in April. We busted in out a few weeks ago and had a "campout" in our backyard while we watched The Muppets movie.

The girls in their matching onsie pajamas. Not sure why Averi thought it the best time to get out her sequin headband.
 Averi took her first swimming lessons a couple weeks ago and is now a total pro. She did really well the first ten minutes of her first lesson until she noticed that other kids were freaking out and crying. Then of course she started doing the same. I was hoping the next day would be better but NOPE! the first 5 days of swim lessons she cried. Then on the sixth and LAST day, she had tons of fun and was asking to go back. Of course!

 Her first swim:
 Both our pets are outside pets now. Can you tell they love it?! ;)  they always end up laying here on the grass in the evening because it is shaded as the sun goes down. Our grass looks gross here but it's getting better!

Kadence's first swim! I am absolutely in love with this swimming suit my mom got her. Not only is it the cutest thing ever but it covers her up from the scorching Phoenix sun!
Big Sis + Lil Sis
 Getting ready to get in the pool. This girl is the snugggliest little thing. She would be in heaven if I could just carry her around like thing all day.
 She was SUPER relaxed and loved the water. She didn't even tense up at all when she got further in the water.
 All tuckered out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Utah - 2nd heat

Of course the day we came back to Utah, Sophie rolled in something nasty. Dogs are so disgusting! Luckily Payton and Macy were willing to take her out and give her a bath with the powere hose. Averi pretended to help :)
 Nammy and Averi taking Baby K on a walk. The weather there was great so I took advantage by going on a couple walks too.
 One of my favorite parts was getting to see the new Mill Creek Mall. We went and watched their water and fire fountain show which was way cool. There literally was fire amidst the fountains and you could feel the heat and everything. The water moved to the beat of the music too. Way cool.
 Off to the food court for a snack and play. Averi was in heaven if you can't tell from the picture!
 Averi playing with Nammy. That was probably her favorite thing to do there since Nammy let's her have/do anything she wants :) She loves her Nammy!
 Macy bonding with Kadence
 One last picture before we head back to the land of the sun! We had SO much fun and were so sad to leave.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


After spending 2 days in Utah,  Doug flew straight to CA to work for a week while I spent the next week and a half visiting my family in Boise. Doug came back and spent the remaining 3 days there with us. We had a blast as usual!!

Averi is still obsessed with my mom's ponies. She would go out every morning and feed them or just visit with them. They loved her too. They would come over to her from across the pasture just to see her (and be fed!). So cute!

Here she is actually riding one. I think she enjoyed petting them more than riding them. 

My mom made a special bubble recipe and her and Averi used wires to blow huge bubbles. Didn't work quite as well as we had hoped but Averi still had tons of fun. She loved doing anything as long as it was with Grandma!

Me, Maria, and my mom took the girls to the YMCA to swim one afternoon. They had fun but they have somewhat of a love-hate relationship so it didn't last too long :)

Just the cutest picture of Averi with a bouque.

My Brother Casey's birthday was while we were there so we went to the cemetary to take some flowers to him. Here's Averi and Kenley walking around out with Aunt Bonnie.

My mom fell asleep like this with Kadence so I just had to get a picture ;)

Maria and I took the girls to get pedicures (they just got their nails painted) and it was the cutest place ever! They had these cute little butterfly chairs with mini dvd players for the girls to watch a movie while they got their nails done.
Between the licorice, candy, and movies, I think they had a pretty good time...oh and the pedicure!

After getting our nails done, we went to U-Swirl and got some frozen yogurt. Mmmmm!
Grandpa hanging out with Baby K
One afternoon I took Averi over to Maria's house to play with Kenley. They had fun playing with her toys and cool play-dough set.
Having a bonfire in the back yard. Too bad we decided to get creative by making "tin-foil smores" and ruined all the chocolate. haha!
We had a little surprise baby shower for Maria at the Cheesecake Factory. It was just me, my mom, and Kristy. We took Averi, Kenley, and Kadence with us and our neighbors aparently weren't too impressed with their behavior. Haha!

Perhaps one of the highlights for Averi was the Fairy Tea Party that my mom hosted for her and Kenley. They got to wear these adorable dresses, play games, and eat yummy finger snacks with their "tea".
Here is my mom putting the "fairy dust" on their hands.
Visiting the ponies
Playing Ring Around the Rosies
The main event!
Another one of Averi's Favorites was riding the horse with Grandpa. She was pretty nervous to get on but once she was on, she was all smiles!

Waiting for my dad to get the horse.

This is one of my favorite pictures. She is actually using the reins and she thought she was pretty cool :)
After a while, I went inside while they rode in the pasture. I was hanging out with my mom when the doorbell rang and we answered it, only to see this:
They came all the way up to the doorstep :)
On Mother's Day, the men hosted a pot luck dinner at the Cobb's house complete with dutch oven cooking and a ice cream buffet! I always love get-togethers at their house. So fun!

I love this picture. Tyler reading to Averi. What a sweet boy.
We also went to my nephew Zac's "Senior Stud" night. It was pretty funny ;)
Maria and I took the girls to the Science Center one afternoon. Here they are on this chair thing that you could pull yourself up on using a pulley and then fall back down. They loved it.
Blowing giant bubbles
Averi could have stayed in the Science Center's mini grocery store all day. It was way cute.

So I realize that I dont have many pictures of Kadence. Well that's because she did a whole lot of this:

Oh man she is so cute I wanna eat her,... but I won't!