Hannah: must be the luckiest girl in the world. She and her sister were asked to be ambassadors for the Shimmer tail Mermaid company. She loves being a "model" and is currently going through a phase where she'd love to be anything famous, like an actor, so it's the perfect gig.
She's also going through a huge Minecraft phase. She spent much of June on track break, and when she wasn't swimm
Hannah loves being the oldest, and is a huge helper with Jonathan. She loves to hold him, and has so much patience with him. Even when he is super fussy, she can get him to calm down. Not only that, but Hannah has been trying to be more helpful with things around the house, like cleaning, baking, and laundry. I appreciate it a lot.
Hannah is looking extremely grown up, and we can't believe she is turning seven next month, even though she's acting more and more like a second grader and less like a first grader by the minute. She's now reading on a fourth grade level, and is finding more and more books to love. In my mind she's still a tiny three-year-old.
Paige: had a fantastic month! She enjoyed a brief, but fun filled track break early on in the month, in which she spent a lot of time being a mermaid. She and her sister were asked to be ambassadors for the Shimmer tail Mermaid company. We can't keep this girl out of the pool! She was lucky enough to have some swimming lessons, and progressed beautifully. Another fun track break activity was McKee Ranch. She got to ride a horse! She also enjoyed a mommy/daughter date to Spring Mountain Ranch to see Beauty and the Beast and loved it!
Paige also spent a lot of time working on other skills, like reading, writing, and drawing. She can spend HOURS drawing pictures for her friends and family.
Paige had a field day in pre-K and I was lucky enough to attend. She's so proud of her family, she kept introducing her brothers and me to all her classmates. She has some great teachers and friends, and she loves her school.
Sam: Happy Birthday, Sammy! You are the sweetest, handsomest, most incredible two-year-old I know! You have the best personality, full of mischief and exploding enthusiasm. It is a joy to be your mother and watch you grow up.
Sam had a great birthday, since both Turney and Marsden grandparents and aunts and uncles were in Las Vegas for Jonathan's blessing. For weeks in advance Sam excitedly announced he was having a HOT WHEELS PARTY to anyone who would listen. It was the cutest.
Sam has enjoyed lots of fun activities between Paige's track break and Hannah's track break. We've been swimming a TON. Sam likes the water, but is extremely cautious, which is fine with me. He likes to stay safe. He still loves his Hot Wheels, and super heroes. He's in a very big "No!" phase, which isn't so much fun, but he's also the most grateful boy I know. He's always the first to say, "Thank you, Mommy, dinner!" Or "Thank you, Mommy, swimming!" He loves being a big brother and declares to anyone and everyone "MY Jonathan!"
Jonathan: Found his smile. His giant, joyful, gummy smile. He loves his whole family, and is happy whenever anyone is paying him attention.
Jonathan was blessed by his daddy on June 5th. Both his grandfathers, and his uncles Sean, Caleb, and Avery stood in the circle as well.
Jonathan is happy to be schlepped around all over town. He is extremely "chill" and easygoing. He has recently enjoyed going swimming (we've spent a lot of time in the pool) and never seems to mind when the temperature of the pool is slightly too cold.
He is a whopping 15 pounds and is considered the 96th percentile for height and weight.