Friday, June 18, 2010
The pool in the neighborhood isn't finished yet, so the kids have played outside in the sprinkler and baby pool - which is why you see them in their swim suits! This particular sunny day, they are all enjoying a snack outside with the babies! Myles and Elliott enjoy placing the slide in the pool for some adventure.
Thanks to grandma and grandpa Mathews we have a great table. And thanks to our grand neighbors, the VanFleets, we have four chairs! It's mismatched, but who really cares. And the patio is right off the kitchen so it's easy to place the high chairs outside for the babies. Oh and the umbrella is a beach umbrella, however, it is providing shade! The babies sure enjoy sitting outside (the baby girl in the pink hat is Reagan, the neighbor girl I baby sit - Dane's first love!)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
So, my punctuality for Dane's birthday gift isn't the best, but this one was totally worth the wait! I actaully did get Dane a gift in April, but returned it (it was a toddler climb n swing playset, but it was too wobbly and felt unsafe)! And today I was at the right place at the right time. I got a heck of a deal on this brand new power ride on toy! It was the floor model and last one at Wal Mart! And the kids were instantly in heaven! And why, you ask, did I get this for Dane knowing that he won't be able to drive it for a few years? A few weeks ago, we were at the neighbors and Dane took a ride along in one of the power wheels, and LOVED every minute. Dane was grinning ear to ear. So I made a mental note, ask Santa! But when this deal came to me, I just couldn't pass it up! And I could totally justify it since I had just taken back Dane's original birthday gift! And once home, it was an instant hit with all the kids!
Myles finally took the plunge and attempted riding his bike without training wheels! Yeah! And now we can't get him off the bike! I'm so proud of him for building up the courage to attempt such a large task! Yeah for him! He was so happy and loved every minute of it!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Hunter's Crossing is our neighborhood we've lived in the past two years! In this time we've made some great friends! We all decided it'd be fun to take a trip to a baseball game! And we did have a great time. The kids (and Seth) enjoyed hot dogs, Dane enjoyed walking around the lawn area, and I enjoyed people watching! At the end of the game was a nice show of fireworks, and Myles stated this is the best Summer vacation ever! It is great to know he is already off to a great start!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
While I was looking forward to returning from vacation, there are some things I am not thrilled about returning to, and that is cooking EVERY day. My dad did most the cooking on vacation, he did a great job! And for that I was spoiled! Now back at home, it's back to cooking. And there are few things that make it fun and easy. Like for tonights dinner I used tortillas and made mini taco bowls. The kids find things like this unique, and I find it food tastes better when the presentation is better! What's funny about this (I should of taken a photo of this, too) is how Elliott prepares here food! She has a special place for everything and often times she hads a 'ta da' to the plop of the spoon, and she always looks at her plate with happiness after she has placed everything. So, I must say again, it's all about presentation!