Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Jacob and Madelyn!

Ice cream cones on Jacob's 7th birthday! We Love you Cubby!

Austin wants some too!

For the kids big birthday party this year, we went to Lake Mary.
The kids all love being in the water. They are some little fish. This is Madelyn, her cousin Emery and her friend Paige. The girls were die-hards in the water. It started raining and everyone was done in the water but the girls wanted to go on the tube again. They are crazy! We had to beg them to come in for cake. They all had a blast!

Happy 9th birthday Madelyn! We love you!

Jackson just wanted to throw rocks in the water the whole time.

I told the boys to flex their muscles......?????? This is what they gave me?

I guess we will take it. Someday we won't be able to get them to stop flexing!


The kids cake was adventure. We were trying to find a boat that was the right size for the kids in the tube. This is what we ended up sticking on the cake. I guess they were pulled by a yacht?? (in Lake Mary??? which by the way has clear blue water :) ??)

It was so windy that we couldn't lite the candles. For the picture they are faking blowing out the candles. Ha Ha! I love kids!

Madelyn got her first wake board lesson from Brian and Faith. She loved it.

She actually got up for a little bit. It was cool!

That's her falling forward. We didn't get any pictures of her while she was up.

I guess we will have to go again soon!

Janea and I took a few kids on a canoe ride.

Even though it rained, we all had a good birthday party at the Lake!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Josh had been looking for a Jeep for a long time. We had gone to look at several different ones but none of them were the right one. Then Austin went in the hospital with RSV in March. It looked as if the Jeep funds were going to be used up in hospital bills.

I think Josh kinda put his Jeep search to a rest for a while. In May he took a business trip to California. When he was gone I found this Jeep on Craigslist for sale. It was everything that he was looking for, so I went to Prescott to look at it. When I drove up and saw it, I got butterflies in my stomach because I knew that it was the one.

At the time I didn't even know that it was the same exact color as his Jeep from High School. I knew that it was blue but I thought it was a darker blue. So I bought it and had my brother Brad drive it up here. I didn't let Josh talk to any of the kids for the rest of his trip especially Jackson because I knew that they couldn't keep their mouth closed about the 'blue' Jeep.

Josh flew back 2 days later into the Flagstaff Airport. It was a late flight so I was just going to park the Jeep in the spot where he parked his car but Josh's parents insisted that I was there to see it. So I picked up his car earlier in the day then they came over and watched the kids while I went and picked him up in it. WOW! That was a cold ride but fun! He was soooo Happy and surprised!

Since then we have had sooo much fun with the 'blue' Jeep, as Jackson calls it. Josh drove it in the 4th of July parade with the kids! Jackson wants to go for a ride in it nearly every day.

I love you Josh!

Happy 4th of July 2011!