Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Crazy Busy Summer

It's been awhile since I've posted an update!  We've had a busy summer!  We've been to (and been in) 2 weddings, celebrated the 4th of July, helped celebrate Claire's 1st birthday, met Beckam for the first time, hung out with family from Wisconsin, celebrated Gram's 80th Birthday and Grandpa Hughes 80th Birthday,  had a couple of road trips to Portland/Spokane, aquired temporary room-mates (my parents) went to the Oregon Coast, started Soccer and a new school year... and a bunch of other stuff in between!!  Here are a few pictures with more to come soon!  Fall (my favorite time of year) brings more soccer, more school, pumpkin patches and all the great things a new seasons brings!

 Celebrating summer with the neighborhood kids.
 At Gram's 80th Birthday Party!
 Neil & Steph's wedding with Whitney, Chelsea & Beckam!!
 Aspyn
 End of summer sleepover/pool party!
 Meeting Beckam!

Prettiest Flower Girls I know!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Prince and Me Ball

Mark and Kendyl are at the Prince and Me Ball tonight, I've gotten one phone call, and Kendyl is having so much fun she can hardly stand herself.  She has been looking forward to this for a month.  They "double-dated" with some good friends of ours, John and Taytum Monahan.  I did snap a shot before they left, and can't wait to see more pictures when they get home!

Road Trips

The beginning of may brought Road Trips two weekends in a row!  We attended a wedding in Bend and also Cohen's 2nd birthday!  Cohen's birthday came first (I loaded pictures out of order)  We made a day trip with my Gram and the girls... we attended the party, hung out with family for a short while, stopped in the Dalles to eat at Cousins and if you've never been, when you open the front door, it moos, oinks, whiney's, or makes some other kind of farm animal noise, Gram LOVES it, the girls love it too... okay and secretly it makes me giggle, and yes I catch myself opening the door more than once :)  The following weekend we went to Bend for the weekend and stayed at Eagle Crest...the girls as you can see loved to swim, and it was warm enough, for them, not me, to swim outside!









 

Easter 2011

Morning Egg Hunt


Pre-School Egg Hunt

Patiently waiting for the Flashlight Egg hunt

Coloring Eggs (Update: Aspyn didn't eat them this year)

Of course more dye on the hands than the eggs.

Looking for more eggs at Grams


A 'tradition' at Grams, we have played whiffle ball in the yard for as long as I can remember, now my kids get to do the same thing in the same exact yard, so neat!  Except there were 14 of us when I was small (enough for 2-teams)... and only 3 of the great grandkids were here on Easter.

End of Track Season



 When she finds a hill . . . (above) she always has to roll or slide down it (below)! 
We were happy to see track come and go this year.  While we LOVE to watch Kendyl in all of her events, and while Kendyl loves to run track... the darn weather would not cooperate!  But we are very proud of her for doing so well in all her events... she ran a lot of long races this year, which was different from the last season, but it was good for her!  Here are some pictures!  And a few of what Aspyn does during said Track meets.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Indoor Soccer 2011

Aspyn has started Spring Indoor Soccer.  And how cute it is to see a gym full of 3 year olds play!  She really is good, she has watched Kendyl play soccer for the past few years, and can dribble the ball pretty well.  She was very excited to have her own uniform, and to wear shin guards. 



Hermiston Hurricanes 2011

Spring sports are upon us!  Kendyl started track this past week and had her first meet of the season on Thursday.  She really enjoys track.  She likes to run the 100 and 400m dash, the 400m relay, and the various field events.  We tried the shot put, I don't think she realized how heavy the ball is, we'll be trying other field events as the season progresses!