Saturday, July 24, 2010

4th of July festivities

We went to McCall to celebrate the 4th with my parents, Eric, Jamie, & Ammon. Of course I didn't take all the pictures that I wanted, but I did get some.
We started out Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast at the church. Tradition is to shoot off rockets too. CJ had fun pointing them out and watching them land. The kids were also able to ride a trailer pulled by a tractor. CJ was in heaven!The previous week they had a big wind/thunderstorm that wiped out trees around town. Here is one that was almost entirely uprooted. The other trees around it weren't even damaged in the slightest.
Later during the day James, Eric, Jamie, and I went mountain biking. It was fun to get out and have a good ride. Eric decided he needed to do some more riding when we were done and rode all the way up to Brundage lookout and back. Let's just say we didn't see him until dinner was almost over! :) No pics but he did get some sweet footage on his helmet cam.
After biking we hit the beach. It was sunny, but it was sure cold! It was breezy down at the lake so we didn't stay too long. The kids still had fun playing in the water & sand.

Here we are watching the fireworks in the back on the truck. We got smart this year and staked out a spot up on the hill from the lake. We all laid in the back of the truck during the show, then when it was over, Eric jumped in the drivers seat, we closed the tail, and drove home. It took a total of 5 minutes from the end of the fireworks to us pulling into the driveway. It was the fastest we've ever made it back from watching fireworks. No doubt the best way to do it!

Happy Fourth of July!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Celebration continued.

Celebrating Little A and CJ's birthday again at our monthly birthday party with James' family. The kids loved the cakes made for them by their Aunt Kara. CJ was funny and covered his eyes when we all sang him happy birthday. He's starting to show little signs of shyness when the attention is on him and thinks he can make it all better by covering his eyes. Silly boy! :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy birthday CJ!

The beginning of June is busy with 2 birthday's within a day of each other. Celebrations started at the BBQ over Memorial Day weekend. CJ loved his birthday cake with a car on it. I enlisted James to make his race car from this tutorial. We make a good team :) CJ decided the whole birthday thing is pretty fun. He loved opening presents and blowing out the candles on his cake. We were lacking toy cars at our house so he got loaded up! All kinds of cars. Thanks fam! He loves them all. The candle for his cake was a sparkler. He was all excited to blow it out. We lit it, and then he got scared and started backing away from it. Too funny!

We saved his cake for his actual birthday and sang to him again. Grandma and Grandpa joined us for dinner, cake and presents.
Favorite food: watermelon
Favorite candy: all candy
Favorite birthday present: soccer flip flops

Happy birthday CJ!

Little A turns 5!

Beginning of June Little A had her 5th birthday. First the birthday celebrations started during Memorial Day weekend with a combined party for Izzie, CJ and Little A. We had a yummy BBQ at at her Uncle Eric and Aunt Jamie's house which included grilled jumbo prawns, grilled veggies, grilled pineapple, grilled salmon and of course cake and lemon cupcakes for dessert. Nana, Papa, Eric, Jamie, Aimee, Izzie, Elliott, Nate, and Jamie were all there to celebrate!

Turning 5 in our house is a big deal so she was able to have her first "friend" party! She was SO excited for it. She chose to have her party at Young Chef Academy where they all learned how to measure things and make and decorate their own cupcakes.
Favorite birthday present: Princess beads to make her own necklaces (thanks Grandma!)
Favorite color: pink
Favorite food: pizza
Favorite restaurant: McDonald's
What she wants to be when she grows up: artist
Birthday breakfast: cinnamon rolls with scrambled eggs & orange juice
Birthday dinner: pizza & root beer
Little A is our spunky little girl who is SO excited to start Kindergarten in the fall. She adores her older sister and is enjoying having someone to play with for the summer. She loves to cuddle, organize, help with things around the house and bake. Happy birthday Little A!