Sunday, June 6, 2010

Swimming, Trip to Oklahoma, Etc.

We recently got a new camera, so we seem to be taking more pictures. The internet is working on the computer we keep all our pictures on, so I don't have an excuse anymore not to blog.

Brianna loves red beans & rice! :)
Alyssa loves ice cream. This reminds me of her Aunt Shelly :)

Brianna loved wearing Alyssa's shoes. She thought the laces were so cool.

Getting ready to swim!!

The girls L.O.V.E. swimming. The first time was rough, but this time they got the hang of it.

Playing with a box.
My cousin, Andrew, who is about 8 months younger than me passed away a week and a half ago. He has been fighting brain tumors since he was 8. We drove up to Oklahoma last Sunday so that we could attend the funeral. Many tears were shed, but it was fun to be able to spend time with family. Andrew is such a great example to me and it is definitely a lot easier knowing that families are forever and I can see him again someday.
Trying out the headphones on the way to Oklahoma.

I had to make the 8 hour car ride fun somehow :)

Sister sword fights.

More swords.

While we were in Oklahoma, I got to meet up with one of my really great friends, Kyla. It was so nice to see her again and get to talk for a while.
Great Granddad with all of the great grandkids that were there.

This is what we came home to: a huge cucumer and summer squash. We actually had 3 quite large cucumbers, but this was the biggest. It didn't taste very good though; I think it was too big.

Brianna's daily ritual of pulling all of the movies out of the TV stand.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Random Stuff from the Last Few Months

I'm finally catching up. Be prepared for lots of photos.

Here is Brianna in her 4 month pic. I haven't been very good at taking these since then :(

Daddy and Bri

Brianna loves to pull at the strings of the guitar. Her fingers get latched onto the strings most of the time, but when she does happen to strum she gets really excited.
Alyssa is always wanting to take pictures, but she is still figuring out the viewfinder. Jesse was playing his guitar when Alyssa took this one, he was originally standing, but after a couple of pictures of his kneecaps he found the right spot.

This is one of those time that Brianna just strummed. So excited!
Brianna's first tooth. Now she has 2 teeth and boy are those babies sharp!

At first Brianna didn't like the swing, I think she felt unstable and insecure. Now that she has figure out how to hang on she loves it.

Alyssa is constantly asking to swing. As you can see from the look on her face, she absolutely loves it. If you look closely you'll see the other thing she is always asking for, and that is band-aids.

No, this picture is not stretched out, Brianna is really that wide. Hefty baby. Wide load coming through!
Jesse commented today that our girls would look back at their childhood and only be able to remember mom, but would only have pictures of dad. Was he really that goofy?
No, she's not crawling, but this picture was so cute I had to put it in here. Instead of crawling she scoots around on her bum. She can get anywhere she wants that way.

Alyssa got new sunglasses, but Brianna thought they looked better on her!
Brianna the two things she is best at, eating and making a mess. She never did like baby food, so we've pretty much gone straight to table food. She eats a lot of canned beans, mixed vegetables and waffles!

Brianna in the swing again.

Here are my gardens. We have already eaten beans out of them and there is lettuce and cucumbers that are just about ready to be eaten.

This is one of the more complete rooms in the house now. We have had a lot of fun doing it. I made the comforters, valances and curtains and Jesse made the beds. We're still not quite finished, but it is getting there. And this is one of the reasons I never blog; it is too fun doing projects around the house :)

Here are my beans that we got out of the garden.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Christmas Break

All the fun we had.

Brianna's blessing

We decided to bless Brianna during Christmas so that both of our families could be there. I know, I know, I'm 4 months behind.

2nd Christmas

More pictures from Christmas.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Well since I never got around to putting captions on these I figured I'd better at least post the pictures. This is at the mall during Christmas time when Jesse's family was here. Pictures are the best thing about blog posts anyway, right?