Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Look what my garden grew! 

It was the only way

Kardyn is a much fussier baby then Chase was. Tonight this is how we got her to stop crying and fall asleep.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I love love love love sleeping babies

Swimming Lessons!

Today was Chase's second day of swimming lessons this year. It's kind of nice because he has the same teacher that he had last year (not that he probably remembers). Anyway, Cohen and Parker are in the same class and they all seem to be doing well for the most part. Yesterday, this lifeguard was about 4 feet farther away from the boys. He must have noticed that we had escapees yesterday and decided he needed to keep a closer eye on them!
The kids kind of play on the little step while the teacher takes them out around the pool. Chase has decided when he gets bored that it's time to get out. He only jumped out once today, better than yesterday!
Here's Parker learning how to kick on the big mat
Chase did much better today with the teacher, yesterday I think he just didn't know what to think! He did his kicks and went under the water well.

This is Jordan, Crissy's new baby who is only 2 weeks older than Kardyn.
He's just a little bit bigger than her.
So the boys are having fun, if I can remember to bring my camera, I'll keep taking pictures. I can't begin to tell you how many things I forget now that I have stuff for 2 kids!

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Trailer for all the Fans

Go see the new Twilight trailer, make sure you let the page load all the way before you watch it, sometimes it get's all jumpy if you don't, ENJOY!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chase says...

Alright, so Chase doesn't say a whole lot of these cute silly things yet, mainly because the only time he slows down to talk is while he's in his high chair eating. But I love how so many of my friends write down the cute things their kids say and it's such a great way to remember all this stuff so I thought I should start doing the same. Tonight I made this sweet and sour sausage stuff for dinner and I was telling Chase to eat his pineapple. Well, the next thing that comes out of his mouth is "sponge bob...OOOHHHH" Yeah, that means my son watches too much of this stupid show. He really does watch the learning shows that are on the Disney Channel, he loves those! However, they are not on at night while I'm trying to make dinner without my child trying to reach up on the stove and burn himself, so this show often gets turned on around dinner making time so that I can actually MAKE dinner. It was just funny to see him make a connection between something like that!

Birth Announcement

Look Aunt Kjerstin!

Monday, July 21, 2008


We also took the kids to the local fair that was going on this past week. They had fun, I just had to post this picture of Indianna because she looks so grown up! I can't believe this girl was only 5 months old when I first met her, now she's almost 9. Time goes by so fast! The kids had their faces painted, the lady did a really good job. She even got Chase to hold still long enough to get a spider painted on his face!

Poor Chase and Abbie....they had to be confined to the stroller most of the time.
Chase did get to ride a few rides, this was his favorite, the cars!
As you can tell, he did not want to get off. You can only imagine what happened next!!
Rich being retarded

As you can tell, we had lots of fun with our family! They also got to float down the river and hike Rainy Falls. We already miss them lots and can't wait to see them again in August when we get to go out and visit them!


We also went fishing while we were camping. The kids had so much fun, even though nobody caught anything. This is Staci helping Alaina try to fish.

Abbie loved Chase's Sponge Bob fishing pole!
Hunter and Collin waiting patiently for a fish


Some of our friends at church have a 15 passenger van, so they let us borrow it to drive over to the coast! It was so nice to be able to have us all fit in one car!
We stopped to see the redwoods on the way, it was a LITTLE bit chilly there!

This was the day that I thought I could literally fall asleep standing up. I was so exhausted. I think waking up in the night to feed the baby combined with the emotional everything else that was going on, had finally caught up with me!

Here we are all pilling back into the van. It was a fun day and we stopped to eat pizza on the way home! The kids had a blast.


On Sunday night we went camping up at Hyatt lake and Tim's Aunt Dawn and her family also joined us up there. This was in the car on the way there, I think Rich had the right idea!
Collin and his Karate moves on his dad

Now this is the real Chase! There was nothing I could do to stop him from eating dirt, and not just once or twice or a little bit of dirt, I'm talking HANDFULLS of dirt! Yes, he is for sure a boy!
Wow, we have a picture of Jason! He's cooking us all breakfast!
Hunter holding Kardyn