August 26, 2008

Livi's 3rd Birthday

It was a Dora birthday this year....Livi really likes Dora, but especially her Super Babies, who I think are her cousins or something. She had such a great day, she was so happy all day long. We had a little party across the street at the park the evening of her birthday for some cake and ice cream. It was fun to have our friends gather around to celebrate the life of this precious little girl God's given us. I can't believe our "baby" is 3 now! She's really growing up. She continues to be such a joy to us. She's a ham bone...cracking us up with her antics and dance moves and silly faces. She adores her brother. She REALLY loves babies. She loves to eat most anything with cheese. Since she was a baby she's woken up with a smile on her face. I love her laugh when we tickle her. I hope she always knows how much we love her, but more importantly, how much her heavenly Father loves her. We are very grateful she's our daughter.

Birthday 8/21/05

1st Birthday

2nd Birthday

3rd Birthday

Birthday morning...present time!

The Dora cupcakes

She got so embarassed when we sang "Happy Birthday" to her, although it made her really happy, too.

August 25, 2008

Colorado Summer 2008

We had a great trip to Colorado. It's stressful and sad to me that I can't see everyone I want to see, it really bums me out, but I tried to focus on the things we got to do and the people we got to see and be grateful for that. The kids had so much fun playing with their grandparents and cousins and their Colorado friends. And it's so nice for me to have a change of pace, help with the kids, not as much meal planning (!), etc. It was so great to see our families, we miss them so much!!

The kids loved all the extra Daddy time!

Livi had fun playing with "Talking Baby"...unfortunately we brought her to the "Rocket Park" (Scott Carpenter) and left her in the swings and we couldn't go back to find her...sad.

For months we had been talking about going to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to see all the dinosaur exhibits. Carson was SO excited. The look on his face when we went in and saw that massive T-Rex was awesome. It was really cool to see all the fossils and for Carson to see what how big they were. We've read lots of dinosaur books, but seeing the bones was really great.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was getting to see Angie. We'd never seen each other at the end of our pregnancies, or in the hospital or at home right after, and this trip, I got to do all 3! The only thing I wish I had gotten to do was to bring her a meal! Maybe next time. :-) Baby Brody is SO precious, what a beautiful baby, such a gift to their family. They've been thru a lot to get to this point of holding their precious son, what a joy. I miss you, friend!!

Livi hanging out in the comfy swing at Aunt Bridget's & Uncle Pete's house.

Carson trying his hand at a little croquet, a classic event at the Lambert's. I managed to win the championship, taking out my husband at the very end (he's usually the winner, so it was fun beating him at it. :-) Not that I'm competitive or anything!)

We got to spend part of a day up in Fort Collins where we went to school. It was so much fun to walk around on campus. I don't think we'd been on campus since we graduated over 9 years ago. It was fun to reminisce and to show the kids our old stomping grounds. We had lunch at the Pickle Barrel, an old favorite of mine, they make the best sandwiches.

Go Rammies!!!

We ended the day with a great dinner with Paige and Jonathan. It was fun to see their new home and to meet baby Mac and get to know Mia a little better. What sweeties! We miss you guys, too, and wish we could do dinner more often! Thanks for having us over!!

We had a really fun night with my family in the park in their, frisbee, throwing rocks in the water, etc. Fun summer night!

Livi was teaching my mom and I some dance moves.

On our way up to Breckenridge, we stopped off in Morrison to see the Dinosaur tracks and fossils of bones. I can't believe we lived there most of our lives and never saw this, it was SO cool. We took a little bus tour up the hill for a couple dollars and saw bones in the rocks, foot impressions and footprint fossils, the real deal, never tampered with, it was really amazing to think of all the dinosaurs that used to roam around there. Very cool.

Carson and Morgan by the river.

River rock hopping is always one of the favored activities for Carson & Jason.

It rained a LOT, so there was a lot of crafting done that weekend.

The wildflowers are always amazing up there. It's such a visual treat to see God's amazing creation in all the colors and shapes and sizes.

We are very grateful that we got to have this vacation!

August 22, 2008

Livi's First Haircut

Livi's hair was getting a little skraggely...if that's a word....that's what it looked like. She had some originals that were getting stringy, so we decided to freshen it up and even it out with a little haircut. When we were done, I didn't realize how much we had taken off, it was much shorter, but I liked it a lot better. She still has the naturely wavy ends that curl up, so cute. I tucked those sweet locks in her baby book.

August 20, 2008

Beach Bonfire

Our friends Amy & Derek and their kiddos came to town a few weeks ago, and we got to enjoy a beach bonfire with them and a bunch of other friends. It was a great evening and the kids had a great time playing and eating smore's...yum! We had a lot of fun seeing the Olsons again, we miss them and hope they move back some day!

Me, Amy, Robyn
These pics are from a month ago. I just loved them, so I thought I'd post them.

A little love for Gracie

August 5, 2008

You. Are. Mine.

I really liked this post today by Rachel Anne of the Home Sanctuary blog. Check it out for some good reminders of WHO we belong awesome!