Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Thus Far

Thank goodness summer is finally here! It was only about a week ago that the weather here warmed up enough to actually break out the kiddie pool. But now that we're actually hitting the high 80s on a daily basis we're spending as much time in the water (and apparently drinking contaminated water) as possible.

The kids first thought that jumping on the trampoline with water was the best thing ever, but have recently realized that playing under the trampoline while water showers through is even better...AND Ella can play too.

Just posting this makes me want to slice up some watermelon, and slap on some sunscreen. I am LOVING this time of year with my kids!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thanks for being a

Waterfall Hiking


Baseball Playing

Snowman Building

Book Reading

Medicine Giving

Bowl-Hat Wearing

Train Riding

Back-Yard-Tent Sleeping


Snowball Throwing

Insect Handling

Always Playing

kind of Dad. We really are the luckiest family in the world. Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Photo Shoot

I love to look through, and giggle at, the pictures that Maddie takes of herself when she's on the computer. There are literally hundreds of them. Some silly, some very posed, and by looking at these, I'd say we're adding artistic to the list. Here is my most recent find:

It's all fun and games until I stumble upon some that I forgot to erase:

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Baby Birdy

Jude (who is known in our family as a "good finder") found a little baby bird in our backyard. Super cute for pictures....super scary for someone who is terrified of moths, butterflies and birds.
(I'm obviously talking about Rob).

(The third party filming this video obviously had some major issues with speed talking and wing anxiety)

Friday, June 04, 2010

First Love

Jude has a little girlfriend. They were friends first, but it seems that at Maddie's graduation they decided to take it to the next level. When we arrived at the graduation Jude saw her and said, "Mom, I love Chl.." then stopped and looked down like he knew hit was too soon. I asked, "Jude, do you love Chloe?!" He just nodded and smiled.

Aren't they adorable?!

(He just noticed this post and said, "Mom, Chloe is pretty!)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010



(What's with the thumb? Is she practicing for her future head shots/real estate agent stock photo?) And naturally we couldn't take a series of photos without her having to do "crazy eyes." It's a trademark move.

How does Maddie feel about it?

"This is probably the cutest I've ever been."

So humble.