Friday, July 26, 2013

Jellycat (the only cats we'll EVER own)

We love Jellycat stuffed animals. They are sooooo cute! Their bashful collection is our favorite but all their stuff is cute. It all started when Lucy was born and a friend from Johnny's work bought her the Jellycat monkey.

 Lucy became attached to it when she was still a baby. We loved it because it was soft and cute.   Well her monkey (who has remained simply "monkey") has been her sleeping companion ever since. She used to take him everywhere with her, but now she just sleeps with him. It was nice to have something else to continue comforting her when we took the binky away at age 2.
Lucy was 2 here. This is right after a nap I'm sure. Monkey is even more beat up looking now. But we love him!
So when I was pregnant with Jenna we decided we'd get her a Jellycat animal and make it kind of a tradition in our family. We chose this squishy little piggy for her.

Jenna loves her piggy too, he's been there through the bad and the good. (Oddly enough, they've always been "he's".

With girl number 3 just a month from joining the ranks we decided we needed to pick her out an animal. This is the one we landed on:

The purple hippo. I think he's so cute. So, I guess if we don't have a name for this baby it's ok, because we've at least got her a Jellycat all ready and waiting!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Staying Cool

We've had WAY too many days over a hundred here in good old Boise and frankly, being as pregnant as I am (5 weeks left!!!), you'll either find me in the AC or in a pool. The girls are reaping the benefits. We got A Boise city pool pass and have spent many days there.
Also, my grandma Spjute got an awesome HUGE pool from her son who decided not to set it up at his place. So now we are all reaping the benefits of that. And we've gone many times. My uncle built an awesome deck with stairs and my dad helped put in a railing on it this last weekend.  Lucy and Jenna love that pool and since Lucy finished swim lessons last week, she loves cannon-balling off and swimming to the ladder all by herself.  (She's wearing her Puddle Jumper in these pics, but when we went again Saturday she was swimming all over with no floaties.) SO fun.
It only took her one lesson to perfect the cannon ball.

My dad, Lucy and Emmy jumping off "at the same time". Sorta.