Thursday, July 31, 2014
Grandma took all the kids to get books at Barnes and Noble and Terran fell in love with the Thomas train table they had set up! He played there the entire time and wasn't ready to leave. I got all excited thinking I could get him one, but I picked up the package of one train (they are all sold separately) and it was $22! That is a collection that will take some time and significant investment! It may just have to wait....
We also took them to the splash pads and Children's Museum. Kids smiles and laughter leave me in awe. The simplicity of what makes them happy and how capable they are of love is such a beautiful thing to witness. Don't think they didn't argue or whine or need direction, because they did! But those sweet little spirits are so full of youth and innocence and greatness!
Something has to be said about Grandma and Grandpa. They did so many things to help those kids have good days, it blew my mind. They are amazing parents and amazing grandparents. Not only did they watch Brad's kids, but they watched mine so that I could get my marathon training in and they were always concerned with all of us before themselves. Seriously, they are the best.
Since Terran went to bed very well with my parents and enjoyed the evening playing with his cousins, Zach and I ended up going out again for some more sushi and getting to chat together like we haven't been able to in ages. It is hard to really express how grateful I am to be able to entrust my child to my parents and be able to let go and enjoy some time with Zach.
My parents had flown out and gotten Jason and Bailey for ten days or so, so Terran got some quality time in with them as well. Jason and he had an amazing time rough-housing. Bailey and he had moments of pure spite for each other, then they would have sweet moments of hugs and kisses.
I wish Terran could be around his cousins a little more often. He is so social and loves the interaction with them.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Terran has always liked green smoothies. I made one the other day and he was enjoying it. His new thing right now is dumping everything out, and he did so with his smoothie. He dumped it on the ground then got down and stuck his forehead in it, rubbing his hair around in it. Then he went back to finishing his glass. :)
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I started the 4th with the Freedom Run 10k in Provo. Next time I will do it without music or a goal time because that took a lot out of the experience. Part of the race was down University Avenue where people were already waiting for the parade. It was actually really cool.A friend of mine saw me running and text me. We ended up meeting up with them to watch the parade. It was really hot and the parade was disappointing, so we headed home early. We had a traditional BBQ with burgers and brats, following with a fruit pizza and fireworks. Terran wasn't a very big fan of fireworks...he loved to see them but didn't like the noise.
After he went to bed, Tanner and Zach got a little crazy with the fireworks we had in the basement, and Lindsey and I watched our men with amazement and laughter. There were several great firework shows all around our house so we got to watch those as well.
A very special thanks to Oma Karin, she made sure Terran was patrioticly styling for the holiday!