Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day

We spent the morning at a splash pad with some good friends - it was a perfect day for it, the weather was beautiful! Lauren and Porter were not too sure about the water though, I think swim lessons had them a bit shaky. ;o)

Warming up to the idea of playing in the water...

Enjoying a treat after Daddy coaxed her into the water. Is there any OTHER way to eat an oreo?!?

Just have to share a shot of my little Paige! She was a little trooper and even napped outside in the stroller for me! Nothing like a little sunshine to get those babies their rest!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lauren's Party

Lauren's 3rd Birthday Party was Saturday at Peter Piper Pizza, and boy was it FUN! She absolutely loved it - and was meltdown-free for over two hours! ;o)

My parents came down from Vegas and Lauren really enjoyed spending time with them.

Lauren and her friends Devin, Nikki, Kali, Jackson, Lexi, and Sophi. Porter was there, too -- but somehow I missed him!

Making a Princess Ariel wish!

Daddy training her in the ways of gaming!

And just so you don't think I forgot about her... a picture of Paige. Hope this one brightens your day up a bit!

Her hair is getting pretty long on the top. The sides are very wispy and light in color. Just had to share her post-bath pseudo-Mohawk. :oD

Friday, May 16, 2008

Swim class

Lauren did amazing this year! The first week was rough, but today was our last day and she cried when we left! She was diving for rings, jumping off the board, and coming up for breath! These lessons were worth every penny!!!

Lauren and Camryn taking a break

Love her form!

Pretty Camryn is a brave little swimmer!

Lauren's birthday

She was sick, but it was a pretty fun third birthday! Everything is good as long as there are cupcakes and gifts!

She LOVES her digital camera! I have to admit Justin and I think it is pretty cool too!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Look what I can do!

See?!? TOLD YOU!

A girl can only work that hard for so long...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Paige's Dedication

On Sunday we dedicated Paige - promising to raise her to love God and have a faith in Jesus. We pray that we are able to lead by example and see our kids love Jesus at a young age as well as throughout their lives!

Pastor Tom addressing all the families.

Praying over the babies

Our family - Lauren was NOT in the mood for a photo op! At least we have well documented her attitude, LOL! (WHERE do these girls get this auburn hair?!? It is gorgeous, but at their age, both Justin and I had blonde, and now we are brown! Bizarre!)

The best shot of the teeth so far. She just won't put that tongue away long enough for me to get a picture in. She is still a very smiley girl - really hope that personality trait sticks! I looooove it!

Clear Creek

On Saturday, we packed up the car and headed to West Clear Creek near Camp Verde. We were planning on a hike, but ended up finding a great little swimming hole!

Lauren walked for about five minutes before she decided she'd much rather be riding in the backpack. Here she was showing up how "tired" she was by panting. ;o)

What an awesome Daddy to give her a lift!

Mommy had a slightly lighter load!

Crossing the creek to get over to the swimming hole. Lauren didn't mind just jumping right in!

Justin asked her to go down to the bottom and get a rock (she has been doing rings at swim lessons) and she was happy to oblige!!! We were so proud - but she was pretty much done going under water after that.

It was a really fun trip to enjoy some warm (but not hot) weather and play in the water. We think we'd love to spend a day up here again!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tooth #2

I am really hoping that this is not indicative of how fast ALL her teeth are going to come in, but Paige cut her second tooth this morning! Here is the closest thing I could get to a picture of her new pearly whites:

Okay, okay... I know they aren't exactly TEETH, but I promise if you stick your finger in her mouth they feel like little razors. They are there!!!

Pictures of Lauren's swim lessons coming soon!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The fun begins!

Paige got her first tooth today! It has only broke the surface, so I have no pictures yet, but I had to document that it was in fact today!

She is growing SO fast! How is this possible?!? ;o)

She has been good about it so far, chewing away on anything she can get her little hands around but not fussing too much. Yay for her AND for me!

This does, however, bring a whole new facet to the world of breastfeeding. Joy. LOL!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Colorado Trip

We enjoyed our week in Colorado Springs and Denver! The girls were awesome travelers and suprised us with their patience! We drove all the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs and a few in Denver. Unfortunately, the last couple days Justin and Lauren had eye infections and the beginnings of a cold - but we didn't let it slow us down too much! The weather was great, from cold and snowing to sunny and warm - we got a good taste of what early spring is like there! It was a fun trip to see some of Colorado none of us had been to before!