Monday, July 13, 2020

Life at Home with Baby Aubrey

Aubrey has started playing with toys.

We try to distract her while in her Bumbo so she'll stay in - gives us a little break from carrying her around all day.



So cute.

She smiles; she laughs. She's such a sweet girl.


When we had ultrasound pictures, Aubrey was curled up with her foot in her mouth, just like this.


Oh hey you!



Just taking everything in with those big eyes.


Aw, she fell asleep in her bouncer.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Evan's Baptism

Today is Evan's baptism. The Church buildings have been closed due to covid these past 3 months but just reopened for baptisms just within the past couple of weeks, so we swooped in to hold Evan's baptism.

We were going to hold the baptism the day after Evan's birthday but uh... I hurt my back on Evan's birthday trying to get the tree stump out of our front yard.

This was the first time I'd ever thrown my back out. I couldn't stand or walk. Jeni and Brent had to help me into bed, and there I stayed all Tuesday recovering. Jeni said I'm getting old. I do turn 39 next week.

So we rescheduled and Evan was baptized today!

We had our family, the Ashcrafts, Greg's family, and Nana at the baptism.

I'm glad we got some pictures of me and Evan before he ran off (he doesn't like all the attention on him).

Monday, July 6, 2020

Evan's Covid Birthday

Today is Evan's 8th birthday.

He was begging to open one of his presents this morning, so we gave him this Lego set.

It kept him busy until present time tonight.


So fun!

At the Ashcraft's he got to open the rest of his presents.

More Marvel Lego.

Some new Nerf gear.




Luke wanted to help.

Look at all those gifts.

Couldn't wait to read his new Dog Man books.

Unfortunately there was no birthday outing due to covid - just a quiet birthday at home this year.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Out to the Park

Aubrey can now touch the ground while in her bouncer.


She likes her bouncer and can still check out what everyone else is doing.

And the boys wanted to come check up on her.


We're so cooped up inside we needed another outing: off to Kenneth Hahn!

It's been a while since we've gone to the Japanese garden, so that's where we started.

Look at all the lily pads.

So peaceful.


Nice day to walk around the park.



Nice to see some flowers in bloom.

As long as they stay within eyesight we let them go off and explore.

We keep a closer eye on James (and Aubrey).

James likes going at his own pace - doesn't matter how much you want to rush him, he just moseys along.

Over at the stream we found some ducks.

These two set out gathering as many little mussels as they could find.

We love the stream running through the park.


These kids love exploring and jumping on the rocks.




The waterfall.


Nice day to get little Aubrey out.




Just taking a little nap together.

Okay, time to head home.

The two little ones were all tuckered out.