Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 212 of 365

Today was a wonderful day. My mom and I got up early and went to a garage sale. We got Emma over 150 Barbie outfits for $20. She was so excited and so were we, Barbie clothes are hard to find. We came home and packed everyone up for the beach. We went out to Lincoln City. My grandparents were renting a little house on the beach. It was the perfect location! My brother Ryan and nephew Jack met us there. We played on the beach for a few hours. The weather was perfect- warm but not hot and no wind. The first hour Parker was terrified of the sand. My Dad finally got him to walk a little bit to me. After that I took him out on the sand and little by little he decided there was nothing to be scared of. He jumped in the water and ran around in the sand. He was so cute!! We had dinner back at the house and then yummy Dairy Queen. It was such a great day. I'm so happy the kids got to spend the day with their grandparents and their great grandparents!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 211 of 365

Today I spent a few hours with my nephew Holden. He is so tiny and so sweet. It was amazing holding a newborn again! The kids had a great day with Grandpa. They played outside all day and just had so much fun! The boys thought it would be fun to sleep outside, so they slept on the deck for a few hours. My Dad moved them in the middle of the night because they were getting a little damp. The boys thought it was so cool!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 210 of 365

Today the kids and I woke up early. We left the house at 6:30. It was a very long drive but not too bad. We got into Portland about 4:00. The kids were so excited to be out of the car and to be at Grandma & Grandpa's! After unpacking my mom and I headed over to Nikki's to meet baby Holden. Our new nephew is so adorable. He is just perfect!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 209 of 365

Today the boys had soccer. They did a great job and had a ton of fun. After soccer we played at the park and then came home and had lunch. I got all the kids packed and most of the car loaded during Parker's nap. We had a nice afternoon hanging out. The kids and I are all ready to drive up to Portland tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 208 of 365

Today was a nice relaxing day. We didn't really do anything. Josh played a few levels on the wii for the boys. Nothing too exciting! It was a much cooler day, so awesome!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 207 of 365

Today was a much cooler day, so nice. There was a breeze this morning and we didn't have to turn the air conditioning on until 2:00ish. The kids were pretty good today. They played Barbies most the day, even the boys. All 4 of them are having so much fun with all the new Barbies. For dinner I made spaghetti and homemade wheat breadsticks. We all had a nice dinner together and then we went out for frozen yogurt. The kids love going there because they get to pick their own topping. We had a really nice evening together!

Loving Holden's feet!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's a Barbie Party

Day 206 of 365

Today we got up early and went to Church. Josh and I were so tired but we went and were both really happy we did. We came home. Josh started cleaning and I went to the grocery store. After lunch I started Emma's birthday cake. She decided on a white chocolate raspberry swirl cake. The cake took all day to make. The house took Josh all day to clean. In the middle of decorating the Barbie cake Parker bashed his eye on the corner of the window seal. There was blood everywhere which of course sent Josh and Carson into panic mode. He has a pretty big gash near his eyebrow/eye- but not too close. Its pretty much in the same spot as Carson & Cooper's scar. Crazy. The Basset family came over for Emma's birthday party. We opened presents, had cake, and played on the slip'n'slide. Emma got some great gifts and she is so excited to play with everything. Thank you everyone!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 205 of 365

Today the kids were so excited Daddy would be coming home. I'm so excited too! We spent the day hanging out, trying to get things picked up a little. Josh was able to help Nikki & Holden get home. Holden is just so cute!!! Josh left Portland at 3:30 and made it home at midnight.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 204 of 365

Today I became an Auntie again. Nikki had Holden at 2:47am. He weighed 7lbs, 7oz. He is just adorable!!! The kids were very excited to see pictures of him when they woke up. Parker in particular really loved the pictures. We spent the day hanging out. Nicole, Cameron and Tanner came by for a little bit. Tanner is getting so big, almost 10lbs now! The kids are ready for Daddy to come home. They miss him alot!

Adorable little Holden

He is just so cute!!! Can't wait to meet him!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 203 of 365

Today we stayed home and played. I wanted to stay home so I could be by the phone because my sister-in-law was induced at 6am. The kids are so excited for baby Holden to be born. We had a long talk about babies and how baby Holden would be entering the world. They were quite interested. I'm so happy I get to be an Auntie again! As of now, no baby yet and she is 7 cm.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 202 of 365

Today was Emma's 4th Birthday. She woke up early and went to Starbucks with Daddy. We opened a few presents then went to the boys' soccer practice. Josh had to leave after practice to head up to Portland for the arrival of our nephew tomorrow. After practice we came home, had lunch and played Barbies. After Parker's nap we went to the spray park. The kids had so much fun there! It was a great park with lots to do. Then we went to the store, picked out a cake, got dinner and played Barbies. Emma opened presents from my parents while they watched on skype. We played some more Barbies, sang happy birthday, and had cake. We will be having a big party for her on Sunday. I think she had a great day today. I still can't believe my baby girl is 4!

Emma's Birthday

Emma had a great day today!

Lots more pictures HERE

Happy 4th Birthday Baby Girl!!!!

Birth Day
Age 1
Age 2
Age 3
Age 4

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

California State Fair

Day 201 of 365

Today we braved the heat and went to the California State Fair with the Basset family. We got there around 1 and it was hot!!! Despite the heat the kids had a blast! They all went on the rides, everyone ate a special treat to cool off, Parker won a smurf, Carson went down the super tall slide, Emma got a pink monkey and Cooper got a dragon. We stayed at the fair until almost 6. It was a very hot and sweaty day but the kids had so much fun!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 200 of 365

Today we hung out and played. The kids colored for a little bit. They played Barbies and Transformers. Josh had swings so we got to spend some time together in the morning. Emma is so excited for her birthday!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cooling Off

Day 199 of 365

Today we went to Church. Parker was crying when we parked. He knew what was going on. He screamed when we dropped him and off and picked him up. However, his teacher said he did so much better. He played and stopped crying for a little bit! I was nervous since we had missed 2 weeks. But he did alot better. The big kids all had a great time, of course! We rested during the day. The kids played the wii, colored, and played hot wheels. After dinner we played in the pool and slip'n'slide. It was hot but the kids loved playing in the water!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 198 of 365

Today we all went to Emma's ballet class. The boys all behaved so well. They loved watching Emma be the star. After ballet we all went to the party store. Emma has picked a barbie theme. After the party store we came home and had lunch. I went out and got Emma some birthday presents and then went grocery shopping. It was so hot- 106. No fun, especially when you are running errands. We spent the rest of the day relaxing, even Josh!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 197 of 365

Today was a super hot day. Hot weather + staying inside = bored and cranky little ones. We colored and tried to do some new activities. Its just hard when day after day it is over 100. We all helped Josh clean up the house. The kids watched a movie before bed and thats about it.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 196 of 365

Today was very hot. We made a quick trip to Target which of course meant we were there for an hour. We had to go up and down every toy isle. But, their favorite part of Target was the freezer section. To conserve energy the lights in the freezers come on when you stand in front of them. They had so much fun jumping in front of the freezers. Such silly little kids. Before bed we watched a new episode of "Minute to Win It" and of course they loved it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 195 of 365

Today the boys had their first day of soccer. They loved getting all dressed in their gear. Both boys had a great time. Cooper smiled and laughed the whole time. Carson said it was alot easier than football. They were hot and tired after but loved it! We spent the afternoon resting, watching Jurassic Park, and making a milk chocolate cake with triple chocolate fudge frosting. After that they convinced me to go outside. I put the pool up and we played outside for 3 hours. When Josh got home from working out and running he put the slip'n'slide up and we had a big water fight again. The kids were exhausted and fell asleep in our bed watching a movie.


In One Week

my precious little baby girl is going to be 4!!! How can that be???

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 194 of 365

Today was a better day. The kids played with their army guys in their secret hideout- our closet. We practiced our ABC's for awhile. The boys got all their soccer gear ready for tomorrow. They are very excited for soccer. Josh ran 7 miles in the heat which I think is just crazy. Nothing too exciting today.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 193 of 365

Today Josh had to go back to work. After being off for so long he really wasn't looking forward to going. The kids had a rough day. Lots of crabbiness and whining. It is so hard to get back into our routine! For treat I made a white peach & raspberry crisp. It was so yummy and Josh even said it was the best dessert ever! We watched a little TV but Josh was in bed early. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day with a whole lot less whiny and way more listening!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 192 of 365

Today we all slept in and missed church. Josh did some yardwork today and I did laundry. Other than that we just hung out and relaxed. Nicole, Cameron and Tanner stopped by for a little bit. Tanner is getting so big. He is almost 3 weeks old and such a cutie. We had a yummy dinner. Josh got the slip'n'slide out and we all played on it and had a huge water fight. It was hot but we all had so much fun together.

A few favorites out of the 500 pictures taken

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 191 of 365

Today we got up early and drove home. This time Josh drove Emma and Parker and I drove the boys. It was a pretty quick drive. We got home, it was 103. We unpacked and I went to the grocery store.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 190 of 365

Today was our last day in Portland. Carson and Cooper went to Despicable Me in 3D with Grandpa. They loved the movie. After the movie they got new Crocs, Carson got orange and Cooper got sharks. It was another hot day. Josh spent the day filling water balloons. We had dessert and a water balloon fight with everyone. The kids and Josh played on the slip'n'slide. It was nice to all get together one last night!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 189 of 365

Today I went and saw Eclipse again. I was able to get Josh to go. We went with my Grandma and my Mom. It was very hot again. The kids played in the water all day with little breaks inside to cool off.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 188 of 365

Today the kids played in the sandbox for the first time since we had been here. It was really hot so they played inside off and on. Its crazy how hot it has been here, just like at home. The kids are having such a great time. I think they are so happy we decided to stay a few extra days!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 187 of 365

Today was hot, hot, hot. The kids played outside in the morning. In the afternoon we all went and saw Toy Story 3. It was such a cute movie. Everyone really liked it. It was Emma's first movie. She did great. Josh and I went over to a friends house for a BBQ. It was so nice reconnecting with old friends. We had a great time and were up really late, something that doesn't happen that often for us anymore.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 186 of 365

Today everyone was a little tired after our late night. However, it was a beautiful day so the kids played outside all day again. I had a little Mommy and Me get together with some friends from high school. It was so nice reconnecting with everyone! Josh and I took Sean grocery shopping and then had a quick lunch together. Jack came over and the kids all played outside together. We all had a great day.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 185 of 365

Today was 4th of July. We had a full day with lots of fun things. We woke up early for Josh's race. His Mom and Dad also ran the race. We headed out at 5:15. The half marathon was out on Sauvie Island. Josh kicked butt and got the fastest time he has ever gotten for a half marathon, 1:41:30. I was so proud of him!!! Michele did great also! After the race we came home and rested for a little bit. Then we headed out to the park for a picnic with our whole family, mine and Josh's. It was so nice to get all together instead of going to two different places. The kids had a great time running around the park and the food was great! The kids were so excited to do fireworks and they begged the sun to go down all day. Before fireworks Josh built a fire in the firepit and we roasted marshmallows. Josh's family came over for fireworks and we all sat in the driveway together and walked Josh's firework show. He always does such a great job! Parker and Emma watched a few but then they went to bed. Carson and Cooper loved the fireworks so much!! It was a perfect 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 184 of 365

Today the sun came back out. We were all so excited! Jack came over and the kids all played on the slip and slide. We spent the whole day playing outside. Josh and I went to dinner with his parents. We walked around Bridgeport a little and spent the night at Josh's parents.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 183 of 365

Today we were up bright and early. We took Carson and Cooper over to Grandma Michele's. They got to spend the whole day with Grandpa Jim. Emma and Parker spent the whole day with Grandpa Jerry. Josh and I went with his sisters, Nikki and Chelsea and his mom, Michele up to Seattle. Josh has never been up there, crazy. It rained the whole way up there but then the sun came up. We had lunch and walked around Pike's Place Market for a little bit. Then we headed to the huge mall and the opening of the House of Hoops store. Brandon Roy, Josh's idol was there opening the store. He was so pumped!! The opening was great. Brandon Roy was funny and Josh just loved being so close to him. I talked to his wife for awhile about kids. It was so much fun!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 182 of 365

Today it was cold, rainy, and gloomy. It didn't feel like summer at all! That didn't stop the kids from playing outside. Emma and Parker spent the day with Grandma Michele and Grandpa Jim. Carson and Cooper played with Grandpa's tools and went to the reptile store. We are hoping the sun comes back soon! Josh and I went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, Oba's. It was so yummy!!!