Sunday, September 29, 2013

I'm sorry, mom.

I've been neglecting my blog of late, and as such have been remiss in my duties as a mother of grandchildren who live far away from their grandparents. Mom, I'm sorry. I'll try to be better. Since I haven't posted since July (and holy cow it's October in 2 days) I'm just going to start posting stuff. It's the best I can do right now.

We visited my parents in late July and early August to celebrate my mom's birthday. I took very few pictures. But I did get evidence that we saw a bear taking a bath.

Azure's hair is fantastic in this next one. And that's baby Lea there with my dad as well. She's so fun. My kids adore that little cousin of theirs. As they do all their cousins.

We were in the parade in Deary. Sorry, Grandpa, I don't have one of the car. We all rode in my grandpa's newly restored Model T. It was a lot of fun.

Back home and a few laundry loads later, Azure successfully got a pair of briefs on her head after trying for some time. Don't worry, they were clean.

Then Cormac started school again. Here he is on the first day of his second semester of preschool. Since he started in January of last year this isn't his first year, but it's close.

Cormac loves to construct all kinds of structures. He's really good at it.

He had a little help from daddy for this one.

And what's better than building? Demolition...

Azure is still my messiest child. It is not uncommon for me to have to strip her down and give her a quick bath several times a day.

We got to go out to Nevada a few weeks ago. Ammon's parents are home from their missions to Nauvoo. I'm sure they miss it, but we have enjoyed seeing them a few times since they got back. We went out to see them speak and to see Carolina's baptism. Again I forgot to take many pictures, but I did get the one below. Being with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents really are the biggest highlights to a young Cormac.

Ammon, Marcos, Azure, Ruby, and Cormac

Back home. Azure loves (really loves) shoes. She found my red ones and was so thrilled to have them on for a good chunk of the morning.

But she did have to take turns. What I love most about Cormac's picture is that his pjs have somehow gotten unbuttoned and he just hung out like that. It's very manly. Especially the shoes.

This is usually what happens when I get out the camera...all kinds of silliness.

Hey Mom, what do these remind you of?

Yes, that's me. So it's true that Cormac looks like his dad, but he sort of looks a bit like his mom too.

Then this morning Cormac wanted to be a fireman and to play in a "blankie tent." As I was getting him dressed Azure brought me a sweatshirt of mine that she had found. I don't have a fireman outfit for her but she improvised.

And now you are all up to speed. Just a whole lot of craziness over here.