Monday, September 29, 2008

Halloween Preparation

Ethan actually fit into the outfit mommy bought for him during last years clearance sale. Great job guessing mom!

He actually sat still and cooperated for a long time while mom took his picture over and over again. Mom is pretty proud at how they turned out. Not bad for a non-professional.

Grandma Lazenby sent some costumes in the mail. One was a giraffe and the other is this cute lion costume. As soon as Kiera saw mom pull them out of the box she fell in love with them. They both now sleep with her at night. She will not let them out of her sight.

Even the King of the Jungle gets tired after a busy day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beach Adventures

X marks the spot. Shellie had a treasure hunt for the kids for each day we were at the beach and the last day the treasure was a real buried treasure. The kids had a lot of fun following the clues and racing to find the treasure.

Kiera looking out at the beach

In the back yard of the beach house we stay'd at there was a fire pit so we sang songs and made smore's. This is where Kiera had her first smore's experience.

Can't go to the beach without getting a shot at the sunset

This picture just turned out really cool. It looks like Mary and Michelle are actually in the waves.

Kiera learning how to play tether ball

I caught Ryan and Michelle taking a picture of themselves.

Ethan and Daddy. The sun was a bit bright for Ethan.

Run away! The waves weren't Kiera's favorite.

Ryan, Michelle, and Mary as Ryan takes another run with the skimboard.

Dan got to fly his pirate ship kite. The weather was just right.

Michelle looking cute as always

Ryan an Dan threw the football around

Another beautiful sunset just further away.

Grandpa Glenn

Grandpa Glenn and Kiera get ready to catch the football. They did catch it too! Nice catch Grandpa.

Grandma with Timmy and Kiera.

Kiera enjoying the freedom to get wet and dirty! She also decided to bend over and take a sip of the water. Boy was she in for a surprise!
We had a lot of fun and will cherish the memories we made while we were there. Thank you Shellie and Bob for making it possible.

The six cousins







It was fun to have all the cousins together, and watch them play in the sand.

Fun on the Skimboard

Here's Dan taking a run on the skimboard.

Now it was Brittany's turn to attempt. She didn't get very far.

Here's Ryan also taking a run at it

Even Florence and Kiera decided to try it out. They were so good at it that they were able to get two people on at the same time!

Trip to Grandma and Grandpa Glenn's

We went to Shellie and Bobs house and spent a couple day there before heading to the beach. While we were at the house we helped pick the pears off the trees and everyone helped. Here's Timmy and Mary helping load the boxes.

Kiera watched to see where all the pears kept coming from. There were sure a ton!

I think Mary found one that didn't pass inspection.

Kiera getting ready to throw one away like Ryan and Dad were doing.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Busy Month of August

Kiera Turned 2 on August 17th. We celebrated in Boise along with her great aunt and cousins who also were celebrating their birthdays. We had a potluck BBQ and went swimming afterwards.

Our Trip to Boise was also to celebrate Brittany's cousin's wedding.
Steven and Mary Mitchell chose a very hot day but it was a beautiful wedding and we are so happy for them both.

Kiera with her aunt Kayla while waiting for the picture taking to end.

Ethan checking everyone out at the evening reception

A four generation picture of Great-Grandma Thornock (bottom right), Grandma Lazenby(top right), Brittany(top left) and Kiera(bottom left)

This is what our suitcase looked like when we arrived at the Boise airport. It had fallen off the truck and was ran over. Luckily our $400 camera survived inside.

After the BBQ for Kiera's birthday party we went swimming at Caldwell pool. It was Ethan's first time in the water and he loved it.
Kiera didn't have too bad of a time either.