Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 4th

We had a great 4th of July! It was on a Sunday and we got to sing patriotic hymns in church, which is one of my favorite things. No Star Spangled Banner (sad times) but that is always a good one for the car or the shower! I tried to take some pictures of the boys. They are not the most patient so I just have to click like a mad lady and hope that a few turn out. I think these are the best we have had in a while.
My Boys! Aren't they cute? I love them so much!
I think his hair is getting more red in it everyday.
Aren't those freckles to die for!
I think he is going to be my blonde. No hint of red like the other two.
We went over to a friends house to hang out with friends, eat yummy treats, and watch and light off fireworks.
I love pictures with sparklers!
My friend Janelle was really excited to get a sparkler! She handed it off pretty quick!
I love summer time food. We had bbq ribs that I cooked in the oven for 4 hours, potato salad, corn on the cob, and of course a cheese cake. Not to forget the large amount of watermelon that he have been consuming lately.
It was a great weekend and I am so glad I was able to spend it with my family and good friends.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our trip to Seattle

Our trip to Seattle started with a plane ride. Just me and the three boys. It actually went better than I thought it would. Thank goodness for a portable DVD player, Nintendo DS and fruit snacks. The flight home was a little rough due to some delays, almost missing our connection, and a crowded plane, but we made it!
The first day there we went to a Mariners game with Grandpa.
We were in the front row of the 3rd level. I kept thinking the kids were going to fall head first over the rail. They were good seats though and the kids had fun cheering for our team and eating peanuts and cotton candy.
Dad and I did the Rock n Roll Seattle half marathon again this year. Here we are waiting to get started. It was a pretty chilly morning, but coming from Texas and running in the hot humidity to running in the cooler weather was okay with me. I really think it makes all the difference when you aren't sweating before you even get started.
It was a long 13.1 miles but Dad did the whole thing with me at my pace (he is faster) which I think helped to push me. I did 20 minutes better than last year so I was pretty happy.
Here we are with our support team when we where all done.
I am so glad we got to go and visit with my Grandparents. They are so cute and I wish we could see them more often.
We played in the backyard and dug in Grandpa's dirt. Dylan has some kind of dirt radar and could spend hours just moving it around.
We went down to the Puget Sound. We learned about the tide. When we got there it was out and by the time we left it had come all the way in. Tyler thought this was interesting, along with how good Grandpa can skip rocks! We went to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Tyler and Dylan road a camel. Dylan said it was wobbly.
Kyle really liked the aquarium. I think he would have stayed there all day. He kept saying "fish! fish!" going from window to window.
Some day I am sure they will all look at me at the same time and all be smiling, right?
We had a fun time at Grandma and Grandpa's house but where happy to come home and see Dad!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Random June

A Happy Father's Day!
Fire Station with Friends!
Markers! Thankfully, Washable Markers!
Going for a ride with my brother.
Naked Baby!
For some reason our baby has decided he likes being naked.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Tyler!

Tyler's Birthday was June 22. He had a great day! I am pretty sure that he has talked about this day everyday since last year at our "boring family party" when he turned five. "Remember Mom, I want my birthday at Chuck E Cheese when I turn six." Or as we drive by Chuck E Cheese, "Mom, that is where I want my birthday when I turn six, remember?" Or if we are there for someone else, "Mom, when I turn six that will be me!" Needless to say he was very excited for his birthday at Chuck E Cheese this year.
He was so happy to receive his inflatable birthday crown!
We love ChuckE!
This is his Bakugan cake. It is suppose to look like the back of a Bakugan card.