Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hillman's Visit/Happy Birthday Lauren!!!!

A few weeks ago, the Hillman family came to visit.  Julie and the girls drove out from AZ to spend a few days on the beach with us, we had a wonderful time together!!  The kids love, love, love going to the beach, I think we could have just stayed there for the whole 4 days and they wouldn't have complained a bit.  

Landon taking advantage of the time to relax in the sun and read a good book.

Stacia and Gracie

A little boogie boarding

Grace eating a little snack, yum

Running from the waves

Abby collecting shells and sand dollars

The fog rolled in, but that didn't stop the kids from playing for a few more hours.  Crazy kiddos, it got quite cold!

While they were here, Lauren had her birthday!!!!  I can't believe my baby is 4 years old!  My amazing neighbor, Amy made her this Dora cake.  It was so awesome we almost didn't want to cut it...almost :)
 It was so nice to have the Hillman's here to help us celebrate!  Lauren had been looking forward to her birthday for months an d she was so excited when it finally came!

 Among other things, she got a new bike!!  Abby and Stacia told her it was from the two of them and to this day when you ask her who gave her the bike she says "The Hillman's"  She loves it and wants to ride it all the time.  She is such a wonderful part of our family!  She is a little spitfire and she knows what she wants, she can throw a mean tantrum when she wants too, but she is also so loving and gives the best hugs!! Happy Birthday Lauren, we love you soooooo much!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Our Halloween fun started when Lauren got to go on a field trip to a pumpkin patch.  She had so much fun playing on all the pumpkins and even got to go on a little hay ride.  Milli Got to go as well, but I was out of town for hers, so I don't have any pictures :(

Picking out a Pumpkin

Lauren and her friend Micha
The kids had a great Halloween. We had our friends, the Merkley's over and we all went trick-or-treating around our crazy neighborhood. Except Bobby and Dave, who stayed behind to hand out candy and scare the crap out of everyone who dared come to our house :)  They built quite a scary little box around our porch and had a lot of fun with it.  Even Milli and Lauren were scared to death and they knew who was in the costumes!!
Lauren, the beautiful butterfly
Harry Potter


Taylor Swift

Dave and Bobby
The Merkley and Ginn kids

A beautiful Greek Goddess holding a chicken :)

Building up their strength for all the walking.


Everyone had an awesome night!  It was so fun to watch Lauren get excited at every single house, like she just couldn't believe everyone wanted to give her candy!  She kept running up and showing me all her treats and she would say "I said thank you!"  She was so proud of herself :)