Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swim Lessons June 28, 2010

Yesterday Nicholas started swim lessons. When we first got there he was so nervous to go in the water. He sat on the edge of the pool watching his class swim and kept saying the pool was "way to big." Finally one of the guys teaching convinced him to come in and as soon as he jumped in Nicholas had a smile on his face that was priceless. He was so excited to swim around and he learned how to kick his feet in the water to go faster. He even jumped off the edge into the pool. He really enjoyed it and is looking forward to the next couple of weeks. Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest. You can still see that smile I was talking about though.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fathers Day and The Great Escape. June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!! Chad came home Saturday night (just in time for Fathers day.) The boys were so excited to see him. That morning they gave him a card. He actually got his present a few weeks ago because we weren't sure if he would be home in time. Then we went to church together. Nicholas got to sing "My Daddy is my Favorite Pal" with the primary. I'm not sure he sang at all but it was so cute. After the song all the kids went to the pulpit one by one and said "My daddy teaches me....." and they would fill in the blank. Nicholas said "My daddy teaches me how to build things." It is so true. Chad is truly amazing at building things. Whether its out of legos, lincoln logs or wood and nails. The boys quickly learned that playing with legos is sooo much more fun with daddy and not mommy. Its because daddy would build these tall building and robots. It is really awesome. Chad has also been working hard at building a deck on the back of our house (I will blog about that later) and letting Nicholas help him to measure and teaching him how to do things. I'm amazed at how much Nicholas knows about tools. We have our very own little Handy Manny. Jake is following right in his footsteps with his play hammer just pounding away and trying to be as helpful as and almost 2 year old can be. So after church Chad's family went to The Great Escape (like six flags only smaller.) We had a funfilled afternoon. The kids really enjoy seeing their cousins and its nice to hang out with family. I just want to quickly tell my Father how much I love him. He is a great father and I was glad I got to see him this weekend as well. Chad, you are a wonderful father to our boys. Although it breaks my heart a little everytime Nicholas says he wants to be a soldier like you, I know its because he wants to be just like his dad. We love you!

The boys at Great Escape.
Almost all of us on a kids ride. Elizabeth and Nicholas flying a plane. It is a cool ride. (Nicholas has 2 uncles who are pilots so I'm sure that is why he wanted to go on this one so badly.)
Jake and his cousin Ty holding hands. These boys are SOOO cute together.
Nicholas and Elizabeth riding in a car.
Elizabeth and Jacob flying on the swings. He liked this one.
Ty and Jake riding in the monster trucks. These boys really are adorable together.
Jake and Daddy hanging out.
Jake after going on the lazy river with Chad.
The end of our day. Jake was one tired little boy. I love that he is wearing his uncle Eric's hat. He put it on himself.

Cathy and Ross' Engagement Party June 19, 2010

It has been sooo long since I've blogged. I lost the charger for my camera and after a month of not being able to find it bought a new one. So this is what is happening here. My sister Cathy and her fiance Ross are getting married in August. They had their engagement party this past Saturday. It was a luau theme. It was a lot of fun. My only regret is that I didn't get a good picture of them. The only one I have is really dark. The boys had a blast and Chad came home that night so they were extra happy. My older sister Michelle planned the party with some help. I made 91 cupcakes on Friday and we decorated them all that night. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and we are very excited for their upcoming wedding.

Nicholas and Jake played on the the stage alot that night (which totally freaked me out.)
The cupcakes we made and flowers cookies that Debby made. They were yumy.
The tiki bar with punch and fruit juice.
While we were cleaning up I had to take a pic of Chad with Jake under the tiki bar.