I'm Jen Nichols...I love hearing that name. Dave and I now live in West Jordan. Dave currently works at Pioneer Valley Hospital and Jordan Valley Medical Center. He is a Therapist for Pioneer Valley Hospital and does crisis work for them as well. Reagan is 3 yrs old and she is only getting cuter. Matthew just joined our little family on March 22, 2012. He is a sweet little guy. We are just enjoying the ride.
So I'm taking some Maternity pictures for my friend next weekend. There were a few places we could go to take them. one of the places that was referred to me by a photographer friend was memory grove in salt lake. So I went to scout out the location and took some fun pictures of Reagan and Dave while I was there.
A little side note before I get started. I am probably going to spell my friend's name wrong I usually do. Anyway my friend Breanne Britton came to visit from California. While she was here visiting family she sent me a little message to see if I wanted to get together while she was here. So Dave watched her two boys along with Reagan and Matthew while Breanne and I went out to dinner. it was some much needed girl time. I brought Dave home a very nice dessert for being stuck with four kids for a couple of hours. He was a champ for doing that for us. I love when they come to visit because our kids are so close in age. Reagan and Devin are two months apart and Matthew and Landon are the same age. Born on the very same day...I think that is the coolest thing. Anyway it is so fun to see them get together and play with each other. Thank you Breanne for squeezing me into your hectic schedule and thank you Dave for watching all the kids while the two mommies caught up on things.
A few months after Matthew was born we went to the zoo. I took pictures of the event but my camera was stolen shortly afterwards. So I'm counting this visit to the zoo Matthew's first official visit. Since it is the only documentation we have. It gets more and more fun each time we take Reagan to the zoo because she loves it more every time she goes. Her favorite are the polar bears right now. When we first took her to the zoo her favorite animal was the monkey. But right now it is the Polar bear. We took pictures of the bear...yes we only saw one bear and the picture wasn't very good. So you will just have to trust that I we saw the polar bear. Matthew was very good in his stroller the whole time. But I could tell he was intrigued. I love the zoo and I wish we could go to it more often. It was so hot outside when we went that we just kind of rushed through things. I usually go with Reagan around her birthday when it is much cooler outside. Oh well it was still a fun filled day.
I packed the kids up and took them to the splash pad today. There is also a little park close by so they could play on that if they got bored. Reagan loves going to the splash pad she runs all over everything and gets right under the water. She loved spending time under the mushroom toys she called them. Matthew was everywhere. It is really hard to watch him and Reagan at the same time so I was grateful when my mom and sister showed up. They kept an eye on Reagan and I followed Matthew around the entire park. He never stops moving. But when he does I have to be quick to take a picture because it isn't for long. They both played in the park too but everything was way to hot so that didn't last very long at all. I wish I could do things like this everyday with my kids but the reality is it is way way to hot and it is really hard keeping an eye on a 3 year old and a 16 month old at the same time. At least it's hard to do it by myself. I guess I shouldn't be complaining because we all had fun. Maybe my kids had more fun than I did a little bit but that's ok. It was all worth it in the end.