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I can’t believe summer is already over. Two little monkeys are already back to school with the third heading off in a week. We spent our last two weeks being lazy bums. We had a couple famïly swim days at the pool. We finally got Holden in for a proper swimming experience. It wasn’t love but at least he warmed up to it a little. Addie and Coen probably had their last night swims of the season. Coen is so confident now jumping off the step and floating on his back. He started lessons back up this week, so I’m sure he’ll be a fish by next summer.

Addie, Coen and I spent a night watching Shakespeare under the stars at Bartley Ranch. Coen was more into a frog than the play but it was still a fun night.

And finally, our last day was spent riding the ferris wheel, watching fish, and learning about taxidermy at Scheels. Coen had no short of five complete melt downs and screamed all the way home. Yep, summer’s over buddy.

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With 30 hours of THRIVE and 30 hours of work each week, no chance of catching up on this old blog. So, here’s the recap of the few things we managed to fit in this past month…

4th of July fun at the Aces game with Dad. I stayed home with two sleeping boys since it was so late and Beckett needed his sleep.

Crazy minions

Lots of swimming…mostly at night after two brothers are in bed

A birthday party at the museum

Sibling yoga

A quick trip to EDH for jimmy’s 20th reunion

A girls mani/play date 

Ice cream sammies as big as Coen’s head

And this looney toon climbing on everything but still not walking

Earlier this week, he started to say “hi” but still would rather just scream.

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Fun Summer Days


I feel like school got out pretty late this year. Addie’s last day was just over a week ago, and Beckett’s was a week before that, so really, we only had one week of summer before Beckett started his conductive education intensive therapy program this week (more on that soon). We managed to pack a whole lot into that one week, though! Horse lessons started up again for Addie and Beckett. Actually, this was the start of the second session. They did a few weeks in May. We had our first pool days since our community pool opened up a couple weeks ago. We spent an entire day at Burnt Cedar beach in Tahoe. And, if all else fails, backyard pool days were a good backup plan. Add that to recital and Father’s Day and it seems we packed more into one short week than we usually do into a whole summer! We’ve had some crazy busy fun days with hopefully a whole lot more to come. No place I’d rather be than with these loonies!

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Father’s Day


With our crazy busy week leading up to Father’s Day, our actual day was pretty low key. Church and dinner at my parents house was pretty much all we had left in us this year. Addie made the most awesome present for Jimmy though, so that made up for the lack of excitement surrounding the celebration.

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We took a quick trip to EDH last weekend. The kids played from the minute they woke up until way past bedtime each night. They had a blast with Haylee racing cars, playing with bubbles, digging for rocks, and tackling each other, then gave a riveting musical performance. A great way to spend a sunny three-day weekend.

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Coen has been a crazy typical threenager lately. He hasn’t slept in his own room since Christmas and pretty much stopped potty training yelling “NO!” every time we even suggest sitting on the potty. Last week, a HUGE new exhibit came to our Discovery Museum, so, like any good parents, we used it to our advantage. Three pee pees in the potty earned the right to meet a T Rex named Sue. 

He did it!!! And we met Sue. And he refused to take any pictures with us. But I promise, he had a good time. Sue will be hanging out at our museum until January so brace yourselves for lots more Sue pictures.

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I had a full weekend of fun with my favorite little people! Addie’s school had Mother’s Day Tea on Friday with yummy food, beautiful centerpieces, and the cutest little video of Addie and her classmates talking about their moms. 

Saturday, there was a horse expo at the park by our house. Addie, Coen and I walked over and ran into one of Addie’s favorite friends. The kids pet horses, watched some demos, and had some lunch before heading back to our hood.

On the way home, we stopped by the pond to check out some fat frogs. 

And then it was Mother’s Day. We put Addie to work stomping some grapes. Just kidding, it was a church activity because their bible story took them to Rome this week. Then we tried to have a picnic but it was too cold and windy. We ended the day with dinner with my fab mother. Good times spent with these little loves of mine 💕

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