Cece has started folding her arms for prayer, and even occasionally will bow her head and close her eyes.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
I finally see the wisdom in the Find My iPhone feature. Ellie was playing on my phone while I was making dinner, and then opened an app for Cece. We needed to leave to take some things to my friend Kandice, who is moving to Wyoming, and we could not find that phone anywhere. We just left without it. After talking with Kandice and her family for an hour, I took Ellie to meet Bobi for a date to see a play at the Lehi Arts Center. Then I came home and put Lynnie and Cece to bed. And tried to find my phone again.
And then I remembered this feature, and hopped on the computer. My iPad was in my room, and the GPS showed my phone west of that, so I knew it had to be in one of the girls' rooms. Then I saw the "play sound" button. Even though my ringer was off, it made a beautiful chiming noise. I heard it in the big girls' room and eventually found in inside of Ellie's pants drawer, buried under some pants. It was pretty comical trying to narrow down that noise to behind, underneath, or next to the dresser.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
I get to speak in Stake Conference in a couple of weeks, and Greg invited me to a meeting with all of the speakers for the session. Sweet Hailey came back to the church at 4:30 to play with girls so they wouldn't be distracting in the meeting. They started in the nursery but ended up running around the gym. Cece liked Hailey so much, that when I came to find them at 5, Cece came to my arms, and then immediately vaulted back to Hailey. It was pretty sweet!
P.S. I couldn't find any good, recent pictures of Hailey with the girls (and I didn't think to take one today), so I borrowed this one from almost a year ago.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Not only does Cece like to drink green smoothies, she likes to help make them. She loves to put in the ingredients, especially the spinach. Lynnie wanted her own "purple" smoothie that morning, so I made her a special one with blueberries. She only drank a little before deciding she was done. She did eat all of her blueberries, though. Lu likes them best when they are frozen.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
I am kicking my Diet Coke habit (AGAIN) and replacing it with a green smoothie in the morning. I have found a combo that doesn't taste great, but doesn't taste terrible. And, surprisingly, Cece loves it and always drinks with me. I think it's the novelty of the straw, and that it is totally cold with lots of ice. It's packed full of vegetables and flax seed, and I am happy to share. She drank everything that you can see gone out of this cup. I was very impressed!
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Fun times at Lauren's bridal shower. Adam made an appearance at the end to help open my presents. My favorite moment was when someone made a provocative comment and then asked Adam to respond. He said something like, "how am I supposed to respond to that?" OK, that's not reading very funny, but it was pretty funny in the moment.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Lynnie wanted her hair to match Ellie's, and be off of her neck. It is the shortest she's ever had it, but it turned out super cute and we all love it. Cece loved sitting in a chair and pretending to do her hair. She ran her hands through her hair, and fluffed it, and laughed.c
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
...that make all of the difference. My hot water faucet was leaking, so Greg and I were sharing a sink (1st World problems, I know -- it wasn't that big of a deal). But today we had a plumber come and fix it, and it is really nice to have it working again.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Lynnie adores our neighbor Kabe. She saw him outside and just had to go and see if he wanted to play. Kind Kabe, 6 years older than Lu, patiently showed her how to throw a Frisbee. They "played" for about half an hour before Lynnie came home, so excited that her future husband would spend time with her.
Cece and I snuck this picture from the office window.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Grandma agreed to babysit, and we were off to celebrate our anniversary. We started with a session at the temple and then went out to dinner. We tried Harvest first, but it was closed for a break between lunch and dinner. So we went back to Toscano's and got there at 4:10. Dinner pricing started at 4. Oops -- that mistake cost us an extra $12. Oh, well. It was a good day celebrating with my love.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
We made some homemade play dough this morning for our next Play Unplugged badge, and took it to the Lehi Bakery to collect our badge. Of course we had to get a donut while we were there, and had fun sitting on the bench on Main Street and watching all of the cars go by. I told the girls how we used to drive down Main Street every day, since we lived out that way, and after we were done with our donuts we did a drive by of our old house.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
I've started a little thing I'm calling "Kid of the Day" that rotates between Ellie and Lynnie. Whoever is Kid of the Day gets to make decisions like where to sit in the van, or what to eat for lunch, or what show to watch while we snuggle before bed. It has cut out the arguments and whining, and they are doing great at taking turns. It was Lynnie's turn to pick a show, and she said she wanted to watch Pork Chops.