Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We had a lot of fun on the 4th of July. We relaxed at home all morning, which we desperately needed after a long, busy week. Then we had the pleasure of attending the Johnston family's annual 4th of July Barbeque. Nellie made the most delicious ribs we have ever eaten... (just thinking about them makes me hungry!) and we brought giant Costco size cupcakes which were also delicious. After stuffing ourselves silly we all headed outside to watch the boys set off fireworks. The kids had a blast watching the mini fireworks show. Katelyn just sat in her Mickey Mouse chair and watched, she was a little nervous with the loud bangs and pops, but she had a great time. We even got her to hold a sparkler! It was nearly 10:30pm when we headed home with two very exhausted kids. But.. Josh slept for 7 hours straight that night! (He hasn't done that since.)
Katelyn riding Pinkey the Rocking Horse
Ben showing Katelyn how to use the Sparklers
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This past weekend my brother, his wife and their daughter Libby came to visit. We had so much fun! Friday we took the girls to Monkey Joe's, Katelyn's favorite place in the whole wide world. The ran and jumped and played and wore themselves out for two whole hours. After that we ate at Cici's pizza, yummo. After a good nap, guess what we did? We went back to Monkey Joe's! Kate and Libby had a blast playing with their Grandpa and he had just as much fun playing with them.
Nana Kim bought Kate and Libby a princess tent for them to sleep in and Kate actually slept over at Grandpa and Nana Kim's house Thursday and Friday night. What a big girl!!
Saturday was family picture day. I had no fears about taking a great picture because Kate has always done so well when we have gone to get professional pictures taken... not this time. She was a stinker! After the large group photo was taken, Kate found a little John Deere tractor and once she was on it she refused to get off... which led to a major melt down. So, our family picture is not the best one we have ever had. Kate looks like she is about to leap off of Ben's lap.
However, Kate did manage to redeem herself towards the end of the photo shoot with a really cute picture of her, Libby, and Josh.
We also got a two really cute individual pictures of Josh and Kate and one silly one of the girls.
Goofy Libby and Pouty Kate
Sunday was Josh's baby blessing. We got the whole family together to go to church in the afternoon. Josh's blessing was beautiful, it reminded me how much I love my husband as he blessed our son with all of the hopes that we have for his life. After church, we all went back to my Dad's house to hang out and BBQ. We also celebrated all of our birthdays together with an ice cream cake. The cake read "Happy Everything!" It was delicious... mmm... I wish I had a piece right now.
We had a fabulous weekend and we can't wait for Libby and Kate to get together again!