Saturday, May 31, 2014

Soccer Game

I finally made it to one of Brayden's soccer games. He's doing great and is loving it! He even has scored a couple of goals this season!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Little Diva

I promised the girls I would put out the sprinkler. They insisted, even though it was on the chilly and windy side. They didn't do much with the sprinkler, but still loved playing in their swimsuits and umbrellas. Brooklyn, of course, was posing every second she got.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Brooklyn's Dance Performance

Brooklyn had her end of year recital. She was in 2 numbers and did great in both of them! She's one of the smaller/younger girls, but did great! Good job Brooklyn!
 Brooklyn has loved her teacher, Heather!
 Afterwards we planned on going to Leatherby's for ice cream and dinner for Josh and me. The recital went so late that it was almost 9 by the time we got there. It was packed so we ended up getting food to go and ice cream to eat on the way home. Such a fun night!

Water Table

The water table I wanted to get Brielle for her birthday wasn't on sale, so I ended up getting her a different one. It was ok. We have only had it inside since her birthday. When I saw the one I wanted go on a great sale, I couldn't help myself and bought it. Brielle LOVES it so much more than the other one. I ended up selling the first one for what I spent, so it all worked out!
 The kids were being crazy so I snapped a few pics.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sick Girls

After we got home from the cabin we did a little bit of yard work in the backyard. The girls both had fevers so they ended up laying outside. Brayden and Brielle both got the itchy rash from hand, foot, and mouth but never had any fevers. These girls had the fever but no rash. Not sure if they got the same thing and just lucked out or they didn't catch it. Mckinsley and Oakley both caught it a few days after we got home from the cabin. Strange disease!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cabin Trip

We headed to the cabin with the Ericson's for the first time this season. It always is a little bit of work to get everything ready for summer. The kids had a lot of fun! Sunday night Brooklyn came down with a fever and had the fever all day Monday too. Brielle, unfortunately, struggled the second night we were there as well. She didn't have a fever, but she woke up as we were going to bed and couldn't go back to sleep. I ended up staying up with her until 7am...yep. 7am. We spent a couple hours in the bathroom, on the stairs, and outside as soon as the sun was coming up. Because of all her issues, I just assumed she was having a bad reaction to something she ate. I noticed she was rubbing her feet all night and noticed blisters all over her toes. Huh?! I thought maybe it was heat rash so at some point during the night I changed her into different pjs. 2 nights later Brayden woke up with a rash on his feet and we determined it was hand, foot, and mouth disease. Awesome. The intense itching kept her awake all night. She finally zonked out at 7, as did I, but when I woke up at 9:45 I was worried about Brooklyn so I got up. I took a nap later in the day, but I can honestly say that I haven't pulled an all nighter since college! Not fun. N-e way, we enjoyed our cabin trip. Brynlee started getting a fever while we were loading up the car, so both girls struggled on the way home. As soon as we got home Brooklyn threw up. But besides that, it was great!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday BBQ

Sunday night we had the Ericson's over to our house to celebrate my birthday. It was fun to relax and enjoy the beautiful evening with them. I didn't take a lot of pictures, but the girls enjoyed driving around all night!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


My birthday was on a Saturday this year, so we thought it would be a good excuse to have a bbq with all our friends and my family. Our yard isn't close to being ready for people to come over, so luckily Trianna offered their beautiful and fun yard. We spent the day working in our yard with Josh's parents. They came and helped plant my garden for my bday gift. After we worked all day we headed to the Tucker's. We had a lot of yummy food, and played a bunch of games. It was a great evening!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Picture Retakes

When we got our family pictures taken Brielle was sick and ended up screaming the whole time. Our photographer was awesome and let me take her back to get some new individual pics of Brielle. While we were waiting for the pictures to be edited the girls played in the little river and wanted me to take their pics.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Camera

After days and days of research, I finally decided on a camera. It's a little more complicated than a simple point and shoot, but not as technical as my DSLR. I'm still learning how to use it, so the kids have been my little models all week.