It started off with a pretty fun development- I felt our little peanut kicking early on June 5th! That's always reassuring. Maybe he knew it was Dane and my 5th anniversary the next day...
We decided to celebrate 5 years by going to a SUPER fancy restaurant (it's called Tacos and Beer, ha ha!) No alcohol was consumed (cross my heart!) and the food was awesome. It was great to reflect on where we've been and how very, very blessed we are.
One of those blessings (it's superficial, but huge to a pregnant mama) has been swimming. We've been out almost every day (because, yes, we had some record setting heat this month!) and I'm excited to report that Atticus is able to get around the entire pool, slowly but surely, with his floaties! We'll see how his swim lessons go in July.
Here are fun moments from the beginning of the month-
A source of excitement (and anxiety) at the beginning of the month was Atticus's first sleep terror. It was scary and confusing for me but, thank heavens, Dane stepped in and knew just what to do. We haven't had any encore performances but there just may be more in the future.
We also had a quick summer illness that came and went in just a matter of days. He had a fever for a little less than two days and then he was back to his cute self. We counted ourselves lucky it was so short-lived.
Atticus is a lucky duck and got to go to his first movie at the theater. It was Alvin and the Chipmunks but you'd never know it by how entertained our little man was! He shocked me by sitting through the entire thing, spellbound. In fact, when the end credits began rolling, he didn't want to get up! It looks like we have another cinephile in the family. The photo above shows him with a friend outside the the theater before the movie started.
We also held our last toddler music class before stopping for the summer. Here's proof that Atticus occasionally sings in public.
The most anticipated event, of course, was our trip up to see family in Utah. We spent six nights there and had a wonderful time. The biggest reason we went was to see my Uncle Rob, but we also thought we would go ahead and do a gender reveal while we were there:
Here are some highlights of the trip:
-Riding up with Kazie and Bowman, who joined us (still "Dazie" and "Bowden" to Atticus)
-Picking strawberries and getting eggs at Mimi's house
-Fighting over Uncle Danny ("This is MY Uncle Danny!") And just fighting, in general, ha ha
-A "hike" (nature walk) near Tibble Fork Reservoir
-The Lehi Roundup Rodeo
-The Lehi Roundup Parade ("Candies, Mommy!")
-Lunch at La Costa and celebrating my beautiful sister's birthday
-Driving a generous neighbor's golf cart
-A forest fire on a nearby mountain (it never got too out of control, thank goodness!)
-Nana and Bobba's beautiful, luscious lawn
-LOTS of reading and books
-Breakfast and relaxing with Great-Grandma Zoe and Great-Grandpa Ernie
-And an amazing holiday mashup party held by our friend and former realtor, Joe Willis.
Atticus loved the petting zoo, meeting beach Santa and his awesome Batman face paint!
Here are some fun Atticusisms we caught throughout it all:
- Called his little friend his daughter and had her sit on his lap in nursery. She loved it.
- "I want show you my trick" (still a favorite)
- There were a few nights in a row that he'd tell me to "Go back to sleep, Mom. Close your eyes, Mom. Sleep good, Mom," after waking up around 9:30.
- "I don't want ghost wake me up." (He's developing a LOT of fears, I'm afraid!)
- "Thank you [for] pokey horns." (This was during prayer about the steers he saw in the rodeo.)
- Wakes up from nap (multiple times) and says, "I grow beard, Mommy."
Here's some chocolatey proof:
We capped the month with a big milestone: Having Atticus sleep in a big boy bed! We've had a couple rougher nights here and there and it seems that this little boy will hate naptime and bedtime forever, but it's going far better than we expected.
Sleep tight, little munchkin.