Sunday, August 31, 2008

Look Who's Three!!

Byron is having a birthday today! We are heading home from Seattle where we attended a wedding so won't be there to celebrate today but his party is tomorrow and we will be there.  Jill and Wade took him to the Portland zoo on Friday for his birthday. I know he probably loved those animals. 

Birthday here I come.

Cake. Cake. Where is the cake? Bring it on.

Happy Birthday little man. 

We love you little boy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer Weekend

August comes and goes. Can you believe how fast things are going? Friday night I took care of Byron and Ayden so Wade and Jill could attend his class reunion. Lucy and Emma came to spend Saturday night.

Little Ayden was so happy at first.........

That is until he found out brother got to spend the night and he had to go home because his milk machine (aka mommy Jill) does not live with us any longer. One of the newer things I have noticed is the pouting lip. So cute!

Byron has really begun to love the water but look how red those little ears become. He has his grandad Dave's ears through and through.

On Saturday evening as the sun was setting Emma, Lucy and I walked to the mailbox to get the mail and paper. I love this photo.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little Lawn Mowers

A couple of weekends ago Emma and Lucy decided to pretend to mow our grass. Of course it is not growing much now since it is so hot but worth a try anyway.

Nice mowing outfit for Emmy. At least she is protecting her ears as well as her skin from the sun.

Somehow I don't think this is getting the lawn mowed but it might qualify her for goofouts tryouts for high school musical.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Little Giggles

Little Ayden has got to be one of the happiest little babies around. He is such a good natured little guy.

Grandad is holding him and Jill and I are talking to him. He begins by looking at me pretty soberly.

But look at that little smile begin. It is almost like he can't help himself.

There goes to a full blown laugh. I love this little pumpkin.

May 3, 1978 - August 13, 2006

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Boogie Dance

Byron was visiting this past weekend and we asked him to do a little dance for us.

Here is the boy hamming it up right before the dance.

Perhaps I look kind of cute!


Shakin his booty!

Monday, August 11, 2008

To Become a Fish

This year Emmy has really begun to love the water. Actually she has always liked it but we have noticed how much stronger and less afraid she is now. She swims all over the place and has graduated to jumping off the diving board and swimming right to the side of the deep end. Of course she still isn't allowed to be in the pool without an adult present at all times but I love seeing her begin to be so comfortable in the water. All this is without formal lessons.

On the board getting prepared

Knees tucked and off she goes


Swimming back

Up and out for another jump

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cousins Come Calling

Saturday my brother John and his family came to visit after attending a wedding. We built a fort to sleep in using a quilt and the couches. Celina, Sean, Marisa and Emma all slept in sleeping bags and Lucy slept on the fold away bed. Sunday morning was spent looking for lizards, picking blueberries, gathering eggs, holding a hen, turkey feather hunting as well as Celina showing off her gigantic belching skills. I can't believe that can come from that little girl.

Celina, Lucy, Emmy and Marisa

Marisa, Celina, Emmy and Sean, turkey feather gatherers extraordinaire!

Peanut butter buddies. Emma taught Lisa the glorious combination of peanut butter and maple syrup on pancakes. YUM! This is what we grew up eating and Kyla loved it as well. Now Emma can hardly have a pancake without peanut butter and maple syrup.

Typical Sean face

Oh, and I took a bunch of photos on Saturday when Byron and Ayden were here and somehow they were all deleted off my camera this morning. Darn! There were some really cute pictures on there that Jill and I took.

Friday, August 1, 2008