Sunday, May 27, 2007

Wow, I can't believe May is almost gone. Our family is doing well. We have been trying to do as much recreationally as we can in Rexburg before we leave. Dallas is still accompanying up here on campus. He is good at it and enjoys it. He also does so much at home. I am so thankful for him. The girls adore him so much. Gabe seems to be in total awe of him. We are so lucky to have him in our family. I have still been busy with school. I did significantly better on my last Chemistry exam, so I am pretty happy about that. And I am halfway done this week, so that is exciting. I will be ready for a break from school. The kids have been busy. They love being outside. It is so fun to see how they play. They are getting so big. It is crazy because I remember being little and doing the things they do. It just helps me to keep good perspective on how fast this time with small children will go. I tend to always look forward to the next stage of life, but I am realizing that this is such a happy time for us. We have been so blessed to live here and be associated with this school. Have a good week!

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Gabe giggles readily now. He is growing so fast. He will be 5 months in a week and a half.

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Penelope is very good at playing pretend. She also loves building things. Still, the only word she says consistently is "cheese". It is cute nonetheless. The middle picture is "Penelope the Neanderthal". She had awoken from a nap and was eating and rubbing food in her sweaty hair. She is pretty cute.

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Sophie is becoming very independant. She can go potty by herself and tries to dress herself, as you can see in the first picture. She also is really into drawing right now. Here she drew Daddy. I think it is a pretty good likeness.

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Last night, we rented Charlotte's Web and had a special movie night. We all had a lot of fun. The girls loved eating in front of the T.V.

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Sophie and Penny love dancing with ribbons. Sophie is happy with one or two, but Penny has to hold as many as she can. These little girls have so much personality!

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I think I have the cutest kids in the world!!

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Sophie gave Gabe a bottle yesterday. She is a great helper!

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The kids have been enjoying the warm days. I put their swimming pool on our balcony. They love it and it is nice for me because I can do dishes or homework and still watch them.

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Dallas has been enjoying his new computer so much that, at times, it has been more important than a good night's sleep.

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You kind of have to look closely, but this is a picture of the Rexburg Temple. It is so cool because you can see it pretty much anywhere in Rexburg. I took this at the Nature Park, which is on the opposite side of Rexburg. I wish we could be here when it opened.

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It has been unusually hot this May, except for the crazy days that it has snowed, like this past Tuesday.

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The Nature park is our favorite place to go as a family. It is so close to our apartment. It is so beautiful, too. We are lucky.

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There are baby ducks at the nature park! They are so adorable. The kids had a blast feeding them.

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We took all the kids camping up by Mesa falls a couple weeks ago. It was definately interesting! Despite mosquito repelent, the mosquitos were horrible! Luckily after the sun went down it was a lot better. We all slept together and so really nobody slept well. But we would do it again. It was beautiful and fun regardless. Still, we were home by 10am the next morning.

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Penny loved everything about camping! She loves being outdoors!

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Sophie overall did not like camping. She hated the mosquitos! She got about 20 bites. Poor thing.

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