Monday, May 30, 2011
sunday afternoon we were invited to a bbq at amanda and adam's place. our kids were thrilled to spend a few hours eating, playing and running around with their friends. stew and i had a great time as well. thank you friends!
a very minor bacon grease fire
the food was delicious!
look came home happy as a clam!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
friday stew was off to watch some of his high schoolers graduate so we headed to the spray ground with friends. isaac played in the sand for two hours, building a "stream" with some boys. ryder and his friends ran all over, drinking the water(hope it's not recycled), playing in the sand and running through the water. we left sandy and hungry- always a good sign of a good time. next week we are starting swimming lessons-- more water play to come!
thank you karen for all the photos!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
can you tell he had a good time.
karen took these fun pictures of my boys and i had to add them to the blog so we have them. (we use this blog as a "baby book/family album" and print it out by the year. it's the best i can do at this point in life.)
ryder ate so many strawberries (unwashed) that his tummy was hurting. so glad stew got to take care of that diaper this morning.
apparently ryder thought the dasso boys would appreciate his half eaten strawberry. clearly his mother has not taught them a thing about manners.
kind of an impromptu run for strawberries thanks to karen. she had this great idea and we were in! it was perfect since i wanted to be back in time for a little date night with stew. little did i know the fun we would have... strawberry launching, rock hoisting, muddy cameras and laughs all around. oh and there was some strawberry picking involved.
ryder ate his way through the strawberry fields, eating as many as he could. let's just say we got our monies worth and then some.
after about 45 minutes of running through the muddy rows and ditching their shoes the boys headed back to the dirt. they were hoisting large chunks of dirt/rocks into the puddles and doing it all over again. it was a total riot! they were so dirty it was hysterical.
as we were leaving i asked karen if it was all she pictured and she said, "bad to the bone" could have been the back drop to the adventure. i died! so true! i love BOYS! i will NEVER be bored!
thanks paige, for the extra help!
Friday, May 27, 2011
monday night i returned home to find stew barely able to move. tuesday morning he headed to the ER to have his ribs checked out again. 2 weeks ago he fell on some pointed wood at youth group and has been in pain since. there was no break but they put him on some strong pain meds. turns out he's allergic. he spent the next night throwing up. fun times for him! fortunately the chiropractor was able to put his ribs back in place which gave him some relief. he is still on the mend but feeling so much better. all that to say this week was a bit crazy! thank you to my mother in law and mom for the help and susan for the great meal!
isaac had his last day of preschool. we were spoiled with amazing teachers!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
monday night, amanda hosted the bachelorette premiere at her place. everyone brought a dessert(check out my 7 minute cake- i was proud!) and amanda provided the sangria. it was such a fun night!! i laughed (HARD)for almost 2 hours straight and it was good for my soul.
thanks to my sweet friend, melissa(you will howl as you read through her blogs), we have pictures from this great evening. love that she's as excited about capturing(and sharing) memories on "film" as i am. it's no wonder we were fast friends!
Monday, May 23, 2011
stew took the two older boys to cousin camp while my aunt and i escaped to UTC with asher. grandma chris, aunt barb and aunt annette planned a whole morning of fun for all the cousins. as you can see the morning was full of adventure with animals. the boys had an absolute blast! thank you guys!
auntie bonnie came down and gave ryder some much needed one on one time. i have been having a challenging time knowing how to love ryder well. he has such a great and strong personality, one that will serve him well in life. i'm just trying to figure out how to guide his spirited personality in a way that will allow him to see age 3. and let's be honest, we all need a little one on one time.
sunday afternoon we headed to a bbq. what a treat! our kids played and played and played! let's just say they had so much fun that the bath water was a muddy brown. thanks friends!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
goodbye to rachel and jessica at the church. (forgive my camera phone picture)
after speech we played in the puddles.
it was isaac's preschool end of the year lunch. one more week and we are out for summer!
ms. brandi has been a real gift to our family. isaac LOVES her and has had ms. brandi as his teacher from the beginning. thursday she broke the news to me that she won't be returning. i seriously almost burst into tears. she's sad to go as well but is putting her family first and i can't argue with that. she's going to be missed big time!
asher is trying to keep up with his brothers. he showed us he could roll to his back right before he hit 4 months and then decided to roll to his tummy the past couple of weeks. we're doing all we can to keep him from moving, but i think he's afraid he better learn to run from the brothers... soon! another highlight this week has been the "new" pirate ship from the peterson boys. thanks for passing on your toys!
senior business week at SFC. we all ate our fair share. it's always fun for me to check out the senior businesses since i remember loving that part of my senior year. such a great tradition.
my mom had the yearbook dedicated to her! we are so proud! way to go mom!