The best ways for me to describe summer is the days are long but the weeks are short. I cannot believe we've already had almost 3 whole weeks of summer! We have had an absolutely wonderful summer so far! Brad is so so so stinkin' cute. So so cute. There aren't enough "so"s to explain how cute he is. Jason said the other day, "We just need to film you all the time!!!" Some of my favorite of his current sayings right now: When he gets hurt he comes crying to us and says, "It hurts like the dickens." or when he wants me to hold him, "Hold you. Hold you!"
To be honest a lot of our time has looked like this:
And the 45 miles drive it is to get to the fertility clinic. But hopefully that process is almost over for a while...... But Brad has been wonderful about the whole process. Every time Jason gives me all my shots Brad wants to see. He asks, "Mommy owie?" By the end Brad even raised up his shirt to show his belly wanting a shot.
But we have done a lot of other fun things! One day we hiked through Corner Canyon to our favorite views of the Draper Temple.
And I finally saw my first segalily in real life!!! (this flower is famous in pioneer history and became the Utah state flower and I had never seen it!)
Some other things we're up to: I used to go to the gym every morning before Brad woke up but Jason is now going to the gym in the morning! So Brad and I go once the daycare opens at the gym. It is a WONDERFUL daycare and Brad loves it! This picture below is of Brad watching a show but I think that is the only time Brad has ever watched a show at the gym. There are tons of toys and lots and lots of friends. Brad now begs to go to the gym to play with friends. I am thrilled that he loves it because it is the perfect activity for both of us.
Once or twice a week we meet up with our ward friends and play at the park. I normally don't take pictures but one time the kids went to the other end of the park and we all thought they were playing in the sand of the horse shoe pits..... it wasn't until we went to leave that we discovered all our kids covered in mud!
Brad has also started swimming lessons with one of my young women in my ward. She is AWESOME. She teaches at a really expensive swim place in town so she is very experienced and has great curriculum. This picture was from their very first lesson when Brad was crying for me so I went and hid in the bathroom. Now Brad loves his swim lessons and always begs to go swim with Avy.
One day Brad and I tried to venture to the mall to return something I had purchased online. We only had a very tantrums and meltdowns along the way....
Something that has been wonderful for me this summer is I am taking an online class from Harvard Business School on leading change in education. It has been super interesting and I've loved hearing from all the billion dollar company CEOS that Harvard has interviewed to help illustrate points throughout the course.
Another park trip. Brad doesn't love the splashes at the splash pad but he loves to sit and watch all the bigger kids run through the splashes.
A hike up Milcreek Canyon.
It was hard to get a picture of Brad looking at the camera because he was WAY more interested in the bug on the rock.
One day I was getting blankets out of my grandma's cedar chest when Brad saw it was the perfect bed. So he found a pillow and a blanket and crawled right in.
And since we have a lot of free time now Jason wanted to do a check up on me. It is fun to watch Jason in action!
Well kinda... I still hate the dentist.