Since we were still waiting for official dates for our move, I decided to take a couple weeks in the middle of July to go and stay with my parents in their new house in Gilbert. Nathan had a bunch of oral exams to study for anyways, so he was fine with having a quiet house for a bit. So I gathered up a lot of courage, and went on a road trip with my THREE kids all by myself. And I'm happy to say that it went pretty well! While we were there, we mostly just enjoyed being in a big new house and having Omi, Opi, and Uncle David around! Of course we saw a good amount of Kristie and her family as well. The kids had a blast, as did I. I had a super good time helping my parents decorate their new place. Although it's not the easiest thing to take 3 kids under 4 and David shopping, the three of us teamed up and were able to find some pretty good stuff.
|The kids loved this old pinball machine in the playroom|
|I LOVE this picture! Sawyer joined uncle David in my parents' huge shower. They both thought it was hilarious!|
|Lots of time playing Legos....Sawyer's favorite|
|Mom, Dad and I had a little ritual every night after the kids went to bed. Ruby's Chocolate Shakes and the show Castle|
Isla Bea had a brand new swing to hang out in!
|Discovery Park feeding the ducks|
|The new Gilbert Temple being built 2 miles from their house! So exciting!|
|Remember Polly Pockets?! The kids loved them. Violet kept calling them her 'Dolly Pockets'|
|Violet wanted to spread her own Nutella sandwich--messy!|
|Of course we made sure to spend some time with our awesome Garrett cousins! They only live 1 mile from my parents' house!|
The kids spent lots of time playing dress up...
|Time to say goodbye. Wasn't too bad because we knew we'd be back in a month!|