Thursday, May 30, 2013

Just swinging

Last weekend we put Layla in the swing for the first time...she LOVED it!!  Big sister Chloe loved pushing her and watching her giggle.  I love moments like these!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The prettiest bird that you ever did see...

Chloe's Kiwi Crate this month was extra fun!  She made a bird/kiwi/duck mask and wings to go with it.  Then she painted eggs and made a nest for the bird and eggs.  She had SO MUCH fun with the costume that she play with it all day and multiple days afterwards.  She's definitely the prettiest bird I ever did see;)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Camping

This weekend we took the trailer out for the first time this year to go camping!!  Chloe LOVES camping and we heard about it non-stop for the couple days before we left.  We went to Hutsell's property down at the river this year - which we have never been before.  The view is AMAZING and it is so beautiful down there.  We had such a great time and I think Layla is going to be just like big sister about loving camping.  She did so well, just hung out most of the time taking in all of the fresh air and never taking her eye off of Chloe.  The weather wasn't supposed to be very nice but Saturday was gorgeous, it even got hot!  There were a few sprinkles but nothing like they had predicted.  We had packed for cold weather so we were a little over dressed but we managed just fine. 

The kids playing on the big rocks - this made mommy and daddy a bit nervous!!
Talking to her monkey!
Check out the beautiful view in the background!
Layla's make-shift crib..Daddy said no pack n play to save on room so instead of laying the back of the couch down for a bed we kept it up so she was between the wall and the couch side - perfect!  AND she slept through the night both nights!  Till 8am this morning even.
Woke up the next morning to go fishing!
fishing with daddy

Layla snoozing - she spent a lot of time in the moby this weekend.
I see a worm but no fish!

The view again

She loves coloring

Denton and Chloe looking for the baby coyotes - there were 3.

Here is 1 of the little guys


Saturday, May 25, 2013

38 years!

At the end of April my mom RETIRED!  She worked at the bank for 38 years.  It wasn't her first choice to retire but I think she is getting more used to the idea!  Right mom?? ;)

The bank hosted a FABULOUS open house party for her at the bank during the day and then an after hours party at the fairgrounds with food and wine.  So many people attended to wish her well on retirement.  We ALL know my mom is AMAZING and I think this showed her just how many people think it of her!  I'm sorry to say but no one will be able to fill her shoes at the bank - NO ONE!  
Love you momma - enjoy every minute - I know you will! 

I took a bunch of photos and made her a book of them all, along with things people said about her.  Here is one of my favorite photos of her with her bosses and then below is an article the bank wrote which I thought was very awesome. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Preschool Graduation 2013

Last Friday Chloe graduated from Preschool!!  My first born is going off to Kindergarten in the fall and I can't hardly believe it.  She is ready though and excited to go to the "big school!" 

At her graduation the class sang a couple of songs and were each awarded with a certificate. There are 4 going on to Kindergarten and 5 that have another year of preschool.  Afterwards we all celebrated with a BBQ lunch.  We are sure going to miss Mrs. Joan - she is such a wonderful teacher!  Joan made each of the kids a memory book of things they did throughout the year and it is so awesome - we love it!

Since mommy is still working out of town, daddy was in charge of dressing and taking her to Grandma to get her hair done.  Why should I even be surprised that my girl is wearing jeans, a tank top and flip flops with daddy in charge??!!  So if you were wondering why all of the other girls were wearing dresses and not mine - that's why...DADDY!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

all about my MOM

Last year Chloe gave me this for Mother's Day.  I thought it would be fun to do it again this year and see how her answers have changed.  I'm glad to tell you that I have actually lost weight!  I went from 40lbs down to 16lbs. Wahoo;)  I aged 15 years since I was 5 last year and she still knows my favorite color is purple.  Bananas are not my favorite food however - in fact they aren't my favorite at all!  I do always say "I love you." and am a pretty good kraft mac n cheese maker;) If I had time I TOTALLY would love to hug my girls all day long!  Chloe loves me because I'm sweet - well I think she is pretty darn sweet herself!  Love you Cubbie Bear!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Baby Pheasants

Poppy bought 50 baby pheasants this last week.  He is going to raise them for 6 weeks and then release them.  The hope is that they will stick around out by their house and reproduce.  He stopped by our house to show Chloe before taking them to his house.  At first she seemed unsure but then after she held the first one she was in love.  She ended up holding 3 of the babies and one she even had to show her room to it;)  As Poppy left she told me "I wish Poppy dropped one so I could keep it in my room and sleep with it!" Silly girl.

Trying to show Layla but she was too interested in Poppy!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rice Cereal

Friday night Layla had enough of watching us eating in front of her - she got mad!  So we decided it was time to try rice cereal.  Her first reaction is priceless but after that initial time she has been doing better with it each time. Here is a little clip of big sister feeding her.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Shower for Nicole and Baby Jordan

Last Saturday we went to a baby shower in Post Falls for my cousin Nicole and baby Jordan.  It was a very fun shower and good to be with family for the day!  Nicole received a lot of nice gifts and I think is all ready now for baby Jordan to make his appearance next month!

Nicole and Auntie to be Brittany

Diaper Cake

soon-to-be Auntie, soon-to-be Nana, and soon-to-be mommy

cousins Heather and Nicole both expecting

cousins and second cousins

sisters...and Diane:)

Guess Baby Jordan's Due Date!

brunch - yummy!

Chloe and Everett!  She had so much fun tickling him all day.

My best girls


The shower made her HOT and SLEEPY.

more presents!

Hostess Heather!