Thursday, July 21, 2011

Conversation with Luke

Tonight while talking with Luke: "I am the one who gets the most ouchies is our family"
Mom: I think Paisley gets a lot too.
Luke: I get the most though.
Mom: Maybe because you do the most crazy activities.
Luke: Like climbing trees? I think that is what I am meant to do. Being a monkey.

I love this kid. He thinks and says the best stuff. And he is right. He is very much like a monkey.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

swim videos from champs

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Trade Days

We have a local flea market called Trade Days here in our town. It happens one weekend every month and so on Saturday we decided to take the crew down and check it out. I didn't get very many pictures becuase it was HOT. We managed to stay a couple hours I think but then decided to get back into some air conditioning. The kids really like puppy row and everyone had fun looking at all the adorable pooches. The kids all tried talking the adults into getting a new puppy, but to no avail. However, Nana was VERY temped to bring one home. Maybe next time :)

Nana might be the coolest grandmother around. Here she is getting feathers in her hair

Annie found this great button I just had to take a picture of

Saturday, July 16, 2011

This is how we bowl

We had a lot of fun this week with Nana, Papa, Graeme, and Annie visiting. I signed the kids up for some free bowling passes (you do have to pay shoe rental) and we had a good couple hours of bowling. A lot of us even got a few strikes!
Annie looking good

Phoebe and Paisley

Mom was by far the most accurate

Graeme and Luke waiting happily for their turn
The kids with their preferred balls

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cupcake camp fun

Phoebe and Annie were able to go to a cupcake class from a friend here locally that is a professional baker. They made filled cupcakes, cake balls, frosting, flowers, and marshmallow dipped cupcakes. They both had a really fun time, but did have sugar overload for a couple of days I think. They turned out so cute.
Phoebe's tray

Annie's tray

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Champs Swim Meet

My parents drove out this week to see Phoebe and Luke swim in their Champs swim meet. They were both so happy that Nana and Papa could come to watch and they brought cousins with them!! Here are some pictures from that morning. They each swam in 4 events and did great. We are still waiting on results, but both of their relays qualified for All-Stars! It has been a great swim season and fun to see how much they have improved on their strokes.
Luke likes to hike up his suit. Someday this will be an embarrassing picture to him!



Thank you to Mom, Dad, John, and Annie for coming out to watch and support

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Swimming Action

I should put it out here that I did not take the 1st 4 of these pictures. My camera doesn't let in the awesome light that some of these are showing. I can only wish that someday I will have a sweet camera that does.

We are so proud of both Luke and Phoebe and how much they have improved over the season. They both really love swimming and it is so fun to watch them competing. They are both so driven.