Brad, Erin, Kenna & Ashlyn

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Cousin Nikki

Happy Birthday Cousin Nikki - we hope you have a very Happy Birthday and a FABULOUS year!! We hope all your birthday wishes come true!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

hApPy BiRtHdAy KeNnA

7 years ago today my little girl was born. I can't believe how fast time goes bye - she is turning into such a beautiful young lady. Happy birthday Kenna - we hope you have a very happy birthday and a fabulous year. We hope all your birthday wishes come true. We LOVE you!! xoxo

Birthday dinner at Red Robin

Birthday at day care with friends ... Happy Birthday Kenna

Presents from daddy & mommy
I got my first Nikon digital camera - I really wanted this!

"This is soooo Cool"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lazy Saturday Mornings

Daddy and the girls watching Saturday morning cartoons. They love to do this!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oaks Park

We went to Oaks Park today with our old friends from The Children's Garden. Oaks Park is an amusement Park of old carnival rides that are there permanently. The girls had so much fun. Kenna's favorite ride was the volcano. That is the one that you stand up on and it goes around in a circle and tips on the side. Ashlyn is such a dare devil. I can't wait until she is old enough to go to Magic Mountain. She loved the "Zipper" ride. That is the one that is a ferris wheel with baskets that you sit in that go upside down. Every time we got to the top she would say "make us go upside down - THIS IS AWESOME". Both girls loved the roller coaster, the merry go round, the frog ride, the tug boat ride, and the Lewis & Clark adventure ride. Thanks to Jordan, Samantha and Cameron. Let's go again really soon!!

Cameron, Ashlyn, Jordan, Kenna & Samantha

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Stern Wheeler

Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie Linda took the girls on the big paddle boat up the Columbia River Gorge today. They loved it - it was so much fun. Take a look at the beautiful pictures below from their big adventure today. Thanks so much gramma, grampa & Auntie Linda.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kenna's Birthay Party

This year Kenna had her birthday party at Safari Sams. It is a huge indoor jungle gym. She has been saying that this is where she wanted to have her birthday for over a year. All the kids had such a good time. Here are some pictures from her party.
Look at all of Kenna's friends who were able to come celebrate & play!
Happy birthday Kenna - 7 years old - WOW such a big girl!

Up they go ....

My monkey girl - Kenna!

Monkey Ashlyn

Thanks so much to everyone who was able to make it to my birthday party. I had such a good time celebrating my special day with all of you!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kenna's Birthday Tea Party

Gramma & Auntie Linda put together a tea party for Kenna for her birthday. Gramma made her little tea sandwiches, cookies, cream puffs, eclairs, fruit dipped in chocolate and more. Ashlyn & grampa also joined them. They had a wonderful time. Ashlyn is already planning her tea party with gramma.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Uncle Steve

Happy Birthday Uncle Steve!! We hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday and a FABULOUS year!! Happy Birthday - hugs & kisses.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Ashlyn-ism

This is how it went:
Ashlyn - I want the armadillo song
Brad & Erin - what song is that?
Ashlyn - you know - the armadillo song
Brad & Erin - how does it go? Sing a little bit for us so we can find it for you?
Ashlyn - It has "when we go back to school" - "that's all I know" - find it!
Brad & Erin - you need to give us more than that - we don't know that song

Two days later I am driving the girls home from swimming lessons and I put on the Plain White Tees and guess what??

Ashlyn - HEY thats the armadillo song!!!

Erin - This song?

Ashlyn - YES - this is it!!!

Erin - this is Hey There Delilah

Monday, August 3, 2009

Poor Kenna!!

Kenna had a bad day today. We were leaving for day care and Kenna realized that she forgot her coloring book that she wanted to take with her upstairs in her bedroom. So up the stairs she went to get it and she slipped and did a faceplant into the stairs. It took us about an hour to get her calmed down, her lip to stop bleeding and for her to put Elmo on it (our ice pack). She kept saying that her mouth & teeth hurt so I decided to take her to see Dr. Muckerheidi - her dentist. Turns out that Kenna pulled the ligaments in her front upper teeth (who knew that we had ligaments around our teeth - I didn't). On the brighter side, she did not have to have stitches in her lip - yet! Life is so tough sometimes!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The girls visit to Spokane

This past weekend the girls went with gramma and grampa to Spokane to visit my cousin Mike, his wife Kris and their kids - Jimmy, Anna & Brooke. The girls had so much fun. From what I understand - they swam in the pool, ate - swam and swam some more - then they went to bed and first thing in the morning they were up and ready to swim some more.

Kenna with her floaties & flippers (before gramma made them have

Ashlyn & Brooke

Ashlyn with floaties (this is also before gramma got to her!)

Kenna swimming with the dolphins!

Ashlyn swimming with the dolphins!

Ashlyn waiting to get back into the pool to swim with the girls. Rule is - wait an hour to get back in after you have had something to eat.

Kenna & Ash waiting to be able to get back in the pool - sooo hard to have to wait! Seems like forever!!

Isn't this so beautiful? Kris did this - I think it is amazing. I wish they lived closer so I could have her come to the girls birthday parties ... she really does a GREAT job. Check out some more below. THANKS KRIS!!!!

Kenna the puppy dog

Brooke & Kenna - ROAR!!!

Two beautiful butterflies - Ashlyn & Anna!
Thanks again to the Lauerman family for having my parent's and the girls up for a visit on such short notice. Hopefully I can come along next time.