Well here we are again and it is already August! I can't believe it. We have had a busy few weeks so I thought I would catch everyone up.
I took the kids to Nevada two weeks ago to visit my parents and sisters. It was a very long drive by myself with the two kids. After about 8 stops, lots of crying, a broken DVD player and 10 hours, we made it! Kaleb was so excited to see his aunties. We did so much that week. We went swimming, saw the new Harry Potter movie, played at the park, watched Grandma Fretwell perform in "Pirates of Penzance" and much more. Probably the most exciting part of the trip was getting to meet my new sweet niece Brooklynn Nevaeh for the first time. Tiffany had her on July 2nd. She is a beautiful baby and Tiff and Paul are such wonderful parents. They are so cute with her. I am so proud of them and know that Brooklynn will be well taken care of.
Kaleb loved playing with the goats and helped feed the chickens every morning. He wouldn't let the cats out of his sight and I think they all breathed a sigh of relief when we left. He really wants a cat of his own now.
So after 8 days away we headed back home to see daddy. The kids were so good on the trip home and it only took us about 9 hours. Jeff had been up in Salt Lake City for a few days spending time with a friend and his sister and her new husband. So, needless to say, it was wonderful to return home as a family and get back to everyday life.
Andie turned 9 months on the 2nd. She sat up for the first time while at my parents house and she gets up on her knees and sways back and forth trying to crawl. So far she can scoot herself backwards but I am sure it is only a matter of time before she starts crawling all over the house. She went for a check up at the Dr this week also. She is now almost 17 lbs! I can't believe it. She was so little for so long and now she is growing like a weed.
Kaleb is still being his funny little self. He has started talking a lot more since he spent the week with his aunties. Some of his favorite things to say are "Oh my gosh!" and "Are you kidding me?"
He absolutely loves Mario and Luigi and talks about them all day long. His favorite game on the wii is Super Mario Galaxy. He was so excited when we were in Nevada to sit outside one night watching the stars and waiting to see the space shuttle passing overhead. He kept saying "Super Mario's in the spaceship". I don't think he will ever forget it.
So now we are home, things have settled down a bit and we are trying to relax. I think we will take the next few months to work on projects around the house. We are going to start landscaping our backyard once it cools down a bit and I am working on refinishing our bedroom furniture and doing some painting in the house. I will post some before and after pics once I get everything done.