|Zion National Park|
|Neilsen's Frozen Custard|
|Rose's first swim!|
Updates, updates. We went to St. George with the family, and it was very fun. We played lots of fun games. I love that we are all such good friends as siblings! Everyone was very helpful with the kids. I wish I could live with 8 adults helping me all the time :) Anna and I went on some very exciting tube rides until she BETRAYED me and pushed me off the tube even after our truce. Derek got a little political in our discussions, but it was all good. I think. Scott allowed me to touch his beard and tormented me with tales of tonsil stones. Nate tried to coach me through an ab workout, but I was too weak :( Garrett made the family some very very tasty spaghetti. And Mom and Dad played with the kids at the pool, though Mom and Lizzie had a little bit of a falling out. I think they're all good now.
It is weird how much harder my life is than everyone else's. LOL that sounds very conceited. I just mean, when everyone else is going to bed, I have already been working for like 2 hours getting 3 other people ready for bed: diaper changes, baths, pajamas, putting in to bed, re-putting in to bed, nursing, etc. And it's like everyone else is just moving in slow motion: "OOKKKAAAYYY, I FEEEEEL TIIIRED. I'll just walk myself upstairs and take off my own clothes and lay myself on to a bed and just be unconscious for 8+ hours without thinking of anyone but myself." I feel like I'm living 4 to 5 lives at the same time, because I think of everything I have to do, plus everything Jack and Lizzie and Rose need (and each of them need a lot more than one adult) and then I have to think about Garrett too. It's too many lives.
Anyway, what I am saying it was a really fun trip, but living with 6 childless adults made me realize even clearer how much work kids are.
But they also make everything more fun! I bought fun sand toys for them to play with and they were SO EXCITED about them! Much more excited than an adult would be about like even the most exciting thing in their life. Like "yay, it's my wedding day" and they saw the $4 toy and were like "OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU MOM! YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!!!!"
I spoke to a polygamous in the St. George Walmart, and it was pretty thrilling.
We got some really really good custard in St. George. Next time you shall try it.
An update on my weight loss: Still none. I am ashamed how much of my life I think about my weight and my squishy body. It doesn't really matter, but it still consumes like 80% of my free thoughts.
Jack has completed Lesson 1 of "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Lessons". Do you think he'll be able to read when you get home? I'll keep you updated on his progress.
Lizzie is very sweet and cute. She played peek a boo with all the people on the shuttle bus in Zion National Park. She also told me to "Shut Uh" and the guy in front of me on the shuttle bus was like "It could be worse". Thank you sir.
Rose still has such a stuffy nose! She struggles to eat and sleep because she can't breathe. Poor little girl. She did a big smile yesterday and it made her eyes all squinty and I started crying. It was so cute.
Garrett went on a run with me in St. George! 2.5 miles! And he said "Never again".
Alright, enough about us. Oh, Anna was wearing one of your shirts last week (don't be mad at her) and her hair is all long now, and Jack was like "Oh, Alex! Hi Alex!" but then Anna turned around he was like "Oh, hi Anna!" I thought it was funny how casually he said "hi" to you. Time is so different for small children.