Thursday, June 30, 2011

Eagle Crest

We enjoyed a weekend in Eagle Crest last week. I've never been before and it was definitely a place I would go again. Beautiful views, nice weather, and family time made for a nice weekend. We went with Colby for his race, the Pacific Crest Triathalon. That is a crazy event…1.25 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and a 1/2 marathon. insane. Here are some pictures!
Colby finishing the race…
Me and my boy…
Enjoying the splash pad…

Brother's swimming…

One of the beautiful sunsets…
Riding down the bike path...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


A few weeks ago, Noah really wanted to go fishing. So, Papa took the boys to a little lake by our house to fish. We knew by the time we drove somewhere else they would have lost interest, so we tried our luck there, and of course didn't catch anything. It would have been so fun to see how excited they would have been. We'll get more adventurous this summer and take them out to catch a fish! Thanks for taking the boys fishing, Papa!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Noah's Present...

This is what we got for Noah this year…like father like son!

We had a blast at his party yesterday…a little loud and crazy, but he was in heaven.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spiderman Comes to Visit...

It's no secret Noah loves Spiderman. We decided to buy Andrew a costume and have Spidey come visit Noah on his birthday. He was thrilled, but was a little nervous as you can tell from the pictures. He REALLY thought that it was the real Spidey, where Jakey on the other hand knew it was just Dad. After Spidey came to visit, he came back to take Noah to Divine for some frozen yogurt, what a special time for Noah! And what a great dad to go out in public like that!

On our way home when Noah was telling Andrew about it, he said, "Dad, guess what? You have the same voice as Spiderman! That's so special!" He totally didn't connect that it WAS dad! Jakey told Andrew he wanted him to go put on his Spidey suit again and come play….maybe it's because Noah wants it so badly to be Spiderman he doesn't want to connect it? Whatever it was, Noah was thrilled and it was SUCH a special time for him. Happy Birthday Noah!

Here is the link to the video of him coming;)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Noah is Five!!!

Happy 5th Birthday Noah! He's such a sweet part of our family, and always a joy to be around! He has a very sensitive personality & is so loving and kind to those around him. He has grown up so much in the last year, growing out of his quiet shell and growing into a more confident boy. Seeing him learning all the things we've been trying to instill in him has been so rewarding, I can only imagine how the next few years will be! I love watching this boy grow up every day, Happy Birthday Noah!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Big Shark...

Each of my boys have a little stuffed animal that they love. Currently, they have to sleep with every single "buddy" as we call them. Jakey's favorite is big shark. (yes…we are very original with our names. We have big shark, little shark, big bear, buddy, etc…) The other day we were checking on Jakey and found big shark trying to eat his head...

Friday, June 10, 2011

I love this boy...

I have LOVED spending more time with my boys the past few weeks. I have especially loved seeing Jakey really grow up right before my eyes. He has been SO fun to be around…and I honestly can't always say that! He wears his emotions right on his sleeve, and is so expressive. Here are a few of my favorite faces he made a few weeks ago at the park.

Here's a sad face…probably a sliver...

Here's Jakey without his clothes on…which is one of his favorite things to do…which he is as I type.
Here's the "I'm a stinker face since I know I'm not supposed to take someone else's food on the bench…"
Kissy face...

Here's the "I think I can do everything my brother does" face
This is one of my favorites because most of the time this is the face he runs around with…joy right on his sleeve. With this kid, most of the time like is great and he lets you see it.

Friends at the park!

Noah thinks he's the man because he has gotten really good at the monkey bars...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

To Do...

On my to do list for today?

-6 loads of laundry…give or take done
-towels & sheets
-load dishwasher
-my special pile of junk where I throw over a months worth of papers, etc to go through…
-make beds with new sheets
-tubs…I'm thinking about saving these for my hubby! I hate tubs!
-clean off dressers
-pick up floors…all but the playroom which I'm saving for the boys!

So far all I've accomplished today is playing every game we own with the boys, breakfast, hair, make-up, real clothes on, and tidying-up the front room. I'll bold things as I get them done…that will be motivating! What's on your to-do list for today?

Yay! I'm basically done and I love the feeling! I love having a small place I can clean in a few hours and have it be clean for a while! I'm not the kind to do one thing every day, I would rather clean it all and then just keep things picked up as we go…wish that happened more, it does seem like we let things get too messy and then we get stressed out! Here's to being done for the day! Now off to cross-fit & Zumba...

Monday, June 6, 2011


One of our favorite things to play with is blocks. We build lots of different towers & structures and play different games. Most of the time we add in either the knights or animals, but on this day we added in characters. I love seeing the boys learning how to build & be creative. Here are some pictures of a few months ago.