June Junk

Okay, not junk. Not at all. But alliteration, you guys! And I get sick of titling these posts “miscellany” or “camera dump.” But anyway, here are all the fun pictures from June that didn’t already get their own blog post. Enjoy!

Heather with some art. She loves to art.1-IMG_20150602_164523as

If you’re going to be realistic about feeding your doll, you need the Boppy. Obviously.2-IMG_20150603_105238as

On any given day, looking into the family room, you may see something like this: 3-IMG_20150604_133348asTotally normal, right? Isn’t this how everybody uses their tablet?

Sometimes feeding the baby gets boring. That’s when you move to the family room and watch TV.4-IMG_20150605_092807as

Kyle turned 30 this year! Wahoo! The girls helped him open his presents.5-P1010506as 6-P1010508as 7-P1010510as 8-P1010519as

And blow out the candles.9-P1010527as 10-P1010530as 11-P1010532asSo we decided to experiment with the cake this year, and it came out YUMMY! I just used the recipe for chocolate cake and frosting off the back of the Hershey cocoa tin (also found here), but the secret was the filling. Kyle has invented this mousse stuff (it’s essentially instant pudding made with whipping cream instead of milk) that is divine, and that’s what I used (vanilla flavored). Kyle needs to blog the recipe, and when he does, I’ll link it (Edit: Link!). He also declared it’s even better the next day. It did not last long.12-P1010533as

Heather really likes to snuggle up in blankets. Even when it’s 100F outside. She’s also started piling up the cushions and pillows and making all sorts of comfy arrangements.13-P1010536as

I’m the Primary secretary in our ward, and our chorister asked me to help out a few weeks ago. To help the kids review the song for Father’s Day, they got to put something in my hair for each line they remembered. Everybody had a lot of fun with it!14-singing time

One afternoon, Heather came up to Kyle and said she wanted to marry him. (When I asked her what that meant, she said they dance!) So she put on her flower tiara thing and they danced. When I showed her this picture and asked her what it was, she said, “Me and daddy…being married…” in a sweet, sing-song voice, and she twirled away. She obviously has fond memories of this event.15-H and K marrying


Kyle walked by Heather’s doorway one morning to discover her in bed with what she declared to be her “perfect family.” I don’t think that requires any further explanation.17-perfect family

This is Heather’s dance class at their in-studio dress rehearsal. Too cute.18-dress rehearsal

And this was a Mommy fail. I packed the sunscreen! I just forgot to put it on her. Poor thing. Ibuprofen and aloe vera helped, but she was pretty uncomfortable for a couple of days.19-sunburn

On Father’s Day, Heather helped me make some peanut butter brownies for Kyle.20-Fathers Day brownies

In Primary, the kids got cards with Pop Rocks candy to give their dads, and Heather thought the candy was amazing. She liked watching it pop in Kyle’s mouth:21-Fathers Day pop rocks

And lastly, Heather had swim class the last two weeks in June. It was her first time not being in a parent/child class, and she loved it! They were in a 2-foot pool and the class was very small, so she had a lot of one-on-one time with the teacher. I love watching her learn new things!IMGP3277as IMGP3279as IMGP3281as

May Miscellany

Kyle and his girls:12-IMG_20150501_185406as 13-IMG_20150501_185827as

Heather was so tired she laid down on the couch and fell asleep in the middle of the afternoon. This has never happened before or since. In fact, later that day, she didn’t believe it had happened until Kyle showed her photographic proof. (For the life of me, though, I can’t remember WHY she was so tired! Some adventure with Daddy, I believe.)14-IMGP2990as

Heather spent an afternoon with our friends the Badgers. She got her nails painted for the first time!15-IMGP2994as

All dressed up in her recital costume for picture day:17-IMGP3025as 18-IMGP3029as

Awww, sisters!19-IMG_20150519_161631as

Heather and I got to do some sidewalk chalking one afternoon, and it was super fun. I drew a face, and she proceeded to add the digestive system (‘cuz she’s awesome like that). This is the only art I got a picture of, though:20-IMG_20150520_162048as


The girls and I went for a walk downtown, and Heather somehow ended up in the fountain. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, though, and has fond memories of our adventure on “the First Street.”IMG_20150526_153737as IMG_20150526_153742as

April Stuff (a.k.a. Johnsons in Livermore)

Waaaaaay back in April, some of my family came out for Corinne’s blessing. My parents came for a week, and my brother Christopher and his son Miles were here for that weekend. I came across some nice pictures, so here they are!

Heather and Miles, up at the Redwood Valley Railway:1-IMG_20150418_180400as

We had a picnic dinner at a local park one evening. As I recall, it was windy and chilly, but the kids had a blast on the playground.2-IMGP2836aas 3-IMGP2852aas 4-IMGP2860aas 5-IMGP2864aas 6-IMGP2866aas 7-IMGP2873aas

After Christopher and Miles left, but while my parents were still in town, we went to Muir Woods. It was pretty fantastic. Unfortunately, none of the pictures with my parents came out very well, but they were there!8-IMGP2908as 09-IMGP2911as 10-IMGP2969as

And to round out our coverage of April, Kyle and Heather made this:11-IMG_20150424_180717as(I think Kyle did most of the work, but it’s pretty clear who his muse was.)