Monday, August 08, 2011

First Day of School!

Serious Happy Dance Time. First day of school!!!!

San Diego 2011

So handsome!
Maybe the only time they played together without fighting?
Yep that is me.  I had a ball boogie boarding.
Brandon and Harry at LegoLand
I'm sure Sally will love me putting a pic of her in a bikini on here.

"If you are good on the way home we can stop at Logans in Yuma."

Monday, July 11, 2011

Grandma's 88th Birthday

We were super excited to have Cassidy in town for my grandma's big 88, so when Sally showed up {SURPRISE!} we had a big party!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Alexas Ears!

Look really closely.  Notice those little hello kitty earrings?  She finally talked me into it.  (And Ryan doesn't know yet. Let's see how long it takes him to notice.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Big Fathers Day Winner (And our big debut on TV)

The kids and I entered Ryan in a Fathers Day contest through our local TV station and WON!  Woohoo!
We love him and are thrilled he gets to enjoy this awesome experience.  He gets to ride the Karts at Bonderant Super Kart School.  It's over $300 value and those karts go from 0 to 100 in 5 seconds!  Wow!  They said they are faster than the corvettes they have on site.   Happy Fathers Day!

Click HERE to see our video on channel 12 Arizona Midday.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Check them off the list!

While Ryan was off at scout camp this week (who do you feel worse for?  Him or me?) we had a blast checking things off our list!

We made a list of 70 things to do this summer!

1) We went hiking

 2) We went swimming at Grandma's (and a bunch of other places, too!)

3) We worked on our dives.  Brandon had diving lessons all week and Ainsley is on the diving team again.

4) we put raspberries on our fingers.  Actually, that isn't on the list, but she looks so dang cute.
 5) We harvested a ton of tomatoes.
 6.  We went to the Science Center (and attended the Lego contest)
This is the fun line I waited in.  Without my kindle.  The kids took off with Ryan to check our the rest of the exhibits while I waited.  and waited.  and waited.  

Other items we checked off this week:
Build a huge fort.
Make cupcakes
Have a lemonade stand.  (we made over $10!)
Go to the movies.  We saw the dumb Clifford movie at the Harkins cheapie flick this week.  It was really lame, but kind of touching to hear John Ritter's voice right before he died.  I loved him.

And as an extra bonus, here is a shot of Ainsley after her best dive ever, coming in at 4th place

Can't you tell by looking at her face?

Try again
Actually, the reason she is so grumpy is because they totally forgot her.  We were all standing waiting for the results.  They get all the way through up to the top 3 and she was so excited thinking she was top 3.  Then top 2.  Then first place.  Oops.  Not her.  SLAM!  I had to go up to the judges and inform them of their error.  She took it personally to say the least.

Here is her first dive of the night:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New tradition on the last day of school!

Ice Cream Sundaes for Breakfast!!
(Happy last day of school!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Easter Fun

3 years old. Wow.

This cute thing is three now and I can't imagine where the time went.  She loves to ride her new bike (a tiny little thing with training wheels I got at a garage sale)  She also loves riding her scooter.  She is always getting into trouble, but with that face who can get mad?
She always has the dirtiest feet!

I am often asked if she cut her own hair.  Nope!

She comes up with the funniest thoughts.  The other day we were sitting out on some cushions in the middle of the back lawn, pretending it was the ocean and we were on a boat.  I acted scared and told her there was a shark.  "AAAAAH!" she screamed as loud as she could.  Then she calmly looked at me and said, "It's ok now mom.  He pulled out his teeth and turned into a dolphin."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alexa's Minnie Birthday Party

Alexa's birthday is on Saturday and she is so excited!  We won (big surprise) a birthday party pack of printables from MooMoo's and Tutu's and decided on a Minnie Mouse Party!  We invited a couple of friends over and had a great time!

Amy brought over their bounce house which was a HIT!

The girls hanging out

mmmm cupcakes.  
Do you love the Zebra decor?  Remember a few weeks ago when I won the CJane motherload?  One of the gifts were these totally awesome zebra striped satin sheets.  The pillowcases made a great table runner!  :)

If you are wondering, yes that is Alexa with unbrushed hair.  And yes, it was her party.  Don't judge me.  :)  It wasn't worth the fight.

We had a fun easter egg hunt

I made all the girls these super cute capes to wear with their initials

They were reversible

And I made these cute Minnie hair clips
I found the idea for these clips at Funky Polka Dot Giraffe and was actually planning on buying them, but her shop was closed so I made them myself.  Not too bad.  :)  By the way, she has the cutest hair clips I have EVER seen.

Here is her banner and another cape
We had a GREAT time and a fun party!