Saturday, July 31, 2010

June/July - Photos of Kids

I guess my June - Photos of the kids got lost in the fray of getting ready to leave.  This posting will have June and July photos in it.  Enjoy!

Showing off the cheer(s) she learned at cheerleading camp.
Opening her early birthday present - a camera from mom and dad.
Digging in the sand of Lake Wisconsin.
Beware of the fearsome paper bag monster.
He must have worked really hard to get his shoes on overtop of his footie pajamas.
Enjoying an afternoon on Lake Wisconsin.
All set to go for a bike ride.
Playing in the sand on Lake Wisconsin.
Here are some donuts that we made with crosses for the hole.

Not to sure weather she wants to be sick or excited as she is watching her fish get cut up and ready to cook.
Enjoying her fish.  She said it was "Yummy".
Waiting on her perm.
Fishing with Uncle Bret (they didn't catch anything).
Connor snuck out of his room while I was watching a movie.  This is how I found him when the movie was over.
Playing with his WA friend Calvin.
Looking over the boat at the river rushing past.
Playing with his friend Grant.
Trying to get into some of Grandpa Harold's Jose' Cuervo.
Until next month!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Vacation

What is Summer Vacation?  A time to travel and see new things; a time to visit friends and family; a time to unplug and relax.  Yes, that is what Summer Vacation is!

We have been in WA for four weeks, which means we have four more weeks until we are back in WI.  This first four weeks seems to have flown by as well as drag by.  The kids and I have been staying busy which is causing the trip to go fast, but we are all missing Brian something fierce which is making is seem like a very long time. 

Our travel out here went really well.  No hitches or hang ups to mention.  We had a day or so to relax and then we went camping, on the Columbia River, for the 4th of July weekend.  Angela got to go out fishing with my two uncles.  She caught three walleye, but had to throw one back because it was too small.
In this photo she is trying to do her best to smile when she really wants to scream.  My uncle wanted he to hold the fish for the photo but she wouldn't because it was too gross.  She did think it tasted pretty yummy.  The water was a little bit too cold for me but Angela and Connor reallly enjoyed swimming. 

Our next weekend was spent in Spokane visiting family and friends.  We got all the cousins together to tie-dye some shirts (even one for Grandpa Jamison).  That was a lot of fun to see them working hard on their designs.  I was right in the middle of all of the dye and was unable to get pictures of the kids.  This one was snapped by one of the sister-in-laws.
No one got away dye-free not even Emeric.  I triend to keep him out of it but it found him anyhow.

Angela got to get a new do about a week ago.  She got a perm.
From the look of things it was pretty stinky.
It really turned out cute.  When her hair is wet it really curls up and when it is dry it is not as noticable, but I think she really likes it.

All of last week she participated in volleyball camp.  She learned how to serve the ball, how to pass the ball and how to set the ball.  In just a few days she became a pretty good passer.  This might be something that we will look into continuing when we return to WI. 

That is a quick recap of the first four weeks of the trip.  I will work to update the next four weeks soon.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Emeric at 10 Months

Emeric is ten months old now.  I realized I missed his nine month post.  That must have been becasue it happened right before we were leaving for vacation.  At his nine month appointment he was just over 17 pounds.  Last week, using my grandmother's scale, he was 19 pounds.  That seemed like a bit of a shock to me, but then when I paid attention to how he is eating it made perfect sence - That boys eats a lot.  He has been enjoying eating more and more of the foods we are eating.  One night I tried to give him plain mashed potatoes but he wouldn't eat them, but he ate my entire helping of seasoned mashed potatoes and gravy.  In the month that we have been in WA he has learned to army crawl.  He does not crawl on his hands and knees but he is really fast on his belly.  He can sit himself up and is super close to pulling himself up.  This makes me a little nervous about returning to our home with stairs.  He has really been enjoying meeting all of the family although he is still pretty clingy to mom. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mamarazzi's Game Swap

Game Swap Button

I have boxes and boxes of games in my basement.  I need Brian to build me some sort of shelving unit to hold all of them.  They are so much fun to play with the kids, with my husband, with the girlfriends, with other couples - just about anyone. 

I decided to join Mamarazzi's Game Swap for something fun and different.  It will get us some new game(s) that will be a surprise to me.  I will be getting them in about two to three weeks and you better believe I will be making all my WA famiy play with me and then my WI friends will have to join in when I get back home.

Watch out everyone - here comes the fun!