May madness

Jun 7, 2015
May flew by in a flurry of end of school activities, rain, more rain, sporadic sunshine, friends, and kids that won't stop growing. 

We had to hit up the rec center pool one rainy Saturday, before the outdoor pool became our pool of choice.  


Crew used to be so annoying to swim with, because he just had a death grip on you the entire time. But, thanks to 2 private lessons with our favorite swim teacher, he was swimming everywhere alone (in his floatie), leaving me free to hold Ruby.  Looks like he will get to come with us to the pool this summer afterall.  

Crew ruptured his ear drum later that week, and I tried to enjoy the cuddles and ignore the constant whining. :) 



We went to the Payson temple open house the next day.  


It was gorgeous and so cool to be able to take the kids inside.  Macey loved all the "diamonds" in the Celestial room and Miles' favorite was the baptismal font.  Paul and I got our workout in, by carrying Crew and Ruby up and down all the flights of stairs, as Crew was still sick, and could not be convinced to walk.  



I had a wonderful Mother's Day...I wasn't prego, sick, or recovering from just having a baby.  It was wonderful.  Miles kept giving me kisses and hugs all day and he even went up and sang with the primary for the first time ever!! 



Paul of course made my favorite meal.  It was a pretty great day.  


Ruby LOVES to empty all of the straws out of the drawer and then leave them all over the house for me to find.  Paul took advantage one morning and made a massive straw for the kids to drink with. It was pretty epic.  


When she's not making messes, Ruby can usually be found with a doll and/or weapon in her hand.  

She has also learned to climb this month and there are very few places safe from her anymore.  


Crew has also started bring me bugs instead of flowers, as we have had many a conversation about not picking our neighbors flowers! Never a dull moment around here.  

And here is a comparison so you can see what a giant Crew has become. These 2 are pretty much the same size and she is 2 years older than him. :)  



Between rain storms we ventured into Rock Canyon for a little hike.  

  

We didn't make it far, but the kids had a blast exploring, playing in the creek, and being rock climbers.  



Even Ruby had to get in on the climbing action.  

Macey had her much anticipated Up With Kids performance of "Frostbite".  


She played 2 different characters and had to memorize a good number of lines, songs, and dances.  She loved every minute of it.  


Macey has also become an avid reader. This is how she looks pretty much every night when we come to check on her before we go to bed...light on with books sprawled all around her.  



She is also OBSESSED with games and is always trying to find someone to play with her.  

We're still spending as much time as possible on our deck before it gets too hot, as it is the biggest room in our house.  We eat most meals out here and the kids can often be found playing all sorts of games.  


More proof I am feeling better...I went on 2 girls nights this month!!!!

We saw Pitch Perfect 2 and Princess Academy at BYU.  I had forgotten how much fun it can be to spend time with my friends without all our kids running around!


One of the highlights of the month for us though, was the Rensinks moving to Orem.  


Julianne and I ventured to Thanksgiving Point, the canyon, the mall, park, and much more.  




I love having someone close by that is always willing to go on adventures with me and can embrace the craziness.  


In the midst of all the madness Paul and I have only been able to go on one date.  


We are obviously going to have to be better in June.  








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nana
Is Crew's ear healed? That is a great Mother's Day photo so different from last years. I love your photo from last year though. Ruby is one busy girl I want to hang out with her! So fun that Brenden & Julianne live so close to you.

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