I will say I do miss her long hair and about started to cry as I watched the hair fall to the floor but I know it'll grow back. Kiera loves her short hair too and it's just in time for summer.
|That is a lot of hair!|
|That is a lot of hair!|
|Here's our team before the race|
|Me and Sheila. She serves with me in our ward's Young Women's program. Also the one I went to Time Out for Women Seattle with.|
|Me and Kristi. Another young women's leader I serve with and have become good friends with|
|At the start line waiting for the race to begin|
|We made it! This was probably one of the toughest 5K's I've ever ran before. There were lots of steep hills and even a HUGE flight of stairs to climb. But we did it and it felt great!|
|A few of the team that I was able to round up for an after shot. You can't tell too much in the picture but we really did get covered during the race in all the colored chalk.|
|Found another team mate. This is Autumn. We've been friends since Ethan was preschool aged. She was one of the moms I did our preschool mom co-op with. She serves in our Stake's primary presidency too.|
|a better close-up shot to show how much we really did get colored.|
|The race was so much fun and I would definitely do it again. This is what I went home looking like. When I got home Ellie didn't know what to think and didn't seem to recognize me. Maybe I should do this much more often. It's not everyday you can disguise yourself from your children. Might be a good way to escape once in awhile :) As soon as I came back down stairs from showering Ellie was much happier and eager for a hug. It's nice to be loved too.|
|So this is something that is long overdue. I finally got hardware for the kitchen cabinets. Almost 5 years in this house and I finally got rid of the holes in all the cupboards!|
|Oh Ellie! This little girl is growing so fast! She has gotten more teeth and her little personality is showing more everyday. She lights up any room with her toothy grin and is known in our ward as the happy baby. I love this little girl!|
|I found a good deal on some fuji apples at our local fruit stand and since we were running low on canned fruit I decided to buy a box and do a little canning.|
|Even Ellie had a good time.|
|Ethan and Nathan spent a long time building a long tunnel in the sand. I think Ethan just enjoyed having someone other than his sisters to play with.|
|Dan holding Ethan upside down in the tunnel|
|Alexis playing in the sand with Grandma "Tutu"|
|Left to Right: Nathan, Ethan, Kiera, Emma, Kayla, Alexis, Brittany and Ellie.|
|I Love any time I get to see my sister!|
|Ellie's first time at the beach. She did really well and did what most babies do and tried to eat the sand. We're just gearing up for our trip to Fort Steven's in July. Hopefully by then she won't try to put it in her mouth as much. I was very thankful however that the weather was wonderful for us! The beach wasn't too windy or cold either. We enjoyed sunshine and even had to apply sunscreen this trip.|
|Was also good to see my brother Nathan and for this trip he brought a "special someone" along with him. Only time will tell if their relationship will turn into something more.|
It was fun to go and visit my Aunt Judi and uncle Les and it was their first time meeting Ellie. This is a picture of Les holding Ellie. I don't think Ellie was quite sure of that man in the white beard.
Kayla and Emma hanging around the fire pit and Judi and Les's before we ate dinner there
Ethan found a mini tide pool and thought it was the perfect place to cool off.
Ellie hanging out at the beach house
and no trip to Seaside is complete without bumper cars the carousel and a trip to the candy man for salt water taffy
So fun seeing these two together. So wish we were closer!
Kiera and Ethan playing with their cousin Alexis
|Here I am taking Emma and Ellie to the babysitter's. AKA Ben and Kara's house. Ethan and Kiera were still in school when we left. They ended up coming back to the house so they were there when they got home on the bus. It worked out perfectly. Thanks Ben and Kara!|