Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Swimming Lessons

I'd been dying to do swimming lessons with Ash since he was born.  After working at Goldfish I just loved the idea of these little babes being able to swim so early.

I thought I'd be able to teach him on my own, and he did pretty good last summer.  This summer though he was just too distracted, and trying to get him to do anything at the busy public pools wasn't happening.  So I decided to sign him up for swim lessons in Pleasant Grove.

I tried going in with ultra low expectations, but I was still disappointed.  Goldfish really just raised the bar as far as what I expected out of a swim class.  
Ashton still had fun though, and even though he wasn't the swimming master I had hoped, by the end of classes he was incredibly brave and was going down the big tunnel slides and jumping in all by him self.  
Plus we got to spend some quality pool time together.  Even Jason took him to one of the classes.  He sure doesn't like listening to directions, but cried every time class was over.
Love you little fish.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


My family moved to Morgan the summer I was nannying in New York.  They've been in the same house now for 8 years.  This is a huge record for our family!  They have been wanting to build a home in Morgan ever since they moved there.  Now it is finally happening! My parents are incredibly hard workers and have done a lot of the work on their own.  I know my brothers have spent countless hours up there too.  We've been able to go a handful of times, but I feel bad we haven't been around to help more.  
Ashton is a great electrician now if anyone needs help with anything.  He is also great at playing in the dirt and throwing rocks.
They built their new home on the land they owned behind their old house and are now renting the old home out.  The first time we visited them in their new home Ashton kept wanting to go to the other house.  Stephanie took him back and said he brought her into every room of the house and would just shake his head and was really sad cause it was all empty.  She said he looked heartbroken and confused.  When they came back to the new house though he discovered the secret toy room that my Mom set up just for him and he hasn't asked to go back to the old house since. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July in the Sun

Ashton and I have been spending a lot of time this summer at this man made lake we discovered in Pleasant Grove.  It may be more of a pond, but we like to say lake.  I was really excited to be able to show Jason our new favorite place so we spent the morning of the 4th playing on the beach and in the water.  That night we met up with Auntie Stephanie and had third row tickets to the Bee's game (thanks for the tickets Dad!).  We're trying to squeeze in as much time with Ashton's favorite person before she leaves on her mission.  The Bee's really put on an awesome firework show too.  I was quite impressed and so was Ashton as long as we were holding him tight and plugging his ears.
Love the 4th of July!