Friday, July 1, 2011


She is already one!!!

This year has flown by-I know everybody says that, but with some of my kids it hasn't.
I feel a little like maybe we missed something..not really sure what though:)
This girl has been such a sweet blessing to our family!
She fills our lives with lots of laughs, she has a sweet and sassy personality.
She has been doing a-lot of screeching-so I'm starting to think she might be getting a touch spoiled-just a tiny touch though;)
I think besides Kamdyn she is our adventurous one-not much scares her.Lots of times I have to go in search of her and find her upstairs playing on Katiera's bedroom floor playing. Her favorite thing to do is go as fast as she can to the top of the stairs and call for me, as soon as she sees me she'll take off down the hall giggling excitedly as I chase after her:)
Khloe is showing us everyday that she is a go-with-the-flow and a make-my-own-way type of little lady.
It's strange to describe her like that but that's her to a T!
She will pretty much go along with whatever is going on but if she is doing something and doesn't want to quit she will let you know!
She totally adores her siblings and they shower her with tons of affection!!
We are doing a lady bug themed party for her on Sunday but we had to do a little something for her today too. This year is her golden birthday-turning 1 on the first-she won't remember it but we will have a ton of picture to show her later;)
So I took her to Woodland for her Happy Meal-which she was enthralled with!
Then we came home to have cake and gifts with daddy.

Opening her one of her gifts-big soft blocks:)
She loves these, one day at the library she played with some like them for almost an hour and I searched for some and finally found some that are similar and washable!!

She started digging in as we sang "Happy Birthday"-too cute!
She loved getting serenaded with this song, we must have sang it probly 20 times today!:)
She even tried singing along:)

She did really well with the fork too probly because there was frosting on it;)

Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!
We love you and thank you God everyday for you;)
I can't wait to experience all the new things that being ONE brings!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beach Weekend

Camping in Barview-best weekend trip!!
We have been camping here for years and it's a family favorite place to go:)
The campground is huge and the spots are pretty nice with a firepit and table. The only thing is most of them are sandy so there is always sand flying!

Always got to go to the Tillamook Cheese factory!
Here's a shot of Michelle's little prego belly;)

They were sampling Bubble Gum ice cream that day..
Aren't these the cutest little cones!?!?!
If anybody knows where to find them let me know:)

Driving the Baby Loaf;)

Khloe was a little uncertain about the sand and the water and the wind.

Big man with the muscles!!;)
I don't know how people do this...sand gets everywhere!

Carlin trying to teach Lily how to ride the skim board.
She tried...I'll give her that!

This is the next change of heart!!
She decided the beach is the place to be:)

Shane found a couple little crabs and is showing them to Khloe.

Oh and she started walking!!!!
She's one of the first of ours to start before she is a year old!:)

Everyone standing around watching Bruce and Carlin build their sandcastle.
It's a beauty!:)
They had all kinds of plans for it but ran out of time to put them all into action...
Next time I guess!

Fun was had by all!!!
Love beach weekends!:)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

End of School Party

Meg invited us to a Hawaiian themed "end of school" party.
We all wore summery clothes and brought Hawaiian food.
Everyone got a name tag with their Hawaiian name on it:)
Everyone got a lei-even Khloe had a mini one!

playing in the back yard

Quite a spread!
Even had little umbrellas for the smoothies:)
Kids favorite-the umbrellas!

Meg did alot of planning for this fun little party:)
Thanks Meg!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day Trip To Bonneville Dam

Fathers Day weekend at the Fish Hatchery and Bonneville Dam.
This trip was a first for the younger ones and still fun for the older ones-adults included;)

They had a tour of the old powerhouse.

Miss Khloe-Belle

Inside the powerhouse

We could some of the salmon trying to get up the ladder-the kids thought that was awesome:)

Kam posing while we waited for everyone to come out of the gift shop.

Ahhhh-it's a bear!!

Sturgeon viewing.
This one wasn't the biggest one!

The little boys loved this part almost as much as feeding the trout:)

It was rainy and gray but still bunch of fun:0)!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Kamdyn!

Kam is already three!!!
He is our little mini man-stomping around, talking in his "man" voice and ready to defend Max for any reason at all.
He almost always has a stick "shoot-gun" and on a mission of some kind.
Even though he is rough and tumble he has a very sweet personality, happy go lucky!

He loves hats!!
This one he has on here is cousin Josh's-he left it awhile ago.
Boik and Lisa gave him one last year for his birthday that, although its waaay to small, still insists on wearing it:)
Blowing out the candles...

Happy guy!:)
Kam is the go-with-the-flow type of kid.
He doesn't let too much get to him, if it makes it better for the others he will usually give up whatever toy he is playing with..
that being said he won't be walked all over either-not afraid to jump into the fray;)

Super excited about his semi-truck car carrier:)

Happy Birthday to our sweet little man!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011


We had a birthday party for Grandpa Dan and Kamdyn-we celebrated with a picnic at the park then on to the grandparents for a hot dog roast!
Bruce and I made the above grenade cake pops for Kamdyns part of the party.
They were pretty stinkin' cute:)
I'm gonna post the how to over at The Peppered Pantry later on in the week.

All the boys seemed to think they were pretty cool too!

Hot dogs at the awesome picnic table built by brother in law Jeremy:)
He should really sell 'em-they are longer than normal and the benches are a little closer to the table-makes it easy for the kids to reach.

Tiera roasting her dog...she wanted to at the campout but wasn't feeling very good so she didn't get her chance..not really sure she thought it was that great:)
I ended up doing it for her! lol

Birthday boy getting ready for present opening...

Khloe loved this little chair...she was always trying to get on then off again then trying to drag it around on her very unsteady feet that don't quite walk yet!
She 2 and 1/2 weeks away from being 1!!!
Can't believe it...

Tiera and Aubrey playing apples and oranges...
yes that is and Thanksgiving table cloth!!
Haha must have been the first one she got her hands on;)

Kam with his "special" birthday grenade pop:)

Gramps and Little Miss

This is at the Kalama park.
The Columbia River runs along there and there is a really nice walking path, volley ball and basket ball courts, horse shoe pits and a playground!
Plus the river is right there the kids love climbing around down there on the washed up trees and the rocks:)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Kittens!!

Shane's cat had a litter of four kittens and of course they promptly each declared one of them to be theirs! Meaning we can't very well get rid of any of them...

Katiera loves this one...pretty cute;)

Here they all motion!

Khloe loves them but the kinda freak her out a little:)

I think this is expressing how nervous he is about those mischievous little boys...