Monday, June 25, 2012

it's so much fun to be three!

We've had some busy days since I posted last.  I am not sure how the days pass so quickly, when I always set a goal to update each weekend!

after spending some time at the farm the kids discovered that if you take all the cushions and pillows off the couch, and put them at the bottom of the stairs, it makes for a fun jump from the top!  I just don't understand how broken bones happen...?!

we love this zoo!  We went back with one of my sisters and her son on father's day.  We enjoyed every minute of it, again.  The kids hope to go back again soon!  The staff even remembered their names this time :-)

Harper would slip away often to check out the baby chicks and bunnies!

who doesn't love a good scream into the fan when your this age!

This little fella was super friendly!  

Harper wanted to take this guy home with us!  Luckily his pockets weren't big enough, or I know he would have tried to find a special spot for him!

But...his pockets were just the right size for this fuzzy friend!  

Happy 3rd Birthday Harper!

Birthday parties with friends are SO much fun!

He was "way" excited to get a new race car!

...and we thought his new super hero cape and mask might be the big hit!
But, the helmet was the top prize for the day!  (or so we thought!)

I think he could fight some serious crime, don't you think?!

Harper kept Londyn well fed during Charli's t-ball game!

it was almost too cute to eat!  

what  a sport grandpa is!  I am happy to report there is no record of me (Brenda) jumping with my dad...though it was fun to do!

SURPRISE!!  Happy birthday Harper!  All the little & big cousins (and perhaps aunts & uncles!) had fun jumping in this for Harper's party!  I had no idea it would be so big, but boy was it worth it!  The kids had a blast!

While Harper thought the helmet was his most favorite gift, he quickly changed his mind to love his new bike!  

"it's a motorcycle bike, mom!"

even Grandpa Bob joined in the fun!

what HOT day for a party outside...but what a fun way to spend the day!

little bugger got totally busted sneaking the frosting!

this picture was a hard one to organize...where will everyone fit?!

silly face!! (and as my sister pointed out...there is an adult in the picture too!  Go find her!)

The Preister Boys!

"COME ON DAD.  It's time to open my presents!!"

too funny!!  The girls jumped right off the slide to avoid Conner and his water gun!

two guns and 13 kids seem like good odds, still everyone was wet!  Good shot Conner!

so much fun!!

 some of the borg cousins!

ahhh, thanks for the birthday party conversation uncle shawn!  Harper's best buddy had to work, but he still got to say hi!

Uncle Chad worked with Cohen to learn to ride a bike while in Nebraska visiting from Arkansas!

he just looks naughty, wouldn't you agree?!

I was sad to see this big thing go, everyone had so much fun!

Charli really wanted to know if her daddy could touch the ceiling!  And, he could! :-)

Good bye and good night!

so disappointed!  "it's not fair"! last jump before we go!

In the effort of time, I will give the quick version.
When cousins play hide-n-seek....Harper will always be the winner!  ;-)
Should you want to challenge this ruling, let's talk!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

where to do begin?!

 thank you girls!!  If not for these, and a few others not in the picture I could not have done the poker run!  These girls are so supportive, I am blessed to have friends like this!  

 Colton * Charli
Having so much fun while my sister was on the poker run!  They had a blast!!

 the girls from the day!  Thanks for ALL of your help!

 after the poker run our kids made the trip out west to stay with my sister!  They had a lot of fun...I bet they want to do this again next summer.  Just a warning Rachelle!  ;)

 we are officially in love with the zoo in Monroe!  Harper was feeding this little guy marshmallows!


 how fun is this!  This baby kangaroo was too cute!

 this tiny guy is full grown!  Macey...he makes cupcake look like a giant!

 who knew ducks wiggled so much!

 Charli was SO excited to find this alarm clock!  She has been loving to wake up on her own and get ready without any help!  And...I have been loving the time savings!

 we love art projects around here!  Charli is painting a random "duck foot" she found in Rachelle's yard from an outdoor decoration.  When Charli found it, she was distraught because she thought it was from a real duck!!

 they were working on picking up parts and hauling stuff around the farm today...

 I forgot to post these a few weeks ago!  Charli was a quick learner - she basically learned over the course of one day of four tries!  BUT...she is so hard on herself, she got really discouraged when it did just 'happen' the first time!

 these didn't happen often, but was glad I caught at least one!

 Chad and Charli made a larger than life ramp for her monster trucks out of a few big boxes Chad had at the shop.  She loved to play with this thing.  When it was time to knock it down...she loved that just as much!

"did you get me jumping mom?" :-)  

While in the bathtub tonight Harper decided it would be a good idea to use the opportunity to pee on Charli. She was mortified.  She was convinced that her arm would fall off.  Harper was so proud, and Charli was devastated.