Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fourth of July 2K14.

 We did Fourth of July the awesome Tucson way this year... we swam, swam, swam! I missed the sweet Provo parade just a little, but that all washed away when we jumped in that pool for some fun. Our great friends the Ellis fam came over and made it a party. My boys love them so much. We rode bikes in the morning, swam in the afternoon, ate delicious food, and then trekked it up north to watch the El Conquistador fireworks and do sparklers! Auntie Chel got to meet us for fireworks which was awesome. We love her!

We made shirts last minute. They were very home made looking, but the boys loved them and that's all that matters!!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mid-summer recap.

We had big plans this summer of swimming, activities, outings and playdates. We hit it hard the first few weeks and had a ton of fun. By the beginning of July we were a bit exhausted, and thinking of sending the kids to daycare... Haha! Luckily we found our second wind and the fun continued...

These are the faces of summer: MUD FIGHT!

Ro learned the art of jumping in the pool and in doing so, scaring his mother!  I will occasionally take the plunge with him so see what all the fun is all about! He is a little fish and does AWESOME  fearlessly swimming. 

Only Jo would try out my super awesome, pinteresty, ocean bath!

Mommy had an awesome time at Auntie Marissa's birthday weekend at Star Pass. We ate, relaxed and talked until the sun went down! The boys love her so much. 

Daddy and Uncle Josh surprised their wives and decided to play touch rugby this summer. It turned out to be awesome and their team won the whole tournament. Who knew!? The boys loved going to the games. They climbed trees and bleachers, and watched the trains zoom by. 

Both the boys took swim lessons at Sunshine Swim School and had the best teachers. JoJo clung to mommy in the water like a koala bear, so he only did one session (we'll try again when he's older), but Ro took to it like a fish. We did two sessions and by the end of it he was at the BLUEgill level (which he was SO excited about).  Miss Kenzie had him swimming across the long length of the pool, diving to the bottom, and the doing beginnings of a back stroke. 

Up next: The Fourth of July!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sesame Street Live.

Momma splurged and bought a groupon for Sesame Street live! I even convinced my friend Blakelee to buy them too. Muuuahahaha! Our expectations were low, but it was really awesome! The minute the curtains raised, the boy's eyes were wide and sparkly. The only bummer was the $8 balloons they were hauking to all the kids at intermission...rip.off! It was such a fun night and Ro even got a high five from the Count!

Pima County Fair.

We had a blast at the fair this spring! Ro loved every single ride; the higher the better. Jojo loved eating fried snickers. The night was awesome, but we did stay a wee bit too late. Tenley and Jojo were a little mad at us by the end of the night! The fair is officially my favorite spring tradition!

A funny series.

My JoJo BooBoo is a goofy cheeseball and I'm so glad I caught his sillies on camera. His little arm around my neck also made my mama heart sing!

Potty trained.

Well that was a long journey! Rowan David Lamoreaux is finally potty trained! It took so much patience for us not to push and pressure, but let him figure it our on his own time. He had been doing #1 on the potty for about a year before he figured out #2. We talked about it almost everyday, then would not talk about it at all for weeks, then talk a lot again. One morning right before he turned four, he told me he went poop in the potty. I ran downstairs to check it out and sure enough, there it was! We celebrated with a toy and then a trip to Funtastiks after a week of poo poo success. Hurahhhhhh. Go Rowan!

Monday, March 31, 2014


We love to make yummy treats. We call it a success if the cake batter stays mostly in the bowl, no one gets burned, and everyone gets a lick off the beater. The boys also LOVE to watch goodies bake, and will lounge by the oven until they hear that "DING!".



I really wanted Ro and Jo to have some sort of team sport experience early on in life. Seeing as we are on a grad student's budget, I didn't think it would be wise to shell out the dough for a "real" soccer team so we made our own. I figured I played soccer long enough to be able teach 3 year olds, but I got really smart when I asked my awesome friend Michelle to be the official coach. She had years of playing experience and had coached before too. It turned out to be such an awesome experience for these kiddos. EVERY practice we would have children from around the park join in, and had parents ask who they should pay to have their kids join in. We made it a come one come all type of thing and it felt so good to have a positive team work experience for all those kids. Danny came to one practice that I helped coach and snapped some pictures.


 We all had so much fun that were going to start it back up again soon!!