Thursday, June 25, 2009

Catching up...

I have really been a slacker lately! I hope you all will forgive me... please?! We've just been hanging out & enjoying the summer. Nothing much really going on around here. Thankfully every one's been fairly healthy. Although Daddy had a nasty ear infection that landed him in the ER a couple of weeks ago, & now I'm brewing one (they're so NOT fun) & I had a lovely gallbladder attack the other night. Oh well, at least the kids are healthy! Only typical bumps & bruises that accompany summer!

Here's a few photos to catch up on the past few days. Last weekend I traded off days of helping my Mom & aunt's out with decorating. I went & helped set up on Friday for a reception while my cousin Erica came up & stayed with the girls. She has a little boy & girl, so the kids had a great time playing with their older cousins (Leslie & Jake). Then on Saturday it was a repeat of Friday, except that I stayed with the kids while Erica went to help decorate. They all had a really great time playing together. It was quite "busy" in our house those two days (ie: noisy, cluttered!)!

Oh, while all the little one's were here, we found out that our kids are miraculous! They were walking on water!!! Let me clarify...

They were having a blast running "on" the water ;0) We recently got a big fish tank (more on that to come in a future post!) & Jon filled it up to make sure it didn't leak before we put it in the house. So they were running through the drain off water from the tank.

Here's a couple more shots from the weekend...

Gabby couldn't wait to feed Emma!

Little miss skinny legs showing her stuff!

Sharing a root beer float with Daddy!

Happy Father's day, Daddy!
We were supposed to have the photo shoot with the Littlest Heroes Project this weekend, but with the weather supposed to be HOT we decided to reschedule, considering its an outside shoot & Vaeh (& the rest of us) don't handle the heat too well. I'm waiting to hear back about that.
On Sunday, however, we're going to celebrate my Grandpa's 80th birthday!! We're having a picnic type get together with our family to celebrate! I can't wait! I promise I'll put up pictures from this weekend, & when we get our fish tank up & running I'll put pics up of that, too!
Hope everyone else is doing well. Our little friend Elijah is home & recovering quite quickly from spine surgery! Also, our friend Krista is scheduled to have her little man July 1st! How exciting! Also, please continue to keep a beautiful little guy that Amber & her family have taken in. He remains in the NICU.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Whew! I need to get back in the game:0) I've been off my blogging game since the weather has gotten nice! I've really got my work cut out for me. Miss Vaeh loves to go "owside". It really makes it difficult with her being on lasix, I have to watch her sun exposure.

This past weekend, however, Mommy was busy helping out with wedding decorating & flowers. I was asked to help my Mom & her sisters out with their weekend... 3 weddings! So, Daddy was in charge of entertaining the twosome on Saturday. So, knowing their love of the "owside", parks, & slides... they headed to one of the local elementary school's playground. They LOVED it!! Miss Vaeh is really beginning to keep pace with her older sister! Here's an overview of their day...

They were both tuckered out by that evening! Even with being soooo tired, Vaeh was still asking to go "owside" as she was drifting off to sleep:0) Then yesterday, our cousins came in for a fun summer day. Leslie (12), Jake (11) & Josh (8) usually spend the days at their house, but occasionally come in to hang out with the girls & I.

The boys really are in love with mowing lawns, so it worked out yesterday that my yard work got done & the boys were ecstatic to mow ;0) Leslie helped out, too! Then of course, you have to reward hard work with ice cream, so off we headed to the local dairy bar (yum-yum). Then I had the bright idea of going swimming. My in-laws have an above ground pool in their back yard, so we had supper & headed over to get into the water. The kids had a great time! Vaeh lasted about 15 minutes before turning all sorts of shades of blue, purple, & everything in between! The only bad part was that I forgot the camera through the whole day :0( You would think that I would have learned by now, but noooo! Maybe someday my brain will catch up with the rest of me ;o)

Hope you're all enjoying your summer! If you wouldn't mind keeping a couple of our friends in your prayers... Mr. Elijah is scheduled for surgery this Thursday. He'll have to be in the hospital for a couple of days, I think, so keep him & his parents in your prayers! Also, Krista is expecting her second son soon! Amber & her family have taken on another little foster child. He's a precious little guy who's battling for his life in the NICU. Please keep these & all of our friends in your prayers!

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm terrible!!

Oh-my-goodness! I REALLY have been a slacker with this blog:0( I promise that nothing bad is going all know that one of the first things I do is let our "blog family" know about anything - good or bad. We've just been enjoying life! Both the girls are having so much fun "owside," as Miss Vaeh would say!

This past weekend, we took the girls up to the elementary school's play ground... & they had a blast! Gabby was all over the jungle gym stuff, & Miss Vaeh loved going up the steps & down the slides! The only bad part was that - bad Mommy - forgot the camera:0( I'm sure, however, that we'll make at least one trip back there this summer!

Hope everyone else is well & enjoying the summer!