Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Backyard Campout

We camped out in the backyard last night, it was a lot of fun. Everyone did well falling asleep. We brought Addie out just before we went to sleep so that she wasn't in the house all by herself. Addie didn't sleep well, but the rest of us slept soundly all night. In fact Addie was put back to sleep at 8:00am. The kids were so excited about it they could hardly handle themselves. I am so thankful we have Randy home all summer so we can do fun things like this. 

our new fire pit that we got for FREE on craigslist
(this is another activity that Randy does during the summer time, stalking
the free list on craigslist. We have gotten some cool stuff :))


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My garden Blog

In case anyone wants to take a look here is my garden. I wanted to start a blog to document how my garden grows.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Claire Bear's birthday

Claire Bear is 3!!!!

Clarabelle turned 3 years old today. I can hardly believe my little baby girl is 3. I remember being so excited that we were going to have a little girl, and to be able to buy pink things. Now some days i wish I could buy something besides pink (sometimes I can get away with purple)
Claire is my little girly girl. She wants to pick out her clothes every day, loves shoes, and everything pink. She also loves monkeys, princesses, and anything to do with Lucy in Narnia. The majority of her day is spent pretending that she is in Narnia. She makes me laugh every day with her cuteness. She is always coming up with the funniest things to say. The other day we drove out to hood river and were watching the kite boarders, Clarabelle's response to this was, "Holy Moly Cow!" Claire's best friends are her brother and sister. She goes in between the two of them playing all day. We are so thankful for our little Claire Bear!

Randy and Autry on the Trampoline

Randy and Autry decided to sleep on the trampoline the other night. Claire opted out, it was a little to scary for her. They were out there about 30 minutes before they decided it was still a little too cold to sleep outside.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun Together

The kids have been dying to use the slip and slide since they received it form Nana last Thursday. Friday when it was just on the cusp of being hot Autry kept saying to me, "Wow Mommy I think it is getting really hot out here." and "I am really hot, it would be really fun to play with a slip and slide" I told him that we weren't going to set it up until it was over 75. Monday was the first day of summer and it has been getting hotter every day. They are officially now enjoying their new slip and slide.
I am so thankful it is summer. Here are a few of the things that we have to look forward to
  1. Randy is home all Summer
  2. Randy is home all Summer
  3. Randy is home all Summer
  4. Basque kids here throughout the month of July. We don't have a Basque student staying with us, but Randy is going to be hanging out with them all month long
  5. Trip to Sunriver with Grampy, Grammy, Auntie Sarah, and Uncle Andy
  6. Claire's Birthday and Birthday Party
  7. Autry playing T-ball
  8. Hopefully a couple trips to the beach and up north to see Nana, Papa and Auntie along with a Mariner game
  9. Baby Gibson coming at the end of Summer

Wild Autry

Crazy little Claire Bear

Fun in the Sun with Addie

I figure I owe the grandparents and aunties about 6 months of pictures so I better start posting like crazy

Hooray for a new Camera!

I havn't posted in almost 6 months because our camera's been broken. When I got home yesterday from work all three kids were outside in their swimsuits playing in the sprinkler/slip and slide it would have been a perfect time to take pictures and cell phone pictures don't quite cut it. So soon after that we got the kids dressed and headed to Costco to buy a new camera. Hopefully this mean a lot more pictures and a lot more blog posts. Here are some pictures that we took last night with the new camera.