June is one of the busiest months for us. So many birthdays in our families and fathers day and our anniversary!
The month started off with swim lessons for the kids for 2 weeks. I wasn't going to do them at all this year because we don't have a pool and I didn't think I would get out to a pool much anyways. I found out a girl in my ward was doing them just down the street so I decided to go ahead with it. I'm so glad I did. Kinzi only cried the first and second day and then warmed up really quick. Baiden, however cried/screamed the whole first week. But the funniest thing is, he never tried to run away or threw a fit. He did whatever she asked him to do, just while crying. By the second week he was all warmed up and the kids couldn't wait for swim lessons each day. Kinzi surprised me with how quickly she caught on and how fast she can swim!
Next up was Kinzi's 4th Birthday!
This girl has one big personality and keeps me laughing all day, or is driving me nuts the other half.I have been writing down every once in a while funny things she has said... These go back pretty far.
I was telling her about how Santa was watching her all the time and she needs to be good. Well I dropped something and she said, "Santa is going to be mad at you mom."
She came out of her room from her nap very sad. I asked her what was wrong and her reply was, "You don't like me." Saddest thing ever, but still cute.
Aunt Nicole told me this one. Kinzi had a plate of crackers and stood up with it and one fell off. Kinz looked at it and said, "Are you serious?"
Talking to our new dog Sasha while taking her on a walk, "Slow down hunny!"
We made a thankful chain and these were the things she said put on there,
-Trick or Treating
-Kaylin and Taylor
-Grandma and Grandpa
When her nursery class visited primary there was a visitor named Sophie and Kinzi yelled, "That's not Sophie, THAT'S (pointing to me) Sophie.
When she had to go potty but is holding it, she dances around and I tell her to go to the bathroom. She says, "Do do do do do, I am just dancing" and puts her fingers in the air and dances.
She woke up from a bad dream and her Dad was trying to help her get back to sleep. He told her to think about Disneyland and Ice Cream. Her reply was, "But, Ice cream at Disneyland makes me sick!" (True Story)
I once asked her why she liked puzzles so much. Her reply, "Because they make me feel young!"
She took my journal and said, "I want to see the letters you have worked on."
I told her we would go to the bank when Baiden woke up. 15 min later she said, "Let's go to the bank and leave Baiden."
After Phil and I were joking to each other in the car and laughing really hard, she pipes up in the back and says, "NOT FUNNY." With a very serious tone and face.
She had a little scar on her hand and when Phil asked her what happened she said, "I biffed it."
I told her about her new paints she got for her birthday and she replied, "Let's go! What are we waiting for?"
One Sunday right after we got to church she looks at me and said, "Mom can you do me a favorite? Can you go get me some...coffee?"
She got to have a fun party with lots of friends. The girls got to have pizza. Then do their own makeup and then we had dress up and a fashion show. Kinzi was in heaven. It was so much fun!
Baiden really enjoyed the cupcakes. By the end of the day his new favorite words were birthday and cupcake.
Kinzi was very insistent that she wanted pancakes for dinner, talked about it all day. So we took her to IHOP where she ordered Mac & Cheese haha.
That weekend was followed by a pool party at the Kerrigans. To have a little combined celebration of Katy and Kinzi's birthdays that week. We had fun! The party ended up being on our anniversary and we didn't want to change it so we decided to instead do something the following morning while Phil's mom offered to come watch our kids.
So for our 6 year celebrations, we had breakfast at cracker barrel. French Toast. Eggs. Bacon. Blueberry Muffin. Orange Juice. And a coke haha. Then we went and got massages! Best day ever! AND, Phil then signed me up for a 6 month membership where I get 1 massage a month. He wins for best husband ever.
That night we got another babysitter and went to Texas Road House and ate our hearts out again. Then went shopping at Ross for a little bit.The rest of the pictures are just random happenings from our summer so far. I have been trying to keep the kids occupied with things other than tv. Mornings are usually when we go to the gym. Then come home, eat lunch and take naps. After naps is when we will either swim or do something fun together. Play dough, Painting, Coloring, Blocks, Reading. Or days I will just let them watch a show. Or we fill up our little pool in back and they swim.
Kinzi likes to swim around by herself with just a noodle, a kick board, or her floaties when I let her. We have been trying to swim somewhere at least once a week so the kids don't forget all they have learned. Kinzi swam across the whole pool a couple of times!
And that was our month in a tiny little nutshell.