Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My sweet little Ralphy

 Ralph has certainly taken a back seat ever since the kids came along, but he is still my baby and I love him to pieces!

I especially love when his hair starts growing out, hehe

Friday, August 20, 2010

A walk in the neighborhood

 We have a couple of fun little trails in our neighborhood that we like to take the kids.  I of course try and get some cute pictures of them together :)

 And then some Popsicle when we get home :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

swing set fun

Lily loves sliding and swinging

 Mason does most of the time :)

 Awe, what a good big brother!

of course she is trying to put the SWING in her mouth!  Crazy girl

I think it is funny how she holds her sippy cup with one hand :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

random ramblings

Tonight before the kids went to bed I nursed Lily for the last time.  I had slowly been weaning her while on vacation and since getting home I only nursed at night before bed.  I am happy and sad, I love nursing and snuggling with her especially because she is not a snuggly baby.  But I am happy because it has been over 3 1/2 years of me being either pregnant or nursing.  It is an quite exhilarating feeling!  Now I can stay out late, and take cold medicine!!!  I am looking forward to a break for a while until the next baby comes along :)

Also, tonight I went shopping for groceries and I found some Sweets Orange Sticks and Raspberry Sticks.  They are hardly ever sold in stores here so I bought a few boxes to put in the freezer.  I was eating some on the way home from the store and realized the last time I bought these, I called my dad to tell him how excited I was about finding Orange Sticks and he told me my grandpa was in the hospital and going to pass away.  It was crazy because I literally called him 2 seconds after he hung up with my grandma.

Ok and here is a picture, because well posts are better with pictures :) 

who needs snow for sledding!

little lady

During the summer/fall and even in the winter we get lots of little ladies in our house.  I am not sure how the sneak in but we find them most often crawling around on the sliding glass door.  Mason thought it was really fun.  Lily tried to eat it when I put it on her hand (above) luckily it flew away in time!

Oh and can I tell you how hard it is to get a picture of a moving lady bug on a moving 2 year old and the slowest macro lens on the planet... I think I took over a hundred pictures and these are the most decent ones I got :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jon and Kristi in Seattle

Sorry I have been sadly neglecting this blog since I came back from vacation.  I can't wait to share the fun we had in Seattle and Utah! 

I had to share a few pictures I took of my sister in law Kristi and her baby bump, and well, her funny husband Jon!

Check out more pictures on my photography blog!

Monday, August 16, 2010

After the rain

We play in puddles

And with chalk

Oh and why not some popcicles :)

Oh how I love sweet moments like this :)

umm, and this :)

and she is messy messy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

we like veggies and playing outside and mom :)

Mason's preferred veggie is carrots (is that why his hair is so orange?)

Lily will take whatever we let her get her grubby hands on :)

 You can see the bite marks in the zucchini, I am not sure if she really liked it but just wanted to drag it around!

Then out to the back with the pretty wild flowers... I attempted to take cute pictures of them, which I did...just not what I had in mind, haha!

pointing to her brain


They love me :)