We are getting ready to go on our trip to see my parents! Our passports all came in the mail a few weeks ago and it made me more excited to go! We are counting the days!!
We enjoyed conference weekend, as usual. The talks were all so inspiring and I really loved every single one. The older I get the more I appreciate the opportunity to hear our prophets speak at conference. It is such a special weekend, and I always learn so much!
Matt got a new job at Tab Bank, as a program manager. He is really excited about it and looking forward to all the great opportunities that will come with it. Between finishing his time at SIG and starting at TAB we had a few days to hang out with him. We took the girls swimming and had so much fun! Lucy is a fish and didn't want to get out of the water. It was so fun spending a few days together!
After Lucy's first experience with food poisoning, she had her first birthday party to attend! Elsa came to the party and painted all the girls faces, each of them dressed up as a princess and it was the best day ever for her! She is still talking about it. On that same day, Dottie also had her first haircut! At 7 months, her hair HAD to be trimmed. She was growing strands that were quite a few inches long, so we trimmed it up into a cute little bob! Now I dont have to comb knots out of it every single second of every single day! :)
Lucy has been asking me for a few weeks now, to go and buy some pumpkins so our house will be all ready for Halloween! So two weeks ago we went to Packs Pumpkin Patch with Henry and Katie and found some adorable pumpkins for our house! Lucy loved picking out the pumpkins, riding the tractors and of course, hanging out with Henry. She has so much fun, which made it worth it, because it was A LOT of work for me to do all by myself. Carrying a baby, a diaper bag, picking pumpkins and walking all over the dirt in the hot sun, wasn't exactly convenient. But she loved every minute, so I would do it over again and again!
Lucy loves to make "beds" on the floor in the family room to watch movies together. So we hauled out every pillow and blanket we could find to watch a movie together. Lucy also decided on day that she wanted to start carrying Dottie on her shoulders. It sure is cute, but a workout for whichever adult is holding dottie on. haha
This sweet baby is kind of a tricky one. She really struggles with sleep and really struggles to take a bottle. Matt finally got her to drink a bottle a few nights ago and it was a serious miracle! Hopefully she will keep doing it. But even though she hardly sleeps, is a total mamas girl and always wants to be held, she is so so cute and when she is happy, she is so happy! We are so glad she is apart of our family!