Monday, April 30, 2007

Princess Abby's Birthday

Amelia and Abby have been friends since birth. Literally six weeks apart.
We celebrated her 4th at the coolest little Tea House.
All the girls wore their princess outfits. (I forgot but Amelia didn't notice too much)
Princess Abby and Lady Amelia
Kater and Kel. They could be twins.
Face painting.
The tea party.
More tea party. Amelia and Abby.
The whole gang.

Jumping in.

We went swimming today. It was Scotty's first time of the summer.
(yes, it's a baby Speedo)
Amelia swimming on her own!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Just a normal Sunday

Our backyard was taken over by tumbleweeds. You can't imagine the mess. Mini and Nanny couldn't believe it either....
Scott got home from church and started to clean it up when he spotted a....
SNAKE!!!! Look closely and you'll see it.
Needless to say, we will be hiring someone tomorrow to do the clean up.
What kind is that?!? Could someone please look it up?!
We decided to pose in the front yard for pictures...
Nanny and Mini right before church.
Mini told Nanny she liked her "blond broccoli hair."

Beth Moore Weekend (of a lifetime)

We love Beth!
On the plane (Mikele and I)

Albuquerque here we come...

Mikele, Jen, Robyn and Heather.
The long line. We were about 25 in a line of 7500.
We sat in the burning sun for 2 hours...

Second row... totally worth the wait.

All the girls. What a great weekend.

So thankful for friends and a time to learn together.

Love you guys!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nanny and Papa are here!

Nanny and Papa arrived today. We are all thrilled.
Brother got to have his first airplane ride.
Brother had a hard time waiting his turn.
Scott used Nanny as a jungle gym.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Swimming lessons

Amelia loves her swimming lessons this year. Her teacher's
great and she's really learning to swim.
Back floating... Amelia also did a little free-styling.

Owen and Amelia making really strange faces.
(they were both really cold and looking in the sun)
This is a video of Owen bobing.

Happy Birthday Grandma Karen

Grandma and Grandpa came over to have dinner and celebrate. Mini made a cake.
She frosted and decorated it herself.
Mini and Grandma.
The kids and Grandma Karen opening her present.


That's Cubbie in the middle with the blue vest on. Amelia got be bring him home as a reward for being a good girl at Awana. We're so proud of her.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sweet Brother

Brother needed a little bath in the sink tonight. (he puked...)
Don't worry I didn't get that on video, promise.`

Irish Dance?!

Mini took a month of Irish dancing. These are pictures of the last class. She already knew how to skip... anyway at least she had fun
Emily, Mini, Kennedy, Abby, Kate and a girl we don't know.
Scott was there to show some of his moves.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My little sister started a blog.

She's funny and sarcastic. I am not responsible for the content of her blog.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


In the morning the kids like to sit really close and cuddle each other to watch their shows.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A little fun with the blower...

Brother and Mini both love the blower. Check the video...

One last game of Dora Memory

We are sad to say that Papa left this morning at 6:00am. Not before one last game and some popcorn to share. Thank you Papa for everything!! We love you!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Zoo fun

We took white bread to the zoo to feed the turtles. It was amazing. They were going crazy!!!Then Amelia noticed the sign about not feeding the animals. Shoooot... sorry...
It was a cool morning but my dad still wore his shorts. You can tell he's from Iowa.
Mini and I have been dying to see these roses. There have been a million buds for the last 3 weeks. Today they were, as Amelia said breathe taking.
More of the roses. They smelled great too.
My dad said this was the same kind of tractor he used to drive when he was a boy on the farm.
The kids thought it was fun to be up so high.
What's up anteater.

We got to touch and feed the stingrays. My dad made some comment about The Crocodile Hunter.... nice.

Picking lemons...

Sunday, April 15, 2007


The family came to Camelback to see me at work.

They ate breakfast.

Mini helped me cook...

Backyard fun