This is my life as it comes hurdling by....

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun in the Garden

My Grandma and Grandpa Davis have had a garden in their backyard forever. Longer than I have been alive. I remember running down to the strawberry patch when I was a kid to see if there were any strawberries I could pick and eat off the vine. It has been awhile since they grew strawberries but the garden is still flourishing. They have tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, green peppers, banana peppers, squash and much, much more. They also have beautiful flowers surrounding their new screened in porch I got some shots of.

A week on the Road

My sister and I are both teachers which means we got the chance to take a road trip with our kiddos down to Marshfield and visit family this week. Our grandparents live there and our Great Grandpa Turner was visiting from Iowa so we got to see him too. We had a blast and definitely made memories that will last a lifetime.

Heading out in the Tahoe.

Lincoln and his BFF
Cole waiting for Brandon to come over and play ball.

Lincoln snuggling with Grandma Ginny.

Grandma Reba and Grandpa Carl getting their birdhouses.
Grandpa Mike reading The Very Hungery Caterpillar.

Upside Down!

Oh Curious George, we love you!

I love you Grandpa Carl!

This is how Libby and I felt by the end of the week.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Craft Project- Bird Houses

During the summer I try to have something fun for us to do every day. Sometimes it is something small like have ice cream and sometimes it is a big thing like painting Bird Houses!

Well today was the day!
Can you tell he was excited? I think this may be my new favorite picture of Caiden. He didn't even want to finish breakfast he was so enthused about painting his bird house. Here he is with his unfinished House and the paint he picked out. Yellow- big surprise huh?

He also picked out orange and green for me (because he knows they are my favorite colors) and blue because that is his other favorite color.

Almost Finished........


Mommy's Bird House
Caiden's Bird House

And this is how I painted my bird house. With a little "birdie" attached to me. It was quite tricky actually because that is my right arm he is holding on to. Whenever he would get really excited and start kicking or waving his arms, my arm went crazy too. There are a few spots on my bird house that I had to redo but no big deal. He just didn't want to be left out!

2010- Second Quarter Recap

Caiden- 3 1/2 Years

Went on his first vacation to Austin, TX.
LOVES Toy Story and Toy Story 2
Wants to see Toy Story 3
Enjoys painting and is a great painter
Is really sweet with his little brother
Takes all the covers, pillows and blankets off his bed, drags them to the couch to make a "tree house" (Mom LOVES this!)
Goes potty all by himself in the big kid potty....STILL
Swims in the pool by himself (in his floaty swimsuit with an adult watching of course)
Likes to help Mom sweep

Lincoln- 4 Months

Is sleeping through the night and has been for a month and a half now!
Getting close to rolling over. (He has a few times but doesn't do it consistently yet.)
Is super smiley
Loves the water- baths or pools
Likes being held
His favorite toys are Mommy, Daddy and Caiden
Likes to sit up instead of lay down. (He can do this assisted)
Laughs all the time

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A wedding memory that will last a lifetime

This past week we were in Austin, TX for Jay's family reunion. I will post about that later because I have a TON of pictures to share.
THIS post is about the picture below. Do you see the purple coloring in her eye? That happened 5 plus years ago at our wedding. One of our cousins was playing with a purple sharpie and accidentally poked pour Courtney in the eye. She was rushed to the emergency room only to have them tell her it would eventually go away and to just keep an eye on it. Well, we have been! It looks like the purple is here to stay.