We’ve had a pretty nice summer around here. Most of our time away from home and the heat of July has been spent at the cabin. What a blast! We were so glad to get away for a week at 4th of July and a week in the end of July. We loved being with the Andersons, Kings, and Mamama 4th of July week. McKay, James, and Ashlyn were so good at playing with and taking care of Jackson and Lacey. I thought it was so cute last week when we saw McKay (after not seeing them for 3 or 4 weeks) Lacey went right up to Kay kay and gave him a big hug. Kay Kay was like the best big brother we could ask for at the cabin. Jackson hasn’t quit talking about him and looks up to him so much! Jackson loved the fireworks and the rest of the week they played hard every day outside, inside, at the lake and anywhere else we happened to be.The last week of July we were there with Mamama and the Woods and we always have a blast with them. Jackson always loves to be with them and Lacey’s pretty sure he has the right idea about things like that! Jackson and Max played a lot, but its not just Max-donal that makes that family great. He loves all of them… Wizzy, Shakob, Daniol, Muri, Bacca, and of course Worwi. Lacey is just so happy to play with any and all of them that will play with her.What great cousins!
Lacey got very attached to her aunts there… Robyn and Lori. She could just cuddle them all day! Does it mean you’re a bad mom if your daughter would rather go to one of them instead of you for just about everything? I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t… but sometimes I just wish she just loved me MORE! J/K ! I definitely appreciate my good sisters who are so sweet to my kids. They love YOU!
We also had other visitors up at the cabin… a few deer, foxes, and BEARS! They mostly came at night to check out the garbage. I was glad I didn’t run into any of them…I guess I’m just not friendly like that.
This weekend, we got to attend Daniel’s baptism. Jackson loved it. It was great for us to talk to Jackson about the decisions you make when you decide to be baptized. He was so excited that he can be baptized just like Daniel, and I know that the examples of his sweet cousins are making a difference in his life!
In other news, Jackson started preschool today. He loved, and I mean LOVED, it! It was the highlight of his life! His excitement was overflowing as I picked him up today. We met his teacher yesterday and he was able to get familiar with the “school.” Today when I dropped him off, I took him up to the door and he rang the doorbell, he held my hand as we waited for someone to answer, I felt him get a little nervous. As they opened the door he snuggled closer to me at first in his shy little way and then one of the little girls from our ward yelled, “Jackson!” and came and gave him a big hug and took him in. Then he saw the other kids that he knew and he didn’t look back! It was perfect. Thanks to Keilah for the kind greeting! Sweet little Lacey was sad at first in the car. She wasn’t quite sure what was happening. Usually if Jackson gets out, she does too. We had a great time at the store together though. I think she’s going to get used to this one on one time with Mom! When we got home she was very happy to have my attention! She is such a sweet girl… she is so kind and loving and adores Jackson and she cracks us up!