Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
After the largest branch fell, Chris cut it up with an axe and all three of us dragged the smaller branches back behind the garden. Cadence loves to assist with almost every project in which we are involved. She dragged her share of little branches to where they needed to go.
Yes, even at 8 1/2 months pregnant I still like to do yardwork.
Cadence, of course, had to climb up the ladder "by myself" and sit at the top. Luckily, she let Dad stand on the ladder while she was sitting. She is such a climber!!!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Cadence loved acting like Maddie and McKinley were her big sisters. She always wanted to know where they were if they weren't in her sight. After we came home, she kept talking about them. She loves her Grammy too!
McKinley was such a big help in the pool. Cadence trusted her tremendously. When McKinley would back away from Cadence and get out of her reach, Cadence would say in the sweetest voice, "Come back to me please." Cadence actually let McKinley assist her in floating on her back.
Another cute picture of the swimsuit model named Cadence.
This was about as close as I got to swimming. I really didn't want to get in a swimsuit and I was nervous about all the chemicals and germs in the pool (even though my doctor says there is nothing to worry about), but I do have to admit that I almost ran down the canyon to buy something so I could go to the Mom & Tot class and play with Cadence. She was just having so much fun.
The girls in the pool!!! They went swimming twice a day for probably about 3 hours combined each day. Nobody got sunburned badly because we used a lot of sunscreen.
Cadence cuddled up in bed with Maddie and McKinley even though she slept with me every night. We all stayed up late watching movies and having fun!
On Sunday, which was Father's Day, Chris was able to spend the day with us. We attended church on the balcony of the Snowbird center. We could hear the birds and river in the background. It was one hour and very heavenly. Dad sat in the pool with Cadence with a few minutes before he had to go home. His Father's Day present was being with us girls, a baby boy in a few weeks and a sport coat and dress pants he bought about a month ago.
Sydney and Cole played with Cadence on the playground when they were visiting on Saturday and Sunday. Cadence loves them both!!!
Though fishing wasn't very good, Cadence felt very special to be able to hold Sydney and Cole's pole for a couple of minutes.
Every evening we went on a walk to see how much of the snow/ice-covered river had caved in. Every day, more of the river was showing. We even saw a few large pieces of ice break off the banks and flow down the river. Cadence assisted Maddie in pushing the stroller on the walks sometimes.
Usually, we walk over to the lookout point (looks down the canyon), but this year there was too much snow and the trail was covered in many places. People were still taking the tram up the mountain and skiing down!!!
In all, our Snowbird vacation was so relaxing and fun. Cadence wishes that she had big sisters like Maddie and McKinley. She wishes she could "blow bubbles" and go swimming every day. She loves entertaining and is still singing 'YMCA' and trying to do the actions with her arms. We will be back at Snowbird next year for another year of swimming, fingernail painting, snacking, hiking (without spraining an ankle), cousins/sisters, movies and fun. Thanks Grammy for allowing us to come and spend the week with you!!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Cadence's and Mommy's 'spot.'
When we go on a walk as a family, Chris usually ends up carrying Cadence on one of his shoulders at some point. She likes to play with his hair!!!
Our family in the kiddie pool!