Bikes and Bubbles

Every single night we go on a walk/bike ride and we bring bubbles. I’ve been suffering from severe anxiety and depression has been creeping in. Blowing bubbles actually calms me down. If I don’t get my evening walk and blowing bubbles I have a hard time sleeping. I know it sounds weird. But anxiety is weird. Really weird.  photo 160eresized_zpstigxlq6v.jpg photo 187eresized_zpsqy1352fm.jpg

Ember tries out Payson’s bike and turns out, she’s really good at it. I make a mental note that it’s time for her to get a bike!  photo 195eresized_zpswg6i70sa.jpg photo 200eresized_zpsaxhyioac.jpg

From the Mini Photoshoot

I’ve been wanting to print a big canvas for our living room for years and never have. I didn’t want to spend $200 on a canvas so I never have, and I’m never on the ball enough to get the canvas sales when they happen.

One day I noticed photobucket had canvases for 75% off. I told Allan about it and we decided right then and there to go take a family picture and have it printed! We wanted a new family picture in Idaho anyway, it felt silly to us to put our family picture from Colorado above our fireplace mantel. So I rummaged through the kids’ clothes trying to find things that went together. It was rough! We finally settled on the outfits we are wearing and ran out to literally catch the last ten minutes of light of the day. It was crazy and there was a moment when we first arrived to this area by the lake where I thought for sure it would be impossible to catch the light and we’d have to try again some other time. But we got this one shot that we liked a lot so all worked out!  photo 388e2sharpresized_zpsnggozajp.jpg

I took these of the kids after but guess what I forgot to do! Take one of Everett!! So when I went to print pictures for the wall I had these beautiful pictures of the four oldest and none of Everett. I took him out in the field across from our house one evening and quickly snapped a few and used one of those. That’s why his picture on the wall is slightly different than the others’.  photo 395eresized_zpsohyiqptj.jpg photo 427e2resized_zpsuytbphk1.jpg photo 393eresized_zpstlgdrglp.jpg photo 491eresized_zpskk78err1.jpg photo 461eresized_zpso7viz6ch.jpg

Rainy Day Fun

It has rained SO little here in Idaho so far! The locals say it’s one of the driest and hottest years they’ve had! Of course we brought the heat with us. It’s what we do :/

So anyway, when it rained this day we were thrilled and dropped everything we were doing or needed to do and stayed outside until the rain quit!  photo 173eresized_zpsnao1k7g7.jpg photo 183eresized_zpsjznsaxjl.jpg photo 185eresized_zpsvxkwtgdc.jpg photo 191eresized_zpsu3ytp03t.jpg photo 195eresized_zpsxnzcmiai.jpg photo 198eresized_zpspnxgzjzy.jpg

Jimmy John’s Picnic

We get Jimmy John’s and have a picnic. It was really fun!  photo 148eresized_zpscraxxb0n.jpg

I order a ham and cheese sandwich for Ember and give the ham to Everett. photo 151eresized_zpsqj9gpsk7.jpg

Everett is really mad when he can’t have the bread. He always wants gluten items from my plate and it’s difficult to watch him get sad about not getting it. He shares all my other food so I think it confuses him. So sad.  photo 162eresized_zpsy8vl9vms.jpg photo 169eresized_zpsr8istycn.jpg

In the Field

There’s a field across the street from our house. It has some trees but mostly grass. We go there sometimes and hang out. Everett doesn’t like the field because he thinks grass is yucky. He refuses to leave my arms but he still whines while I hold him.
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Payson takes some pictures. This is his selfie.  photo 032eresized_zpshazufeb8.jpg

And then I take some more of him doing silly faces.
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Pretending to be a zombie.
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Everett didn’t stand on his own back then yet and I found that putting him on the grass helped. He stood for almost a full minute for the first time in his life because he didn’t want to fall down and touch the grass more than he had to! It was the only time he’d stand on his own, in the grass! haha
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