Monday, June 28, 2010

What is Purple, Red, and Black All Over? | resolved2worship on Xanga

If you have ever felt conflicted over a haircut or new "do" coming out of the salon...you have to go to this bloglink to read....What is Purple, Red, and Black All Over? resolved2worship on Xanga
It's a little long but worth a giggle.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bryden's almost crawling....

This 6 month old baby boy is starting to be mobile! You can see that gleem is his eye when he spies something across the room. The wheels are turning in his head and you see the plan form and then he goes for it!
We talked tonight and decided we need to go shopping soon for a really good baby gate.

All the movements are there...the side ways twist...then gets his butt up in the air.....

and lunges forward until he gets to where he wants to be!

And all this exercise tuckers a guy out!! Is there anything cuter than a sleeping baby sucking his thumb???


Figuring it all out...



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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Weekend

Larry thinks that he "gets robbed" on Father's Day Weekend every year because his birthday falls then and it is all combined. lol! But we always strive to make it two celebrations nontheless and make him feel loved. This weekend was no exception and it was a nice one.....except that it started with a little shopping trip where my wallet was stolen(speaking of "getting robbed"...). A "nice" young couple was asking my opinion about shirts for their father, while I commented, one took my wallet which I was standing right next to! They used credit cards twice before I even got out of the store. Advice: Make sure you write down cards that are in your wallet and phone numbers on them...it's hard to remember just what is there otherwise! I wracked my brain and was stressed anyway until I could place all of the cards. I'm still not positive that I have called to cancel all of them.

Yesterday Mike & Lori invited us up for a cookout...Mike grilled out wonderful steaks for Father's Day while we doted on the girls. Emma is getting social and giggles and grins when you talk to her...so much fun!!! We played with her while Bailey worked on stickers...

Then came delicious cupcakes and we sang to Larry for his Birthday!

Larry enjoying Emma...

















Then we hooked up the hose to Bailey's slide to make it a waterslide! She loved it and figured out many ways to go down that slide with all her toys.
I took this pic of Bryden this week and added it because I think it is so cute of him...
Today, Father's Day, we met Chelsea, Brant and Bryden for a picnic and fishing. It was a beautiful day, peaceful and ......
successful!!!! Larry caught a fish within 5 minutes after docking! Yeah! He was a happy man!!
and last but not least...Brant and Bryden in their matching shirts for Father's day!!

Happy Father's Day Mike, Tim, Brant and Larry~all wonderful fathers! and Happy Birthday Larry!!)


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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Super Cooper's Third Birthday!!

Cooper turned 3 this weekend! It's hard to believe it's gone this fast!!! Tim and Joni threw him a "Super Hero's" party because that's what he is currently into. Cousins came from all over to attend...here is Emma with Aunt Joni. Babies Emma and Bryden held hands and smiled at each other for a minute....too cute!
Cousin Jack was also there, he and Coop are almost like brothers -what a cutie he is!!

They had a wonderful staff doing games (held at a Gymboree center) with the children.

Bubbles...Bryden trying to pop them...

"Uncle" Scott playing with Bailey on the ball...

while Cooper was into percussion instruments.Then it was time for snacks...Cooper's other Grandma, Cinda handing out pizza... and CAKE!!!

They don't call them GRANDchildren for nothing!!!! (L=Chelsea, Joni with Cooper, Bryden, Lori holding Emma and Bailey)
Happy Birthday Cooper!!!!

This video is a little noisey...but fun!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

The girls....

I just read a very insightful blog post about the Gulf oil spill from another vantage point that I had not previously thought about. You may want to read it, if you have time.... http://grovegals.blogspot.com/ Makes one think....

Here are some pics that I got in the mail today that made me smile.... Emma, doesn't she just remind you of the Mona Lisa??? Lori, Bailey and Emma
Love this one of Emma with her little tongue sticking out!!!


Mike and Emma...
Momma and girls, all in pink...
and my favorite!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Babysitting Bryden...

Babysitting Bryden has been a joy lately...he keeps me hopping trying to think of things to entertain him. He's a really good baby,...but he is still a baby. Babies get bored. What to do...we try rocking, reading, making faces....
playing with stuffed toys, toys that move, toys that make noise....


We get out the swing, play mat, or boppy chair....

and still there are moments that it's just not enough fun....

~So....in the mean time....

we do all we can think of....


but the most fun for both of us is...


getting out the camera....while we play with our feet!!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Boys's pics...

Cooper's pictures came that photographer Stephanie McFrederick took of him. I think she really captured his personality,...Mr. Sunshine and Energy!!

Amazing that she caught him sitting still for a moment...it doesn't happen for long....

Superhero that he is...you can see mischief shining through!
and she caught the pensive, sweet side of him too.

Later, Grandpa was playing with Bryden...a deer caught in the headlights...

but soon grabbed his toe which made him happier...

so content to just lay on a blanket....

and kick!


It's fun to watch him discover what his hands can do....the other day Chelsea had the cutest sandals on him...

and before you knew it, he had one off.... and in his mouth...good thing he doesn't walk yet!!!!

This is what I call his "skydiving move"...he puts head, arms and legs up flying and belly is the only thing on the ground....so funny!

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