Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Family Staycation

Philip and Merrick came into town and my parent's decided to treat us to a resort in Scottsdale, AZ. We stayed at The Westin Kierland Spa and Resort. It was a gorgeous hotel with a delicious buffet breakfast.

We spent most of our time outside mixed with a little bit of relaxing in the rooms for naps/bedtime. 

We all had fun playing in the pool, going down the slide and floating in the lazy river.

These three have so much fun playing together. I love that my kids are close with their cousins.

I didn't get a lot of pictures. Sam had to work so he didn't get to spend a lot of time at the resort and I didn't want to leave the kids to fetch the camera. I was able to snap these shots on the morning we got to go to the pool with daddy.

Grant loved the splash pad, particularly laying down in the middle of it.

It was a fun weekend but not super relaxing juggling the kiddos without my partner in crime. Oh, the things we endure for our sweet little ones.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monsoon Storms

The kids have been enjoying monsoon season and have had several chances to play in the rain. We haven't had a drop of rain in months so it's been pretty exciting.

Usually, monsoon storms are fast and furious--a lot of rain comes down in a very short period of time. They also seem to occur in the evening.

On this day, it rained off and on for most of the late morning and into the afternoon. The kids had a blast playing outside, making mud pies and getting filthy.

It's funny how your perspective changes. When we lived in Philly, I used to dread rainy days. They always made me feel melancholy--especially when there were several rainy days in a row. Now, three rainy days in a row is cause for celebration!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Independence Day 2014

On the morning of the 4th, we drove to my parent's house to spend the weekend. As soon as we arrived, the kids were begging to swim. It was pretty stormy the night before and there were still a lot of clouds so it wasn't as hot as a typical Arizona morning.

Grant loves the pool. He's usually pretty calm and relaxed. When we brought him in wrapped in his towel, I thought he was going to fall right to sleep.

Abby and Myrta.

Clara loves to jump in. She makes us all a little nervous because she doesn't always pay attention to where she's jumping.

I love this picture of Abby. Can't you just feel the fun?

We spent to afternoon hanging out, BBQed for dinner and then went out for frozen yogurt. We came back and put Grant to bed and my parent's graciously stayed home with him so we could take the girls to watch the fireworks.

There was music playing while we waited for the fireworks to start and the girls were getting their groove on.

Do you like Abby's patriotic outfit? She came up with it all by herself. Clara spilled juice on herself at dinner and I forgot to pack her an extra outfit so she just went in jammies.

It was a really great show. It was a lot of fun watching with the girls. Clara has never seen fireworks and Abby's never really heard them.

Clara was asleep almost immediately when we got in the car. It was a late night for them but totally worth it!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gender Reveal

My dad asked me the other day if I was taking a hiatus from blogging. I guess the answer is yes, though the hiatus wasn't intentional. We've had a lot going on the past few weeks but now we're settling into a new routine in a new house. I'll have to count Instagram for my journaling purposes.

We had hand/foot/mouth disease at our house a few weeks ago and so when it came time for my ultrasound, we didn't want to leave the kids with a sitter. Sam had already planned an extra-long lunch but instead of coming with me, he stayed home with the kids.

My appointment went really fast, like I was leaving about the time my appointment was supposed to begin--a rare occurrence for a doctor's appointment.

We decided that I would put confetti in balloons and pop them to show the gender. Putting confetti in balloons is more challenging that I anticipated so the results weren't exactly what I had envisioned. 

Plus, I only really caught the end because the camera wasn't working how I thought. I really need to buckle down and figure out how to work it!

The girls had fun playing with the confetti.

They are very excited to have a baby sister. They both wanted a girl.

Clara said she would cry if it wasn't a girl after seeing a gender reveal video where a little boy threw a fit when he found out he wasn't getting a baby brother.

We are thrilled to welcome another little girl into our family. The big question is, what color will her hair be?
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