Thursday, August 18, 2011

Big Brother

Ryan is going to be a big brother and Taylor is going to be a big sister again!  Of course, Ryan has no comprehension of what is going on, but Taylor does!  And she is so excited!  Her list of names for the baby continues to grow and includes...Butterfly, Wanda, Fluffy, Sparkles and Cranium.  She cracks me up!  She loves telling people her "secret." 

I am due April 15, so it is still very early.  I went to my doctor Tuesday to check progesterone levels and they came back great!  So, we've decided to share the good news!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fun with friends

We spend a lot of time in the summer at the playground.  The kids especially love it when Cy and Blue come and play with them.  We met up on Saturday and the weather was wonderful!!  Cloudy and cool...perfect for playing outside!  The kids had fun, then a much needed popsicle afterward to cool off!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ryan and his Daddy

Ryan was playing outside while Dustin was mowing today.  I looked up, and this is what I saw.  It is so cute to see him mimicking his daddy!!  I LOVE my boys!

He was really hot after all that hard work, so he cooled off with the water hose!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Dallas Trip and Mini-Cheer Camp

The kids and I headed to Dallas last weekend to see my sister Staci and soon to be brother-in-law Corbin. Boy, did they spoil us?! When we got to their apartment, which is AWESOME by the way, they had gifts set on the guest bed for the kiddos. We had hot dogs that night, then headed to the pool. The next day, we went to a splash pad/playground, ate lunch, napped and hit the pool again. That night, Corbin took us to Gatti land. The kids had a great time there!!! On Saturday, we went to the Dallas Aquarium. It was so neat! I may have loved it more than the kids, even. Saturday night, they surprised us with a trip to The Magic Time Machine. Belle was our waitress and we also saw Cinderella, Rapunzel, Esmerelda, Aladdin, Shaggy and many more. It was hard to leave after such a fun weekend.
Staci and Taylor's artwork
Ryan just wanted to mess everything up :)
Corbin and Ryan playing ski ball at Gatti Town. They had some good male bonding time over the weekend.
One of Taylor's many prizes she won at Gatti Town
Staci and Taylor riding on a simulated roller coaster
We didn't even have to put tokens in for Ryan...he was happy just pretending! :)
Taylor on a statue by their apartment
Pretty fountain in Plano near their apartment

Jaquar at the aquarium
The Sands Jr High and High School cheerleaders hosted a mini-cheer camp over the last few days. Taylor LOVED it!! They performed a pep rally for us tonight and they will also be able to perform at half time of a football game in Oct.
My little cheerleader

Posing with the high school cheerleaders
With Jacee, one of the jr. high cheerleaders
Taylor and Cali

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ryan's 2nd Birthday

Ryan turned 2 on July 6th. We celebrated with a Mickey Mouse cake and lots of family. Ryan is so much fun these days! He's talking more and more...putting words together, counting well, identifying shapes and colors everywhere he looks. He loves Mickey and Dora. He loves being outside, playing rough, running, driving his cars, pushing anything with buttons or fastening buckles and playing with his big sister. He is easy going and adapts well to change...hmmm probably since he's a second child. He recently started singing Amazing Grace and it is truly the sweetest sound! Happy Birthday, Ryan! God blessed our lives richly with you!!!

Mickey Cake

Opening presents

Checking out some new books

Blowing out birthday candles

Ellie and Taylor waiting for cake

Playing with his new cars slide

Slip n slide fun

Abriella and Ellie

Abriella and Taylor

Couldn't resist!!

Loves playing outside

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Big Boy Bed and Church Camp

My kids love to take their clothes off and play before bath/bed time. I couldn't resist some pictures tonight when they were sitting in the recliner together!

We converted Ryan's crib into a toddler bed yesterday. He slept great last night and had a wonderful, long nap today in it! He's such an easy going kid! We got rid of his paci about a month ago (we lost our last one), and it hardly phased him. Such a typical 2nd kid!

My big boy in his "big boy" bed

Dustin and I sponsored our youth at church camp this last week. We had a great, but exhausting time! I'm still recovering, 3 days later!! God worked in some mighty ways in many of the kiddos. It was also a very spiritually uplifting week for me too! Even the adults get worked on at camp. :-)

Our group from Ackerly

The girls and I (Callie, Kendra and Morgan)

Me and my honey

I did the ropes course while there. Mainly because Dustin said I wouldn't! I'm fairly afraid of heights, so this was a big deal for me to do! I loved it, though I did scream like a little girl!

More of our kiddos hanging out

Callie and I - team RED!