North Logan 24th Parade

On the 24th of July we got to enjoy the best parade of each year.
The first year we lived in North Logan my dad and sister Emily where out on a bike ride on the 24th of July and came in saying that there was a parade on the street right by our house. Every since then we have made it a priority to be there.

This year was no exception. And it doesn't disappoint, with all the candy how could it?

Emi really loved the sucker

There was also time for a little 24th nap. Did I mention that Lucy falls asleep anywhere?

Our Quick trip to Arizona

Over the 24th of July weekend we decided to take a quick trip down to Kingman, Arizona to visit our good friends to Poe's. It was fun to get out of our element and the girls did great in the car.
Arizona was a lot hotter than I expected but we had a good time with great people.
Chad really did enjoy the trip but I just thought this pictures was really funny... Mad Chad

Cora had a few good naps in the car

Getting a little tired of the trip. Actually this is Cora's face when I ask her to smile for me. We are working on it

The theme of the trip is stated in this video.... Cora kept losing her binky so Chad wrote a song for her.

Also on the way there we stopped in Beaver and I had a flash back of last year stopping at the same gas station with my brother Toph and sister Cathrine.  Toph went to this restaurant and asked if they had any soup. The guy said "no, but I could put some water on a burrito for you"
It was a great memory to come back to me.

Lucy Lu

 Today Lucy turns 3 months old. I am so lucky to be her mom and love taking care of her. She is a great baby, often time I feed her change her bum then Cora and I talk to her and she ends up falling asleep right on the floor. Needless to say we have been spoiled with such a great baby.

Here are her stats for her 2 month check up:
13 Pounds 1 ounce (93 Percentile)
23 3/4 inches long (91 Percentile)

 Lucy is a talker especially to her Dad, I don't remember Cora talking/babbling as much as Lucy does. She also loves to be outside or with her sister Cora.
 This is us just chilling on the front lawn.
 Sometimes we may be a little too much loven' from a said sister.

 As you can see from the pictures Lucy still doesn't take a binky but she has found her fist and sometimes thumb and has taken a liking to those :) I have a lot of pictures of this cause I think it is so cute. She sucks on her fist and clutches blanket or clothes with the other one. We will see how cute I think it is when she is two and should stop :)
 Lucy gets lots of loves from everyone she is around.
What a pretty girl

Cora Jo is Two

Cora's Two year old stats:
29 and a half pounds (78 percentile)
35.3 inches tall (81 percentile)
19.75 head size (97 percentile)

Because I have been a lousy blogger I am going to update the last two months on Cora Jo all in one post.
The beginning of May we welcomed Lucy into our home. Cora has been a fantastic big sister. She is mostly very kind to Lucy and loves to give her hugs and kisses. She surprises me with how motherly instinct she has in helping me take care of Lucy.
Also in May Cora had to second birthday. It was a really good day. She woke up to balloons all over our house and a candle in her french toast. Grandma Bischoff stopped by for a bit after breakfast and gave her a much loved mommy and baby ducks. We then headed to McDonalds Play Place in Smithfield because it was cold and rainy to go play at the park. Her cousins Ava, Madalyn, and Emi joined us there for some play time and Cora's first Happy Meal :)
We then went to Aggie Ice Cream with the Huff family to celebrate Owen's last day of school and Cora's birthday, Cora got Aggie Blue Mint, she loves the color blue. Next stop was home for a birthday nap but when we got there Grandpa Phillips had left some delicious donuts and candles so Cora blew out a few candles and had a bite or two then went to bed.  Once Chad got home we all went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse then went to Grandma Phillips' house for a party with all the cousins, Aunts, and Uncles.
It was a great day, for about a week after Cora woke up and would ask where the balloons were and wanted Candles in all of her food.


June was pretty low key I think cause I can't really remember what happened besides lots of playing at parks, playing at grandmas riding her bike and jumping on the trampoline, and going swimming a few time. Cora LOVES to go swimming she often asks to go swimming with her dad "go swim with my dad" She also likes to go down the slide at the Logan Aquatics Center.

You can't really see but it was raining really hard in this picture. It was a good day. We love rain

July a few things happened.

On the 3rd of July we had a cook out at my moms house with all the Phillips crew then headed home to Dee Ave to watch the fireworks from our porch, a good thing about living on the second floor :) We watched them with our neighbors Cami and Dustin who treated us with sparklers before the show began. Cora liked seeing the fireworks but I think was happy that they were far away and that she could go to bed soon after then were over.
Then on the 4th we went down to Brigham City where Chad had his annual Home Run Derby with his long time friends Chet and Ryan while the women and babies stayed at the Bischoff's nice and cool house. After the Derby we had an other cook out then headed home for work the next day. Summer time is the best.

The middle of July we moved in a new house! We now live in Smithfield at Chad's Grandma's house. It is so fantastic to have a back yard and a bit (aka a TON) more room. We love it. 

Since the 24th of July was on a Tuesday and Chad got it off we decided to also take off Friday and Monday and to take a quick road trip down to see our friends Stephen and Kristen Poe in Arizona. We left on Thursday and stayed the night at my brother Christopher's house then got up bright and early Friday and drove the rest of the way to Kingman, AZ. It was a fun trip, really really hot. Much hotter than I expected but it was fun to see our friends and to spend some time with them.  We went to church with them and a quick update on Nursery... Cora has been going for about 5 weeks now and has no problem going! It was great. We just made her cry for the whole two hours one week and ever since then she goes with no crying. Amazing :)
We got back to Logan in time for the North Logan 24th Parade. It is the best parade of the whole year. I love it.

A few things about Cora:
- She loves to sing songs and/or have them sung to her. At bedtime she always asks for more songs
- When we first moved into our house all she wanted to do was play with the hose
- She LOVES Peanut butter. We eat it at least once a day either in oatmeal on bread, on bananas, or just plain.
- She is also potty trained! It wasn't so bad I just decided one day no more diapers and had to clean up a few accidents but over all she does great. side note she still wears pull ups to bed so advise on how to potty train for nights is accepted :)
- She sleeps in a big bed. About a week ago she just decided that she wanted to sleep in the big bed and so today we packed up her crib and is now officially a big girl.
- Cora loves to gallop. Galloping everywhere she goes.
- Cora is very protective and proud of her little sister. She loves to lift up Lucy's car seat cover and show her off to her cousins.
-Cora does not like grapes and is not to fond of watermelon... I think she is crazy.
- Favorite foods include: Peanut Butter, oatmeal, eggs, beans, cheese, milk (anything protein), yogurt, bananas, Popsicles, granola, chips, and candy.
- People always notice her eyes and her hair. She is our Curly Q
- Every time she wakes up in the morning or from her nap she asks "where my dad?"
- She also still has her binky.. no comment

That turned out to be a really long post so we love our Cora Jo  :)