Jun 26, 2012

Chillin' at Priest Lake

This past week I was able to get some much needed "mommy time" with the boys at Priest Lake.  It was great to be able to be with my Dad and Grandma for a day and with my Mom for several.  I then had the boys by myself for a few days until Josh joined us for a long weekend.  It was so nice of my parents to let us use their house for the weekend.  Brendan loved all of his outside time.  He has become an outdoor kid.  He wakes up in the morning and says "outside mommy" and that is what we hear until he crawls in bed at night.  He loved going for long walks (he is able to walk with us--not in the stroller--for 3-4 miles...crazy, he giggles, runs and laughs with joy the whole way), driving his car in the driveway, blowing bubbles, drawing with chalk, going out for ice-cream, digging in the sand and rocks, and driving his trucks all over.  He was able to see baby squires, play with dogs and go for a boat ride--life doesn't get much better.  Evan did great as well, he enjoys laying and looking at the trees, falling asleep on walks, and getting so much attention from everyone.  He has started to laugh, roll over, and grab things.  He likes when we pull him up to a sitting position and then to standing--he is a flirt and makes us all smile. 

The last day we were able to have our friends Ryan and Qui come up with their dog Eva.  We are thankful for good friends and loved our quality time with them.  Brendan loved playing with Eva, makes us all the more convinced that we need a dog :)

Here are a few pics from the week...I don't have many (hard to hang out with two boys and take pictures).  

Enjoying a snack by the lake

Checking out the cool "tractors"
Brendan made his first chocolate chip cookies

Brother Love
We love you Ba

Jun 15, 2012

Josh's Dad's Visit

Earlier this spring Josh's dad was able to sneak out of Boise and come visit the boys here in Pullman.  The weather was pretty decent and they got to play golf with Jamie's dad (making a 3-some) on Friday night.  Saturday was more relaxed and offered some time to go out to lunch, do some browsing around in Moscow, and have a nice dinner at home.  Sunday we all went to the Old European restaurant (a Pullman staple for breakfast).

The 3rd Generation Pictures (not pictured: Evan who was asleep)  

Brendan, giving me his GQ pose so I could get the lighting and camera set.

Dad was able to make a respite from the weekend as well and grab a hotel room for a reasonable rate.  The weekend was overall a great success and Brendan loved getting to play and read with his "Daba" - he uses the word 'Baba' to be Grandpa and so 'Daba' is Dad's Ba.  No matter how he gets to a name, it's the name he uses and everyone's blessed by it!

Jun 10, 2012

Grandma's 90th Birthday

So special to get to celebrate my Grandma's 90th birthday.  My Mom and her sisters planned a surprise party for her.  It was so fun to get to be with extended family and so many family friends.  The party was an open house at the Alumni Center on campus and debuted some of my Grandma's art, there was a steady stream of people coming in to wish her a happy birthday.  It was so honoring to my Grandma.  I have a great family and am so thankful for them.  Happy Birthday Grandma, we all love you!!
 Do I have good genes or what...look at those beautiful women!!

Happy Birthday GiGi