August 04, 2010

Coming To Terms...

With the new lady in my son's life.
This is Caelen. We heart Caelen. She is our "Best Friend, in the whole world!"
Nolan and Caelen were in pre-school together and became instant best friends. She is adorable and I'd be lying if I said I didn't want her a part of my family forever. Unfortunately, being a military family, they recently moved up to Washington. Lucky for us, her family lives here in Grants Pass, so we will hopefully be able to still visit with her. They are 2 of the cutest kids ever, and enjoy every minute with eachother.

Belknap Family Reunion

If you ever get a chance to go anywhere, you have to make the trip to Belknap Hot Springs on the McKenzie River, Highway 126. It is the most beautiful place to explore and the hot spring pool feels amazing towards the end of the night when the cool breeze picks up off the river. We were there a few years ago for Sy's sister, Hannah's wedding, and recently went back for a family reunion for Sy's father's side of the family. It was a great turn out, everyone showed up, and we had a wonderful 2 days of exploring, laughing, eating, drinking, and swimming. Unfortunately, I was slightly under the weather and would have lost my head if it wasn't attached to my body. I forgot my camera on most occasions and these are the only pictures I got....dumb, I admit.
So Jack walks more crawling. It happened about 2 weeks ago, he just woke up one day and was walking with an attitude as if to say, "So yeah, I'm walking now, this is how I roll."

Funny story, we don't actually have bikes (went over budget on house painting), but we did buy the baby buggy because it was the last one and we didn't want to miss out. Thankfully, Sy's parents have bikes that we were able to borrow while in Belknap, and Jack just loved his new buggy.
What it would be like with only one child.....ahh, peace and quiet....wait, oh, what?
The Gang's all here
(just a side note, but 6 of those 13 kids belong to Sadie and're welcome!)

Happy 31st, Mommy!

The Great Lunch Experiment

I love....RAVIOLIS!

August 03, 2010

July 4th at the Reed Ranch

Retirement party for Uncle Ben, camping at the Reed Ranch, 4th of July, good food, good drinks, good company = Best Weekend!

Sisters take 1... Sisters take 2...
Walking with Great Papa

Keeping cool at the water park EVER!

Craft time!! Decorating your cups!

104 in Redding = No fireworks....
But we got bubble guns!

and bubble dancing...

and bubble fascination..

And bubble boot...

And bubble bath...(yup, that just happened)

Glow sticks take 1...
Glow sticks take 2 (without the flash, DuH)

Best reunion ever, me and little brother Danny.