Stadium of Fire

Let it be known, I LOVE July. I love months that have really family-oriented holidays and lots of fun activities. I especially love any excuse to make my family all matchy matchy and any 4th of July holiday is just that.

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We started July off with a bang by going to Stadium of Fire on July 2nd. My youngest sister is a crazy amazing dancer and was one of the specialty dancers for the performance so we went to watch/support her. As per usual, she rocked it. Thats not even shocking anymore. She’s just that cool. At the end of the event there are huge fireworks that so many people gather to see — they aren’t Disney fireworks, but they are still really amazing. Tim McGraw was the headlining performer at Stadium of Fire and that was the cherry on top of the awesome evening. Wild Man and I sang along to his songs and cute little H slept. Yeah, he slept through 80% of a Tim McGraw concert and huge, loud fireworks! He cracks us up. This boy sticks to his nighttime schedule no matter what!

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We have been to several Stadium of Fire’s now (my sisters have danced in a few) and this was definitely my favorite one – Wild Man agrees. It was a great night with great music, great dancers and great fireworks. I love this time of year.

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xoxo

ceeceesparkles

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July

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This year is going by so fast. I can’t believe its already July! I know its been summer for a few weeks now, but to me July really begins summer. Lots of sunshine, lots of pool time, lots of sunburns (i’m not one of those lucky ones who tan), lots of time spent outdoors, lots of fun.

We are in a busy phase of life so we don’t really have anything big or exciting planned – yet – this month, but I’m sure we’ll find some ways to plug some fun into the month as we go.

This month I’ve set a few new goals of myself:

  • We have a few elderly neighbors who I have long adored from afar. They seriously are adorable and I’ve told Wild Man millions of times I want to be their best friends. I think this month is the time to begin these friendships. I want to serve them, visit them, help them where they may need it, etc.
  • My house is clean, organized and feels so good – I’m hoping to keep it this way. I’m also going to be a lot better at keeping to my daily cleaning schedule that I’ve really fallen away from in June.
  • New recipes. Why does Summer seem like a good time to try out all these new dinner and dessert recipes?
  • I haven’t missed a day of reading scriptures in a really long time. But I know I can still do better, so this month I’m going to start really studying the scriptures, not just reading them. I want to get as much out of them as possible.
  • Heres a fun fact: I can’t swim. Well, I guess I sort of can now. I’ve been taking lessons (from my husband, mom and sisters) and I’m getting better! I’m going to perfect it this month.
  • I need to eat healthier and exercise more. Just like every other month of my life. Maybe this will be the month that I finally have enough self control to master this. Maybe.

I hope you have a safe, fun July!!

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

 

The Motherhood Project: Ciarra

“my son knows how to throw away his trash and pick up his room but I still let him be a kid he’s still learning and as a parent that’s a beautiful thing to watch everyday”

Name: Ciarra Robnett | Child/Children’s Names/ages: Logan Robnett 1 1/2

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Did you enjoy your pregnancy?: Yes and no, there were times where he would sit on a pressure point and make me fall to the floor and than there’s those moments you feel them moving around kicking and of course when you get to hear the heart beat especially the first time.

How was your delivery experience?: It was different, I didn’t scream and yell like I thought I would have. However he did break my tale bone so that wasn’t fun.

What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to being a mom?: sometimes financial can come into play but it depends on how well you manage money, potty training is a struggle as well

What’s your biggest strength when it comes to being a mom?: When your baby/child comes to you or calms down when handed to you after they got hurt or upset and all they want is there mom, knowing that my child can come to me and I can comfort them and be there for them has to be one of my biggest strengths as a mom

What is your parenting style?: I would say a little layed back but not to much my son knows how to throw away his trash and pick up his room but I still let him be a kid he’s still learning and as a parent that’s a beautiful thing to watch everyday

What is your favorite part of the day with your child/children?: When I get home from work, because by that time (on a good Utah day) we go out and play with some toys kick the ball around for a little bit than its time for dinner.

Who is an inspiration to you when it comes to motherhood?: I would say my grandma’s they have been through so much and yet they are still standing strong it’s vary rare you see those woman show their struggles.

Advice for fellow mothers who need a little boost?: Try taking a nap when the baby does, it may seem like the ideal idea to clean and shower but really mommy needs to have time to her self during that time and get some sleep

Where is your favorite place to shop for yourself? Favorite place to shop for your child/children?: I generally go to Walmart for both

What’s one product for yourself you can’t live without? Favorite product for your child/children?: Logan cant live without his Elmo he’s got to have it everywhere we go. I never got into thought of what I can’t live without because I’m always so focused on my child.

How has being a mom changed your life?: he honestly has made me a lot stronger than I was before, I have been more determined to do better in life and show my son, I finished High School I got a better pay job and now we live in a apartment and it only keeps going up there

*If you have anyone you’d like to nominate to be featured on the blog (yourself included) send me their email or phone number and I will contact them/you! ceeceesparkles@gmail.com