Thursday, June 28, 2012

More swim fun!

One of my favorite things about summer is our Friday mornings.  For the past couple of years we have had swim parties with some our favorite people!  I have been friends with these girls since our high school days.  What used to be just six girls...
now we have multiplied like crazy!  :)  And our husbands aren't even in the picture!
In the picture below are just the kiddos...there are 13 now!
Check this out...the picture below was taken in 2010.  Where is the time going??  

Luke and Austin in their matching gear. :)
 Underneath all of the pool toys is Lennox.
 He was actually successful jumping in with all of that!
Katie and her newest adorable girl.  Grace and Avery are the sweetest big sister to little Cambria.
 And Demps.  You stole my heart a long time ago with that smile of yours!  So sweet.  :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Getting our swim on!

We have been swimming a ton already.  Aubrey and Austin have finished their swim lessons.  Aubrey was learning "high arms" strokes this year and Austin, well, that little boy wasn't quite a fan yet.  Let me rephrase.  He is a HUGE fan of splashing and playing in the water.  He is not a fan of swimming and swim lessons.  That was expected being only a year and four months.
 He cried throughout every single lesson and he even cried when they gave him his award for being a "Champion Swimmer."  :)
  However, at home, he is all smiles splashing and playing in the water.
 Big Sister was helping Austin put on sunscreen.  They are starting to get the routine down pretty good.
 Aubrey has been finding little friends in our backyard.  Here are 2 of her baby frogs she found.  She calls them her "new pet."  They are both named, "Froggie."  HA!  I love the creativity.  :)

The kids with my cousins....
and Oma and Opa.
LOVE this one of Big Papa and Austin!
 We are LOVING the summer time!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day!

Aubrey and Austin's favorite daddy...

 Two of the best dad's in the world!

These two looked so cute in their matching colors.  :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Alameda weekend

A few weeks back we got to enjoy a weekend in Alameda (where my sister and her sweet husband live).  This has become an annual tradition.  I love it.  My sister coordinates the weekend for us and she always does a wonderful job!  It started with sushi for dinner and then we got to enjoy the games at a vintage arcade center.  It was awesome!  So fun!
Here is Aubrey, Blake, my brother, my dad, Aaron and Christy (my sister) all playing arcade games.
The next morning we packed up and went to the Oakland Zoo.  Phenomenal!  Loved it!!

Austin and Daddy in their matching sunglasses.

We had a little bit of beach time watching the sunset.
Thank you Christy and Aaron for planning such a fun weekend!!!  Can't wait for next year!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Such a treat...

One of our favorite things to do is visit Daddy at work.  
 One lunch we actually got to take the golf cart to the peach orchards and we ate lunch together.  We need to do that again!  The kids learned about the peaches.  We all took in the wonderful fresh air.....ahhhhhh!  Yummy food.  Felt good!!
Another day we surprised Daddy.  What a treat!
Having fun with Daddy, took a cute picture, the phone rings and back to reality...real quick.  Okay kiddos, time to go back home!   HA!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day, we went to church.  Aubrey Rose and Auntie Blair wore matching dresses.  Mimi made them both of these.  So cute!
 Thank you Mimi!
Then, for lunch we went to Woodward Park for a family picnic with Blake's side of the family.
Here are Linda's parents, her brother and Blake's side of the family.
It was fun to switch things up and meet at the park.  It wasn't so warm that day, I think this game could have gotten pretty competitive!  HA!

I loved spending Mother's Day with my favorite cousin.  I hope we can make it a tradition forever.  Love you Chelsey Marie.  :)