Monday, June 26, 2017

Palisade and Manti Pageant

We went on a day trip as a family to Palisade State Park to join our friends, the Fordhams and the Smiths, who were camping there for the weekend.  The campsite/lake are just beautiful!  We played at the lake, rode canoes, played in the sand, jumped off the party deck and the kids caught little fish in nets.  Violet took a nap in my arms on the beach as I talked with friends.  It was all lovely!  We ended the visit with a yummy spaghetti dinner together at their campsite.

Then Greg, myself and the kids went on to the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti.  We experienced a small Mormon miracle ourselves and happened to find a parking spot right next to the temple grounds, only minutes before the pageant started.  The kids, especially Palmer and Brody, loved the pageant!  Greg and I both thought it was better than we had remembered and felt the spirit strongly.

It was a wonderful day in every way.  Brody thanked me for "taking them on an adventure" the next day and for a few days after.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ten Months Old

Violet is cruising all around now.  She's got the crawl down pat and is starting to hold up her weight standing a bit.  She loves and adores Palmer.  He is her favorite!   She cries when he puts her down or hands her off, even when he hands her off to Dad or myself.  She is smiley, happy (most of the time) and sassy.  She continues to get better with her stranger anxiety.  She no longer cries when others look at her; now she bows her head and hides.  It's actually pretty cute and funny.  A lot of people get a kick out of her bashfulness.  Around her family she is full of energy and loud.  She likes to hear herself talk.  This is what is going on with Violet at eleven months old.

She's learned: to crawl better, to self feed better, to eat/gum most any food

She likes: table food, Palmer, swimming and playing in water, peek a boo, pacifier, toys, playing with her siblings, and crawling around on the couch or bed

She dislikes: being alone, staying still

Things about her/she does that makes us laugh: yelling along with the radio/kids singing when in the car, pats your back when you pick her up, squeals, baby babbles, toothy smiles and big belly laughs