Saturday, August 23, 2014

Another BBQ

After Brooklyn's party was over we quickly got ready for a couple of Josh's work buddies to come over with their families. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved having new friends to play with.

Brooklyn's Pancake & Pajama Party

We had such a fun party for Brooklyn! It is probably the funnest party I've done for any of the kids. We had 18 girls come in their pajamas ready to eat pancakes! They filled up on breakfast and played while we got ready for the first craft...fruit loop necklaces. I turned on the Frozen music and soon had 18 girls belting out Let It Go! It was hilarious! I was surprised how long the girls sat and did the necklaces. My mom came and face painted all the girls throughout the morning. After the necklaces, we played a quick dress up game, then back to the tables for another craft. They made fruit loop rainbows. By the time they were done with that it was time for presents! Then the girls played until they got picked up. I cut cereal boxes to look like gift bags and they each got a little box of cereal, a craft to do at home, and a rag doll. So. Much. Fun! I was nervous about doing 18 girls with just my mom and me, but it worked out great! I don't think I would ever attempt it with boys, but girls and crafts are super easy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

1st Day of Preschool

Brynlee has been super excited to start preschool. It was finally time and she couldn't wait. She loves her teacher and loves going!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Brooklyn's 6th Birthday

We had a lot of fun on Brooklyn's birthday. I kidnapped her after school and took her to get her first mani/pedi. She loved it! For dinner we met up with the Ericson's at Rock Creek Pizza. After dinner we headed to the grass outside to open presents. Happy 6th birthday Brooklyn!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Samantha's Birthday Celebration

We met everyone at the cemetery to celebrate Sammie's birthday. After Rachelle said a few words, anyone that wanted to shared a memory of Samantha. Then Rachelle read the legend of the butterfly and released a bunch of butterflies. The kids loved chasing them and catching them. She then handed out Sammie's gift to everyone...gummy butterflies. Then we chatted for a bit and headed out to our house for a bbq. Happy birthday Samantha! We love you and miss you everyday!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Samantha's Birthday

We stopped by Sammie's grave to wish her a happy birthday. We are celebrating it tomorrow, but wanted to stop by on our way home.

Monday, August 11, 2014

FHE at the Park

We headed to the park for FHE with the Ericson clan. We had a blast as always!

What a Mess

Brielle is at that age where she is into everything. Like everything! I don't know where she finds half the stuff she scatters around the house. This day she found my jar of scrapbook flowers. Within minutes they were every room of the house. Good thing she's so cute! And of course Brynlee is always posing and wanting her picture taken:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cabin w/ the Sliwoskis

We headed up for a quick trip to the cabin with our neighbors, the Sliwoskis. It was a blast! The have a 16 and 12 yr old girl, as well as a 7 yr old boy. Brayden was thrilled to finally have a friend his age to play with. We barely saw him and Ian the whole weekend. They loved playing outside and upstairs with the Legos. We headed to the old cabin and hiked to the waterfall and one of the upper lakes. It was gorgeous. We all enjoyed the hike and were exhausted when we got back.