Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Riley is our sweet girl. She is my little helper and a hard worker (she is great at folding laundry:) Occasionally when she is bored she will ask if I have any chores for her to do:) She is pretty protective of her siblings and loves to help others (when she's not too shy!) Riley really likes to exercise, she will wake up and do yoga with me in the morning (she's got a great "chair pose") and she likes to go running too. She loves karate, she takes it every week at the school and practices her moves throught the week. She'll put on the show " iCarly fights Shelby Marks" and will watch the fight scenes, pause it, and try to copy their moves! She loves to put on music and dance her little heart out, her favorites right now are Miley, Demi Lovato and Ally&AJ. We love you Riley and are so grateful you are in our family!
Monday, October 12, 2009
The next morning it was snowing for the first time this year! We didn't get much, but it was enough to play in. Max was the first one out, by about 8:30 am. The girls weren't far behind!
Erie High School had their Homecoming this weekend, so it's kind of become a tradition to go to the parade and game. This year it was TOO cold to go to the game, but the parade was fun. The kids came back with too much candy, thanks in part the the 4 cheerleaders who are in Young Womens each throwing several handfuls to the kids:) They had a great time, then we went home and snuggled in blankets and watched a movie:)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Today was Ryan's birthday:) In our house we tend to take the whole week to celebrate birthdays. Ryan's birthday started on Monday when we went to Cinzetti's for dinner. We all started with ice cream, moved on to (not so yummy) food, then on to the yummy desserts! Tonight for his actual birthday we did Taco Bell (b/c the Rockies scored 10 runs last night so it was cheap tacos!) then rushed to Emma's Girlz Rock (climbing class) then over to Snocap for icecream! Tomorrow night we are going on a date for his birthday w/ some of his friends, and Sunday is the family party. It's a marathon week:) So happy birthday honey- I am grateful that you are in my life forever. You are a great dad and better husband than I could ask for - I love you!
Monday, September 14, 2009
So I have tons of summer pictures to post, but that can wait... this is more important!!!:) I love the weather, and in retirement Ryan and I are going to be stormchasers for the Discovery channel:) My favorite weather person is Mike Nelson on channel 7 - he really loves the weather too:) So, when we went to the PBS Kids fair, how surprised was I to see my favorite weather guy talking to parents in the face painting line:)!!!! I was starstruck the rest of the day:) The best part was when he came up to talk to us he asked us how many of the 4 kids were actually ours. Ryan said "all of 'em" to which Mike (we're on 1st name basis:)) replied "God bless you guys" He was so surprised, and kept saying that - "God bless you guys" and then he turned to me and was very sweet, so now I have a little crush:) Obviously Brody was not as starstruck!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
At our rec. center we have a great kids gymnastics program called SuperBus Gymnastics. It is a bus that the owners have taken the seats out and put in an obstacle course, and attached a trampoline on the side that folds up and down. Riley took this for 2 years and loved it so now Max is taking it. He loves it!
"We love SuperBus!!!"
Jumping on the trampoline
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
This weekend we went to the drive-in. We first went to our favorite family restaraunt, CiCi's pizza:) When we got to the movie we only had about 15 minutes before the movie started, or so we thought. It was supposed to start at 8:30, but just before 9 everybody started honking their horns and it finally started! We saw Imaging That with Eddie Murphy. The second showing was Night at the Museum,(that's the one we really wanted) but it didn't start until 11pm and we have 9am church.(and a 3 year old!) Emma was the only one to stay awake for the whole time, and the first one awake in the morning! She was really excited for Father's Day, so she was getting Ryan's breakfast in bed as I was leaving for a 7:30 am meeting. We will definately go back to the drive in, and hopefully get to see Night @ the Museum. I love summer!!!!
Waiting patiently for the movie to start
And still waiting...
Brody was a good sport
It FINALLY started!!!
Using sleeping Riley as a pillow
The ride home
Monday, June 15, 2009
Emma wants to be an artist/art teacher when she grows up. So it was exciting that she had a picture in a school district art show! She refused to be in the picture, but Max and Riley were only too happy to have their pictures taken!
Riley is on the far left.
At Good Times afterward getting ice cream
Riley did a great job in her recital, she actually got on stage and danced! I don't know what the difference is between that and other things, but she does not seem to be really shy at her dance recitals. Even in Primary she has a hard time going up front when her name is called. Yea dance!
Yep, I got WAY behind! Here are some Easter pictures. We had a busy weekend. We have 2 friends who have annual Easter Egg hunts, they are so fun! We missed the egg hunting part of the Saturday one because of Max's Chuch E Cheese party, but the kids still got plenty of candy from it. The second one was on Sunday, that one our friends have been having since Emma was just little. It's a fun tradition!
It's a little late, I have much catching up to do- but here are some pictures from Max's 3rd birthday. His birthday was the day after we got back from our week in San Antonio, so we made up for it by having his birthday party @ Chuck E Cheese!
Can you guess what it is?
The girls made this sign and hung it up after Max fell asleep the night before. They really get into birthdays, it's cute to see how excited they get for everyone's birthday! They have a song they like to sing to wake up the birthday person, it's one they got from "Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses". They are really good at treating the birthday person like royalty on their day!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
So Emma is such a funny kid. We got the movie Bedtime Stories over the weekend and the kids watched it Friday night, and loved it so much that we all watched it again Sunday afternoon. So this morning Emma decided to watch it AGAIN, but this time in spanish - the whole thing!!! After just a few minutes, Riley and Max joined her too:)