Hannah graduated from first grade with honors and is very excited for second grade. She had one play date with a cute girl named Kylie over the summer, but wanted to spend most of her time playing with Paige. Paige also completed a successful school year, and was very sad to leave Wright Elementary. She had a great experience there. The girls got along so well during the break, hardly any fighting or hard feelings. They were lucky enough to attend Jr. Ranger camp at Spring Mountain Ranch in the mornings for three weeks. They took hikes, made crafts, and did science experiments. They also played a lot Pokemon.
Sam had a great summer break as well. While the girls were involved with the Spring Mountain Ranch camp, Sam spent the mornings with Mommy and Daddy taking hikes, exploring SMR and finding crawdads. He loved being out doors, running around on the lawn and playing soccer. We enjoyed a picnic every day.
Jonathan turned four months old. He weighs 18 lbs 6 oz, our blue eyed bruiser. We sure love him, and we're grateful for him every day. He has quite the cute personality, and wants to be a part of the action all the time. He also enjoyed our hikes around Lake Harriet at Spring Mountain Ranch, and loves being outside.
We went on a quick weekend trip at the beginning of August to visit Nana and Papa. The kids spent the whole visit in the pool. As a family, we spent quite a lot of time soaking up the sun at Wet n Wild. We spent many hours floating around the lazy river, trying to coax the girls to try water slides. Hannah would do all the slides at the kiddie area but Paige wouldn't finally on one of the last days of the summer Paige said, "I like these slides now" and spent all day on them. Another fun thing we did as a family was attend a 51s game together as a family. The girls especially enjoyed it.
One of the biggest events was Adam and I celebrating our ten year anniversary. Ten years. We are so grateful for our wonderful marriage that blesses our lives each day. We can't believe this beautiful life, this beautiful family we have. Along with that we celebrated ten years of living in Las Vegas. Though sometimes it has seemed like a life sentence, we have grown to love our oasis in the desert, and are proud to call it home.
Of course all good summers must come to an end, unfortunately, and the girls started back to school. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a big gaping hole in my heart, especially with Paige doing FULL DAY kindergarten. She is so extremely happy to be there, and I'm happy for her, but I'm also missing her tremendously. The night before school started Adam gave the girls a blessing and blessed Paige that she would be courageous. She started crying, and of course I was sobbing and we spent a good hour crying together, telling each other we'd miss the other. On Monday morning, however, the girls woke up before the sun, got their own lunches packed, dressed, had breakfast, and brushed their teeth, because they were SO excited. Paige was slightly nervous once we got to school, but for the most part everything went beautifully. The only tears were mine.