Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Trying To Catch Up!

Being back home is always so good yet a bit of a shock.
I am trying to get back into the routine!
Cute photos and a few other fun things on the go coming up soon!
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

What Are We Up To?

Playing soccer at the hotel...

Celebrating the girls' great report cards with a major treat...

Vacation food at it's finest:)
Catching a few ZZZZ's here and there...

Doing a little shoe shopping....

Riding on Daddy's shoulders!

I have lots more photos to share...I'll upload them and post once we are settled back home and the laundry is all caught up!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Family Time

We are enjoying some family time as we make our way back to Canada.  Not looking forward to being COLD but it will be nice to sleep in our own beds!  This morning we visited the state capitol building.  Here are the kiddies in their Easter gear.  It will most likely be too cold to wear these outfits in Kelowna on Easter so I dressed them up today and got a few pictures!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Caity-Bear is practicing her standing these days!
What a cutie.

Disclaimer: The flower on Cait's head is not hers.  It is a headband that I made for her big sisters.  She just wanted to wear it and happened to have it on for the picture.  I didn't want you all to assume that I would be irresponsible about the size of my daughter's accessories:) *tounge in cheek*
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Micro Machine Mania

Caleb had the best time playing Micro Machines with Grandpa Russ. My brother has the worlds largest collection of Micro Machines. (Eric- don't worry we are being really really careful with thim!!) My Mom pulled them out of storage and made Caleb's month when she opened the box! Caleb was in little-boy-with-4-sisters-heaven when Grandpa came over and played "guy stuff" just with him!
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Let's Go Fly A Kite

The kids had a blast flying kites at the park. I was impressed how well they did with no instructions! Here's Mailee flying the fish kite. Twenty minutes after this, she flew the turtle kite into the trees.
The turtle kite is still in the tree.
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Second Generation Friends

Tonight I took the kids over to Erin and Dave's for dinner. Jen and Tanner came as well. Erin Jen and I are 3 of 5 best friends who have been close since junior high/high school. (We were missing Courtney and Gretch:) It was so great to eat a meal with these old friends. We lined our kids up on the couch and got this cute photo.

We are having a fantastic time on our trip.
It is amazingly hot and beautiful here in Fresno.
The kids love being here.
The shopping is good.
There are so many people that we love here.
We miss Mike!!!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cait's New Game

So Caity Bear plays a little game with us and her toys in her crib...

Here she is with her striped giraffe.

...and there it goes to the floor!

She is always really proud of herself at this point!

Really really proud!

Here are a few other recent photos of our Bear cub...


Standing up whenever the opportunity presents.

Chewing her "little piggies"
We all love this face that she makes.  She is so funny!
Awe!  Pure sweetness!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Moving Right Along...


Maddie's party is over.  I guess it's time to take down the balloons and clean up the pile of packages!
If you want to see some of the details, check them out HERE and HERE.

Maddie has changed in the past 6 months.  
She is taller
She has 8 big girl teeth
She is almost reading

I love my little fireball so much.  She is a lot of fun and such a joy to our family.

What a goofball!

Maddie picked some sweet girls to come to her party.  
It was adorable to watch them interact with one another!
Here they are playing pass the package.  A must-do for any Banman party!

Precious sweet girl, happy 6th birthday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Hello Kitty Birthday

It was so fun! 
Maddie had a great day.
I am exhausted.
More details soon!!