swimming at sylvan lake with both sides of the family (my personal favorite so far)
camping in the backyard in tents that eventually blew over because of a storm (they all lasted longer than I thought they would!)
smores with aunt paige & nana/papa (the smell of wood burning in the firepit … best)
hill city with aunt nikki & grandpa/ma (alpine inn!)
swimming, hiking, learning with Taylor (my helper on monday and tuesdays)
johnson ranch to ride tractors and drink delicious, ice cold water (outside of Spearfish/Belle)
mowing the lawn alone for cade (riding lawnmower/zero turn)
baby Linda for grace (her favorite doll that goes everywhere with us)
sandbox for claire (loves the outdoors)
lots of fun in the hills with grandma/pa (deadwood opium tour, haunted hotel tour, cave tours, etc., etc., etc.)
new glasses (caeden)
all of this + a baby that was so colicy his first months of life that I didn’t know what hit me. Crying stopped only when he was asleep. So hard. He is getting better, though!
I’d kill for a few hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Still haven’t lost baby weight.
Haven’t made it through a grocery store run without being in a panic because Avery cries all. the. time.
Taking a shower is a huge accomplishment.
Do you remember the early baby days?
I’m in the thick of them.