Sunday, August 5, 2012

June & July

June brought the big move. We were all packed when the help showed up to load our things into the pods. Unfortunately, the head mover told us we were not going to fit into the pods we had. I was crushed, but with his help and that of Paul's Mom, we were able to find a truck and a storage unit to solve the problem. We then cleaned and hit the road for Montana a day early. 

Sophia was so excited to get to Grandma's that she sprinted out of the car into Grandma's arms and proceeded to gibber all about her long day while we unloaded the car.
She also got to open her very long overdue birthday gift and set it up. She plays at it constantly!

Next, we traveled on to Fargo for my cousin's ordination. We found a sitter for Sophia for the day, and it was so nice since the Mass was long. Later that week, Sophia got to play with her cousin Addy when Ruth and the girls came out to visit at my parents while Paul was in IL again for a few days to teach a class.

Uncle Jason pulling out the squirt guns

Being wet is too much fun!

Everyone else chilling in the shade

The three Granddaughters Sophia, Susanna, and Addy

Sophia and Grandpa, chillin in their favorite spot.

Then we made the trek back to Glendive and then Denver stopping at my sister's house in Valley City. We were all moved in on July 5th with lots of help from family and friends. It was a super duper hot one. The smoke was also terrible the day we got back from all the fires in Colorado and Wyoming, but settled down a few days later.

Sophia and Addy holding hands while walking beside Jake and Ruth's amazing garden!

Sophia and Grandpa Wilburn relaxing after we started to get settled

Picture the day they left Denver.

Saying bye in the rain!

Another summer of the crazies

One would think I could keep up with a few more posts, but with the craziness that has been this spring and summer, I am lucky to still be in one piece :). Here is a brief catch-up as we await the arrival of Baby Wilburn #2!

We found out in May that we would be staying in Colorado for another year, so May culminated with a frantic search for a new place to live in Lakewood, which we did end up stumbling on. We were excited to have a third bedroom and a one stall garage with baby on the way. The only catch was that we would be homeless for 2 weeks, so we decided that we would make a trip North during that time and go to cousin Matt's priestly ordination.

Before all the moving craziness though, we were able to make a trip to the Coast and Texas to visit with Paul's family at the end of May! It was extremely relaxing, and we all had a great time! It took several days to get Sophia to warm up to the "yucky" sand and water that is the beach, but once she realized she could get "clean" in the water, she started to have a lot of fun!

Everyone running around our first evening at the was gorgeous out!

Sophia LOVED it when Grandma took her boogie boarding in the shallow waves.

We threw a small birthday party for Sophia when everyone was at the beach house on Sunday. She loved the balloons.

I made her chocolate cupcakes, they were a lot of fun!


Cousin Jacob thought they made great hair pieces!

He also liked pushing Sophia around in the stroller. Silly girl!

I think Sophia is getting the hang of this relaxing at the beach thing.

Too much fun playing with the sandy water.

Building our sand castle that we kept some real live crabs in. Uncle Elliott was awesome at catching some nice crabs for us to play with!

30 weeks, we will get to meet this little one later this summer!

Double trouble these two were.

Elliott and Paul relaxing with a cigar while watching the kids.

The end of May marked Sophia's second birthday. Paul was out of town in IL for summer training for work, so Sophia and I had a fun day of swimming and a special cookie for her birthday. I can't believe my beautiful girl is now 2!!!!!

Daddy's little girl!

She loves to work out with him, but I guess this round of weights was just too much ;)

She also loves the pool and wants to go almost every day. She is quite the little stylish girl and she loves her bags.