Friday, August 12, 2016

Douglas 2.0

I am finding all these fun pictures on my phone that I never posted. These go back to Naomi's birthday...

Part of her birthday present was a trip to Build-a-Bear to get a hole in Douglas sewn (which they do for free) and to get a new barking sound put in (the first one stopped working after I had to run him through the washer). 

We hit a few stores while at the mall, including the Disney store. Naomi loved these Chewbacca pajamas which you better believe are now on her Christmas list!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Jamba Juice

Several months ago, when all five of us left the dentist with no cavities, Jamba Juice was promised as a reward. We just fulfilled that promise last weekend (better late than never?) 

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Birthday Campout

Earlier this summer, Andrew's parents were looking for a time to take the older grandkids camping. The day that worked on everyones schedules happened to be Naomi's birthday. So we celebrated her birthday, and her cousin Tess's, out at the campsite before we left Emmie and Pops with 6 kids overnight!

Naomi wanted a Star Wars party. Luckily for me having Star Wars plates and napkins (and presents) was enough theme for her!

Opening presents

Birthday Girls

Monday, August 01, 2016

Paper Chain Countdown

For her 4th birthday, Malia, Davey, and I made Naomi a paper chain to count down to her much anticipated and talked about 5th birthday. The idea came to me a couple of months back and I decided that Malia and Davey should help me. I cut the 365 pieces of paper and then Malia and Davey wrote the days of the year on the back of them (in case we ever got off track). They were very dedicated to this time consuming project and at one point Davey remarked "This is like school." Bingo... gotta love letting them practice their handwriting and spelling!

Naomi is loving taking one off everyday and has not missed a day yet.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Paddle board Fun

Last Sunday we went to the reservoir with some good friends. The kids loved exploring the sand and the water. Their favorite thing though was using our inflatable paddle board (that we got for free to review a couple of years ago). They used it in lots of unconventional ways. My favorite was when they figured out a way to have all six older kids involved... if you zoom on this picture you will see three on the paddle board, one kicking off the back, while they tow two on the tube.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Sometimes the neighborhood pool is closed for the day and so you have to go back home and run through a good old fashioned sprinkler to cool off.