Friday, August 12, 2016

William 8 Months Old

The Hawk is now 8 months old!

He is one seriously busy boy!

He is crawling all over and is so funny how quick he is moving on to new things. He doesn't master things before he moves on. This month he finally started sitting up but before he perfected that he began to crawl and before he perfected that he started pulling himself up and then letting go with one hand. And then Climbing!

He is still a very happy boy!

He also still enjoys all the attention from his siblings. He had fun riding in a little cart at the store!

And he very much loves food.

Happy 8 months William!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Grumpa Miller's 90th Birthday

My Grandpa Miller (affectionately called Grumpa) turned 90 years old yesterday. To celebrate Scott and Rachel had a surprise birthday party for him in California. Mike, Rowley, Sarah, Gavin, Jackson, William, and I all piled in Sarah's van and drove to California. We went to the beach in Santa Cruz.

William was fascinated by the sand and was crawling all over in it and grabbing at it.

Then we took the kids to the boardwalk and Rowley and Jackson rode a few rides.

And most importantly we enjoyed garlic fries....yum.

The next day was the party at a yummy Italian restaurant. We had a whole room to ourselves and Grumpa was completely surprised.

My Grumpa is so good about sending birthday cards to everyone so Becca got everyone together to have a goal to get him 90 birthday cards for his birthday. Between family, friends and people he worked with while volunteering at the hospital for many years he received 128 cards! (not including a big box that arrived before the party that the mailman handed him)

We had fun hanging out and hearing his stories and jokes. I even got to play some card games with him. I haven't done that since I was a kid.

 It was a fun trip and we all loved celebrating with Grumpa!

First day of School and Camping

Sophie and Lydia started school a couple of weeks ago. They started at a whole new school this year so Lydia could have all day kindergarten. Sophie was pretty nervous changing schools but ended up aith a teacher very similar to Mrs. Malm! She loves Miss Thompson and is enjoying the new school.

Lydia is doing great! I was so worried because she can be very shy. But her teacher Mrs. Halvorsen is awesome. She has made a friend which was so funny because she came home saying a little girl was following her everywhere and she didn't like it. She didn't realize she was trying to make a friend. Haha so I told her to play with the girl and be her friend and now they are best friends. 

One of the most exciting things to them at the new school? Microwaves in the cafeteria! They talk about this all the time on how awesome it is haha. Its the simple things in life.

It has been so weird and quite at home with just the boys and I.

We took the kiddos camping after their first week of school. It felt so nice up on Mt Lemmon. We really enjoy camping and the kids love to run around in the woods and find pine cones.

We played games, hiked,and just enjoyed the woods.

Easton kept collecting pine cones and putting them into the fire pit. Then while hiking he was telling Lydia that we needed to burn the pine cones to get the seeds out and eat them. I guess on the man trip Great Grandpa Clayton was telling them stories of how people used to collect a certain type of  pine cone and burn them to release the seeds for food.Chad said he didn't think Easton was listening because he was running around but apparently not! Smart boy.