Friday, July 31, 2015

July 2015

I keep falling more and more in love with this little boy!  Truly didn't know it was possible.

Momma's banana bread helper.

Making journals for mutual.

Fun playdate with Emma & Lindsey.


Mastering his new trick of scooting and thus getting stuck under furniture.

Starting solids…slowly but surely, and through a mesh feeder.  He loved bananas.

Happy 4th of July!


Our bishop's family invited us over for a fun 4th of July dinner and fireworks.  
Sister Buys' decorations were soooo cute and made my favorite holiday's dreams come true!
I really don't know why all those little details mean so much to me.

Check out this awesome drink!  Cranberry juice, gatorade, and sprite or Sobe.  
Their sugar content or something makes them balance accordingly.

S'mores bars…YUM!

Ollie's first fireworks.

Aly wishing she could copy Ollie's sleep habits.

Ollie selfie.

After this night Jared swore we would never eat out again with a baby.
(We had to wait forevvvvver for food service and Ollie whined the entire time, and as first time parents we didn't realize why until a few days later when his teeth popped through…poor baby!)

He loves to inch over to the side of his crib.

Personal Progress mutual activity on Integrity.

Ugh we had so much fun with her.
"I'm sorry WHAUT?!?!?!"

That night we also officially started Ollie on solids!

Watched a childhood favorite, the Lizzie McGuire movie.

Burgers & homemade strawberry ice cream

A few days later dad, mom, Lauren, and Jace flew out to go on a cruise!  
We were able to spend one day with them before they left.
Such a treat to see them!!

What a cute future mommy.
Getting Ollie's 6 month pictures taken at Target.
Which were NOT fun because he whined the whole time (again…the culprit didn't surface til later).

He LOOOOVES looking at himself in that mirror and jumping up and down.

Mutual activity doing improv.

Love this!
Seth, Ollie, and Ayden.

The beginning of a new stage of life - truly watching my baby 24/7…
He put this carpet strand in his mouth and started choking.  Blah!

The tan fam after their cruise!

With the souvenirs they brought us.  My favorite part - KINDER EGGS!

How he feels about momma's carmex.

Looooooves this thing!

Trying to make "not flat" cookies…didn't really succeed.
The Stephenson family curse continues.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium.  So fun!


Mutual making solar ovens for camp certification.

Driving down to Wild Florida to visit Jared.
There is a beautiful southern plantation home on the drive down that I tried capturing.
It is SOOOOO pretty!  You can kinda see it here. ^^^

The life of taking turns in the temple.

Love this.

New rug.  Ollie's head was getting a little too much contact with the tile!

Bloomin' Onion from Outback Steakhouse.

Mutual activity writing letters to ourselves to put in a time capsule to open in 2021.

Hunter's Creek YW on July 29, 2015.  Love all these girls!

The three YW who completed the 28 day journal challenge.
Way to go, girls!

SOOOOOO good.  My new favorite dessert.

I've been having fun trying new recipes.

The life of an almost seven month old.
I am so grateful I get to stay home with him.  I love being a wife and mother!