July was so gooooooood, but soooooo fastttt!!! The goodness is displayed by the absurd amount of pictures this month AND a really long video (I swear I tried to cut them down!).
We had an amazing 4th of July hanging with some besties at the Stewart’s pool. MP had her first official no nap day that day and crushed it, having so much fun! We celebrated Grace’s 3rd birthday at the nature museum, went to see MMJ and Gary Clark Jr (epic!), then headed to AZ for some fun / work. The 5 days in AZ started with a chill pool party, then a hiking / camping session at the Grand Canyon, then some fun work party times (for me) and more hiking / camping (the Weatherford Trail) for the hubs. We made it back home the day of MP’s birthday and then had a low key swimming party with Grace and Santino. She LOVED it. We got her some yoga books and a strider bike for her bday! We spent the last two weekends in July organizing and getting rid of unwanted stuff and things in our house. LIBERATING. In between those two weeks, we went to Lake Watauga in TN. It’s soooo beautiful and the girls LOVED being around so much family fun.
July was the epitome of an epic summer month!
MP: Absolutely loves swimming. Octonauts is currently her favorite show. “Please can I watch a show nowwwww?!?!” Counts to 20 while doing pull ups on Daddy’s climbing hang board. Loves spinning and swinging on daddy’s gymnastics rings. Officially dropped naps after TONS of fighting with mommy and daddy. It was a fight to get her to take a nap, she was super grumpy when waking up for up to an hour, and a fight to get her to bed at 9 or 10pm. Once we dropped the nap, that all went away. Phew! Went swimming with Daddy in a waterfall! Says “that’s my rose pose”. When cleaning out the house, I gave her one of my old caboodle boxes and let her pick out some necklaces. She picked all the chunky ones and carries them around in the box now, referring to them as “my pearls”. Fought us to quit wearing pull ups and revert to diapers at night because they gave her a wedgie. HAHA!
RJ: Loves saying “Ohmmmmmm” over and over. Still an incredibly super busy bee. Won’t sit and watch a show like MP. Has to be on the move almost constantly. Attempting to talk a TON. Understands the majority of what we say, which is awesome. “Sings” ABCs and goodnight song softly with us. Walks in and says “hi” while cutely waving her hand with the perfect timing. The whole family went Vegan (aka a plant based diet) this month. Mainly because RJ’s skin was just out of wack and we’ve seen improvements for everyone since making the change!
Quick dinner with the Carl Family!
Getting sleepy toward the end of the pool day!
Kids riding in small motorized vehicles is friggin’ hilarious.
Big girl graduated to big girl scissors!
When we were fighting about bedtime, we told her if she wasn’t tired she could read books by nightlight. Presh.
Grace’s bday at the nature center!
MMJ ladies and a cute baby bump!
MP riding the light rail with Grandma and Pawpaw and LOVING it.
Cedar Ridge hike at the Grand Canyon was amazing!!
Weatherford Trail pics from bae
After work sips with some of my favorites.
I miss these fools already.
MP’s birthday. She looks stoked right?
Now she’s stoked because a vegan cupcake is involved.
One of my favorite families ever ever. That bump is life. Literally.
Lake Watauga trip!
Naked waterfall swimming. Mark that off the 3 year old’s bucket list.
And then naked cupcake eating.
Splash pad with the Bradbury’s.
This girl is always getting into something. I found her like this. Yes, she brought the stool over by herself.
Rose modeling “her pearls”.
Super tired after a great hike to the waterfall!
The crazy Simpson family!