Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pay it forward

I'm paying it forward from my sister in law's! This sounds like tons of fun and it will be interesting to see who checks my blog often :)

Here's the rules:1.Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your 3 Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!SO, REMEMBER...Pay it forward!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Daddy is just plain FUN!!!

Oh Boy! The kids just love their daddy, all they want to do is hang on him, climb on him and tickle him. Emma and Bryce beg for his attention all the time so I decided to capture on camera some of Daddys creative kids entertainment....the picture above is Donnie doing the "monster dance" with Emma and Bryce on his feet. He will dance and jump up and down and attempt to walk with the two clinging on for dear life!

It's "Monkey swinging time"! We finally have a great broom to do this, just a side note...if you try it make sure you have a broom that the bottom actually screws onto the pole! Otherwise bye bye baby! hahaha. This is a HUGE hit in our house! The kids take turns swinging back and forth, Donnie sure does get a work out with them!



Emma is Laughing so hard, she could barely hold on! so funny and cute



Emma and Bryce LOVE music so musical chairs it is! But don't ever let Emma lose, she will throw a fit! I am incharge of the remote to turn the music on and off for the 3 of them to play.

CHEESE! Sorry Bryce, I guess you were out this round! We love spending time as a family and greatful for a fun Dad!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Beach time...4th of July....

We decided to enjoy our 4th of July by going to the Beach! Though it's not like California beaches but we still had a blast! Here is a picture of our "Sandman" Emma was so excited to make him, she kept going around to find the perfect eyes...but mommy had to have a say in it and insisted that the 2 eyes match in size and color! lol
Bryce Harley and Emma had fun attempting to make sand castles...it was so hot out that the sand was to dry to do anything. It took Donnie and Emma about 15 trips from the water to where we were dumping buckets of water in our little ditch.

Ahhh, the Meldrum feet!


Daddy and Emma playing together



"Mommy, it's so cold!!!" It may be hot out but the water was freezing!


Emma is trying really hard not to trip on the rocks in the water. She didn't want to lose the water in her bucket! She is so cute but determined!


"CHEESE" I love this picture of our sweet little girl!


MMMMMMMMmmmmmm, yummy food! Emma and Bryce love picnics so I decided that we would do a fun one at the beach. Here is our spread!




Ok....so maybe Emma didn't really like the spread after all! (note...look at Emma's face!)

Minus one child unhappy with the food choices we truly enjoyed our 4th of July...We love spending time as a family and having fun. And what could make a day end better then an awesome display of fireworks!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Zoo trip time!

It was late in the afternoon and we went to the Zoo while Donnie was at work. My favorite part was feeding the birds. They had seeds on a stick and then you hold out the stick and they fly down to you and land on your hand or stick and start eating. Emma was so excited but everytime a bird flew down and landed the the sticks she was holding she'd scream and drop the stick!

Bryce and Emma feeding the birds

This one was my favorite...granted it didn't do anything except sit there and look pretty...my kind of life! lol


Look Mommy I did it, I did it! This is actually Bryce's favorite saying!





My turn!

Ahhh, Emma did a great job as long as we handed her the bird on a stick!


Dani was the first one to get at bird to land


Bryce is a Turtle with Turtle Powers!

Silly Emma


Dani and Emma climbed up into this rope web... So now they are caught!


Emma tried really hard to climb up the web ropes....but there were lots of flies and every time one landed on her she freaked out!

Dani is the spider.....watch out Emma! Dani is so creative and we are so blessed to have her as our "Nanny" She really loves our kids and they love her!


So from what I was told the brown thing is fake Flamingo poop. They make their nest out of their poop and then sit on their young! Dani is sitting on her "young" Emma!
Bryce is being so silly! He didn't understand what we were doing but it was a cute picture!


Hey were hiding in here!


Go Bryce Go!


Dani, Emma and Bryce....they have way to much fun together!
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NOW PRESENTING-----HATCHING EMMA!







We truly had a blast learning about animals at the Zoo!

Friday, June 12, 2009

So what did you do in school today?

This is my latest group project, a 3D racing game done in XNA Game Studio. I was mostly responsible for the AI of the opponents. It's good to be finished!

video

Please pardon the low resolution of the clip.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Picnic\Tea Party

This was about 2 months ago. It was a rare semi sunny day and the kids really wanted to have a picnic but wanted to use all of Emma's tea party stuff. So we set up on our balcony a blanket and the tea set with water and a bunch of little snacks they could eat.
"Mmmmm, see Mom I have manners!"

" More Please!"

They had a blast and every so often they will go out and set up a picnic on the deck. This was really the first time they sat together and played well and shared! I love it!!!



Mmmmmm! I'm hungry Mommy...hurry up!!

So I am playing a little catch up here!! This was taken about 1 month before his 2nd birthday.
Bryce was really hungry and I guess Daddy and I were not moving fast enough for him! He opened up the pantry door and found the Mac and Cheese. Then opened up the dishwasher, got a bowl and opened the drawer and got a fork. He took it all to the table and attempted to make himself something to eat! It was sooooo cute we had to take a picture of him and his accomplishments. I knew we were teaching them self reliance!!! hahahaha

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!

Yeah for me, I turned 23!!! hahaha well not really, it was more like 32 but it Rhymed! LOL. I was "kidnapped" by Linda and Jeni on Saturday to go to lunch for my bday. To my surprise we went to my favorite restaurant. Mongolian Grill\China House!!!
Jeni made this beautiful cake for me. She did AMAZING job and I love the colors!

Linda and Jeni had arranged some friends to come and celebrate with me. left to right Linda, Lisa, Ilene, me, Jeni, Liz, Cindy and Janet. There were actually 2 more, Nancy and Nicole, but they celebrated without me at Red Robins!! hahaha I have pictures and will post as soon as I figure out how to send them from my phone to my email! Maybe we'll celebrate next Sat. too so I can actually be there! lol Love you ALLLL and thank you for making my day extra special!!
On Sunday I was even more spoiled! Flowers, Fruit baskets, homemade cookies, and Island headband showed up! My step Dad came at 9 am to be the first to wish my happy birthday on my birthday. Thank you for my touch screen GPS navigation system Dad and Janice!! Now I can't get lost again!!! love you!
Donnie was so wonderful! Our kids are REALLY sick right now and he took care of them all day for me. He picked up the house and after lunch he brought out the presents! All I have to say is, he done did it right!! After the kids went to bed (at 7pm!!! the best bday present ever!!), Donnie had made me dinner, lit a fire, and put in a movie (The day the Earth stood still). Such a relaxing night with my hubby. I think the best part of the night was my bday dessert....SMORES!!! Oh ya!
I feel so blessed to have all of you guys in my life, friends and family. I love you all.

Happy Birthday Bryce!!! 2 years old

Happy Birthday Big guy!! This picture is a little blury but adorable! We had to relight his candle for he blew it out before we finnised singing Happy birthday!! It was so cute!
We were actually having a blues clues party but no one sold any Blue stuff anymore, so we did a duel party with Lightning McQueen!!

Here is Bryce opening his presents from his friends! Jeron watched closely to see if Bryce liked what he picked out for him!!



More presents!!!


Our dear sweet friends Linda, Russ and Robbie came over for a Ham dinner with Jeni, Shilo, Dallin and Jeron. Bryce is a carnivor so we made sure there was lots of meat to eat!!


We set up a kids table in the living room! It was so cute to see them actually all sit together and eat dinner.


Shortly after dinner we did BUBBLES!!! We had a bubble machine and hooked it up for the kids. It was fun to watch them trying to pop them all!

My Lightning McQueen cup!

The spread and friends!! Happy Birthday Bryce you are our pride and joy.