Monday, July 18, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend - Lincoln City

Our friends invited us to spend Memorial Day Weekend with them at a beach house in Lincoln City.  I'm not sure who was more or the kids!  We really lucked out with the weather...we were able to spend most of our time outside and we weren't even miserable!  I'd say that's pretty amazing for the Oregon Coast!

Olivia, Sienna & Ava ready to hit the beach!
Sienna & her bestest buddy, Olivia...ADORABLE!
What a BEAUTIFUL day!
Sienna, Olivia & Ava doing some digging!

Rob and the kids (minus Brayden who stayed back at the house with Chris...Brayden fell in the water the day before and was scared to go back!!!)!
Elijah, Olivia, Sienna & Ava
Lunch time!  Olivia, Sienna, Ava, Logan & Brayden
Game time!  Olivia, Brayden, Sienna & Elijah
More game time!  Elijah, Logan & Brayden
Olivia & Sienna spent most of their "inside" time coloring pictures together...
Football Time!  The boys spent most of the weekend throwing and catching a football!

Sienna & Olivia practicing their dancing skills!
It was such a FUN weekend!!!  I can't wait for our next vacation with the Coleman Clan!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Brayden's Preschool Graduation!

I can't believe how long it has been since I've had the time to post pictures!  WOW!  I have so many pictures to share, but no time to share them.  I am STILL going through the Disneyland pictures from March, not to mention all of the pictures I've taken since we returned home.  Last Wednesday I officially handed over my role as the preschool Treasurer!  However, I also officially became the preschool's President!  It is definitely going to be a fun and exciting year for me. 
Ok, now on to the most important news of the day:  Brayden graduated from preschool!!!!!

Brayden and Teacher Andy

Brayden is so sad to be leaving Teacher Andy.  He has repeatedly told me that he wishes that he was only 4 years old so that he could stay in Teacher Andy's class!  I can only pray that he loves his new kindergarten teacher just as much as Teacher Andy!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sharing a Room!

When my parents came to stay with us about a week ago, the kids both slept in Sienna's room!  When we bought Sienna's new bed in January, we purchased the trundle to go with it, just for this sort of occasion.  Brayden no longer has to sleep on our floor, or on the floor in the office.  YEA!

I had a board meeting at the preschool and by the time I got home, Chris was reading the kids their bedtime books:
Time for bed!  We bought Brayden Star Wars sheets from Target for the trundle since he can't have them on his bed (they don't make them in the queen size unless you spend $200 at Pottery Barn!!!).  Needless to say, he was super excited to sleep in his new sheets!
The kids slept in the same room for 2 nights.  The first night we must have gone up there 20 times to tell them to stop goofing off.  But, the 2nd night, Chris only had to make 1 trip up to Sienna's room!

Monday, February 21, 2011

More Swim Lessons!

And the swim lessons start AGAIN!  Brayden & Sienna's friends, Logan & Ava, are in the class too, but missed the first 2 days because their family was sick.  Luckily, Brayden and Sienna did great, even without their friends in the class!  They also had a new instructor, which usually doesn't go over very well, but neither of them seemed to mind!

Water games...Simon Says!
Waiting for their turn to jump in! 
 Brayden did GREAT jumping in!!!

 We kept telling Sienna to jump without holding his hands, but she never did...maybe this week!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Brayden's Field Trip to the Post Office!

Last Wednesday, Brayden's preschool class took a field trip to the Canby Post Office.  Sienna and I were lucky enough to get to join them!

Brayden & his friend Lulu (Lucia)
Getting ready to stamp some mail! 
 Brayden's turn to stamp a letter!
 Even Sienna got a turn!
 The kids all wrote letters to mail home.  Half of the class mailed their letters while the other half watched on the other side of the wall for the mail to drop.  Then they switched places.  The day after the field trip, the letter arrived in the mail and here is what it said (he wrote it all by himself):  "I love you Mom and Dad.  love Brayden".  Best letter...ever!!!
 I brought a letter for Sienna to mail, too!
 Our turn to watch the mail drop!  Of course, it dropped so fast that I never got a picture of the actual mail...
 Brayden's preschool class with Teacher Andy!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sienna's FIRST haircut!!!

Sienna's BEFORE pictures:

 Shawn getting ready to chop it all off!

 Too late to turn back now!
 Sienna's hair donation to pantene!  Pantene only requires 8" and makes wigs for cancer patients:
 Now it's time to style the new short "do"!

 Sienna LOVES the hair dryer!

 Sienna checking out her new hair in the mirror!
 Sienna and her hair donation...still looking at herself in the mirror! haha!
 Sienna being silly in pigtails!  Her hair is sooo easy to put in pigtails comb needed!