I pulled out my camera the other day to take a few 'before' photos of the girls room before it gets a makeover. My kids are usually the subjects of my photos so when they saw me taking photos without them they quickly made their way into the frame. It's funny that when I ask them to be in a photo they don't always love to, but when I don't want them in a photo I can't keep them away. Ha!


Nixon 7 months

  • Nixon likes to sleep on his tummy and often tucks his knees under him so that his little bum sticks up in the air.
  • Nixon learned to get into sitting position at the beginning of the month and is now a pro. He does the yoga down dog move and then quickly brings his legs under him and sits down.
  • Nixon also started crawling at the beginning of the month! It feels a little early for him to be mobile and I was looking forward to letting him sit and play before I needed to worry about where he might go.
  • Nixon got a starband helmet to correct his head shape. He's made the adjustment well. And we're adjusting to seeing him in his helmet.
  • Nixon now cries when you take something away from him.
  • He's a little charmer. He's always smiling at people and is doing things to get reactions. For example while we were in line at Lagoon I was holding Nixon on my hip and he was leaning way back to smile upside down at the young girls behind us over and over again. They were loving it and I was dying over how cute it was.

Seven Peaks and Angry Birds Outdoors

On Friday we had a ward activity at Seven Peaks. I'm not a big swimming fan so I wasn't really looking forward to it, but the kids and Rob were excited. They had a lot of fun playing in the kid pool and Nixon enjoyed splashing around... and having his helmet off.
After swimming we rushed home to change and head over to the last outdoor movie of the year at Rob's work. They were showing Angry Birds and this time instead of packing all our blankets and kid couch, we just brought outdoor chairs and it was great. I think we'll be sitting in chairs next year. It was much more comfortable.


Lagoon 2016

On Thursday we went to Lagoon. It's been a long time since Rob and I have gone... like before kids, which means the girls have never been. This was their first experience with an amusement park, unless we count Molly's trip to Disneyland at 3 months old, and they loved it.
We aimed to get there at opening and Rob really wanted to hit Rattle Snake Rapids first thing. So that was our first destination and with Rob's stiff back and trying to remember how to get back to that ride from a foggy memory it was maybe not the best first ride choice. But we made it and since I really dislike water rides I gladly opted to stay with Nixon while Rob and the girls rode the ride. It was funny because as soon and the ride ended Molly came running out to me and told me it was a horrible ride because she got all wet. She must be my daughter. Sophie and Rob loved it.
From there we rode the title ride, the swings, and a bunch of kid rides. We picked a great day to go to Lagoon because even though there were lines, the wait wasn't too long. The only problem we faced with the lines was that as soon as we'd get to the front of a line Molly or Sophie would announce that they had to go potty so we'd have to weave our way back out of the line. Sophie stood in the line to ride the baby boats 3 times before she actually rode it.
While waiting in line for the train. Nixon was t.h.e. c.u.t.e.s.t! There were a couple of tween girl admiring Nixon from behind us and he was loving it. I was holding him on my hip and he kept leaning way back to smile upside at the young girls behind us. He kept doing it again and again. Such a tease! They were loving it and I was dying over how cute it was!
Molly was just tall enough to ride just about all the rides. And she was brave. She did the Colossus with Rob, and Wicked and Mouse Trap with me. We didn't have her do Cannibal though, Rob went alone first and said it was pretty scary. So he waited with the kids while I went. And it was crazy! I can take all the twisting and the speed, but the free fall was terrifying. 
Nixon rode a few ride with us all too. He rode the train, the sky scraper, and the sky ride. 
Molly, Nixon, and I rode together on the sky ride and were pretty amazed by the amount of hair ties on the roofs.
Sophie and Rob rode in front of us.
We stayed until about six in the evening and let the girls play one of the carnival games just before we left. Molly kept asking throughout the day if she could play a game and I told her once that maybe before we left, thinking she'd totally forget, and I forget that she never forgets. So she held me to my word. Sophie and her played hit the mole which was about 30 seconds long and we basically paid 4 bucks for a tiny, ugly stuffed animal. But she played a game and left as happy as could be.


Cougar Kickoff 2016

On Wednesday evening we took the girls to the Cougar Kick off to start BYU's 2016 fall season. Rob took the girls last year while I went to a class at Education Week and the girls had a blast so we didn't want to miss it this year. As I was looking at the photos Rob snapped last year, it was crazy to see how much the girls have grown since then, and yet Molly was wearing the exact same shoes! Wow, pretty sure that won't be the case next year.
Oh and out of the 16 face paintings offered, the girls picked the same design that they picked last year.