Thursday, May 19, 2011

Swing Set....Finally.

Travis had some of his framers come over and help with the swing set yesterday.  They started at 8am......
This is what it looked like at 6pm....

Back at it this morning at 8am......

Almost done!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Wagon.

Presley has now started to dress herself.  This is the outfit of the day.

Violet got a new wagon for her birthday.  Luckily last week we had sunshine almost everyday, so we went for walks everyday.  I actually got a tan too! 

Violet's Party.

We celebrated this past Sunday at Bounce Central.  The kids ran arund and had so much fun.  Violet was such a good little birthday girl.  She was such a good little cake eater, she didn't even need a bib..she's such a girl.  I can't believe it's been a year.  This has been quite a bittersweet birthday for me.  I am so sad that my baby is growing up and often I find myself actually wanting another baby. I think I am just in love with the baby stage.  Violet Olivia is 1!!

Violet turns 1!

My baby turned 1 on May 6th.  The day of her actual birthday we kept it simple.  Opened presents in the morning, had some friends over for dinner and cake in the evening. 

Mother's Day.....

I can't believe it's my 4th Mother's Day.  I have learned in order to have a good Mother's Day, you need to be very specific on what you want to do.  You can't leave it up to the husbands to plan something.  So, this year I did just that.  I was easy though...only a few requests.  I wanted to sleep in, get breakfast in bed, do something fun all together and then I wanted to go to a movie by myself.  To me, that is a perfect day!  Travis delivered.  I got to sleep in until 9:30am.  He brought me breakfast in bed and a good breakfast too...eggs, cottage cheese, soy sausage and coffee.  Then, he surprised me and bought me a bunch of Stella and Dot jewelry.  2 pairs of earings, a necklace, a bracelet and a ring!  I was so surprised beacause I didn't expect gifts.  Then we went up in the hills to go hiking, then I went to go see Something Borrowed.
Packed a lunch and went for a hike.  The kids had so much fun running around.

Trying to get a pic with all the kids is nearly impossible...this is as good as it got!

I am so lucky.  I have the family that I've always wanted. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bronco Rally.

Travis is obsessed with Broncos.  He has a 1969 bronco that is currently getting a new paint job.  Apparently bronco owners are all a little obsessed and yesterday they all got together to show off their trucks.  Of course Travis had to go and took the twinnies with him.  

Gone Fishin'E

Ellensburg had some amazing weather yesterday.  We took advantage and went fishing.  Cash caught his first fish!!  It was a tiny little sun fish, but he did it all by himself.  So proud of the little guy.  We packed a picnic and hung out in the sun.  I underestimated the sun and should have brought hats with us, as we all are a little rosy today.  Oh least it's some sort of color!