Friday, June 20, 2008

Our Little Superstar

So the big T-ball season has ended and the jury is still out on whether or not it is the sport for Abby. She pretty much summed it up after her first game when she said, "It was fine, but I want more soccer in T-ball." I will admit that those hours spent watching pitch after pitch after pitch got a little bit long. (because apparently t-ball isn't really t-ball after the first game because they start pitching to the kids and since they are 5 year-olds they don't ever ever get out and get as many pitches as it takes). But it was fun to see Abby learn to throw and hit and she really did do a great job when she wasn't making mud pies in the outfield.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

For some reason this picture of Justin and the girls is very descriptive of his life as a father. He is very involved in the day-to-day tasks of fatherhood; reading, teeth-brushing, dress-up, bug-catching, etc. But he also works a lot and has to make the most of the little time he does have at home with us. Thus the double toothbrushing picture below. The girls adore their daddy and we wish you the best Father's Day ever Justin. Sorry you had to spend it at the hospital but we're glad we got to celebrate with you yesterday. And to our wonderful dads, thank you for the wonderful examples you are to us and your grandkids. We all look up to you so much and appreciate the huge part of our lives that you are.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Silver Falls

I just came across some pictures of a little trip we took down to Silver Falls a few weeks ago. It was such a great day. We had driven to the Tulip festival only to find miles and miles of cars backed up to get in so we decided to keep going and find a new place to discover. This park was beautiful and had the most gorgeous waterfalls. This one you could hike behind and the girls thought it was pretty amazing to be able to stand behind the waterfall. I just love having all of these new places to discover.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Not complaining, Just sharing . . .

So I just got online to check the weather for the next week since the girls have been begging to go to the neighborhood pool that just opened. Now, I'm not trying to be a complainer, I just wanted to share our 10 day forecast. I am now repeating in my head the words "I love the trees, I love the greenery, I love the flowers" over and over again. Please note the words in orange.

TonightJun 1
Partly Cloudy

MonJun 2
Partly Cloudy

TueJun 3

WedJun 4

ThuJun 5
Mostly Cloudy

FriJun 6
Few Showers

SatJun 7

SunJun 8
Few Showers

MonJun 9

TueJun 10

Goings On!

Okay, so I know I have not been a great blogger lately. Justin's been working nights this past month and I've been spending quite a bit of time curled up with some great books. So I thought I would post a few pics of what's been going on these past few weeks.

I got to spend a weekend at the coast with some girlfriends. We rented a beach house and just relaxed, walked on the beach, ate way too many swedish fish and enjoyed the beautiful Oregon coast.

We also had Abby's birthday - 6 years old. She requested an "artist birthday party". It was so much fun. I took way too few pictures due to the intensity of 10 girls and tables of art supplies. We made pet rocks, decorated goody bags, painted little ceramic fairies, made mugs, etc. They were messy and so happy. Abby even decorated her own cake this year to look like a paintbrush. It was so fabulous but you'll have to take my word for it because I totally forgot to take a picture in all the excitement. I can't believe it.

The last picture is just Emma being so Emma.

Early morning walk on the beach (okay, not SO early but early enough for me)

Our rental house - it's for sale if anyone's looking. It was SO cute!

The birthday girl!

Abby and a few of the partyers being crafty.

Oh Emma, we love you!