Sunday, August 24, 2008

Emily's Princess Party

Over the weekend we celebrated Emily's 5th birthday with her friends a little early! She and her guests had fun decorating a picture frame, pulling strings to open a pinata, playing in a bounce house and eating ice cream cake. Emily had fun opening her gifts and sharing candy and toys. Us adults enjoyed munchies and beverages. What a great time!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Jade's trip to Sitka, Alaska

This past July Jade went on a chartered fishing trip to Sitka, Alaska with his father Gary, Gary's friend, and brother-in-law Ron. They spent 4 days fishing and caught some wonderful Salmon and Halibut. They also caught other fish but threw them back in due to it being off season. Jade came home with 48 pounds of fresh fish and I'm having fun coming up with new and creative ways to cook it!

Emily has fun with Brayden

I absolutely LOVE Brayden's laugh and wanted to experiment with the video on our camera- so here you go! Em can really get him going....too cute!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Brayden finds his foot!

While waiting patiently in his car seat for Em to finish her soccer practice, Brayden found his foot! I think it is so fun when they discover their hands and feet, it's like a new world opens up. He's been lifting his legs in his swing and bouncer to see them too. He's quite an amazing little guy and the pic shows how BIG his feet really are!

Emily's 1st Soccer Practice

Yesterday was Em's first soccer practice at Felida Park and it went amazingly well! It was so fun to watch a bunch of 5 year olds running around chasing a ball. They picked up the basics really well and had a great time. Emily came home red faced and sweaty wondering if we were going to practice tomorrow night...she LOVES soccer and we are getting excited for their first game!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Too cute for words....

Brayden is just too cute for words these days so I thought I'd share some pictures. He loves to sit up so I tried him in his exercauser and he was mesmerized by all the things he could reach. I captured the moment well. I had fun with my camera and put it on a different color setting and this is what it turned out like- pretty darn cute! He's pushing up more and rolling over all the time now. He looks so much like Jade it's crazy. I will be doing an entry for Jade soon so stay tuned!! For all other recent photo's you can view them on my facebook album, and for those of you not into facebook- it will give you a reason to! The thing is addicting!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Emily's Tea Party

Emily is constantly finding creative ways to entertain herself. She got a new My Little Pony called Pinkie Pie as an early birthday gift. She wanted to have a tea party with her. Here are some photo's. Our cat Keisha also got in on the action- it was very entertaining....

Brayden tries rice cereal...

Brayden is now 4 months! I can't believe how time flies. We've started him on rice cereal- which he LOVES. He's getting the hang of it and opens his mouth wide when the spoon comes near. It's really cute to watch. Emily has been a frequent observer of this fun activity. Brayden also loves to smile and laugh and he is rolling over more...what a fun little guy...