So, I have been horrible about updating. Sorry. We have been busy, but I have taken absolutely no pictures of us doing those busy things. I am hoping that mom will share some of the pictures she took, so I can show you what we have been doing.
June 23-27th-Tuesday to Friday, I head up Cedar Mountain for girls camp. Thanks to a great neighbor and a wonderful husband I was able to stay with the girls the whole time. We had lots of fun, and lots of dirt. It was a great experience. The focus was more on spirituality than on a ton of camp skills. don't get me wrong they did learn about that stuff too. I love being in the great outdoors.
The day after I got back from camp we were able to hook up with some great friends, the Springers, from CA for dinner and a temple trip. It was so nice to hang out with them.
Monday, Jared's mom, his two sisters-Heather and Rebekah, and Rebekah's 3 kids came into town. They stayed with us from Monday until Saturday night. It was fun to hang out. We went to the pool a couple times. Played games, and on Friday headed to the front yard to watch the neighbors set off fireworks. Unfortunately, Mom's windshield got hit by a golf ball. and all the family got the flu. So we didn't get to do too much, but at least we got to be together. The kids, (Jared and I, too) had a great water balloon fight. I will ask mom for copies of the pictures that she took, to share. All and all a pretty good couple weeks.
This week has been busy.
Saturday we started cleaning out the hole that used to be the trampoline,so we can put up another trampoline and on Monday we continued digging, then headed to a friends pool, and home for some fireworks that I bought. Tuesday night we had an activity at the church about family history. So I shared some stories about my grandfather and pictures that I had. Last night we had a great activity at the church called a Service Auction. Jared was our Auctioneer. It was some of the ladies from the ward giving different services. I donated homemade rolls and lessons to make them, and a dessert a month for 6 months. I bought a 2 hour housecleaning. It was a lot of fun. Too bad I didn't get any pictures of the decorations that Patty and I put up. Every day this week we have had some sort of Gage's helpers come over or places we needed to go. Tomorrow we are going to an appt with the rehabilitation dr. Gage has been on a medication to help his muscles be looser. It is helping but just not enough. So tomorrow we will do botox injections to help even more. I will let you know how it goes. We are hoping for a few months of help with these injections.
Sorry I rambled for so long. I did find a couple random pictures to share.
Gage with a ton of lincoln logs in his shirt. He had so much fun letting the kids, and the dad putting them in his shirt. Then he would sit up and make them all fall out, then go back and have them fill him up again.
Some friends of ours let us use their pool, so Jared, mom and Rebekah decorated a cake with a jello pool to say thanks!
Austin loves to play with the medicine syringes. He likes to make them like long finger nails.