August 2 our baby was 1 month old!! Time with him has just flown and I want him to stay my sweet little baby a while longer! But at the same time we are loving watching him grow and change. And watching him and Spencer interact more is adorable. They already love each other and I am convinced they were best buddies in heaven and are so excited to be reunited! Kade loves when Spencer plays next to or on top of him, he will smile the whole time and watch him until he's out of sight.

When Kade was 7 weeks old we blessed him in church. Uncle Brayden flew in from SC for the week (we missed Madison!), grandma and grandpa from Tucson came up, Jake and Emily came in from Rexburg, Allison and Dallin came down from Pullman, and even Aaron and Alyssa (who luckily happened to be in Utah) came up! It was so fun to have so much family here and to celebrate Kade! We had lots of fun going to the Western Idaho Fair, eating out, hiking Adelmann mine, swimming and BBQ-ing, and cramming everyone into our little house :)

While everyone was here they went hiking and had a pool party, it was so fun to have so many people we love here!

Naturally, Nate gave our boy the sweetest blessing and Kade was lucky to have so many men who love him standing in the circle around him. He was blessed to be strong and listen to the spirit, to have strength to withstand trials, blessed to be a pillar of strength, he was blessed to see light and truth in this world, and to seek to serve the Lord. We sure love this baby and feel so blessed that he picked us to be his family!

The Monday following the blessing was another big day, August 21, the solar eclipse! Nate took the day off work so we woke up early and drove up to Garden Valley to view it in totality. I was a little hesitant to go but I'm so glad I did! Boise/Nampa was supposed to see 99% totality which I thought would be good enough, but it's amazing what difference that 1% makes! Seeing totality was worth it, and I'm SO glad Nate talked me into going, even if it did take us twice as long to get home.

On Kade's one month birthday, I left him with Nate for the first time to have a girl's night to celebrate Bekah's birthday! It was so fun to get have dinner and frosties with the girls and Kade, Nate and Spencer did great! 

We spent lots of time playing outside, trying to catch up on summer after spending a week or so inside after Kade was born.

We went to Smoky the Bear's birthday party and played in the splash pad

My cousin Jake got married. 
They released doves. 
When Spencer saw them he yelled, "Look, marry birds!"

We went on lots of walks to lunch at the park with our friends! 

We even spent some REALLY hot days at jump time!

We love summer!

And here's some funny moments from the month of August:
August 17
Spencer: It stinks in here, it smells like dad!

August 28
For 2 weeks Nate and I have been backing our car out of the garage, stopping, and getting out to close it using the key pad because when pressed, the garage door opener in the car would just cause the light in the garage to blink a bunch. We thought the battery died and we just hadn't had time to replace it. So today I bought new batteries only to find out it wasn't the batteries at all. The opener on the wall in the garage has a "lock" button that had been pressed. All I had to do was push it again to unlock it.

August 31
Trying to teach Spencer "guess what? chicken butt!"
Me: guess what?
Spencer: what?
Me: chicken butt! Guess who?
Spencer: who?
Me: chicken poo! Guess why?
Spencer: why?
Me: chicken thigh!
Spencer: mom guess what?
Me: what?
Spencer: tiger bum.