Nothing specific has happened lately, but here are some of the things we have been doing.
Ethan is into being big. He likes to help do anything and always wants to know how to do it. He helped me make Grandma's Monster Cookies.
My birthday is coming up, and I got an early present from my Mom and Dad. It's a waffle stick maker and we LOVE it.
The next morning, guess what was on the menu. Ethan has learned how easy it is, and I keep batter in the fridge so he can make his own.
Erica had potato sack races at Carson's party and said the kids all loved it, and decided since we missed it, we needed potato sacks too. She's the BEST.
The race was on.
Nothing but smiles and laughing.
They had SO much fun.
Henrik turned one on the 8th, and I can't wait to see him next week to give him his presents. I made this one, but I can't spoil the surprise.
Daddy rented a movie the other day. Beanbags have to be the best invention.
Elliott had to go to the bone doctor and make sure his broken arm had healed properly. Good news, she said his range of motion and everything is excellent and if she didn't know, she couldn't tell which arm was broken. He got some awesome glasses for being good.
At the beginning of August I started walking. I'm working toward walking a 5k in honor of Erica. If I tell you why she is so amazing and inspiring, she'll probably cry while she reads it, so I'll spare her, but she's my hero. Anyway, I walked later last weekend, and the boys rode with me. 2 1/2 miles and no meltdowns from any of us. :)
Jason and I finally had to break down and buy shoes. Good shoes. He runs for his PT for the guard and my other tennis shoes were just not cutting it. Luckily we got in on an amazing sale, and both of us found shoes that are awesome.
Jason has Monday's off, which means there is some Daddy and Elliott one-on-one time while Ethan is at school.
This picture was on my walk at about 6:30am. The day before we didn't even have a sky because of the smoke from all the fires in Montana right now. The view with the sunrise makes walking so peaceful and enjoyable.
Elliott and Ethan are really loving Lego Nijago right now. The show, the toys, all of it. Elliott had to improvise and make a battle ring out of whatever he could. Crazy kid.
Then, of course, there is homework after school. Ethan brings his home and Elliott has a book to work through. After Ethan is done, he always helps Elliott. It's fun to watch them work together.
Ah, to be king. Elliott doesn't nap and hasn't since we moved to Helena, but we have rest time for everyone's sanity. A little Disney Jr and some comfy chairs make him pretty content.
Hollie asked for some coasters with pictures from our Glacier trip, and I finally got around to making them. I love how they turned out and kind of want some for myself.
My jewelry business is booming. I couldn't be more grateful for all of my customers. This was a special order. She asked for a pink boxing glove charm and I searched far and wide for one. I couldn't find anything, so I decided I would try to mold one from clay. I was very pleased with the outcome, and since have had several orders for more.
A teal one for an Ovarian Cancer Survivor.
The clay is new to me, but it's a lot of fun. This was also a special order.
And this. Who knew there was so much you could do?
I haven't read the Hunger Games, but I've heard good things. This necklace has also been a big hit. A friend had the idea for it, and I made it come to life.
Like I said, we haven't done anything specific, but we keep busy. Next week we are traveling to Colorado. I can't wait.