Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Lily and friends made costumes for their preschool party

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

yay, the pumpkin patch! 
and my BFF's are here too
ya'll are crazy if you think I'm riding a horse

what are George and Henry doing?

dang, I can't let those boys show me up!

if they can do it, so can I

conquering fears...

that pig is one ugly dude

but even scarier...the bunny!

next, the corn maze

catch me if you can

enough games...where are the pumpkins?

come on George, show me the way

hay ride with George, Amy, Henry, Lily, Lindsay, Kelly, and McKenzie

this one is mine, don't you be trying to steal it

hey look, it's like a soccer ball!

my perfect pumpkin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Uncle Tom

One of my absolute favorite people in the world came for a visit.
Though it was a short two days, we had a blast hiking, eating, and just catching up.
Tom never had children of his own, and therefore his nieces and nephews have been the lucky recipients of all his attention.  And extra special for me, I directly attribute my love for running to him.  
So for he and Pam to take time out of their vacation to visit us meant so much to Ryan, Lily and I.  
We love you guys!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Random weekend fun

charity walk with our best buddies 
trampoline fun

hula hooping with Daddy

great neighbors who share dress up clothes...
plus Daddy's 'perfect pushup'!

play time in the cul-de-sac

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cheers to 6 years

Credits: Joy Photography of Arizona
Happy Anniversary to my best friend, and the best Daddy I know.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Boys and their toys

We feel so fortunate to have an awesome group of kiddos living next door.  Though a bit older, they are so good with Lily and treat her like a little sister. We spend hours each weekend outside playing soccer, baseball, riding bikes, etc, together.  

 Last weekend, our neighbor was doing routine maintenance on his son's mini motorcycle.  
I've never seen two people run so fast!
Not sure who was more excited, Lily or Ryan.

While taking a short ride, we discovered a new way to wear out the dog!

Ryan was like a kid in a candy store cruising around the cul-de-sac.
Poor guy.  I have a serious aversion to motorcycles, and Ryan really wants one.  
I've been teasing him that this will be his only ride for many years to come.

Monday, October 17, 2011

G&G Visit

We had such a fun weekend with Grandma and Grandpa.
So much fun, that I was absolutely terrible taking pictures. :(

Lily showed Grandpa her favorite summer activity.

Daddy and Grandma had a little race through the splash pad.
Lily loves to "win!"
We spent lots of time cuddling and playing, eating out, showing Grandpa around our new city, plus a quick road trip north for a break from the heat .  
Lily was one happy little girl and misses her Grandparents already.  
Thank you for visiting - we can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Going to Kansas

Lily is really into pretending, make believe, and role playing.
Anything from playing mommy to her dolls, pretending her school friends are home with her, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, etc

Any day now, I expect her to come up with an imaginary friend.
Her new favorite make believe game is "going to Kansas."
Last week we spent an hour and a half walking around our neighborhood "going to Kansas".
When asked who she wanted to visit, she said Grandma and Grandpa, Nanny, and Miss Amy (George 
and Henry's mom...we are a bit obsessed with our friends!)
Lucky for Lily, she had a bit of Kansas come to her.
Grandma and Grandpa came for a visit!

And of course, she had to introduce them to her favorite game...Lily insisted Grandpa 
push her around in this box while announcing they were "going to Kansas!"
More pics with our fun visitors soon...