Monday, June 28, 2010

Camping!

We took the boys for their first camping trip this past week. We went on Thursday and came home on Saturday. We had such a great time. The boys loved fishing, having squirt gun fights, playing ball, roasting marshmallows and hotdogs, sleeping in a tent and above all, playing in the dirt. On Friday evening our good friends Tim and Autumn came up to visit with their boys and we all had dinner and smores together. We couldn't quite convince 7 month pregnant Autumn to stay but we had a great time having them visit! I was concerned on how Tyler and Tanner would do with the tent sleeping but it was fine. Both nights Tanner crashed out on my lap in front of the fire. And both nights at 10 we just tucked Tyler in to his sleeping bag and he was out. I think all the running around and lack of naps helped! We had a great time and are already planning our next trip!












Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Swimming

We just finished a week of swimming lessons. The boys had a blast. This was the first year that Tyler was in his own class and he did great. Tanner was aprehensive of going under the water on the first day and by the final day, I couldn't keep him above water for long. They both ended the week with jumps off the diving board! My little fish!!



Friday, June 18, 2010

Pony Riding

During our recent trip to Oregon, Jenn booked us a pony for the kiddos to ride. We drove out to the country to the house of a sweet woman who offers cheap pony rides for kiddos. It was only $10 for a half hour. Tyler jumped on the opportunity to ride and wanted to get on right away. Emma was a little more timid but after Tyler took a ride she was ready to give it a shot. Tanner pretended he was excited to ride the pony but the minute Bumpa sat him on it, he was ready to get off!






Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friends and Vinyl Wall Art

On Saturday I met up with two of my friends from college. Christi lives up in Los Angeles and was down her on business. She had a function and we met at 9:00 pm on Saturday night. Let me tell you, it has been a looonggg time since I was leaving the house at 8:30 pm! Our other friend Monet met up with us also. We had a great time hanging out together and catching up with each other.

Christi, me, Monet













Always lots of laughing














I have always loved vinyl art. I decided to pick one up and try it out. I think it turned out fairly well. Our walls are slightly textured so I don't think it went on quite as easy but it still turned out well. The thing I like best is that it comes off really easy and leaves no damage to the paint or wall. I put in in my room so if it turned out horrible no one but Chad and I would see it! Fun decorating!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cheese Face!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue

On Memorial Day weekend we had Tim, Megan and their boys along with Dave, Shannon and Rossi over to have a barbecue. Chad made his famous jalapeƱo poppers and we followed it up with some carne asada burritos. We had a great time. The guys had a competitive game of ladder golf and the kids ran around. Later the adults took over the wiffle ball and showed each other our skills. It was a lot of fun...we love hanging out with our friends and are ready for a lot more summer barbecues!

Ryan teaching Noah to play the WII
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Rossi
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Noah
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Dave and Shannon
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Ladder Golf
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Jim and Tim
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Kids playing wiffle ball (before we took over)
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Tim and Megan
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Tyler and Noah playing Koosh ball
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Jim and Shannon starting off the adult wiffle ball
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Tanner and daddy
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Family. My Life.

I am so blessed.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Painting

When I pick Tyler up for school it always goes the same. I always ask him what he did that day and his answer is either 1) I painted or 2) I didn't paint. He loves painting! For his birthday last year Chad's parents gave him an easel and the boys love to have it in the backyard and paint. Most of their paintings turn out the same (a huge mess of brown) but hey, they have a ton of fun!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PADRES!

On Friday night we went to a Padre game with our friends Tim and Autumn and their two boys. Cayden is their oldest and he is two weeks older than Tyler and Chase, their little one, is two months younger than Tanner. They are expecting their 3rd this September. Needless to say, the boys love getting together and playing together. Autumn and I went to Point Loma together and we taught together until I left to stay at home. The Padre game was fun and the boys did great. The Padres lost but the night was still fun! We left in the 8th inning, exhausted but happy!

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