Thursday, September 12, 2013

Summer is over!

Get ready for a long post full of pictures!  We had a fun summer, but I'm definitely enjoying the cooler weather.  It's hard to keep a baby cool when it's hot outside!  August 4 came and Lucy had her baby blessing.  This was such a memorable day for me as it probably is for all moms out there.  I was so proud to be Lucy's mom and Bryce's wife.  He gave her such a beautiful blessing, I loved everything he said.  Lucy looked so cute!  I was worried about her for some reason being noisy or crying, but she just looked around at all of the men in the circle and thought it was pretty cool I'm guessing.  She wore the dress my mom and sister wore when they were blessed.  We had a nice lunch with our family afterwards and it was a really nice get together with everyone!
Our family after the blessing
Mom and daughter picture on blessing day
Four generation picture - Lucy was pictured out by the end of this!
As much fun as Lucy's blessing was, it wore me out so I was ready to go relax in Bear Lake for a few days with Susan's family.  Lucy had her first beach experience and I was grateful for the shade tents and a cool breeze the entire time.  There was always someone to watch her so Bryce and I got a good amount of playing in on the boats, tubes, paddle boards, and wave runners.  It's definitely an adjustment having a kid on a vacation.  At one point my dad said to me, "I forgot how much work a baby is!"  Ha ha, for a family who likes to go go go and do do do, it's hard to slow down - I wouldn't trade it for the world of course!  It was a good vacation!
Lucy totally loved the sunglasses ha ha

Lucy's first time swimming - it was actually the hot tub, but it was turned down so low it wasn't even as warm as her baths are.  Gotta love the surf shirt (even though she's in the shade ha ha overprotective?)

They make camping chairs this big - ridiculous!

Lucy's time at the beach!
Emily came to visit!  Her and Jim boy drove up from Nevada and stopped by to meet Lucy for the first time!  It was so great to see them.  They are expecting a GIRL in February and Lucy and I are seriously thrilled.  It's so fun becoming moms with my friends.  It's weird because we used to talk about this stage of our lives 10 years ago at sleepovers - and here it is!  I'm glad I have the friends and great relationships with them that I do.

Bryce went on a hike with his dad and bonding time I guess :)

Date night!  Mini golfing and Cold Stone - I love being silly with Bryce and acting like we are dating, even though we are parents now it doesn't mean our relationship has to be lame

Swimming at our pool!  Miss LuLu had her first pool experience and she didn't know what to think ha ha.  She didn't cry so I'm guessing she had fun!

Lucy's bouncy toy!  She was overwhelmed
Lucy turned 4 months old on September 4th.  She was sick that day so she let me know she wasn't into taking pictures by starting to eat her 4 month sticker ha ha.  I promise I grabbed it from her right after this so she didn't get ink poisoning or something.  She weighed in at 14 lbs 15 oz...almost double her birth weight!  She's super long too...85% for her age group.  I'm crazy about this girl - every stage just gets more fun!

We decided the bunny should wear the sticker

My new all time favorite picture!  She was being so cute!

Grandpa Bart singalong time!  Lucy was quite interested in the guitar playing and singing.  Music is SUCH an influential part of my life and has been since I was a little girl.  I loved memorizing songs and singing in fake microphones while my dad played the guitar for me.  He was my awesome "band"!  I can't wait to teach Lucy songs and I hope she loves performing in front of people as much as I did.

We were missing Bryce so we took him lunch at work one day and then decided to lounge around and take a nap - we lead a tough life

My cute buddy! She posed like that all by herself :)
Like I said before I love music so much and I was taught from a young age by both my parents.  My dad has definitely been influenced by James Taylor so he was like a little kid on Christmas when he heard that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir would be hosting JT at their concert.  None of the names he submitted were picked for tickets, but that didn't stop him.  He went with some people on Friday night, sent me a text that he had been "reborn", and said you guys are coming with me Saturday night!  So my dad stood in the stand-by line in pouring rain hours before the show so that Bryce and I could go to the concert with him.  It really was a great evening of performances.  I actually went to a James Taylor concert with my dad 12 years ago and we stood up and danced/sang along the whole time.  This concert was a little different as it was in the conference center, ha ha, but it was still fun to be back with my dad seeing JT perform again!  Bryce loves music too so it was a great date night + my dad ha ha.

On Labor Day I tagged along with my parents running errands, etc.  When Bryce was off work we met for lunch and we were right by parents had never been and I was like "YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO SCHEELS??" Ha ha, I guess I felt like that was a big deal.  So we took them on the grand tour to see everything there and it was entertaining.  My dad is running a marathon this month so we purchased him some running "goo" - he's legit like that.

Asics family unite!  My sister and I are training for a half so we went on a run with my dad that morning - the only running shoe our family supports as you can see :)
I'm excited for fall!  I've always loved different things about every season, but Lucy puts that excitement into overdrive because we get to do all my favorite things WITH her.  

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