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Friday, July 23, 2010

Rasberry Picking

My sister & I took our kids rasberry picking today at Lakeview Orchards. Tons of rasberries to choose from and the kids had fun. It was a good day to do it, not too hot and a nice breeze.
Rylan testing out the rasberries.Lauren My nephew Colby, listening to his mother's mp3 player while picking.BraedonLuLu BellMy niece, Isabella who ate almost everyone she picked! Too darn cute.Braedon with the whole batch we picked.All the kids minus Lauren cause she didn't want her picture taken. She gets annoyed sometimes when I want to take pictures. She says I'm obsessed! Yeah I say, I know I am!Now I just gotta figure out what to make with all these!

Later on after dinner I got the kids dressed in some nicer clothes and took them out to take their pictures. I had to bribe them with slush puppies & ice cream if they were good and let me do the pics. They aren't always willing so sometimes a little bribery goes along way! Here are a few of them.
Then as promised I took them to Dairy Queen, a nice way to end the evening.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Took the kids yesterday to the free movies at the mall again. We saw Monsters vs. Aliens. Again the kids loved it & had a good time. After the movie we went into Target to look around. I really was only supposed to "browse" but of course ended up spending money. But the deals I found were so good I couldn't pass them up. My sister-in-law is having her 3rd baby & it's a girl. So I picked up some clothes for the baby. I love there sales, I got her like 9 items for 18 bucks! I am a huge bargain shopper, always looking for one! I have to be though with 4 kids.

Today we didn't do much cause Braedon woke up not feeling well this morning. He had a temp of 101. My poor baby, he was so quiet all day. I hate when they are sick, I wish I could make it go away. Hopefully he feels better tomorrow!

Rylan had his 1 year check-up today. He weigh's 19 lbs. 10 ounces. The doctor said he's in perfect health. Yeah I would hope so since I can't seem to get him off the breast! I don't want to do this anymore but he screams & thrashes his body till I give in! I don't know what I'm gonna do! Everyone keeps teasing me that I'm gonna still be breastfeeding him at like 3! And I'm like hell no! I normally wean them at like 4 mnths. but I got lazy with him & by 8 mnths i started trying & still have had no luck! Plus he is so attatched to me that I think if I can get him off the breast maybe he won't be so clingy. Well hoping anyway! He definitely is a momma's boy, big time! I need to start dropping him off more often with family & friends to get him used to being without me. I welcome any advice on my breastfeeding issue!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rylan's 1st Birthday Party

We had Rylan's b-day party yesterday. It turned out to be a great day! The rain held off all day which was good because my husbands father & step mother rented a bouncy house for the day for us. The kids all had a blast bouncing all day. I don't know where they all get the energy from! I went in a couple times & tired quickly! haha Must be getting old. We had lots of food, thanks to mostly the hubby for all his good cooking. After we were done eating the kids were anxious to get to the pinata. The theme of his party was monkeys so of course the pinata was a monkey head. It's histerical watching the kids go after all the candy & goodies once it is broken open. Then it was cake time. Rylan loved eating & playing with his cake & I got some good pictures. Then it was on to the gifts. He received lots of clothes & toys! So many new outfits we have to now get him a bigger dresser for everything! But we are so grateful & thankful for everything he got! And can't wait to start dressing him in all his new clothes!

The Blue's Clues Bouncy.The banner I had made for his party.The framed picture I had for everyone to write their own little message to him.The cute little monkey pinata before the kiddos all got their hands on it.Rylan's cake, it came out really nice.Daddy & the birthday boy.Rylan with his blow-up monkey. He was getting tired at this point so he didn't really want his picture takenMommy & the birthday boy.Rylan loving his cake!Enjoying all his new toys!All in all it was a great day for both Rylan & all of us!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July

Today I took the kids up to my mom's camper at Summit Hill Campground in Washington. She has a seasonal site up there that I take the kids to all the time & they love it up there. The theme this weekend is Christmas in July. They do it every year. Santa comes & delivers a gift to every child that is there.Here Laci & her cousin Cole are Santa's helpers.Braedon getting his gift.Laci getting her gift.Lauren getting her gift.
And of course Rylan got a gift also but I had to take him up so I didn't get a picture of him. My sister & her family were up there also as well as our dad's cousin & his family. The weather was really nice so we went swimming after Santa left. They always have a blast of course in the pool! My camera ended up needing to be recharged so I didn't get any pics of them swimming. Later on I took all the kids down to the arcade & let them play some games. They sure do love spending my money! haha It's alright though as long as their having fun!

Tomorrow's Rylan's birthday party so we have another busy day ahead of us. I love it though, time spent with family & good friends! I'll post pics from his big day soon!