Thursday, July 23, 2009

This & That

Nothing new happening here. Just pics I loaded off my camera today, thought I'd do a random post of the things we've been doing. Darren has been gone this week. We'll sure be glad when he gets back this weekend.


Here's Jacob. Such a "go with the flow" kind of kid. He didn't even mind the goggles on his head! So funny!


Cutie Pie! I can't believe he's almost 4 months old!!! CRAZY!!!!


Ethan and Ashton decided to run through the sprinkler outside. Ethan took time to put on his swim shorts, Ashton on the other hand, knew that would take way too much time. So, sorry for the underwear shots! ;) I may or may not have ran through the sprinklers with them! ha ha ha! It was fun!


We get the "family fun" magazine every month. I l♥ve l♥ve l♥ve this magazine. It has so many fun ideas of things to do as a family. This month they had "foam snakes". We had to try it. Of course ours didn't look as great as the ones in the magazine, but we still had fun doing it! I'd say we spend a couple hours doing this. Great boredom buster for a summer evening! ;)












Jacob just hung out in his bouncy-play-thing-a-ma-jig. He was happy to be outside!

And that's all she wrote! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.
It is flying by really quick! I can't believe July is almost over. Soon Ethan will
be turning 8, getting baptized, and back to school again! Goodness
time flies!!!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

*Happy Birthday T♥ Lily*

Lily's Birthday is July 21st, but Darren will be gone all next week for work, so we decided to do it this week so he wouldn't miss it. I'm sure she didn't mind doing it a week early! ;)
I can't believe my baby girl is 3!!!! Time flies too fast. Here are some pics from her Birthday.


Yummy chocolate cake that yours truly made!



The cute birthday girl


My Princess



Silly Girl


The 3 amigo's. And yes, Jacob was sleeping. As usual.



Patiently waiting for her party to start


Lily with Dora. Her favorite Non-human! ;)



Let the unwrapping begin!


My mom always got me a porcelain doll for each of my birthdays, so I do the same for Lily.


Cute church movies from Grammy Sue



All Lily's presents


Dad and Lily




Mom and Lily


Cake Time!!!


Make a wish!



She's so excited to eat her cake


Chow time


Her new Dora bed from Grammy Sue! Happy Birthday Lily! I love love love you!!!! ♥♥♥♥

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

{'My dad is so cool"}

The secretary from Homeland Security came yesterday to "view" the Coast Guards counter-terrorism unit. Darren's team was asked to do a "demo" for them to watch. It was on the local news. If you want to view the news clip Click here.
Several of the team members also filmed it from different areas, so we have a clip below of several video bits taken and placed together of their day yesterday! Ethan and Ashton think their dad is "soooooo cool!" It's so fun to watch them see their dad on t.v. and see what he does day in and day out. It makes the long days of him "training" worth it, to see him in action once in while!
Darren's team with the Secretary of Homeland security. Darren is behind the secretary.
Video. Enjoy!!!

video

Friday, July 10, 2009

i ♥ the beach!

Today we took the kids to the beach. It was soooo fun! We haven't been in such a long time. It was so convenient to go when we lived in Galveston, here it's slightly different, but it was worth it. The kids had so much fun playing in the sand and water! I apologize up front for ALL the pictures I posted. There are a ton, so you can just "x" out of this post if you want! ;)


Jacob was not happy at first. He wanted to sleep.


He's even cute when he cries! ;)




Ethan wasted no time jumping right in!


Sooooo pretty!




This was pretty much where Jacob and I hung out. He slept most of the time, but I had fun watching my kids have fun! ;)




Cute Ashton









Pretty sky


Lily and Darren hung out playing in the sand

Daddy buried Lily


Lily buried Daddy!

Our little mermaid


Our Octopus. (Ashton wasn't patient enough for Darren to make him into something)


Eating lunch

Yummy!








So hilarious!

I this little boy!