Monday, August 31, 2009

Funny Face

Jillian's been making this funny face at us lately when she gets really smiley. Finally captured it. Too funny!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Party #3: Kyle's Lego Party

I thought our third party of the day was going to be a calm affair. My friend, Jennifer, had games organized, but didn't need any of it. The boys ran around the backyard the whole time playing chase, attack (with two of the older girls), and tackle. Ryan did not know many kids here, but he did NOT want to leave this party!




Happy Birthday, Kyle!


And this one's for you, Paula!

Party #2: Parker's in the Pool

Next, we went to Parker's Aunt's house for a swimming party (goal for the day: wear my kid out!). I had a little too much fun with the sports mode on my camera which allows you to take a few shots right in a row. This is Henry, Parker and Ryan:





And here they are swimming in a worm:



Happy Birthday, Parker!

Party #1: Huffman's @ Pump It Up

The first of our three birthday parties was at Pump It Up for a school friend of Ryan's named Huffman. I am so glad Ryan's big enough to do all these activities on his own now! He spent a lot of time with his buddy Ian:


The boys were being rough in the gladiator game, but I kept thinking as long as they are giving it and taking it, I guess you've got to let them be. No one was ganging up on anyone, and I even saw some sharing going on!

The slide was the most popular:




Ryan's friend Reagan:


and Holly:


Happy Birthday, Huffman!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Football season is here!

The boys donned their Redskin's jerseys tonight for the game. Can't remember who we played or if we won (it's only preseason, afterall), but we are excited for the new season with all it's potential to begin!





Monday, August 24, 2009

Sitting Up

We're trying...



Not quite...



Whoops!



There we go!


Jillian's balance are getting better and better! Can't leave her on her own yet, but we're having fun practicing (and taking pictures of it!)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekend at the Lake

We spent the weekend at our friend's house in Greer's Ferry. We ate good food (including cantalope from our garden!):




Ryan and Scott found a turtle (which evetually bit Ryan's finger):





But mostly, we spent time on the lake!



We got Jillian a little life vest:

And she fell asleep to the sound and feel of the motor:


Miss Lainie fed Jillian a bottle and herself a bottle!

We played in the water:




Tried to catch fish (we were not successful):

We got a little silly, too:




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chuck E. Cheese's

This week, Ryan has only half days, and today he was off because only half the class came. So, we joined our soccer buddies, Jared and Max, at Chuck E. Cheese's. With school back in session, it was pretty empty. The boys went to town on the games and were very excited about winning tickets. We had to remind them that there were only so many tokens!

Ryan and Max playing air hockey:

Jared celebrating after bowling:

Ryan playing a basketball game:
Jillian on a horse:

All three boys in a monster truck: