Friday, June 29, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sweet Caroline

After a very long week, we finally got to meet our niece and baby cousin, Caroline. We loved meeting her. She is even more adorable in person. Here's Madeline getting a kiss from that sweet little head.

Isn't she just precious?? To see more pictures, click here.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Fun at the Pool

To officially welcome summer, we spent yesterday afternoon at the pool.

Lydia strikes a pose with her dolphin.


1-2-3...JUMP!!! They had so much fun doing this.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Birthday Boy

This little boy is 33 years old today. He's changed a lot since this picture was taken and doesn't even own a pair of overalls. But he's still a big kid at heart. Yes, I gave in and made him the Transformers Cake (specifically Optimus Prime) that he's been begging for well over three months now. Happy Birthday, David! Here's to many more.........

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Birthday Beagle

Abby is twelve years old today. She's overall pretty healthy for a "senior" pet. She's looking older and moving a little slower....cataracts, skin tags and a white snout. As long as she's eating or begging, we know she's fine. I think her greatest love in life is food!
Madeline and Lydia showered her with birthday hugs (head locks) and kisses this afternoon. We got her some treats and she gets a special birthday can of Mighty Dog for dinner tonight. Even in her old age, she's very tolerant.

This picture was taken in October 1995, when I first got her. Back then she was all ears. Puppyhood was challenging.....I guess you could say an appetizer for parenthood. Before Madeline and Lydia, she really was the baby. I've got her photo albums to prove it! Happy Birthday, Abby!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day. Here's David and the girls today after church. Below are some pictures for a stroll down memory lane.

Last summer on the boat.

June 2005 at the beach.

Father's Day 2004.

David's first Father's Day......June 16, 2002!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Welcome, Baby Cousin!

Baby Caroline made her arrival this evening. We are so happy she's in the world and can't wait to meet her. We heard her crying on the phone ...she sounded so sweet. The girls are excited and David and I are excited about our new roles as "aunt" and "uncle".

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dancing Princesses

The girls started Disney Princess Dance Camp last week. This is Lydia's first real experience with "dance wessons". Yesterday she went as Cinderella.
Last week she went as Sleeping Beauty.
Madeline was Tinkerbell last week and this week. Maybe she'll change costumes next week.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Grandma's Girls

I think the picture says it all! And there's plenty of room for a new baby cousin who will be here soon!

Friday, June 08, 2007


Madeline has come a loooong way in just over a year. Last spring at her very first swim lesson, she clung to David the entire time and barely got wet. Well, that's no longer the case. She is swimming like a fish and doing all sorts of "tricks".
Here she is jumping in with her diving sticks. She loves to swim on the bottom of the pool and see what she can find.

She loves doing the cannonball.

Lydia prefers to just float about with her life jacket on and look for little boys to kiss. Yesterday, she was playing with a little boy in the toddler pool. They were playing well together and sharing. She kept hugging him and finally, just laid one on him....on the lips!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Having Fun

....riding on the Bush Hog with Daddy.

..........dancing with friends.

............playing Kinder Soccer.

.............and playing miniature golf.

Friday, June 01, 2007's out

It's hard to believe another MMO and preschool year has come and gone. Madeline finished up last week and Lydia finished this week. They're ready for summer.

Here's the little graduate in typical Lydia fashion with her tongue sticking out. Preschool just doesn't know what they're getting come fall!

This picture was taken of Madeline before her end of the year program. She is soooo excited about kindergarten. I'm still trying to figure out where the last five years have gone.
Have a great weekend, everyone.