June: Paul studied. All the time. He studied in our bedroom closet, surfacing for food every few hours. I tried to stay busy, painting the family room and kitchen and having play dates with two great friends who recently moved. At the end of the month he took Step 1, the exam that directly affects what residency he will get in a few years. We're glad it's over.
We spent a week in Dallas, and didn't do much since it RAINED the entire time, canceling trips to Six Flags and waterparks. No pictures. Relaxing, quiet week. On the 4th of July I flew to Boise with the girls. It was a long travel day...don't want to travel again soon. I spent two weeks at my parents. Paul stayed behind to start his 3rd year rotations. I think I only took 15 picture on the whole trip. Sad. That's what happens when you travel alone...I was too busy to think about pictures.
Gratefully we did have a family picture with everyone in the family, minus Spencer on his mission, Paul at school, and uncle Aaron at work.
Watching the fireworks with the kids
Hattie and Jonas though the water jugs were fun to play with
And my mom pulled out this music that I grew up dancing to...good memories and the kids loved it!
Paul and Hattie in their scrubs
Anna turned one! Crazy to think that it was only a year ago that I was hospitalized for a week, worrying about a premmie baby. She's definitely not tiny anymore! She still isn't crawling, but has finally started bearing weight on her legs. We were so excited when she started standing that now Hattie squeals with delight every time she sees Anna standing. I think she weighs about 23 lbs. She is definitely more snuggly than Hattie, more content to watch and observe, loves to eat fruit, cheese, and ice cream, is happy whenever outside, and is sporting 6 little teeth. Happy Birthday Anna!