I finally downloaded pictures and realized that I never posted Braeden and Bronwyn's first day of preschool....So here we go!
We are participating in a Co-op preschool this year. Which means that each of the moms take turns teaching. We also have a mom assigned as a helper and another mom available for childcare. It works out pretty well. Bronwyn and Braeden have a great time and really look forward to preschool days.
My sweet Julius! He was so excited for his first day back at school. I thought I would cry....I didn't. I packed him a special lunch and made him a fun breakfast and waved goodbye. He came home super tired and without his new lunchbox....but thrilled as could be that school is once again in session. I sure do miss him though!
Holly (my sister) and Don were married in the Boise Temple on Friday, July 17th. It was a beautiful day - I hope she thought it was perfect!
Here is Bronwyn posing like it was HER day Here is the bride with Julius, Braeden, and BronwynHere is Bronwyn with her cousin Here is the Bride and Groom with nieces and nephews Here is our brother - doesn't he look great with the bouquet???
I made them a quilt for a wedding present...I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of it!!!
The highlight of the day for me was when Julius pulled the fire alarm at the church - just as the reception started. What a memorable story for Holly and Don to share! ;-) I've gotta get my hands on a picture of them posing in front of the firetruck....
We went downtown for the parade....parking was free, the parade route ran right through the farmers market and we got a shaded spot. Perfect. We snacked on fresh mini doughnuts, a hand held cherry pie, kettle corn and and tore off pieces of a garlic and herb baugette. Afterwards the kids ran through a refreshing water fountain to cool off. Julius took this one!
We finished off the day with a BBQ and fireworks with some neighboorhood friends. AWESOME.
I'm a bit behind....Henry and Hudson celebrated their first birthdays last week.
We had a small family dinner and then let the birthday boys eat their cakes. Hudson dug right in!
Henry went at it a little more slowly....Here is Henry's first bite.And Hudson's bites were by the handfuls....HenryHudsonHenryHudsonHenryWhat a fantastic year this has been. These boys are delightful....that sounds like such an old lady thing to say but it is the most accurate way to describe them. They just make me smile! They are very different from each other. Henry is close to walking and Hudson will follow soon.
Hudson in a screamer...a very loud screamer. He also loves to eat - he shovels it in. He loves to drink water out of a sippy cup. Hudson screams when he sees someone drinking without him.
Henry is a laugher....he loves to be tickled and thrown up in the air. He loves his bottle still. We like to line them up and have them race for the bottles - Henry wins every time!
Yesterday Julius graduated from Kindergarten.....and yes, I cried. I'm a bawl baby by nature so when my baby boy sang a song about growing up I lost it....rather embarrassing....but oh, well. The music program was great - sweet and funny! Mrs. Henry also had a special program. She had the students show us some of the fun songs and rhymes she taught them to remember the stuff they were learning. There were songs about each of the shapes and one about the Days of the Week, but our favorite was the Month's of the Year done with the actions to the Macarena - it was super cute! They also counted by 5's, 10's and 2's. What smartie pants they are!
This was the gift we all chipped in for...one of the mother's painted each of the children's faces on the pot.
Here is Julius with his dear Teacher -Mrs. Henry. We feel really, really lucky that he was blessed with such a wonderful person for his teacher this year. He's missing her already!
I'm so proud of this boy! He makes me happy everyday. He is sweet and kind and super duper funny! I love him so, so much...
Can you believe it?!?Hudson and Henry are 11 months old today. Unbelievable.
What a lucky family we are...They are both standing now - but neither one is walking. Henry is getting close. Hudson still army crawls to get around. Henry has the crawling thing down pat. We've had to do some serious babyproofing around here. They also LOVE to eat - not baby food but real food. I just feed them whatever we're eating. Sometimes from a spoon - but they prefer to feed themselves with their hands. I don't mind the mess at all...but I can't say the same for my kitchen floor!Now that Henry and Hudson are moving and cruising the older kids really enjoy spending time hanging out in the babies room playing. They are constantly asking "Mom, are the babies sleeping or playing?" I even catch them hiding the babies in their own rooms to play.This is Hudson. He is hilarious! He recently learned to clap. I say "yay"- he claps. And grins...not just any old grin - it stretches from ear to ear. It makes me smile everytime.
He just learned to pull himself up to standing during the last week so he got lots of "YAYS" and lots of clapping. What a big boy! And Henry. Oh, Henry! Bender. Hender Bender. He is so darn cute with his new top teeth.
Be still my heart...
He does this thing when he's excited to see me he squeezes his eyes shut, shows his teeth, and breathes in and out of his nose really quickly. It works. I pick him up EVERY time.
What a love!
I'm coming out of the fog....the first year is a cloudy one with twins. Lots of joy, but so much work that my mind doesn't register much of reality. The fog is lifting.
We're looking forward to a magnificent summer ahead.