Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fun Monday at the Beach!

Last Monday it was such a nice day that Chloe and I headed to Porcupine Bay to go play on the beach and go swimming. Even though there wasn't much of a beach left we had fun playing in the sand with her new sand toys. What she really loved doing though was going in the water! It was a little chilly but I managed to make it up to my stomach:) Chloe would run in and out of the water - she had so much fun splashing and didn't like it when I would go sit on our towel. She'd say "mommy swim with me." I of course couldn't say no and would motorboat her through the water over and over again. Finally after about an hour in the water and goosebumped all over she came and sat with me on the towel and just cuddled, warming up... until round 2 that is!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Meet Frankie

After a couple of months of begging and begging to bring home a baby kitty from Nana's and Poppy's her wish finally came true for her birthday! Meet our new family member, Frankie! Chloe is soooo happy to have her at our home!
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Happy 3rd Birthday!

Today is Chloe's 3rd Birthday! I remember the day I had her 3 years ago like it was yesterday - these 3 years have gone sooo fast! Chloe is the greatest joy in my life and every day I am so thankful that I have her as my daughter! Happy Birthday Chloe!!

This weekend we had a birthday celebration for her with pizza, cake and ice cream. I have never seen so much princess stuff in my entire life! I think every single present she opened was some sort of disney princess something or other. Clay and I got her a John Deere Gator Power Wheels - my awesome craigslist find! It was well worth the $100 we paid for it because she has been driving it around all weekend! Good thing we bought an extra battery too because it's nice to just swap out when one dies! She had such a wonderful birthday party - thank you to all our family and friends who came and helped celebrate with us!

Chloe LOVED her princess cake!

The birthday girl and her cake!


Showing off one of her princess gifts!

Princess game for her new Leapfrog Explorer!
Thanks Grandma - she loves it!

Her very cool cape made by Auntie Jill!

Another picture of the cape!

The revel - what is it??

John Deere Gator!

And she is off...never to stop until bedtime!

Singing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

Blowing out her candles!
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Friday, July 8, 2011


I remember some particular pictures from my childhood of my best friend Natalie and I running through the sprinkler at my house in our underware! We were older than Chloe is but when I came outside last night and saw what she was up to it brought back some very fun memories!! Who hasn't run through the sprinkler in their underware before - it's just something you have to do when you are young!

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Just plain cute!

This picture of Cole and Chloe is just plain cute!

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More camping fun...

Here is some more camping fun...

the kiddos!

Riley and Chloe chasing eachother.

And they are down -rolling around and laughing

Now hugging!

Chloe's first time fishing - she loved reeling in the line!

Gonna have to buy her a Chloe sized fishing pole!
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Porcupine Bay Camping!

A day after we flew home from Seattle we took our trailer down to Porcupine Bay to go camping! Cousin Tony and his kiddos Elise and Riley were down camping for the week and so it was a great excuse for us to go too! Chloe had such a good time playing and riding bikes with Elise and Riley that even though the weather wasn't great I am so glad we went! The first afternoon when we got there we started the fun off with a little squirt gun fight. Grandma, Tony, me and the three kids all got in on the action - funtimes! After that we went down to the beach where it was windy and sand kept blowing in our faces and eyes which was not such funtimes!

Even though it's blurry this picture makes me laugh!


The girls Elise and Chloe!
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