Monday, September 05, 2011

August 2011

One Saturday Jake and I did our mommy/daddy-daughter dates. It was mommy and Annie's turn and daddy and Molly's turn. Annie and I took Junie bug with us. We hit up a local bookstore that has a sandwich shop in it and ate lunch and read some books, then headed to some fountains to get wet for a bit. After that we walked around the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum (which has some pretty cool old things in it) and walked around the temple grounds and then we met up with Jake and Molly for ice cream. Jake and Molly got lunch at Wendy's and took it to a pavilion to eat and then went and played some tennis together. I love these moments and wish we made them happen more often, its really fun to get some one on one time with the girls and talk about things that they want to talk about.

Annie playing in the fountains.

June doing what she does best...being cute!

At the temple grounds.

Molly eating her lunch.

Jake and Molly with her new tennis racquet.

Molly hitting some balls.

Enjoying a hot afternoon in the pool, trying to soak up as much of the few summer days we had left.

The girls looking at our miracle tomatoes.

In the middle of August I headed up to the Oregon coast for a few days to meet up with some of my old roomies, and dear friends. I was actually quite nervous to go, but once I got there, I loved every minute. It was so great to enjoy these wonderful women again and soak in all that they have to offer. I can't wait until next time.

While I was in Oregon Jake and the girls hung out with Stacy and her family... he was such a good dad and made sure they had a good time. They went to the zoo, the splash park and even saw this fun Up house while driving around. He even did the girls school shopping...he is the best!

In front of the Up house.

On the porch with the old man and the boy scout.

Having fun at the splash park

At the zoo. I love how much all these girls just adore each other.

Here are the girls and their cute little friend enjoying one of their last days of summer vacation.

Molly has been begging me for at least the last 6 months to get her hair cut short. I finally gave in. Here is a before picture...

And here you can see it after. We headed out to the Wasatch Front to see Jake's dad and family while he was in town. We took some time as a family to go the Planetarium and look around before meeting up with them. I didn't get any pictures of us while we were together but it was such a great day and Stacy and Nathan we great hosts like always.

The girls and I went to the park and had a picnic on their last day of summer vacation. I sure love these girls. I miss them while they are at school, but really love that they love school, it sure makes it easier letting them go each day.