Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Here are some pictures of the kids on their new swingset, they love it and weren't at all interested in coming inside...I wonder why.
Monday, August 25, 2008
As you can see in this video, she was getting her grove on at the game!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
We had a lot of outside play time this weekend in the nice HOT weather. They really like sitting on the porch in the chairs, I don't know what it is about them but they ask all the time to go out there.
And then Cassie was sunbathing outside, no joke! The boys were running around, jumping in and out of the pool, but all she wanted to do was lay down on the (very hot I might add) cement and just relax there. She is absolutely my daughter!!!!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thanks to my mom watching the kiddos this weekend, Mark was able to take me out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It was actually my first time at this location, we went to Daniels Broiler on the Seattle waterfront. We had a wonderful dinner and some "quite" time to talk without the pitter patter of little feet and the screeches that come from three two year olds.
Then we spent Sunday afternoon at my Mom and Dad's house, letting the kiddos play outside in the pool (cassie was seriously DIVING into the water-that crazy girl) and celebrating our anniversary and my birthday. My mom even made me a delicious cake with LOTS of sprinkles!!!! I also got the gift I've been wanting for SOOOO long- Thank you mom and dad!
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I can't believe it's been 6 years since we said our vows on the beautiful Lopez Island in front of our family and friends. In those 6 years I've joined the Navy, we've moved to California and back to Washington, Mark graduated from Washington State University and we have 3 of the most beautiful children I've ever seen. It has been an amazing 6 years and we have been SO blessed!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I know what some of you are thinking, "you take the kids to bed with you?!?!?!?!?!" and the answer to this is NO, we don't "take" the kids to bed with us. However, every once in a while I like to sneak into the kids room after they are asleep and pick one of them up to take and cuddle with me. Sometimes it's after I've had a rough day at work, or if I am feeling lonely because I'm home alone but mostly it's because I want NO REGRETS with my children. And I'm not striving for perfection here, but rather that when I lay my head down each night, I don't want to think back on the day and realize there are things I didn't do that I wanted to (involving my children).
I have my husband to thank for the encouragement to do this, to just go grab a baby and bring them back to bed for some snuggles. I was talking about it one night with him and told him that sometimes I just want to do that, but don't want to get in a bad habbit of having them in our bed. His anwer was perfect and was just what I was thinking, "you might as well do it, you don't want to regret not doing it when they are older". So that's just what I've been doing.
No regrets kiddos, no regrets...