Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

What a great holiday weekend.  We had a couple busy days and then spent today at home. 
Our weekend started Friday evening when we headed to Bartlesville.  We met up with some friends to eat and then headed to the Kiddie Park.  We had never been before and wanted to try it out.  I am so glad we did.  We all had so much fun.  Even Mike said more than once what a good time it was.  Hadley loved all of the rides.  She started off with the roller coaster.  She road with her friend Kyle.
Next time to pose for a picture.
Then Mike took Hadley on the carousel.
Jillian spent a lot of time watching.
 Hadley got to drive a car.
Jillian did some more watching.
Then it was her turn to get in on the action.
The last ride of the night was with most of her friends.  They were all laughing so hard because they kept falling on each other.  It was so cute.
On Saturday we started off the day with a trip to Lowe's for flowers and mulch.  Mike spent most of the day outside doing yard work.  The girls did some relaxing by the pool.
That night we went to a bbq at some friends.  Of course I forgot my camera.  Sunday we had church and went shopping for bedroom furniture.  We have been looking for over 2 years and finally ordered some.  I can't wait for it to get here in a couple of weeks.  I will post pictures once it is delivered.
At some point on Sunday Jillian kept bringing me her tennis shoes and wanting them on.  Here is how she looked at one point.
Today we spent the day relaxing at home.  Mike relaxed some and did some more yard work.  This afternoon Mike and the girls enjoyed some pool time.
It was a great weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010


While the girls and I were back in Kansas I came up with a surprise for Mike.  I called one of my best friends, Laura, and asked her to take our pictures.  I thought I would frame them and give them to Mike for Father's Day.  I didn't tell Hadley they were a surprise because I knew she would spill the beans.  However, Hadley didn't spill the beans, I did.  I am just not a secret keeper.  Oh well, Mike loved the pictures.  Go here to check them out.  And if you ever need a photographer look Laura up, she is amazing.
Here is just one from our session.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Time

It is finally summer time around here!  The temps this week have been in the upper 80s by mid-morning.  That made us decide to get out the pool for the first time this season. The girls did not hesitate one bit to jump into the cold water.  They loved it!  The pool we had out was very small but no worries daddy got the big one up and ready for us and we will be using it soon.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First Haircut

Last Friday Jillian got her first haircut.  We just had her bangs trimmed.  They were getting so long that I couldn't keep them out of her eyes.  She wasn't very happy at first but did a good job sitting still.

Megan's Graduation

On Saturday we headed to Wichita for a graduation party for our niece Megan.  It was a very fun time and we are so proud of Megan.  We are also very excited that Megan is headed to K-State next year.
Here is the graduate with Mark and Lisa.
We got to have Pig In! Pig Out barbecue for the second weekend in a row.  It is the best barbecue.  Here are the girls enjoying their food.
Almost all the girls in the family.  We were just missing two.
Mark and Lisa just built their house and it is beautiful.  They have a wonderful deck and backyard.  Granny had brought toys for the kids to play outside with.  Unfortunately the Kansas wind was a blowing.  Here are some outside pictures.
Yes the wind did that to Jillian's hair.  What a funny picture.

Meet Caroline shower

On the last day that we were in Kansas Laura, Megan, Christie and I hosted a Meet Caroline shower for Audra and Caroline.  Megan's mom graciously let us have it at her house.  It was the perfect place.  Some of the pictures are mine but the really good ones were taken by Laura.
The beautiful cake and cupcakes made by Christie.
Beautiful Caroline
Big Sister Lydia
Jillian joined us for part of the time.
The hostesses and guest of honor.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jillian and Sophia's First Birthday Party

On Saturday, May 15th in Kansas we had a birthday party for Jillian and Sophia.  It was a fun time.  I am posting mostly pictures but my sister did a great post here and included where we got some of the decorations.  Now on to the pictures from the party.
The birthday girls and Hadley
Ethan and Eryn
Alex and Avery
Cake time
Audra, Lydia and me
The Wolf family
Laura and Barrett
Audra and Caroline
Kane and Lydia
Mike and Jillian
Grandpa and Me
The wiped out birthday girl.
The BFE kiddo picture that we always try and never get it to turn out.
The birthday girls talking about what a great day they had.