Friday, July 30, 2010

Tiny Hawks Soccer!!!

This week the kids had a 4 day, 45 min soccer camp! The first couple of days, the kids were so shy at the beginning of class that I wasn't sure we'd make it through the whole week! But, they eventually warmed up and by the last 2 days, they joined right in when we got there...they even managed to have fun when they were put in different groups!

Day 1: Brayden and Sienna were in the same group, along with their friend Ashley! They played all sorts of fun games including Red Light, Green Light and "Swiper, No Swiping" from one of their favorite tv shows, Dora. Day 2:

Before dividing into small groups, they all get to save the "dinosaur eggs" from the "dinosaurs" by putting their foot on the soccer ball. It was so fun to watch them run around protecting all of the soccer balls!

This picture was actually from day 1, but it's too much work to move it! Another fun game they played was "Simon Says"!
During "Red Light, Green Light", if the coaches yelled out BLUE light, they had to jump as high as they could! PINK light meant they had to do a silly dance.

Sienna & Ashley ended up on the same team on Day 2, but Brayden was in a different group, which didn't seem to bother either of them. Whew!

Water break!!!
Day 4 (I didn't take any pictures on Day 3): On day 4, Brayden, Sienna and Ashley were all in different groups, but once again, none of them seem to care. YEA!!! Sienna was the only girl in her group (besides the coach), but she didn't seemed to care. And, as you will see, Sienna actually had a blast playing with all of these little boys! Unfortunately, on days 3 & 4, Brayden was on the other end of the field and none of the pictures turned out all that great...

Goal! YEA!!!
Good Job, Sienna!
Sienna having tons of fun playing Simon Says!
Her and the 2 boys to her left were all cracking themselves was too cute!

I am so sad that soccer camp is over! Next year they will both be old enough to go to Mini-Hawks (ages 4-6) where they get to learn about 3 different sports! It is 3 hours long for 5 full days. I can't wait! I just wish there was some other sports activity that they could participate in before next summer. It has been so good for the kids to run around while having fun and listening to instructions!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 4th Weekend in Bend!

I already posted pics from our stay at the Oxford Hotel for our 8th anniversary, but here are the rest of the pics from our weekend in Bend! I'm finally getting caught up on some photos!!!!

Grandma & Grandpa took the kids out to play "tennis".
We took the kids swimming in the FREEZING swimming pool!

Could you ask for a better view while swimming?!?!?!

Grandma & Grandpa brought the kids down too our hotel on July 4th to watch Bend's annual Pet Parade!
Brayden got bored and wanted to go up to our room to watch the parade!
The "flying" dog, which was by far the best part of the parade! You can't tell from this picture that my dad took, but the dog was floating (they had cables so he didn't float away) and the poor doggie was moving his legs like he was trying to run...I'm guessing he was just a little freaked out by being so far above the ground!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chipper Preschool Rides at Oaks Park!

A couple of weeks ago, we met some friends from Brayden's preschool at Oaks Park! I always think it's fun to see how much the kids have changed in a are the pictures from our 1st and 2nd trips to Oaks Park last year.

Brayden, Avery & Koen getting ready to ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl with Lisa (Sienna didn't want to go). Brayden had so much fun...the 4 of us (Chris, Brayden, Sienna & I) all went on it last year and the kids didn't enjoy it...Sienna was screaming to get off the whole time! She apparently doesn't take after me...I LOVE RIDES!

I just love this picture of Koen!
Brayden and Sienna have changed so much since last year. This year when we rode on the hot air balloon ride, they actually spun us the whole time...last year we just sat there and let the force of the ride give us a couple of slow spins. How fun!
They had a blast!
Next stop was the roller coaster! I was a bit hesitant to let Brayden ride the roller coaster with just his friends, but they did great and had a blast! They were in a middle car and Sienna, Canon (my cousins' son) and I were all squished into the very last car. Sienna did NOT enjoy her ride. I was actually surprised that she wanted to go on the roller coaster because last year she went on it and didn't like it, either!
Canon, Brayden & Sienna riding the rockets!
Sienna actually loved the frog hopper last year (you can see how scared she was in the pictures I posted last year)
Brayden and Sienna driving a car! BEEP BEEP!
Sienna rode the motorcycles while Brayden & Canon rode in the big tug boat (which I was forced to ride on right before we left the park because Sienna decided she wanted to try it again).
One last picture of Sienna, Brayden & Canon at the park!

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Rope Swing!

Today was the last day of their 2 week long swim lessons. On the last day, they take them down to the rope and let them swing into the water. Two weeks ago, both kids swung with the instructor, and I was amazed that they'd even do that! I mean, these are the kids that wouldn't even run through a sprinkler 4 weeks ago! Well, today, they amazed me again! This time, they both swung on the rope by THEMSELVES! Unfortunately, I forgot to bring our nice camera, so I didn't get very good shots. Grandma Boley got a good video of Brayden swinging on the rope, but Sienna took off before Grandma was able to start the video. The kids start another 2 week session on Monday, so hopefully in 2 weeks, I'll have my act together and I'll remember to bring our flip camera!

The kids anxiously awaiting their turn on the rope!
Sienna getting ready! I just love her little "cheeks" hanging out of the swimsuit. haha! This was actually not her swimming suit, but a friends and it was a bit baggy on her.

And she's off!
My two favorite kids!
After Sienna's first swing on the rope, Brayden sat really close to Sienna and started rubbing her arm. How cute is that?!?!?! He's going to be the BEST big brother EVER!
Brayden's turn on the rope!
Like I said, I didn't have a great camera, and the lighting is so bad because the bright sun shines through the sky lights. Brayden's pretty much just a blur in this picture, but you get the idea!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Our 8th Anniversary!

While we were in Bend for the 4th of July, Chris and I were able to get away for a night at the new Oxford Hotel! Our room was awesome, and being the germ-a-phobe that I am, I was super excited to stay in a hotel that had been open for less than a year!

Here we are enjoying the bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room!

We were on the 3rd floor and had a small little patio. The patio was one of my favorite things about the room...most hotels don't even have windows that open!!! Plus, it was a great location for people watching. Not to mention that we had a good view of the "Pet Parade" the next morning (I'll post more about that when I post the pics from our weekend in Bend).

We decided to try out the Oxford's restaurant "10 Below" for dinner. I got the filet, which tasted fabulous, but wasn't as tender as one would think for $32! Chris got a burger (big surprise) for 16 bucks! After the waitress convinced us to get a dessert to take back to our room (we were both stuffed), we got the check and saw that she gave us the dessert for free because it was our anniversary! YEA!!!
After dinner, we headed to the Wall Street Bar to play pool and video poker. Unfortunately, we played pretty poorly at both. I guess that's what happens when you only play pool once every year or two!