With school coming to a close, dance season wrapping up, packing up our life and moving, and selling our house -- summer started out with a bang! Here are a few random events leading up to our Arizona departure... The last week of school was hot. Most days the temps were a good 5-15 degrees over 100. So, we spent a lot of our time in the pool. In the picture above Kinley is in-between swims (probably coming in for a quick snack). She lost her two front teeth during the last week of school. I love her new smile.
Wondering what Kinley is pointing to? Her 1st grade crush asked to sign her yearbook -- She was so excited. It was the 1st thing she told me when she hopped in the car. The second we got in the house she had to pull it out of her bag and show me.
Busy days meant this little guy was much more self managing than usual. This picture makes me smile. One afternoon while scrambling to finish everything on my "to do" list, I came across this scene. My baby boy (wearing a halloween shirt and thick winter pants in the heat of Arizona) fast asleep on the couch with a pile of snack wrappers surrounding him... and our snack box (empty) resting above his head. Sure love this little buddy of mine.
Our last weekend in Arizona was not only the girls dance recital but, also transfer week for the missionaries in our ward! Another one of our favorites heading off to a new area. We certainly had some exceptional elders come through Lake Havasu! Love, love, love having full time missionaries in our home so often.
Dave had to stay home and finish up work while the rest of us started our travels to Oregon (1st Utah and later Oregon). Because Paisley was so close to her birthday, we decided to have a mini celebration before leaving.
We opened a few gifts, ate a dinner of her choice, picked up some frozen yogurt at the local self serve shop, and did some swimming out in the pool. Dave bought her a special gift -- She is about to open it in the picture above (nice wrapping job :)).
She had been eyeing this owl for a good month -- after bringing the same one as a gift to one of her friends for her birthday (Kinley's crush's sister -- small world). She was thrilled to have a little one of her own and has slept with it (and Rosie (her turtle) and her sea world Orca) ever since. This is a girl that loves her stuffed animals.