Oct 6, 2009

The Ballerina & Her Birthday

Hannah turns 4!
What a fun time with family and friends
all gathering to celebrate our daughter's life!

Date night to DQ with daddy!

The only good family shot we could get during the party! :)

I've never seen Hannah so grateful and happy for all the wonderful gifts she received for her birthday! She read every single card (making up the words as she went). She was super-excited about each and every one!

It was a fun, relaxed, last minute picnic party! :)

Hannah and her Barbie cake!

Leila and Hannah on their first day of ballet class! This is truly one of the most entertaining things I have ever seen...all the moms on one side of the window laughing at how uncoordinated and ungraceful their daughter is on the other side :) But Oh! How proud we all are!!

Jul 10, 2009

Finally some family pics!

Thanks to my good friend Ann, we now have some professional looking family pictures to show off. We are so appreciative of her talent and willingness to share it with us! Her amazing camera and editing program make for a beautiful presentation of our family! The kids were pretty cooperative except for Marshall not wanting to look at the camera most of the time. Hannah, however, was her usual silly self with a few pretty smiles just for mommy :) Enjoy!

Jul 7, 2009

4th of July Blast!

The parade also celebrated Great Falls 125th Birthday so they went above and beyond the normal festivities! FREE ice cream sandwiches, pop, bottled water, peanuts, and LOTS of candy! There were clowns, horses, fancy cars, fire trucks, floats, jets, helicopters, and more! The kids had so much fun and us adults enjoyed soaking up the sun!

My two most amazingly handsome boys enjoying some all-american baseball!!!

Hannah was obsessed with the Voyager's mascot...Orbit. She paid more attention to him than the game and even got him to sign her baseball! He is very patient with children tugging him in all directions. I'm sure he will never forget our daughters adorable face!

We endured two downpours during the game but it was worth it! We came prepared with our umbrellas and blankets and enjoyed the rainbows that followed. This 4th of July was pretty hard to beat! Happy Birthday America!! ...and Great Falls, Montana!

Jul 2, 2009

Summer fun with my kids!

This year, summer has been such a fun time for the kids and I. With Marshall walking full force and Hannah with as much energy as I've ever seen, we have been busy going on walks, taking road trips, and playing at the splash park! Summer has just started and we are having a blast already!

Words from my children.....

After reading a verse out of the Bible to Hannah and Marshall....Hannah asks, "listen to Him?" I said, "Yes...we always have to listen and obey what God says" She turns to Marshall points to his chest and says, "buddy this is your heart...Jesus lives in there"

When trying to turn off all the lights in the house so we can watch a movie I told her I wanted to leave one of the lamps on and she replied, " but mom...there's no problem. There's a light on the TV!"

Marshall has learned that he likes whipped cream out of the can and has also learned how to imitate the sound it makes when it comes out...so everytime I open the fridge he runs over and starts making that sound telling me he wants some. He has also started doing this when he sees it at the grocery store! If you can kind of make the "k" sound in the back of your throat...that's what it sounds like! haha

When praying for our breakfast one morning.."Dear Jesus, thank you for this food and help us have a good day, and help Jesus to have a good day too cause I love Him in my heart. Jesus name...Amen!"