Monday, July 28, 2008

Memories, Light the Corners of my mind!

A friend has this game on her website and it looked fun. Here are the rules:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

4th of July!!

Ok, So I am a little late posting this blog. I think I may have to post a few different ones all at once for time is running by us so fast. We decided to have a family day 4th of July. So we didn't go anywhere or do anything until 7pm!! Yes in otherwords LAZY Day!! hahahaha

Emma and Bryce had fun digging in the hay stack for candy and little plastic toys. We had gone to Celebration park for the fireworks.

They were so adorable in their 4th of July outfits. Daddy had fun too helping them out with the "hunt"

Bryce and Emma were waiting ever so patiently for the fireworks. We were so amazed on how good they were on staying on our blanket and not running off. We played with bubbles and sang songs until it was almost time.

Bryce has grown up so fast I can't believe that he is now 1 year 3months old. He loves to run and scream with laughter. He can be naughty too though. He loves to get into the refridgerator and take stuff out and carry it into the living room. Emma sometimes will look at him and say "no Bryce" then pick up whatever he has taken out and put it on the counter unbeknownst to us! We will ask each other who put the sauces on the counter and come to find out it was Emma!! lol.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thomas the Train is here!!

Yeah!! Thomas the Train came to visit us here in Washington state! Emma and Bryce love trains, though they didn't know Thomas too well until NOW! We drove up to Snoqualmie Falls to the train museum and entered Thomas' world. We had plenty of fun activities to do until our turn came to ride Thomas!
Here is a picture of us in front of Thomas. Unfortuantly I looked away, but it was a great picture of the kids so I don't mind making the sacrifice! lol!

Here we are again with the Conductor (I think!). Haha...Donnie just told me it is the Mayor! I don't think Bryce Harley smiled for any pictures; he missed his nap and was really tired. His favorite part was the pupet show. Both he and Emma laughed so hard.

Here comes Thomas! It was a wonderful welcome for him to come in as soon as we arrived.

Thomas took us on a 25 min train ride and right over the falls too! It was beautiful, the only sad part is we were in the very back and on the wrong side to see everything. But we now know for next time.

They had a little tattoo station and Bryce Harley and Emma both got their Thomas the train temporary tats!

Here is Emma laughing during the pupet show! She loved it so much she saw it twice!!

I know she looks bored here but she is not, she is waiting patiently for the train to start. I stuck the camera out the window to get a shot of her looking out at everyone.

Mom and the kids! I love this picture!!

Daddy and the cute!!

Emma and Bryce coloring and stamping, they had tons of fun. Emma also went jumping on the bouncy tent. There was also a place to play with trains hands-on. We enjoyed our family time together. I also ran into some old friends...what a small world!

Friday, July 11, 2008

How Can I Be...

A friend who has this video on her blog. I listened to the song and it is amazing! It moved me spiritually and hope it does to you too! Enjoy!

Here are the words as well... under video

Lyrics to "How Can I Be"

How can I be like my brother Nephi?
My father Lehi of old?
How can I be like Captain Moroni
In the wars that were told?

How can I see forever
Like the promise to the three Nephites?
I wanna be Samuel the Lamanite
I wanna be Benjamin the Wise
I wanna be like Abinidi
Oh tell me how can I be like them?

How can I be like Alma the Younger,
Strong servant of the Lord?
How can I be like Mighty Ammon,
Whose heart was his sword?

How can I be a stripling warrior,
And learn to fight by faith?
I wanna be Samuel the Lamanite
I wanna be Benjamin the Wise
I wanna be like Abinidi
I wanna be like Jesus Christ
Oh tell me how can I be like them?
Oh tell me how can I be like them?

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Beach Angel

Wow! Trying to come up with ideas for the kids to do so they don't get board out of their minds can be hard to do! Since we generally have to wait for Dad to come home to do our outings (we are a 1 car family) our options can be a little limited. So we decided to go to the Beach and enjoy the cool breeze and surprisingly warm water. We didn't put the kids in swimsuites because we thought the water would be cold. May be next time!

Here is Bryce Harley splashing away in the water! And yes he is actually sitting in a puddle!!

Our little beach angel!!