Friday, July 30, 2010

Boston's Birthday Party

Brayden and Brooklyn were invited to their friend's birthday party. Boston turned 3 and had a fun Thomas the Train party at the park. Here are the kids playing:
Helping Boston open his presents:
Helping Boston blow out his candles:
Love the blue icing:

An attempt to get all the kids to look at the camera and say cheese...didn't go so well.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Reading with Dad

The kids LOVE reading books. Here they are reading with dad:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cabin Trip - Josh's Bday

We were able to celebrate Josh's birthday while we were up at the cabin. We started off the day with his favorite breakfast...strawberry crepes. We enjoyed the morning by playing outside, going for 4-wheeler rides, and just relaxing. The kids took a great nap, then we had a fantastic roast dinner. Here's Brayden checking out the snowmobile:

Brooklyn liked to sit and watch everyone outside:
Walking up the hill with grandpa:
We dug out some horseshoe pits in the afternoon. Brayden was in heaven being able to help with the shovel:
Of course Brooklyn couldn't get enough of Copper. Poor dog...
Kay made yummy cheesecakes. Like always Brayden had to help blow out the candles. Brooklyn doesn't like fire, so the second the candles were lit she was holding her ears.
Opening presents. Josh got a fishing pole from his parents, and plenty of new Jazz stuff from everyone else.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Another Cabin Trip

For the 24th of July weekend we decided to go up to the cabin with the Ericson's. We took the kids up Thursday night since Josh was off on Friday. Everyone else came and went throughout the weekend. On Friday we took a little 4 wheeler ride down to see the horses. Brooklyn wasn't a fan of the 4-wheeler. She didn't cry, but she held her ears the entire time. Here we are petting the horses:

Brayde LOVED the 4-wheeler. I think he talked just about everyone into taking him on a ride at some point:
Playing on the hot swingset:
Helping grandma wash the windows:
And of course, playing the Wii. The kids wanted to bowl all day, everyday:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Chalk

The kids found our tub of sidewalk chalk and decided to draw all over the garage.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Swimming

We finally got together at our friend's parent's house for a swim party. It was A LOT of fun and we definitely need to do it more. They have a mini sports court with a hoop, so Brayden was busy the entire night. Here's Brooklyn watching all the action:
The kids loved the pool, but it took a little bit for them to get used to it. As soon as Brayden felt comfortable he was ALL over the pool like a little fish.

Here's the 4 little kiddos trying to stay warm:
Crew was eating some cereal on the side of the pool, and as soon as Brooklyn saw him she didn't stop asking for cereal. So we finally got her a cup of cereal and she spent atleast 30-45 min chillin' here eating her cereal:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

T-ball

Brayden had a lot of fun playing T-ball this summer. I was surprised at how much he improved in just 7 weeks. Here's Brooklyn watching her big brother. She did pretty good at all the games, as long as I had plenty of snacks for her to eat.
Waiting to hit:

Brayden would always get 3 pitches from the coach and usually hit it. Here he is after he missed the 3 pitches:
Standing by the coach and trying to be just like him:
Catching the ball:
So proud of getting his trophy:
Brayden and his coach:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Play-doh

We haven't gotten out our play-doh in a very long time. So one day we decided to break it out. Brooklyn is old enough now that she actually played with it for quite some time.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Swimming at Grandma's

We had a last minute showing of our house, so we decided to quickly grab swimsuits and head over to the Ericson's. I bought this pool two years ago to keep at their house, but Brayden was never a huge fan. This year, however, Brayden and Brooklyn can't get enough of it. It only took a few minutes to blow up, and of course Josh had to haul hot water inside in order for the kids to play in it.

The sun went down quickly and it was a little breezy, so the kids got cold towards the end. But of course that didn't stop them from playing and playing and playing!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

Because the 4th of July was on a Sunday, we didn't really do much. Of course the kids wore red, white, and blue to church but I forgot to take a picture. After naps we headed over to the care center where Josh's grandma is recovering from a stroke and had FHE with Josh's extended family. It was neat to spend the holiday with Josh's grandma. The kids did better than we expected, thanks to my last minute thinking to bring some games, crayons, and coloring books. Here's Brooklyn coloring:

Brayden enjoying the pie and icecream:
Our family:
After the care center we headed back to our with with Mike and Natalie to do some fireworks. We ate dinner then put Brooklyn to bed. Steve and Aaron came over and we started the fireworks. Here's Brayden not liking some of the loud ones:
We tried sparklers with Brayden last year, but he ended up grabbing the hot part after it went out so he didn't enjoy it too much. This year, however, was a different story. He was a little timid at first, but then LOVED them: