Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Family togetherness

One night I came home from work and found Blaine and the kids wrapping our dining room table in plastic wrap.   The kids were so excited, asking if they could get out ice cream yet.  I was confused but soon found out.  We were going to all have some ice cream.  Blaine dumped it on the table, poured chocolate sauce on it and everyone took a spoon and dug in.

The kids were loving this!   Coolest dad ever!

I have to admit, it was lots of fun!   And easy clean up-love that!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday to my Dad (in July!)    The coolest guy I know!

Happy Birthday Garrett!

Garrett turned 11 this year.  On his birthday, we had a party out at the fishing pond.  He invited his friends, we had lunch, did a little fishing and a lot of swimming.  Perfect fun for 11 year old boys!

Garrett and Bridger



The whole crew:  Noah in back, Karsten, Topher, Garrett & Bridger in the boat, Colton floating in the front.
The boys swam and swam and swam.  We had a hard time getting them out, they were having so much fun!

After dinner at Pizza Pie Cafe, we went back home and enjoyed the fabulously warm evening.  Grandma and Grandpa Purcell came over and showered Garrett with some fun t-shirts and new church clothes!   Garrett got his other presents from the family as well, including getting contact lenses!  (I was so excited when I got contacts and Garrett was very excited too!  He had an eye doctor appointment the next day!)

Grandma brought bubbles for everyone!

Hannah got Garrett some Jones soda, his favorite!

Grandma and Grandpa had dinner of leftover sandwich (from the birthday lunch at the pond).  I had to include this picture of my dad talking to Blake.  Its classic!   Overall, Garrett had a great birthday spent with family and friends!  Happy 11th birthday Garrett!!

Lovin' Summer!

Right after Memorial Day, the weather got real warm.  Hey, when you are used to 60 degree weather, high 70's feel like a heat wave.  I can't remember how warm it was this day but it was in the 80's at least.  Time to break out the kiddie pool, water slide and lawn chairs for sure.

The kids sure thought it was warm enough to be playing in the water and lounging in the sun.  Me too!

I love seeing my kids hang out together like this!  

Love these guys, especially like this.  Playing together, hanging out in the sun! 
We love summer around here and this was just a small taste of how much we lived in swim suits this summer!