Thursday, June 24, 2010

Splash Park

It looks like summer is finally here to stay! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about time, too!! We took advantage of the warm temperatures today and went to the splash park with some friends of ours. I think we went once last summer and probably once the summer before that, but this year, I'm determined to go a lot more often this year.

When I told the kids we were going to go this morning, Austin said, "This summer just gets better and better." Funny little guy.

The kids were so excited when we got there and took their sweet time getting into the water.

But once they got in, they really enjoyed it. Even Brooks!
The best way to warm up...
Brooks thought he was pretty funny as he kept pulling Austin's towel off of him.

We sure did have a great time and can't wait to go back when Grandma Good comes to visit next week!!

Brooks Boy Turns 1

We celebrated Brooks' first birthday with his cousin, Conn, who was born the day before Brooks. It was so much fun! I made them a choo-choo train cake and my sister-in-law invited everyone over for a cookout so that the kids could have some place to play outside (since all we have are weeds, hay, and dirt). It was so nice of them! Everyone had a great time.

It was so fun to watch Brooks and Conn interact with each other. I'm pretty sure that they are going to be really good pals when the get older. It was so cute how they would follow each other around and play with whatever the other was playing with. They're both such sweet boys!

Brooks thoroughly enjoyed his cake!

Saturday, which was Brooks' actual birthday, we went to Taylor Chevrolet's annual car show. As usual, we each picked out our favorite car from the show...

This one was Austin's favorite. It reminded him of Bumblebee on Transformers.

Here is Aubree's favorite. Can you guess why it's her favorite???

This one was my favorite! I love old Corvette's!!!
And, here is Brett's favorite. Apparently it was most people's favorite since it won most of the awards.
Anyway, it was a super fun day and I can't believe Brooks is a year old already!! He is such a sweet little boy with a great big heart. I wouldn't trade him for anything. I love my Brooks boy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

T-Ball & Baseball

Aubree and Austin have been playing T-ball and Baseball this summer. They've been having so much fun and are both improving greatly! Here's a video of Aubree and her awesome swing and a picture of Austin up to bat...

I'm so impressed with Austin; he's playing machine-pitch baseball this year and the machine that they use is fast! But Austin is able to hit it almost every time!! I am one proud mama of both of these kids!

Austin's 7th Birthday

Austin turned 7 years old last week! I can't believe that I have a seven year old!! But it's true. He had a super fun day. He started out the day by cheering on Aubree at T-ball and cheering on me at coaching T-ball. (That was quite the experience, but all I will say is that I didn't hit any of the kids while pitching. I may have come close MANY times, but luckly didn't hit anyone.) Then he had baseball practice. And after that, we picked up his best friend next door and went to the Craze Funzone.

There Austin, Carson, and Aubree played black-light laser tag while Brynnlee played in the little kids' playzone.

It was so fun to watch them run around, chasing each other. Then we all hit the arcade and played lots of different games there.

We got a couple of pizzas and headed home to eat and bring out the birthday cake. This year, I made Austin a pirate ship birthday cake. He LOVED it! And I was so happy with how easy it was. It turned out pretty cute!

He was so excited to get some new summer jammies with dinosaurs and monster trucks on them. His real present was new baseball gear.
It was a good day. I love my Austin so much. He is the absolute BEST helper I have! He's such a good boy. I love, love, LOVE my Austin!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Little Red Hen

Aubree's Pre-School Graduation

My Aubree has graduated from pre-school!! She had a fun year and a super sweet teacher. They did the most adorable play for the graduation ceremony. It was a cute rendition of "The Little Red Hen" and Aubree played the dog. She did a great job! I'm so proud of her for working hard this school year. She is so excited about Kindergarten next school year. But first, we will be enjoying our summer!

What a cute little doggie!!
Getting her diploma

I can't believe how big she's gotten! She's just growing right up!!

First Hair Cut

It's been a while since I posted last, like a month and a half. And I don't think I've even been

on here to see what others have been up to, until today. It's been nice to check up on everyone and read their blogs. And now I'm finally updating mine!

Brooks had his first hair cut a couple of months ago. I wanted to take pictures of it to show you what a difference it made. But I just noticed that I didn't get an after picture. Nice. So you'll just have to trust me, that hair cut made him look like a little man. He's such a cute boy and I LOVE how squishy he is!!