Hello everyone! Yes, we are still here. Brad has pointed out to me many times that I have not posted for awhile and I did not realize that it had been that long. So here is an update as to what we have been up to and about our summer.
Jackson has kept us pretty busy lately. He had a fun summer playing with friends and riding his bike around the neighborhood. He learned to ride his bike this summer without his training wheels and boy did he think he was hot stuff. He also had his first big crash on his bike this summer. He didn't have his helmet on and totally scraped up his face. His lip was so swollen that he looked like he had Shrek lips. The poor kid!! Lately he has kept us busy with preschool (no he's not in kindergarten because he missed the deadline by days), he just got done playing soccer and will start swim lessons again next week. He really enjoyed playing soccer. The first game he scored three goals, the second game he kicked the ball all the way down the field and scored one goal, and then I think he lost a little interest because the rest of the season we had to encourage him to get in there and get ball. He had a lot of fun playing. He also has been down the Alpine Slide twice this summer and the Alpine Coaster once and he absolutley LOVED it. That was good for me to see that afterall he is not taking after me. He is at the same preschool as last year and loves it and his new teacher.
Addison keeps us on our toes and is talking up a storm! She loves to follow Jackson around and just idealizes him. He doesn't seem to mind it the majority of the time, but sometimes he wants his own space. She seems to think she is just as big as he is. She loves to go outside and whenever anyone goes out the door she is right there saying "outside" and begging to go with them. She loves to tell people "by" and "see ya" and it seems that lately her favorite words are "thank you". She is fearful of nothing and is our little daredevil. She follows after her dad and again that is great for me to see. I really do not want my kids being like me in regards to things like that. She loves her babydoll and when you mention the word baby she will pat her belly. She is my little shadow and is wherever I am. January will be a hard month for her (and probably the rest of us). People have pointed out to me that she just has to hear my voice and freaks out until she finds me, wish us luck!
Brad and I had a good summer. We were able to go and be "parents" up at youth conference and what a wonderful experience. It was an even better experience sharing it together. Brad has been busy with work and trying to finish up completing the garage. He has enjoyed riding his Harley this summer and playing in the yard with Jackson and Addi. I love to hear the kids and him laugh when playing together and the kids just love their dad. Brad and I are also enjoying our season tickets watching the Utes play football, though it causes me major anxiety. As for me girls camp kept me on my toes this summer and I had a great week with the girls, but there is no place like home. I am counting down the days till the baby comes and then again I don't really want it to come right away either. This has not been an easy pregnancy for me in many ways and that makes the days long, but I am so excited to meet this little one in three months.
I hope to post more regularly, so please keep checking. I enjoy reading what all of you are up to and think about you lots. Love you all!!
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