Friday, July 25, 2008

Can you believe she's 7!?!?

For Emma's 7th birthday she had a Build-a-Bear party. I highly recommend this, as all we had to do was show up w/ cupcakes. No clean up, I didn't even have to be in charge, they kept everybody together and helped them find the bears and accessories they wanted.

For dinner we had family over, Emma wanted orange chicken, yellow rice (chicken rice-a-roni) and rainbow jello (which I forgot to make!)

Max abandoned his dinosaur "Dinosaur" for Rileys pink bed and a purple bear

But in the end he kept the more "masculine" choice! (Much to daddy's relief)

The best sound in the world

video

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's a......


...disappointment -- for Riley and Emma, but for the rest of us, it's a boy! This is almost exactly what Riley's face/posture was when the dr. said it's a boy. Just picture her 2 ys. older and sucking her thumb! The girls had their hearts set on a girl, but Max is very excited Although he gets excited about anything we get excited about! and the girls will come around! It is nice that Max will have a little buddy, and Ryan thinks w/ a brother Max's love of princesses, pink, and having his toenails painted will magically go away. We'll see!!!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

3rd & 4th of July

Our neighborhood does fireworks on the 3rd of July, so we went to our friend's block party. On the 4th we went to Ryan's co-workers house and bb-qed, but went home before the fireworks, the kids do NOT do well with late nights, especially 2 in a row!!! Waiting for the show to start
Max is telling us how the "pops go pop"!
Enthralled by the show
Riley was ready for bed, the grand finale didn't even catch her interest.

Tennis Lessons




The girls took tennis lessons in June, and they were pretty good! They really liked it too, until it got to 80 degrees by 9am, then there was some complaining! I think we will take it back up in the fall, when the weather is cooler!

Lemonade Stand

So the girls wanted to do a lemonade stand w/ the neighbors the other day. It was soooo hot! I just watched them from inside, but they were going strong after 2 hours and did not want to pack it in. They made about $8.00 total.
An the younger siblings, wanting to be involved, had a "free ice" stand right next to the lemonade stand!!!!! (How cute are they!)