17 March 2010

Big Boy Bike

Today we got Jack his very first "big-boy" bike (Thank you so very much Nana!). He was so excited! He has told every stranger in the store and on the way home about it. We are still figuring out how to get him to stop stomping on the breaks but he will get it!
Nana Phyllis - We love you so much! Thank you for loving us like you do!

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23 February 2010

Giant T-REX Puzzle

I've been working hard to instill a love for puzzles in the kids. This is one that Jack and I put together this morning. It's a giant T-Rex puzzle! He loves it!
I think it looks like t-Rex wants to eat his head! It was also very fun to roll on. :)



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Trains and More Trains

Jack's favorite things are trains. Who knew that my bedroom furniture would make such a great train station??



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With all the rain we have had the kids were so happy for a day they could actually go out and ride their bikes. Jack took his bowl of Cheeze-Its for a ride. They didn't last long though because Gil was pretty quick to catch up to them!




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13 April 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

Lexi, Jack, Caroline & Allie

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Egg Hunt!

The time finally arrived for the kids to hunt eggs. Here they are all ready & waiting.

Jack, Kadyn, Caroline & Kenyan

Jack & Daddy were in the hunt!
Caroline has egg-hunting down to a fine art!
Here in the mountains we hide eggs EVERYWHERE! Jack was really determined to get this egg hidden in the tree. He would yell, "I got it!"
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One of the things I love about Easter is all the family getting together. Here are some random family pictures from the day. I think at one point my Uncle Rick counted 40 people.

Not only did we celebrate Easter, we also celebrated the birthdays of 6 people in our family: Grandpa Harold, Brian, Tracee, Rick, Kyle & Lexi. The little kids decided that Great-Grandpa needed help blowing out the candles.

Caroline put a 60-piece Easter puzzle together with a little help from Grammy Lilly and Annie

Aunt Sheri got some good snuggles in with baby Allie.

My cousin Kari also came into town for the occasion and brought her husband and two sons. One of which is the adorable baby Jeremiah Wayne. He is so cute!

Dying Eggs!

This was the first year that both of the kids got to dye Easter Eggs. They had so much fun!

Caroline was definatly into the craft of dying Easter Eggs and was really good at it!
Jack needed a little more help. He really just liked orange and blue.
So he ended up with 12 brown eggs.

I thought this picture was really funny. The lense distorted his face because
he was so close! But if you look carefully, you can see the tiny freckles on his nose and tops of his cheeks!
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27 March 2009

San Fransisco with the Hadley's

This past Monday Rick and I along with Mark and Teri Hadley headed to fabulous city of San Fransisco to check out the location for our up coming Mission trip. You know, we only live 2 1/2 hours away and it has been YEARS since we have been. We had an awesome time driving around and we even got to do a little sight seeing.

This is a view from Pier 39 in The Fisherman's Wharf. Sea Lions seem to hang out here year round.

We got to drive down the famous Lombard Street. It's the "curviest" road in America. It was a little scary in our truck! But we made it - the poor woman on the sidewalk almost didn't! :)

The youth group will be staying in a hotel in Mill Valley which means they will get to cross the Golden Gate Bridge EVERY DAY!! Well, we had to try it out. You know, make sure it's all safe. :)

This is Rick's boss Mark and his fabulous wife Teri. They are a really fun couple.

A view of the city from one of the MANY steep hills in the city. YIKES!

We found the location for our missions headquarters and discovered this really under-whelming playground. Well again, for the benfit of the students that will be serving, we just had to make sure everything was on the up & up. ;)

A Date

A couple of days ago Jack and I had a little "date" to the park. He is growing so fast and is such a ham! Here are my favorite pictures from the day.

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When we went for a walk on the ball field Jack slipped in some mud and was totally covered. Thanfully I had him layered because he was NOT ready to finish playing.