It has now been 3 weeks since Nick left and we miss him sooo much! We are excited that Nick will be home in 2 weeks and we will be able to see him in 3 weeks. This week I hope will go by quickly. I do have a lot I have to do before Friday but, we are excited to see family and be with those we love. The boys have continued to love swimming and Jayden now thinks he no long needs me to swim with him since he wears a swim vest. We hope to swim frequently in Arizona and maybe go to the Phoenix zoo. We will be leaving on Friday for Ely where we will spend the 4th of July weekend with Nick's family. My sister April will meet us in Ely on Tuesday night and we will leave for Arizona Wed. morning. I am glad that I don't have to make the long drive by myself. I am looking forward to playing domino's and card games with my family since that is really the only time I get to play games and I LOVE it!! I am especially excited to spend some time with my brother Alex. He is so witty and I will miss him dearly while he is serving our church on his mission. This is going to be one crazy month and I am so excited for it to be here! I hope every one has a fabulous 4th of July!!!
(this is the one I picked) I finally decided that I needed a more modest swimsuit that i felt comfortable in, So I decided to search the web and I found a site that has lots of cute modest suits. I finally picked one out which I had a hard time deciding since they have a lot of really cute ones and I bought it tonight! The prices range from $50 to $80 for a full tankini with bottoms or a one piece or you can just buy a tankini top for $35. If you are in the market for a swimsuit this year you should check it out. The website is http://www.limericki.com/ I also found a coupon code for 10% off your order it is ONMYPERCH.
Monday I actually had the day off from babysitting so I took my boys out for some fun! First we went to one of the local playgrounds that were just put in a few months ago. But, sadly on the way to the park Aaryn fell asleep. So Aaryn slept in his car seat with the car doors open and Jayden played on the slides. Jayden had fun he loves to go to the park.
After the park it was time for lunch. In Caliente the Elementary school was awarded a grant for free school lunches during the summer. It is free for every child that comes there is no income limit or anything. A lot of moms in our ward go almost everyday in the summer. We have only been a few times but the kids all love it! So Monday was pizza day so went to the school for free pizza! Nothings better than free when your on a budget! And then after lunch we went swimming! I was a little worried about taking the boys swimming by myself but it was tons of fun! We bought Jayden a swim vest, but he clung to me not willing to let go to see if he could float. I finally put him in a baby float and he loved that! Aaryn also has a baby float and loved floating around in the cool water. We stayed at the pool for 3 hours and when we got out the boys still wanted to swim! I thought they would have been ready to go home far before we left. When we got home and changed clothes both of the boys fell asleep within 10 mins! It was wonderful! They were so good all day and it was fun to get out of the house and actually do something. We loved our day in the sun and hope there are many more to come!
We have added a new member to our babysitting recently. It is Ethan's half-sister Hannah she is 10 and luckily very easy to entertain. So I am hoping to be able to take all 4 kids swimming sometime next week hopefully it goes well. And Hannah will only be here for about 2 months, so hopefully I can keep her from getting too bored while her dad is at work!
Nick left on Sunday and Jayden asks everyday "where's daddy?" I try to explain where Nick is but, he just doesn't understand why Nick doesn't come home anymore. I can't beleive it has only been a week! It feels like it has been way longer. All of us miss him. I can tell even Elmo our puppy misses him! I can tell I stress out a little easier with not having much time to myself. I have been filling my time with house work of course and reading. Today I just finished "the Host" written by Stepheine Meyer. It was a very interesting book and I don't really like Scifi, but I found it capitivating. I am filling most of my time reading without anyone else to talk to. I will be starting a new book tomorrow after I get all of my housework done. Sorry my life is really boring right now. I hope the weather is good tomorrow so I can take my kids swimming. Jayden has been dying to go and during the week I babysit so we can't go then. I am sure that if I take 3 kids by myself someone will surely drown. Next week will hopefully be a good week!