Friday, June 12, 2009

Sayin our Blessings

The kids are so darn cute! We were sitting down for supper and saying our blessings and the kids were being so adorable I had to take a few pictures!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

And Off to Work I Go....

Well, after 7 months of getting to stay at home with the kids, I am back to work. I started today at Wells Fargo Financial as a Credit Manager. I really like the people I am working with and it seems like it will be a great job for me. This morning, however, was very tough. I think it is somewhat how I feel when the kids go off to school or something? The kids didnt seem to care much about leaving me, but I felt sadness rush over me today on my way to work. I am so pleased that our sitter Missi had openings so that the kids could go back to her for the 4 days a week that we need care. The kids LOVE her and she is great with them! Here are pictures of the kids with the cute puppets they made today at daycare :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Phoenix Children's Museum

Today I took the kids to the Phoenix Children's Museum! We had such a great time! There were all kinds of cool exhibits there for the kids to play with. There was a huge wall of tubes intertwined that had air blowing through them. The kids would put a scarf or soft ball in the tube and watch it go through the twists of the tubes and pop out the top! There was a huge "supermarket" for the kids to go shopping and checkout their items, as well as a kitchen to cook their meals in :) There was an arts and crafts center where they could paint or color different things. The kids both colored a few pictures. Thats just to name a few of the many, many cool things they got to do! Here are a few pictures of the kids adventures today :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Birthday Splash Pad Fun!

Yesterday was the kids friend River's Birthday party at the Tempe Splash Pad. They had such a great time! We played around in the water and went down the slides, then enjoyed some sub sandwich and yummy cupcakes :) Here are a few pictures.

Brooke's messy face after her cupcake hehe

Brayden being silly showing his messy face while eating his cupcake

Brayden and Nate playing in the water

Brooke and Nate playing in the water

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sorry its been awhile!

Hey guys. Sorry I have not posted on here in awhile. The kids are doing great! We have been having so much fun at the pool lately. Brayden is doing SO well! He will swim around with his arm floaties on all by himself, jumping into the water and paddling to go get his toys. Brooke is my little fearless girl as usual. She has a swimsuit with the floaties in it and she will paddle around a little on her own and jump into our arms. They both just have a blast :) Its getting really hot here already, so its nice to have the pool as a little bit of a relief from the heat. Brayden is so funny! He says he is practicing his swimming to show Nanna Bakke when she comes to visit in July. He is so proud of himself :) Sorry I have not taken any pictures lately, but I will try to get some on here soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Brookes Birthday Party

Brooke's Hello Kitty Cake

Brooke opening her "Bratz" doll from Pappa Lake

Brooke in her CUTE tutu Aunt Chelsea made her :)

Abby bein silly with her sucker

Brooke was so funny she didnt want to put down her capri sun to open presents

Yesterday we had Brooke's birthday party. She and the kids had a lot of fun running around playing on the playground. We enjoyed some grilled hamburgers and hotdogs that Nate made in the hot sun outside. (I guess we are finally saying goodbye to the nice spring weather) Brooke got all kinds of cute outfits and fun toys! Thank you to everyone for the nice gifts. She really enjoyed them all :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Brooke!

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Brayden and Brooke 5 months

Brooke 3 months

Today is Brooke's 2nd Birthday and I can't hardly believe it!! Looking back at these pictures brings back so many fun memories. It sure has gone by so fast! She has quite the little personality on her. She is one of the most independent babies I have ever seen. She is perfectly happy playing off on her own without anyone by her side. Now that she is getting older, she and Brayden have become quite the best pals. They do everything together. (not always to Braydens liking) She is also starting to use her words to express herself so much more. Its funny the things she comes up with. She is also potty training and doing quite well! We are having a little family party for her tomorrow at our park. Its a "Hello Kitty" theme, Brooke's favorite :) Should be fun!