Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July and 5 Months old!

I love the 4th of July in Evanston. There are TONS of huge fireworks and lots of fun to be had. We started out the 4th weekend going to Malad to see most of my dad's family who we haven't seen in a while, it was lots of fun and the kids had a great time playing in the sprinklers and with their cousins. we had steaks there and the next night too. I love dave's stakes and my dad is great at cooking them. He were all so glad to have my dad home for atleast alittle while and are hoping he gets to come home to stay soon.
We bought some fireworks and shot them off with my parents and our family and my niece and nephew. It was super fun and made all the better since all but Kinley got to have a sleep over and grandma and grandpa's. It was kinda weird to have it so quiet in our house. On the fourth we went fishing and craydadding. We caught 1 fish and he was pretty little but he swallowed the hook to far and had to keep him, we started at the bear ponds and then we went out to sulfur creek. We didn't have a single bite but we got about 10 good sized crayfish. They were all about 5.5 inches or bigger. It was pretty fun but was raining on and off not so much fun.
That night Robert joined us and we went to my aunt and uncles for a bbq and more fireworks. We ate lots of good food and watched lots of good fireworks. The city does a great show and the residents do a great one too. One thing about living where pretty much every firework is legal means LOTS and LOTS of fireworks and LOTS and LOTS of pretty shows. You can't mistake the 4th weekend in Evanston since from 9ish am until around midnight to 2 am there are some sort of fireworks going off.
Kinley turned 5 months on the 4th. I can't believe how fast this last 5 months have gone. Here are some fun things about Kinley at 5 months,
She LOVES Ava, she is almost always smiling or laughing for her
She loves to roll around and it good at it
She can pull herself on her tummy, she puts her hands out and grabs onto something and pulls herself forward
She LOVES baby food. Her favorites and squash and sweet potatoes and carrots, she likes to eat bananas too.
She has a super cute smile and laugh. She is finally getting over the reflux, and hasn't had to have her medication since starting food.
She has kinda tried to crawl but prefers to roll.
We love our little Kinley and loved to see how all the kids have grown and changed.
Madison has developed a new phrase where she puts her hand or hands on her hips and says "I not too little, huh", she has so much attitude in her tiny little body. We love our crazy little monkey.
Ava has been playing soccer and we have learned it really isn't her thing. but she has 2 more games and then she will be done.
Madison has fully recovered from her surgery, and on the 27th Ava will be having her tonsils and adenoids out, we hope she will be all healed before her last year of preschool and the Deters get together.
Just a little on what we have been doing!