Friday, August 27, 2010

Sprinkler Hopscotch!

One of the best water toys we have bought, has been this hopscotch "sprinkler"! You can adjust how high the water comes out, which is perfect for kids who don't like to get their faces wet! Of course, the weather didn't cooperate this year so we didn't get to use it much. These pics were taken back in June!

Even Chris took a turn, which was by far, the most fun to watch! haha!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random July Fun!

The kids were finally up late enough to do some sparklers when Aunt Kari & Uncle Rich came over to hang out! I'm not sure who was having more fun with the sparklers...Brayden and Sienna or Uncle Rich (dancing in the background)!!! haha!

The kids were having fun playing together one day and they kept wanting me to take their picture together...of course I couldn't resist! You can see just how much they love each other!
This is my personal favorite! It appears as though Sienna just punched Mr. B in the face, but really, he was being silly laying on the couch and Sienna was just dancing around with her arms all crazy. But, she never came close to touching Brayden! haha!
Brayden jumping into the pool! If you remember in my other posts, he wouldn't jump in unless he was holding the instructor's hands. However, after taking them swimming in Bend and making him jump in without holding our hands, he came back to swim lessons and was able to jump in without holding their hands! Go Brayden!We still have Sienna's pack 'n play set up in her room for those nights she won't stop getting out of bed. Well, the kids decided it was the perfect spot to play!

This is what happens when you stay up too late and then wake up earlier than usual. I love to sleep, I don't know why these kids don't! ;)
During our last trip to Bend, Grandma & Grandpa Macnab took the kids fishing! Well, really it was just Grandpa. Grandma and I were the official photographers. ;) They took us to Shevlin Park where Chris and I got married!!!! It was the first time we had been back since we got married 8 years ago!

I forgot to mention in a previous post that while we were in Bend for July 4th weekend, my parents had 2 bird nests in their yard. When we came back 2 weeks later, the little baby birds in the front of their house had hatched and looked like a pile of fuzz! The birds in the back of the house had also hatched, but they were MUCH bigger and we couldn't figure out why the parents kept feeding them! By the time we left, all 3 babies did fly away. How cute are these little fuzz balls?

Friday, August 06, 2010

Legacy Park & Murase Park!

Legacy Park!!!
At the end of June, we met my good friend, Catrina, and her 2 kiddos at a park for one last playdate. After 6 years in Portland, it was time for them to move back to humid Oklahoma. Just in case you don't remember, I met Catrina at Gymboree in January 2007. I'm not sure how it all started, but we quickly became friends when we found out that not only were our boys only 1 month apart, but we were both due with our second babies in June. A few months later, we both found out that we were having girls, who ended up being born 12 days apart. We will certainly miss the Edgar family...I'm not sure I would have survived the last 3 years without Catrina!
Teeter-Totter fun! I wanted to ask the random girl in front of Brayden to get off so that I could take a picture, but I didn't think that would go over very well. :P

Water break! It was so hot that all the kids had red cheeks and were guzzling their water!
The kids were still pretty hot when we left the park, so we stopped by McDonald's to buy 2 vanilla cones for $1! I thought they were going to be small cones, but they were regular size! The kids were very happy, but I made them eat them outside when we got home!
Murase Park!!!
The next day, we met my bible study group for some fun at a water park in Wilsonville. It was our first time to Murase Park, and it was absolutely packed, but it was still loads of fun!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sienna's 3rd Birthday!

These pictures are only 1 1/2 months late...Sienna's 3rd birthday was on June 10th! Oh well, better late than never!

June 10th, 2010: Grandma & Grandpa Boley, Uncle Rich, Aunt Kari & Cousins Brian & Jack came over for dinner, cupcakes and presents on Sienna's birthday! That morning, the kids and I baked the cupcakes and then decorated them with pretty pink and purple sprinkles...Sienna's 2 favorite colors!

Sienna (& Brayden) opening her presents (we gave the kids BBQ gear for Sienna's birthday)!!!
Sienna sportin' her new princess crown and Ariel flip flops from Aunt Kari, Uncle Rich, Brian & Jack!
June 12th, 2010: Sienna's Gymboree Party!
Back Row (left to right): Lilya, Mark, Catrina, Kathy, Shelley & Karley.
Front Row (left to right): Anne, Canon, Wyatt, Avery, Ashley, Brooke, Sienna, Koen, Brayden, Eli & Gabby

Sienna LOVES to jump!

More jumps!

Brayden loves to jump, too!
Boys will be boys! Most of the boys spent the entire time tackling each other. I'm pretty sure that Brayden was the big instigator of the group. UGH.
Big jumps with Cousin Mark!
Big jumps with Teacher Brandee!
I'd just like to say that I had every intention of making Sienna a princess castle cake for her birthday. I had the majority of it done, but then I ended up cracking a rib the morning of her Gymboree party and spent the entire morning/early afternoon in the ER. I am so thankful that Grandma Boley drove 40 minutes to the ER, picked up the kids and took them to Costco to help Sienna pick out her "new" birthday cake! It is certainly no "castle cake", but at least we had a cake to feed the kids! Hmmmm...that reminds me, I think we still need to pay Grandma Boley back for the cake!!! OOOOPS!