Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day Out With Thomas

Rich took the kids on a VERY special trip! To see Thomas the Train. They LOVED IT! Thomas the Train pulling the coach cars.

The kids looking out the window at the sights!

There were many different activities for the kids to do. Dayne is showing off his new tattoo!

Waiting for the little train ride to start!

They had a really cool suds machine.

And of course they play with a Thomas Train Set.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Take me out to the ball game!

Dayne played coach pitch baseball this summer. It was great to see him on the team. I am not sure if baseball is something he will do in his future- he needs a little more practice! But it was great to watch him play and see him grow. He was on a team with many of his neighbor friends so that made it even better!


Here some the ball!Run Dayne!!A Happy Camper! He made it on base! This is the reaction we like to see. If he didn't make it on base he would pout! =(Yippee! Made it all the way home! The Scrappers!

Very proud of his trophy!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bringing back Memories

It is funny how old childhood feeling come back to you. Mine came back to me on a trip I took to Maryland for my cousins wedding. I was a lucky gal that traveled A LOT as I was growing up. I don't really remember all the places we visited. I know I have a sweatshirt filled with patches that tell me where I went- but I don't really remember them. But I do remember the feelings I had. Traveling was always a little stressful. My dad worked for United Airlines so we always flew standby. Sometimes waiting a long time at airports.... but it was worht it...back then traveling was actually fun! We usually flew first class..cheese and cracker carts, meat sliced right in front of you, the ice cream cart... ahhh now that was the life. Now you are lucky to get a glass of water!

But I digress.... My sister and I flew out together to DC where we met our parents. Ahhhhh flying in silence with no one asking you anything or climbing on you... it was wonderful! My hubby and kids stayed back visiting his family. My parents met us at the gate since they just came on a plane from Arizona... Just walking in the airport with my parents brought back all kinds of odd memories. Ha! Then driving with them.. oh my! My mom had to use the GPS AND a map..... what the heck!! It was something.... but that is a whole other story! ha!

I always love that part of the country with the green hills and curving roads. We took some time to go to the Great Falls before my cousins beautiful wedding. It was beautiful... I wish I had brought my good camera instead of the point and shoot because there was some GREAT shots to take!Mere and I..... Three generations... My mom, grandma, and my sister and I.

The wedding was beautiful and it is always fun to spend time with family I don't get to see very often. My cousin was beautiful! My Aunt Beth, Lynn my cousin, and my Uncle John

Yummy cupcakes!!! I had to try each one! ha ha!

All in all it was a nice trip.... I realized how much I LOVE to fly, even if there isn't an ice cream cart anymore.... I wish I could do it more.

Monday, July 12, 2010


We went to our good friends cabin this past weekend. The kids had a blast! It is so much fun! Of course the minute we got home they asked when we were going to go again.

I have lots of photos to post but I just had to share this video of Dayne tubing. He totally loved it!!

More photos to come later....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

Yet another tradition. We seem to have a lot of those. With the neighborhood we live in there are lots of events we do each and every year. Gotta love that! For the 4th of July we have a kiddie parade where the kids decorate their bikes/scooters and we walk down the road and the kids get a treat at the end. The parade is followed by fun at our clubhouse with bounce houses and a dip in the pool. We have a picnic dinner of fried chicken and sides to end the fun family day. It is fun to visit with neighbors and enjoy time together!

I love this photo- caught him mid-air!

A holiday isn't complete if we don't take some photos!

We ended the fun 4th of July weekend with some snacks at the neighbors before we watch the fireworks!

Ready for the show!

Here is the little group we sat with!
Hope you had a great 4th! We did!!