Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Our first Halloween Season with Ella and we are having so much fun. She was a crack up at the pumpkin patch. We got to enjoy the day with with my brother Mikey and my nieces Mikala and Addison. We started the day with the "Cow Train" and ended up picking the perfect pumpkins of the season. All the kids had a fabulous time and we almost ended the day without a "hitch".....if it hadn't been for Trey learning to "pee outside". So...if you are headed to the Sauvie Island pumpkin patch....beware of the tunnel under the hay pyramid....there may be a puddle! Sorry!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ella's 1st Movie & Soccer Game

Not the biggest moments to blog about, but seeing that Ella is only 18 months old and enjoyed her 1st movie at the theater without crying or falling asleep, I thought was huge. We went an saw "Dispicable Me" and although the movie was wasn't the movie that was keeping her attention.......THE POPCORN! She wouldn't let anyone hold it...and only gave everyone else one piece at a time...while she continued to stuff her face with as many as she could fit in.

In the same month...we took Ella and Trey to their first Timber's games. Although they didn't win....Trey really enjoyed the game and was hi-fiving everyone and chit-chatting away. Princess Ella on the other hand enjoyed......wait for it.....yep...the food!! She was perfectly content eating a "hot dog" and water and talking with all the people sitting by us.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2 years ago today....

Two years ago today, we accepted the referral of the most amazing, beautiful, intelligent and funny little boy. We knew in our hearts we already loved him more than life itself....but looking back, I can't imagine a more perfect child for our family. He makes me laugh out loud every day and challenges me to be a better mom. What a happy day to look back our lives have changed since that day.....couldn't have asked for a better life:<)

Here's the video of our trip to Ethiopia to bring home our son....we watch this about every other day. Trey loves it and sings along and points to everyone.

Happy Happy Day!!

and Trey now.....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Trey's 1st Dentist Appt

A sign of my little boy getting older.....he had his 1st visit to the dentist yesterday.

It helped that his "Auntie Rachelle" was his hygienist....but...he was still a little leary about the whole thing. He didn't like the mask she wore, so he made her take it off....then he didn't like the gloves (he thinks he's at the doctor's) he made her take them off. He drives a hard bargain....but the teeth got cleaned and he didn't even cry.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Family Visit

After coming home from Montana, my brother and his family came down for a visit from Oak Harbor. My sister-n-law and I went shopping at the Outlet stores (always a good - and dangerous - time) and the guys went golfing.

It's always so much fun getting all the cousins together. They are so entertaining to watch. We got some great pictures of the kids together......just priceless!

Montana Fun

We had an exciting 4th of July this year in Montana with the Schmidt family. All the kiddos had so much fun playing, riding on the 4-wheeler and exploring. We also got to float down the Kootenai River which was a blast.

Here's the Schmidt Boys and our two kids.....obviously having so much fun. How cute are they?

A stop on one of our drives in the Yaak...

Russ and the kids at the Yaak Falls.....

Ella was miserable wearing her life jacket and hated the sun in her this is how she spent her time on the "rafting trip".

Such a fun family trip.....definitely wanted to stay longer and play!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Today we celebrated Father's Day with my hubby, father-n-law and my brother. After weeks of my husband being out of town....It has become readily apparent how much we (the kids and I) depend on him. He's the greatest husband and father I could have ever asked for.

Thanks to my husband for being AWESOME. We are so lucky to have you as husband and Daddy!