Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'll play the game too

Memories... I have loved thinking about my favorite memories for everyone who is playing, here are the rules, cut and paste them if you are playing.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments

Saturday, July 26, 2008

This Morning


video
It's amazing how someone so small can have such a strong opinion. Maleah was just so cute, I had to film her and show it to you.

Our cousins are moving!



Our kids are really sad that their cousins (Sean's family) are moving to Oregon. We had them over for dinner last night to say good-bye. We had a great dinner of terriaki steak, potatoes, green beans and french bread. . .yummy! After dinner Andy's kids came over to our house too (while Andy and Denise went to a movie together) and all the cousins had their last fling. They had a great time going in the house and out, in and out, in and out (I am sure some of you can relate). I ran outside and got a few pictures while they were eating their frosting graham crackers on the lawn. We will sure miss them around here, but I guess that means we have a great place to stay in Oregon, right Erin? We wish you guys the best on your trip! Let us know when you get there safe.

Bubble Fun




The children frequently get bored in the summer time so I try my best to keep them busy. The other day I scrabbled up some soap suds, put them in a bowl, gave the kids kitchen utensils, and let them have at it. They got creative and made beards, bubble hairdo's and had a great time tossing it around the yard.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Extra Pictures




Here a few extra pictures taken lately. No rhyme or reason, I just thought i'd add them.

You do what you have to.




These are before and after pictures of Maleah. I'm not sure if you can see it, but she was a MESS!!!
Here's how it all started. . . .I was cooking dinner for the 4 families in my food group and things were going pretty well until it came time to put in the rice, stir the meat sauce, and put cupcakes in the oven(which all had to be done at the same time). I began to juggle my tasks and things were going okay until Maleah walked into the kitchen and began to cry at my feet. I quickly scooped her up and put her in her highchair and handed her a yogurt and spoon, hoping that she would be happy long enough for me to finish. She did great for awhile, I hardly even remembered she was there. After what seemed not long enough she again began to cry. I took a quick glance around the counter to find something else to occupy her since I was at the very end of cooking and running a few minutes late. I saw the cupcakes first and gave one to her (anything to give me a few more minutes). I finished the meals and looked at Maleah, she was a MESS! Right then, Gregg came home and I left to deliver the food. That night she didn't want to eat dinner because she was full already. I felt bad, but sometimes as a mom you just have to do what you have to, to get through the day. Oh well tonight will be healthier.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The rest of the pictures!

Beach House




This is the Beach house that we stayed in for a few days.
The next picture is our view from the window in the livingroom.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Boogy Boarding





If you click on the middle picture to enlarge it, you can see me boogy boarding with my brother Chris.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Beach Babes




Don't we look HOT???? We all put on wetsuits and went boogy boarding at Dillon's Beach. I LOVED it! For those of you who don't know what that is, we walked out into the water pretty far, jumped on our boards and rode the waves back to shore. We ALL had a blast!!! Can't wait to do it again next year.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom



On June 27th our family awoke bright and early for our vacation to California. We were all pretty tired, but somehow we made it on the rode by 5:30 am! The ride went really smooth except towards the end when Maleah was just DONE! Luckily our hotel wasen't to far. When we got there Maleah was SO happy to get out and walk around and everything was better. Our hotel was AWESOME!!! We stayed at the Staybridge Suites. We had a 2 room, 2 bath hotel with a livingroom and kitchen. . .it was like a small apartment. We went swimming, ordered pizza and as a family watched a movie on the pull out couch. It can't get much better than that!!! The next day we had a great breakfast there and headed off to Six Flags. Six flags was so much fun! We mostly stayed in the kiddie section (all of our kids liked those rides) and we saw a couple shows that were really neat! That evening after all the fun, we met up with Chris and Susan and their family (my brother and his family)and together we drove to Dillon's beach, to stay in a beach house there.