Friday, September 4, 2015


Out of order and all over the place, but I'm still playing catch up with my blog. I snapped this picture one Saturday when Jansen and I went to find him a backpack for school. He had brought some scriptures to read during the drive - just because!

Leah recently went from two naps to one, and it's still a little rough on her.

She loves to help empty the dishwasher, but we usually prefer that she stay away from the glass plates.

I know I talk about it a lot, but Jansen adores Leah. He has so much love in his heart for her.

Natalie got contacts. We had to make probably 5 visits to the optometrist (which is normal) so she could practice taking them in and out. They let us take them home, and she is a champ at taking them out, but she still struggles getting them in.

Emmy is my stylist extraordinaire. She loves to "do" hair.

This girl makes a beeline for the fridge any times she hears or sees it open. She usually goes for the prunes which I then find all over the kitchen floor.

Jansen and Natalie started piano lessons recently. They are enjoying it, but practicing is a battle.

 We hit our one year mark of our time in San Antonio. We weren't necessarily celebrating the milestone, but we happened to go on a date that night.  

Natalie finally got to go to a rollerskating rink with Nate. She has been begging to do it for many months.

Oddly enough, this picture was taken at the San Antonio aquarium. It's such a weird little place. It used to be a car dealership, but they have turned it into a children's museum, aquarium, dinosaur exhibit, and small petting zoo all in one.

This was also at the "aquarium"

As was this slightly depressing picture of Natalie. 

Leah also loves to play in this sink. 

 We tried out a San Antonio Missions game for one of our last summer outings.

 And this was just one of those days...when I didn't even care if she ripped up the book as long as she was quiet and stayed in one place.

First day of school:

Jansen has Mrs. Martinez (5th grade), and we have been very impressed with her so far. He loves playing four square at recess.

Natalie is in 3rd grade and has Ms. Espinoza. She is in the GT program this year.

 Emmy went to a couple days of PreK at the elementary school, but then I decided to pull her out. She didn't love it, and it was making life harder instead of easier. We are working on things at home and going on adventures together instead.

This had to have been either black beans or blueberries.


Jaime Lynne said...

I love these life snippet posts the most.

And thank you for making the effort to help your children learn to play the piano. DON'T GIVE UP! I used to teach piano lessons. I did everything I could to help parents survive the battles that (almost) always ensue over practicing. Because it's worth it. It absolutely is. My mom fought the good fight with me for 12 years. Now that I'm adult, I feel so grateful to her for her work and efforts with me, for making piano lessons a priority for myself and my siblings, despite the cost and the battles and the inconvenience. Of all the gifts she gave me, this is one that blesses me and so many other people most. I hope it is successful for your kids.

Kami said...

Ugh! Practicing the piano- so lame. Can't believe how big everyone is getting!