|where's seth amongst the playroom mess?|
speaking of the boys, they are doing remarkably well. we try to get out and do a fun new activity every day. there are so many classes and parks and activities aimed at their age around these parts. if you didn't know, we are in Erie... about 20-30 minutes from denver and 10 minutes from boulder. can you believe i STILL haven't been to denver?!?!?! i have found a love of boulder and the surrounding area. i think this week my friend erin and i are going to brave denver and hit up the zoo. i've got quite a long "to-do" list that i need to get on before the winter!
|WANEKA LAKE PARK|
|ducks, water, mud!|
i have managed to get some day camps in for seth. one was a dinosaur camp (he was the only boy) and one was a bug camp (he was the only boy). THEN, he's also in a gym class and there is only ONE girl. so funny!
|excited for the hike in Boulder!|
|we made it!|
|View from the top!|
|searching for minnows, fishies, and bugs|
|he found a little fishy!|
|the class checking out the wildlife of the pond|
jer and i have been pretty involved in church here. jeremy has been called to be assistant secretary in elders quorum and i am the teacher for the 10 YEAR OLDS!!! GAH! i can hardly believe it since, well, kids that age annoy the CRAP out of me! sunday was my first day, and actually, there are a handful of kids that are really really good!! a couple may be the death of me ("swimming" on the floor), but luckily there is this girl in the class that was TOTALLY like me at that age. she is the disciplinary! she tells them to get on track, to stop talking, and they seem to listen to her. i don't have to be mean!
Jeremy plays football with the ward every saturday... which also turns into going to help someone move or help someone with their yard. are we surprised that jeremy is the first one to volunteer? he also is on the softball team that plays every friday night. the boys love to watch and cheer him and it is right by their favorite "music" park.
|cupcake madness! this is only 1/2 of the cupcakes that were there!|
i am 17 weeks along and on September 10th is my next apt to find out the sex. i have been told by some that i look pregnant and by others that i don't. i LOVE my OB because she told me that i am really skinny. the first couple months i gained some fun weight, but this last month i didn't gain anything, but i am pretty sure the first 2 months make up for that :) the last time i puked was about 4 days ago... so i feel like i am at the end of that fun ride. i'm sure you were all just so curious! i will NOT be posting belly pictures. if you want to see me, come out and see me. i'd rather not remember my awkward pregnancy stage that i seem to still be lingering in.
after the baby, i think i have no choice but to be super duper active. our ward if FULL of crazy runners. i think this year they had 2 ragnar teams (all women) and i love that being healthy seems to be a major priority. i also like that they give their kids fruit snacks so i don't have to be "that" mom :)
right now, my focus is 100% on the boys. trying to figure out what will be best for them come baby time. i really want to get seth into a preschool, but can i just tell you how hard that is unless you registered a year ago! i did find ONE that just had an opening that we went to yesterday and i have a really good feeling about it. she is a retired teacher who runs it and it just has such a good feeling to it. our other option is finding a nanny who will also be a tutor for the boys. jeremy favors the nanny idea since it will help me tremendously here, as well as getting the boys some of that there edumucation. i am more concerned about education PLUS socializing. With a nanny, though, seth will still be involved in his extra classes (gym, soccer, piano, swim) that will hopefully still be giving him that. i just don't know. i am SO on the fence and of course just want what's best for them. can't i have a nanny AND take seth to preschool 2 days a week and have him in extra curricular activities AND have my cake and eat it too? now is that so much to ask? as you can tell, this has been a BIG thought in my head and a major stressor!
|PRACTICING HIS NAME :)|
Luke is just a ball full of goofy. his expressions just kill me!
|he's his own apple peeler AND juicer! for the price of one!|
when he is happy, he is literally the cutest thing in the world and when he is upset, he is a little angry tornado! he runs in circles and falls to the ground! seth and luke have been getting along SO well! the other day at the park a little kid was playing with seth and said "mom, this is my new best friend!" to which seth replied "my best friends are boston and lukey". obviously, he needs to know not to say that and that everyone can be his best friend, but i did think that was super sweet! Luke and him love to play together. luke loves to be a monster/tiger/dinosaur and chase seth around the house. seth is SO good about trying to make luke happy when he is sad and talks to him with the sweetest voice "sorry lukey. mommy can't get your bottle when we are driving. it ok. she will get it when we stop. we are almost there lukey. be patient. it ok!" i LOVE it! obviously, there are also times when i want to strangle them because they are wresting and someone is crying, or they are not sharing a toy. though, i must say, that doesn't happen often.
oh, awesome though... they are both sleeping in their own beds for the majority of the night! seth sleeps ALL night, but luke comes into our room usually around 3 am. but hey, i'll take it! so proud of them! seth said he's not scared if lukey is with him.
right now, we are working on our yard. our HOA is VERRRRY strict, so getting approval for our yard design has taken a while.
|SOME CONCRETE FORMS|
so coming up, we have a few things. we are going to the broncos/49ers game on sunday! then next week jeremy and i are going on a work retreat near Vail for a week. My AWESOME mom is coming to watch the boys! they are so excited! i get to go on the retreat cause i kind of got a part-time job as the events co-ordinator at jeremy's work! dream job! i just finished decorating their lounge area
|SUCCULENT PLANTS I POTTED FOR THE OFFICE|
|NOT COMPLETE, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE COLOR SCHEME|
|NOT COMPLETE, BUT YOU GET AN IDEA. I WILL POST COMPLETE PICS LATER|
ya know, as much as the boys love it here, they still really miss everyone in utah. seth recently had a "bad" dream where he didn't give mom-mom a hug and a kiss. he also saw a picture of boston with a box and got excited because he though he was moving here! but, my FAVORITE has got to be when our friend corey came over and we were outside. corey has the same hair and head shape as vaughn and corey was wearing sunglasses. when he pulled in, seth SCREAMED "GRANDPA!" and ran to the car. By that time, Corey had taken off his sunglasses, to which Seth nervously ran back to me and sadly said "that's not grandpa." i about peed my pants. but isn't that all so sweet!