Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The month of August.

I began my fifth and final quarter of classes the first week of August. It's hard to believe, but I am almost done and so ready! I take my National exam in less than 3 weeks. YIKES! and then I just have to pass my 5 remaining finals (hopefully with all A's).

One fun thing we did in August was that my friend Rachael helped me take the girls to Seven Peaks in Provo. Oh my gosh! I wish I had known how much the girls (especially Isabelle) would love this place! I also met up with Latissa and her husband there, they had given me a buy one adult admission get one half off and it was awesome! Thanks! Below you can see Riley enjoying the wave pool :) She was too busy for pictures.

videoThis video is of the last time Izzy went down the kiddie slide. She had been down it about 15 times. So by this time the excitement had worn off a bit, but trust me, she loved it so much she wanted to keep going down! Since Travis had to work, I had Rachael take her down so I could take a video for daddy to see.

Here are a couple close ups of the girls. Sorry for their shirtlessness. Summertime is too hot for clothes!
Check out Riley's sweet tan (burn) line. I SWEAR I covered her in sunscreen twice the day this happened. You would think that would be enough for 4 hours outside! Nope. Lesson learned.

These look like the same pic, but they aren't.
Also in August, Travis began P90X. He is on a quest to get fit. Go Travis! So proud of you ;) And no, I am not saying that because that's what you want to hear! I really am!!! I wish I had an ounce of the motivation you have! Maybe when school ends? I snapped this picture of Travis doing P90X Yoga while Randee and Kim were here and joined in. Sorry ladies...you should know you have got to be careful in my house. I love taking pictures!
Check out Trav's form! So focused!

Also, as previously mentioned in my last post, Riley turned THREE. Many friends and family stopped by to eat cake and ice cream. In total, we had 23 people. Thankfully not all at once. Aunt Maria and her friend Robert even drove up from Albuquerque. She spend more time in the car to and from than she actually got to spend with us. But oh well...it was so nice to see her!
She got an awesome set of Tinker Toys (in girl colors) that adults enjoy probably more than kids! :) I think they are fun!
Izzy enjoyed eating cake!
But mom probably enjoyed it more and ate way too much. No pics of that, though!
Riley sporting the bow off of her present from Uncle Brad and Aunt Kim: a shopping cart with play food items. This is a hit! With both of our girls.

On August 29th Isabelle got to sleep in her finally converted to toddler bed. When Riley was just 15 months we converted the crib to a toddler bed but Isabelle is almost 21 months and we have finally done it. And the miracle is, she stays in it. All night. It's awesome! What a big girls we have. And what mixed feelings that gives me :( :)
And the last couple videos from August were taken at John and Dana's house. We had a family get together over there and Isabelle had a blast on the slide. She seriously went up and down it for a good hour. What a great way to tire a kid out!


videoThen at one point, I had set my camera in the house on the kitchen counter where Riley went and got it. She played with it for awhile, and then Hailee joined her. Sort of funny. They were trying to take pictures but it was set to video. Lets just say there were quite a few video clips recorded. So many, they filled my memory card. I have never even done that!
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1 comment:

Esther Noelle said...

Wow you guys sure have stayed busy! So happy you're almost done with school!!! And it was great to see Riley on her birthday!