Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Riley County Fair

We were lucky enough this weekend to be able to take the kidos to the fair with their Grandma Karen, Aunt Sara, and Uncle Dan. Then we went back to the carnival part with Dan, Sara, and Grandpa Mike. We had a great time and Colten and Aubrey both loved the rides this time! It's amazing what Cousin Bricen can convince Colten to do! Thanks everyone for going with us!

The baby pigs. They were only a day old. Colten and Aubrey both loved them. I think we have some real animal lovers on our hands.

Colten holding Grandma Karen's and Aunt Sara's hands. He was a very good listner.

Aubrey loved the bunny. We might have to get one for home now.....JUST KIDDING!

Colten showing us all of the animals. He really had a great time.

Colten and Aubrey in the car. They both really enjoyed it. I can't believe how good of friends they are becoming they love each other so much and it makes me so proud to be their mama!

Cowboy Colten. He wasn't sure at first but ended up happy to ride the horse and didn't want off.

I love this little man.

Bricen helped Aubrey ride the fish. He is so sweet to her and calls her pretty girl. It melts my heart every time I hear him say it!


We decided to get the kids a little pool for the house since they enjoy the pool so much. The result of that was that we can't ever get them out of it! That's the first thing they want to do every morning and the way they want to end every night. Colten still requests going to Cico a lot but this keeps him satisfied in between visits to the real pool.

I wasn't kidding when I said it's the last thing he does before bed each night. Here is Colten in his pool at about 10:00 at night (Justin and I got home late that night and that's why they were up so late. Aren't we parents of the year?).

The kidos in their pool. I need to work at getting better pictures of Aubrey in it this week.

Amanda's Wedding Weekend!

One of my very best friends from college got married last weekend and we had a GREAT time. I just thought I would share some of the weekend with you all. It was a beautiful day and we wish Amanda and Clint the very best as they start their lives together. Congratulations again guys!

Amanda and Clint thanking everyone for coming...Your Welcome. We would not have missed it for anything.

Colten decided to skip his afternoon nap...the result was that he slept through the reception!

My favorite girl and I. She LOVED the dancing, as you can tell it wore her out.

Bricen and I dancing. Can you believe he's going to be FOUR at the end of the week? Why did he have to grow up so fast?

The girls and I are about to take a shot. I'm getting WAY to old for this kind of stuff.

Again we had an AWESOME time with everyone this weekend. We miss you all and wish we could see more of you!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Aunt Sara!

Well on Tuesday Aunt Sara had a birthday. We felt very special to join them for dinner Tuesday night at Carlos. Colten would not sign her happy birthday but did sign the ABC's instead. I guess that will have to do for now. Goofy boy. He also told her all about her new baby and everything he is going to help with and do for his cousin. We are all getting very excited to meet her and Colten and Aubrey are excited to be the "big" cousins! Here are a few photos from the night.

Aubrey loves to eat! The biggest problem is she Hates for you to feed her. What a mess!

Colten in Daddy's glasses. I think he looks really cute!

We rode the cars after we ate. They had a blast.

Colten didn't want to get off.

And then we decided that he belonged in a cage. He doesn't look happy here but he loved it! The sad part is that he didn't want to get out of the cage either. He's a huge goof.

We hope Aunt Sara had a very happy birthday. We look forward to celebrating more with you guys this weekend.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pirate Colten and The Mall

We wanted to bring the kidos something back from Vegas and I am happy to say that we picked a great gift for Colten. He is really into pirates and action figures right now so we thought it was only right that we got him a pirate set of toys from Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Needless to say he loves them. He however does not like when his sister takes them from him!

Colten and his eye patch! He loves to wear it. I was a little surprised by this.

Colten, his eye patch, and his kaleidoscope. I was impressed that he knew what a kaleidoscope was and the word for it. We have one smart cookie on our hands.

We went to the mall last night so I could get my toes done for Amanda's wedding this weekend. While the kidos were waiting on me they discovered the batting cages and naturally Colten had to play.

Aubrey didn't want to leave the batting cages.

I know this one is hard to see but here is Colt batting (Papa is in there but he did not want Papa's help). He's growing up way to fast!

I really need to do a better job of taking more pictures of Aubrey! It seems as though every post is centered around Colt! I'm not playing favorites but Miss Aubrey never wants to sit still long enough to have her picture taken. She is just a little independent!

Bug Bites.

We have come to realize that Aubrey is EXTREMELY allergic to bug bites. Here is a picture of her eye. She was bit on Friday night and we came home to our poor girl looking like this. As you can tell her poor eye is completly swollen shut! I am happy to report it looks much better today!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Las Vegas!

As I mentioned Justin and I went to Vegas for a few days and had a blast! It was nice to be able to just hang out and not have to worry for a couple of days. The kids had lots of fun with Grandparents and didn't even notice we left...or at least that's what I tell myself. Enjoy a few photos.

The Lion at our hotel (MGM Grand).

Fountains. I love them!

Justin and I next to the fountains. Did I mention we had a great time?

The volcano at the Mirage. It was really pretty.

Justin and I at David Copperfield. He was AMAZING...and we had front row seats!

As I have said several times Justin and I had lots of fun. However we did come to realize this will probably be the last vacation for a long time that we take just the two of us. We missed the kids like crazy and wanted them their to share in our excitement. As much fun as we had we were happy to get home to our kids. We love them both so much and missed them like crazy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Colten Update

Well I am happy to report that Colten is officially back to being 100%! He started feeling better on Friday and then by Saturday he was back to normal. We did not do a whole lot this past weekend which is always a plus. On Friday night we hung around at the house and ran some errands after dinner. Saturday we went to the Junction City Generals game with the Yoder's and had a great time until Aubrey decided to throw up ALL OVER me! Got to love being a mommy! Needless to say that ended the night earlier than we expected. Aubrey was sick all day on Sunday and Justin has been sick all of this week. We leave for Las Vegas this afternoon so I am REALLY hoping I dont get what they all had. I am posting a couple pictures from last night. They aren't the best but both kids thought that watching Backyardigans was way better than smiling at me! Enjoy.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

One Sick Boy!

As many of you may know Colten has not been feeling well the past couple of days. I took a couple of pictures of him last night so everyone can emphasize with me and my POOR baby boy. It breaks my heart to see him feeling so bad.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July (weekend)!

We had an awesome 4th. It was a nice and needed three day weekend and we had the best of everything, we were able to spend time with both family and friends and were still able to hang out just as a family. It was really amazing. I just thought I would share some highlights. On Friday night we meet Grandpa Jim at Chili's for dinner and then headed over to Wamego to enjoy the carnival (however both kids HATED the rides). We finally convinced Colten that it was fun and he rode one ride the entire night (he did ride it over and over again). As for Miss Aubrey she wanted no part of it. She did enjoy watching everything though.

Saturday we had a few friends over for a 4th of July bbq. It was a lot of fun...other than Miss Aubrey HATED the fireworks. Oh well maybe next year. We were able to watch the cico fireworks from our house which was a huge plus. Yet another reason we are glad we made the move into town.

Sunday and Monday (we had Monday off not Friday). We laid around the house. We were going to take the kidos to the pool but Colten woke up Sunday morning sick as a dog. He is still not feeling well so we are taking him back to the doctor today. Hopefully they can do something for him. Its awful to watch your baby be so sick.

Okay now the reason you all really look at the blog. The picture. Enjoy! Hope everyone had a happy 4th!

Grandpa Jim and Colten at Chili's

Daddy and Colten colecting their prize on the "horsey game" Colten wanted the bull because it looked like Benny the bull from Dora.

Aubrey didn't like the rides but she LOVED the cotton candy Grandma and Uncle Brett gave her!

Colten riding the helicopter! The only ride he would ride. I swear he rode it for an hour straight!

Colten and Aubrey in the fireworks.

Colten and his sparkler. We were really close to him dont worry!

Aubrey and I...she wasn't completly convinced she like the fireworks.

This is what Aubrey really thought of everything!

Colten watching. He really liked them this year.

Again we hope that everyone had a happy 4th!

Friday, July 3, 2009


I mentioned in my last post that we took Colten to hit golf balls over the weekend. He LOVED it. So on Tuesday night we went and got Colt some clubs of his own. Daddy and Colten spent an hour at the range and he is getting good. He is able to make contact with the ball most of the time and get so excited when he is able to hit it "really far"! It was so cute. I have video too and will try and get that uploaded sometime soon. Have a great weekend!

Colten and daddy walking to the driving range!

Daddy getting to help him.

Papa and sissy came too. She loved playing with the baskets the balls come in! She is such a good girl.