We spent the rest of the weekend biking, hiking, visiting, eating out, watching movies, and staying up really late talking. I can't believe they've lived here for two years and this is our first time visiting. We definitely hope to make it a much more common destination for us, especially sans kids ;) Kylee is my cousin who is 7 years younger than me but she has always been my closest cousin, even as a young girl I always wanted a little sister, so I just took her on as that and have seen it all the way through into adulthood. It really works out for me since she doesn't have a big sister, besides me that is. We could totally be sisters, I mean look at our hair, you can't even tell who's it is!!
We returned home to help little Miss Lydia get ready for her first day of school. Here she is waiting for her Father's Blessing that she has seen Emma have all these years.
We made some yummy cupcakes for her teacher....
She wanted to have her photo right where Emma always has hers. Then she was off. No tears (from either one of us luckily) and just a bright shiny smile.
My favorite activity of the month (besides seeing the Hatches) was when we drove up to Porcupine dam to see the salmon spawn. Emma encouraged/begged all of us to get in the river and to try to catch the fish with our bare hands. They were sooooooo fast!!! Except for the ones that had just laid their eggs as their last act on Earth, they were on their way out and we were much more easily able to catch those. It was the best activity we've had to date. We did get the Rzr stuck in the mud for 2+ hours, but all ended well. I seriously can't wait to do this again next year!!
Lydia is LOVING pre-school. It's right down the street from my Aunt Lee so she likes to walk or ride her bike from Lee's house to school, ya know, like Emma does.
We had a beautiful RZR ride over Avon back into Liberty where we met the Tippings and their twins for some foil dinners. Such a beautiful state we live in!!
Work stays busy with the Football season in full swing. And although I don't love admitting I am a 32 year old bar tender, I have no shame in the amount of money I make, espcially for Cache Valley.
In my spare time, ya know, because I have so much of it, I wipped up this little necklace for the girls. This might be a new favorite hobby of mine...it MIGHT be.
Is there anything more memorable in childhood than School Picture Day?
I don't know where this girl comes from. She loves make-up, sparkles, jewelery, perfume, and anything fancy. She completely cracks me up, but also worries me with her interest/obsession with beauty products. She knows right where my mom and Lee keep their lipstick and perfume and will usually sneak off to find it before getting caught.
We closed out the month with many wonderful rainstorms and snuggles from Lydia's favorite blanky, Taggy.