Alexa and Tyler started their first season of softball and baseball so it has been fun to spend summer evenings at the ball field. Alexa's team won the Lehi City tournament so they will go to State in July. We've also played baseball together as a family at the neighborhood park a few times. It doesn't get better than a 3 year old on 2nd base while a 5 year old is up to bat, with a baby in the outfield eating loose baseballs.
It's fun to get Nathan and Harlem together and see them grow since they're only 2 weeks apart. Cute baby cousins.
We had the neighbors over for a backyard campout. We enjoyed s'mores and camped together outside.
We sadly lost our goldfish, Sunny, at the end of June. Tad didn't want him "to go back to the ocean" aka flush him down the toilet (I think this came from Finding Nemo?) so he dug a 2-inch hole in our front yard and said a few words about how he hopes he likes heaven. I think Tad thought other fish would eat him if he went back to the ocean, but I'm not sure. Either way, there were some big tears shed during his service. Sunny was a gift from Santa when Tad was 2 years old, so he's had a good, long life. He came with a friend who died within a week of Christmas because little Tad fed both of them shredded cheese.
We had a fun Father's Day and sure love this Dad of ours.
We've had record high temperatures in June. It was a mere 102 degrees so I took the kids on a hike to Bridal Veil and man it was hot.
We were so happy to have Jonny & Michelle come to visit! We toured BYU, ate Creamery chocolate milk, went to Splash Summit (previously known as 7 Peaks), swam in our pool, and watched Cruella. It was wonderful to have them here, we loved it!!
We took a family bike ride to the local gas station to get treats This was Liam....
And just for fun, a video of him talking on a banana phone and running on the treadmill with Tad
Alexa had a Harry Potter birthday party. We made owls to deliver the invitations. At the party we made wands out of toothpicks, hot glue, and spray paint; made spell books; ate Harry Potter snacks; watched Goblet of Fire; and had a sleepover. The girls loved making wands and drinking polyjuice potion (sprite, lime sherbet, and dry ice). Alexa and I made the cake and chocolate frogs together, and then Liam ate a nice chunk out of the cake before the party...
We try to do one-on-one dates with our kids on Thursday and for Liam's turn he asked to ride on the train. We rode Trax from Lehi to Draper and back and it was so fun! Tyler and I went to a fun center in Draper and shot each other in water bumper cars.
Baby can now climb the stairs. He still refuses to feed himself food but loves to eat EVERYTHING as long as someone else is feeding him. He got 4 more teeth this month so he's now up to 8 (4 on top, 4 on bottom).
Funny story: Tad calls bratwursts "starbursts" and gets mad if you correct him