Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A blast from the past!

Since I just barely started this blog, a lot of my favorite pictures aren't on here. So I went through my older stuff and found some of my favorite memories and pictures and wanted to share them with all of you. Enjoy! Sheridyn was so excited to go to the dinosaur museum last year.

Savannah in her blessing dress

Sheridyn, age 3 months

The day I had Sheriydn

Taken one week before I had Katelyn

Savannah waiting for her turn to hit the pinata!

Savannah eating her cupcake at her 2nd birthday party

Baby Savannah....what a cute smile!

Sheridyn, age 1

Me and Savannah, age 1

The morning I had Savannah. What a sweet baby!

Sheridyn (age 15 months) looking at her new baby sister, Savannah

Daddy and Sheriydn

Sheridyn on Grandpa Sharp's swing

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July was a great day. We got up early to get ready for the parade. The girls got WAY too much candy there and then we headed over to the park for the festivities. Katelyn doesn't like being in the wind so she went to Grandma Sharp's house while the rest of us played at the park. Poor Sheridyn got way too hungry and tired there and had a massive melt down. But once she calmed down, ate some food and took a rest....she was ok. The kids jumped in one of those huge bouncy toys, ate some Philipino food, and played with balloons. It was fun to have Holly's family (my sister) here from Arizona. After the park we had more food and fun and Jared's parents house. The kids played in the sprinklers and we all went to the rodeo that night. Of course, we stayed for the fireworks show and slept very well that night. We love America!

Our favorite place!

The cabin is our favorite place. Mom and Dad rent it out whenever they aren't using it... so whenever it's open WE ARE THERE! We love to play out on the lake. At first Savannah was a little nervous about riding in the boat but she likes it now. Now the girls are even a little adventurous and will ride out on the tubes behind the boat. Jared is a crazy man out there and gets some serious air. It's fun to watch him and my brothers battle and try to take each other out on the tubes. I actually don't have any pictures of that. I'm always holding one of the kids when that's going on. When we're not on the water, the kids are usually outside on the deck playing and us moms are just hanging out together. It's a guys paradise up there. They like to go hunting and ride the 4-wheelers and that kind of stuff.

Jared gets all his hours in Monday through Thursday, so we always have an extra long weekend to be together. That's something that I've always really appreciated in Jared. He works hard during the week but he makes sure to play with us as much as possible. He loves spending time with his girls! What a great dad and husband!

summer days

We LOVE summer! The girls can't wait to get outside every morning to play. After being cooped up all winter in the house, we try to go somewhere fun as often as possible. We like going to the park, swimming, to the zoo, the cabin, the pet store, or Grandpa and Grandma's house....anywhere but sitting at home! :-) Except, of course, for nap time.

I love the freedom and the lazy days of summer to be able to go whever we feel the urge. My kids aren't in any kind of classes (preschool, music, dance, etc.) yet so we can basically go play wherever the wind blows us. I splurge on a daily snow cone (my favorite treat!) and the kids go for popsicles. Watermelon is a family favorite too.

The kids love to catch grasshoppers, lady bugs and butterflies. And I really love to sit outside in my lounge chair and read while the kids play. Summer is perfect!

Yellowstone National Park

We went to Yellowstone National Park last month and had tons of fun. We saw 2 bears, 4 bucks, about 50 elk, a tan fox, and hundreds of buffalo. I spent most of the day in the car with baby Katelyn because it was too windy for her to be outside. But it was kind of nice to just be able to hold and play with her for some alone time. And the older girls had so much fun with daddy and the rest of Jared's family. With my girls and all of their cousins we had 12 little girls and 1 little boy with us. (and two of Jared's sisters are expecting again!) So there was a lot of laughing, screaming and playing going on. It was fun to see everything at the park and spend some time with family....especially Jared's sister and her husband (Jenny and Travis) whom we don't get to see very often.