At the end of May, we headed out to the Beehive State for Spencer's twin siblings, Kyle and Kimberly's graduation from Springville High School. Congrats to some of the sweetest, cutest, more talented teenagers I know. Kyle is planning on going on a mission sometime this fall and Kim is headed to Southern Utah University for school. Congratulations you two!!!
On May 26th, Georgia turned a big ol' 2 years! I know most people can't believe that their baby is a baby no longer, but I've been convinced of it for a while now. Georgia's been talking, running, and acting otherwise grown-up for so long, that I've felt she was nearly two since she was about 18 months old (more on her later).
Who doesn't love a $1.99 echo microphone? Everyone knows it's the only thing to sing into when you're table dancing to the Beach Boys
Georgia concentrating hard on ripping tricky wrapping paper
Georgia loved the Barbie cake that Aunt Kim made her (didn't she do such a cute job?)
I'm going to take a quick break from our regularly scheduled trip log to just say how absolutely in love with Georgia I am. She's easily one of my very favorite people in the entire world. How can one not adore someone who calls things "fabwulous," says "Hallelujah," and "I love you the whole world" on a regular basis. If there ever was a firecracker, she's it. The mere thought of my daughter makes me smile. Heck, even when she's being a bratty, sassy diva, it's still mildly humorous (for example, when I asked her why she had pinched Ezra, she replied, "I just wanted to" and then, "it funny." Horrible? yes. At least a liiiitle funny? absolutely.). She giggles behind her hands, enjoys being naked more than anything, and dances instead of walks. Sometimes I just look at Georgia and wonder to myself, "Who is this little mischievous sprite in human form and how did I possibly give birth to her?"
Now back to our regularly schedule trip log...
While in Utah, we went up Payson Canyon to a beautiful little waterfall called The Grotto. Not only is it a beautiful spot, it's actually the place that Spencer proposed to me, making it particularly fun spot to visit just a couple of weeks before our five year engagement anniversary.
Spencer packing Scarlett
Kinda a random picture, I know, but I just love Georgia's face peeking over my shoulder
Ezra throwing rocks into the waterfall
Georgia picking up rocks to throw (it was obviously the activity to do)
While in Utah, we also visited some local wetlands. I should remember the name...but I don't. Here's some cute pictures anyway.
Ezra looking for fish
Ezra, Aunt Kim, and Aunt Leslie
Georgia running down the trail (she did a lot of that)
Ezra and Uncle Kyle
Scarlett, Georgia, and Me
Georgia showing us a seashell she found
Scarlett and Mommy
Ezra and Uncle Kyle "being tricky"
Scarlett and Daddy feeding ducks
At a picnic with some friends, Ezra discovered that he can climb big trees all on his very own
After coming home to Oklahoma in early June, we quickly packed up and moved to Kansas City (well...Overland Park, Kansas, to be exact. It's a suburb of Kansas City that's close to Spencer's job) on the 15th. It's been absolutely crazy since (then again, that seems to be the constant state of affairs at our house). We've been busy unpacking, pottytraining Georgia (we've tried off and on since she initiated it last January), being all kinds of sick (there's been fevers, puking, and grumpiness galore), and exploring our new surroundings ever since.
I'm uber-impressed if you made it through the entire post! Either you're really bored or just very dedicated. Have a fabulous day!