Tucker and Truman (and for a few minutes Elliot) held a Lemonaide and Otterpop stand.
It’s always fun to make your own playdough! Especially when everyone got to choose out their own colors.
We spent alot of time this summer playing in the water to help us stay cool…
One day we went to the Lazy River splash pad, had a picnic, met up with some friends and splashed!
The rest of us had a grand time running up and down and splashing all around.
Love, love this summer time!
While getting packed and ready to go to Logan, I figured out why there is a hole in the boys bedroom window, and why it keeps reoccuring. I can only imagine that Scout loves the attention, and seriously, she is a pretty cute, and silly dog.
So, we spent the end of Toph’s Trip in Logan with the Phillips crew and had so much fun with cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents:
At parks, and swimming pools, and Grandma’s house, it was mountains of fun.
Tucker took the role of ‘man of the house’ very seriously, including helping haul suitcases 🙂
Here we are leaving the Aquatic Center, headed to the airport, so excited to see dad!
We were so happy to have dad at home, we went for ice-cream:
And then the next few days, the kids couldn’t get enough of Toph, here they are playing:
For some reason, when Toph is away, every task seems like I’ve accomplished a mountain. Knowing he’s not going to be coming home in the evening to help with the kiddos, makes me appreciate him so much more.
Here are a few of our crazy adventures:
We celebrated 5 years in the bishopric by getting shakes at the Bishop’s restaurant.
We missed Toph though:
The boys worked really hard and scrubbed, and vacuumed and deep cleaned out Toph’s car for him. They wanted it to be a surprise, and were so, so, excited about doing it.
They found all sorts of treasures inside:
And with all of those adventures, plus more, we made it thru FIVE days alone! 🙂
And one year later, it seems almost miraculous to me to see our happy healthy girl, playing imaginatively by herself.
What a difference a year and alot of hard work can make!
We had a wonderful few days with the Greene’s! Tiff took my kiddos during my girls camp week, so we got to have the three oldest for a few days. Here are a few pics of our good times.
(Tucker took some of the pictures, so excuse the fuzzy ones. 🙂 )
The boys really, really love this Domino Toy Set.
Unfortunately it doesn’t always work right. After over an hour getting it all set up in the kitchen, Tucker was excited to film it! 🙂