She's officially back and my camera is offically hijacked.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Dicks Sporting Goods store at one of our local malls has a 2+ story rock-climbing wall inside and the girls took advantage of it yesterday afternoon! :) THEY DID SO GOOD!!! Maddie zoomed straight to the top (even though she says she was really scared) and Amelia made a slow but steady climb to the top. At one point she was scared enough that she quit and swung out on her tether line asking to be let down, but with some encouragement she went back to it and made it all the way to the top to ring the horn and let the whole store know that she did it! :)
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Today was Amelia's 8th birthday. To celebrate it we decided to bring in the celebration "New Years Style" with a party last night at 11:30. Allison made muffins and Rachel brought donuts. Then after many VERY joyful songs of Happy Birthday (lol) and a few spankings later, Emma finally got to dive into her gifts. It was a great time and another reminder that our family is so blessed to have such an abundance of love and support. I love these women who have given of themselves to love me and my family and also have invested in the lives of my children. Rachel, Allison and Shawnda--our lives will never be the same because we know you. We love you and appreciate you and think you're awesome!!!!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Tonight our family went downtown to one of the local parks for some live music and a laser lights show they have every weekend. We live less than 10 minutes from downtown and it's nice to be getting to know our city. It was a PERFECT summer night--very mild and pleasant. It was a great time together as we sat on one of the big porch swing type park benches along the river and enjoyed the show.