Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day festivities

It's amazing how kids can entertain themselves. Pick a few leaves off the trees, gather twigs and grapes and presto---instant imagination.
There is some serious hero worship goin' on here. Clara LOVES to sit by Riley at the piano.

Ahhhh--the gift that keeps on giving. A new iPod Nano. Sweeeeeeeet. I gave Cris the Nano--the kids gave him iTunes gift cards, headphones and awesome photos. Add hot fudge sundaes and you have a perfect day. Happy Father's Day to my sweetheart.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June has been a fun month for us.

Get your scrolling fingers ready. This is a long one but well worth your time.
Video #1: Jack and Charlie having fun in our driveway.

Owen's T-ball games are so much fun. He loves to hit, catch and especially run.

Just helping out the opposing team. Good sportsmanship.

We decided to adventure out on a road trip to Oregon in our recently acquired conversion van. It went really well even though the drive was long. Cris handled traveling fairly well and I did not fall asleep at the wheel so all was good. We drove up in two half days but came home all in one day. Hard to say which was the best way to go.
This is Seth in action at his soccer tournament.

THIS . . .is what the sky looks like in Oregon. Beautiful!!

Saturday evening the girls had their spring ballet recital. Rachel did a beautiful job.

Christine danced three numbers and debuted "en pointe". Very impressive.

I think Rachel loved the flowers almost as much as dancing.

Two sweet sisters.

After the recital we had fun at Cold Stone Ice Creamery.

Ricky LOVES to ride on Papa's chair complete with seat belt.

Video #2: Ricky on Papa's chair.

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A friend of Kevin's built these two ramps so Cris could easily get up the steps to their front door. We REALLY appreciated it.

Relaxing on Sunday afternoon.

Beautiful Christine.

Video #3: Christine on the trampoline

The Lukester.

Super Seth, as we like to call him. It was a great visit and we're so glad we made the trip.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

This post is for you Memzy

So Shed and Memzy are out of town for a few days and the boys had a sleepover with Gramma and Papa last night. The college student "kid-sitter" takes over this afternoon.
Some how the topic of pirates inspired this creative idea from Jack.
We decided to see "Up" at the movie theater. It was sooooo good. The popcorn, cookies and bottled water contraband from home was also awesome.

One of my many "happy places".

"Gramma---can we see this movie next? Please, can we, can we? Mercy.

And yes, Gramma lets the blanket go to the movies also. It may need to be washed.

Someone ran out of gas at 3:30 this afternoon. Good luck miss college age kid-sitter. Gramma and Papa are going home now. Have fun.