Monday, June 30, 2008

Yes, moms CAN have fun

On Saturday night, Stephanie, Katy, Heather and I got together for a fun girls night out. We went to Chopstix in Everett to just have a good time. Katy was on duty this weekend, so she so kindly volunteered to be our DD. Thank goodness we had her because we all had more than our share of good drinks. For the first time in my life I had a "chocolate cake" which I wasn't really a fan of, and then 3 shots of Buttery nipples. They were SOOOO good that I had to buy more!!!

We were out until about 1am and then Katy dropped Heather and Stephanie off at home, and I went back to her house and slept in the guest room. Ricky, Katy's husband had offered to babysit my 3 in addition to his own little man. Apparently they went down pretty well, they fell asleep on the floor in Kaleb's room after about an hour or so of playing in there by themselves. Katy and Ricky were both kind enough to let me sleep in until about 0830 the next morning, and they got up with the kids at 0600-0700. It's good to have good friends!

Here are some pictures from the night, we need to do it again soon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ballerina girl

Cassie was going through her dresser tonight (as usual, LOL) and pulled out this ADORABLE tutu that Hannah made for her a long time ago. She asked for help to put it on and then I got some really cute pictures of her. She took it off all on her own (progress towards undressing ourselves-yahhhh!) and then played peek-a-boo with it. Here's a little video



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Monday, June 23, 2008

First water playground adventure

Being that it was SOOOOOOOO nice outside on Friday, after work Katy and I decided to take the kids to the park. When we were picking the kids up at daycare, we ran into Melissa and she was going to have a BBQ and invited us. We told her about our park plans and she decided to relocate the BBQ to the park!!! So we went to Forest Park in Everett and the kids played on the playground. We gave them dinnear and then changed them into their swim diapers and off we went to the water playground The kids played for a good hour in that water. Kaleb wasn't too sure about the water, he much prefered to run around and have daddy chase after him, and Tommy made it clear that he HATED the water, he would scream if Melissa went near it while carrying him. But my 3.... no fear there, they were all about the freezing water (it was so cold I wasn't even willing to get wet).

I'm glad Katy had her camera with her so we could capture all of this.....




Thanks Katy and Melissa (and your family Melissa!!!!) for a really FUN weekend!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Busy Weekend!!!!

On Friday after work I went with a group of girls from work and took our kids to the local park that has a "waterpark" aspect to it. It was myself and the kids, Katy and Ricky and their son Kaleb and Melissa and Tommy. The kids had so much fun and we had a good time watching them play and playing with them. Katy took pictures and she'll bring them to work tomorrow so I should be able to load them tomorrow night.

Then on Saturday I took the kids to the Strawberry Festival Parade in downtown Marysville, they had a blast! Only bad thing about the night was that Mark didn't get to come with us because he had to work. Here are some pictures from the event, they did really well. We headed down there at about 6pm and didn't get home until after 10:30

Monday, June 16, 2008

Like Mother Like daughter



I was going through some old emails tonight and stumbled upon one from my mom. I think it's crazy how much she looks like me when I was that age!!!


Friday, June 13, 2008

A year ago





I can't believe how fast his past year has gone by. Here are some pictures from last summer for comparison



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ears are doing well

We are now 2 weeks out from Rylands tube placement and he is doing really well. This is the first time since last October that he has been ear infection free for 2 weeks. We are very happy for him that he is no longer suffering.

We've been really busy around the house lately, Mark's helping his dad out at the store about 4 days a week, and I just finished my final in A & P last night. Finally found a class offered in Summer quarter that I can actually use, so I registered for that today.

Here are some pictures of playtime with daddy.