Wednesday, March 19, 2014

An Update

We are still living at my parent's home in Saratoga Springs. Our home in California has been on the market about a month and has still not sold and although we would like to get it sold, we are in no big rush either. It has been really nice to have so many people helping out with the kids all the time and we are pretty comfortable here. Robert and I have been able to leave the kids with family almost every weekend and go out to look at open houses to narrow down what where we would like to look for homes and what we are looking for in a home (we haven't narrowed it down that much so it doesn't really matter that we haven't sold our home yet...)

 Robert and I have also signed up to run a half marathon in May, so it has been invaluable for us to be here where my Mom and Dad can watch the kids in the evening while we go out for our training runs. So far it has been really fun, but we are only running distances that I was used to running (3-5 miles). Coming up next week our training schedule has us running distances that go past my comfort zone so we will see how it goes!

We are also enjoying being outdoors even in the cold. I joked that we are training the kids for our Wheat family camping trip by going on long walks. There is a walking path nearby that has exercise equipment along the trail and the kids like to stop and try the exercises. Julia has also done really well walking farther distances (she used to complain after a few minutes that she was tired) so hopefully she will be able to do some hikes at Zion this year.

The other day we went off the path and the kids kept falling over. So I joked that this was training for when we are camping and the ground is uneven.

Enjoying the parks nearby. You just can't keep Micah down.

Julia is going to preschool at a preschool a neighbor does in her home four houses down. She really enjoys it and has fit right in. Here they went on a field trip (and the boys and I came too) to a veterinarian's office, who also happened to be the preschool teacher's husband =) .

Camden is getting very mobile! I made the video below a couple weeks ago to show how well he wiggles around on his tummy, but even since then he has started to move so much more! Look at the height he is getting in this picture from today. He can rotate on his stomach in a circle very quickly and can pull himself forward in sort of a precursor to army crawl by using his arms and pushing with his bum and feet. He can roll all over the place too, so we have been saying we now have to watch that he doesn't get too close to the stairs and watch that there are no small objects on the floor for him to roll to and put in his mouth.


A couple weeks ago was Reah's birthday and per her request we went bowling. It was the first time Julia remembers bowling (she's been before) and was the first time for real for Micah and Camden. Micah and I played as a team alternating who gets to roll the ball. Micah did pretty well pushing the ball down the kiddie ramp and even wanted to carry his ball from the ball rack to the ramp (he dropped it once). Julia rocked it- pushing the ball down the ramp- and beat everyone on the first game.

Thanks for being part of our family Reah!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Snow Weekend

A few weeks ago our kids' only cousins came to town (with their parents) so we joined them and Grandpa and Grandma Wheat at the Holiday cabin in Park City for a snow weekend. We did some snowmobiling, a bit of sledding, snowball fights and igloo building. We had to fit it all in because it was probably the last snow fun we will have this season since the weather has been warming up as Spring approaches.

All the Wheat cousins


Matching boys

This marks Camden's first snowmobile ride. Like the others kids he spent most of the rides up and down sleeping. Something about the movement and noise of the snowmobile and being all bundled up puts them right to sleep.

Julia better get into the snowfort and out of the snow.

It's fun to see these guys together. They are about four months apart and just about the same size.

Everyone wearing their footie pajamas. Micah is too, but he loves to wear his Cars slipppers, even with his footies.

It takes three snowmobiles to get us all up there now.

A little video of the cousins playing. The video through the window was me filming Grandma Wheat and Jen taking pictures of Nate and Micah when they went outside. Neither of them spent much time outside that day because it was snowing off and on. We got them all bundled up and it started to snow, so they went out and took a picture on the sled (below) and then came back in because they were both cold. Sledding in a blizzard is not fun?

Tyler and Julia both got to drive the small snowmobile around in circles in the meadow this year. Needless to say they thought they were so cool and had a blast.