Monday, September 21, 2009

Asa turns 2!!

Reading his new Mickey Mouse book with Dad.
I am not very crafty or creative and really have only decorated one other cake (the T-Rex for Rex's 3rd bday) so I was pretty happy with the result. It even tasted good too! Asa really likes dogs so he thought the cake was pretty cool.
He had the classic "wow" look on his face every time he opened a present. So cute. He really liked the Little Einstein's rocket that I got him. He flew that thing around for a half hour before he played with anything else.
The hand are behind his back since we have had experiences in the past with little fingers getting burned. ooops :) If you look closely here you can also see the spit hanging from his mouth and landing on the table as he is trying to blow out the candles. Luckily it didn't land on the cake!
My little 2 year old! Growing up so fast. I swear he was just my baby. We love Asa so much. He is so full of personality and attitude. His expressions are priceless. He just loves his family so much and he really is a happy boy. I couldn't ask for more. We love you Ace!

Dinosaur egg!

Looking at the empty egg.
It's hatched!
The dinosaur came up through the egg. The boys would look at it often to tell me if there was a new crack or how big the hole was.
Dipping it in the water.
This posting is for Uncle Ryan. He bought them a dinosaur egg that is supposed to hatch after 72 hours. The boys really had fun watching it grow. It was a great idea. Thanks Ryan!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Benton County Fair

Bob's Grandpa has been on the fair board for many years, so he always came to this fair when he was a kid. It is a really great fair and our boys had a really fun time. Thanks for putting together such a good fair, Grandpa & Grandma Underwood!
The boys loved the rides.

There are a lot of great animals here. The boys especially liked petting the babies...who doesn't?

Overall, it was a great day. We were able to meet up with our friends, the Kelly's, so the boys liked hanging out and seeing all the other stuff with other kids. We had some yummy elephant ears to top it all off :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun in the Sun

The 3 boys watching their Dad ride the wave. Aren't they cute?
Go Dad!
All in all it was a really fun day at the water park. Jake, Nanda, and the girls were able to come with us. The kids really enjoyed playing in the water and doing the "river float." The weather was good and we got to spend another day with Dad...what's not to like? We are getting some fun days in before school starts in less than 2 weeks!

Moses Lake Water Park

Rex riding the wave.
Eli enjoying the slide.
Whoa! I love the look on his face. He had so much fun there.
Splashing around with cousins.
Waiting for our turn on the floating river.

Coeur D' Alene, Idaho

We did it! We helped Mudgy find Milly :)
Rex hiding in Mudgy's other antler :)

The expanation of this is in the previous posting. We really had a fun trip. Bob was supposed to have a softball tournament, but he canceled it because several people couldn't make it. So we decided to have a family weekend. Thank you Goodlanders for offering your home to us! It was really nice to get away and have Bob's undivided attention. The boys really liked having him around. We spent a little time at triple play playing arcade games. Next time we go up we will have to spend the day there. It is a really fun Family Center. We watched some movies and ate at some fun restaraunts. We also were able to see the Leisy's for a couple of hours! On the way home we drove around Bob's old neighborhood in Spokane and spent some time out by the river throwing rocks and walking along the trail. Good times.

Mudgy & Milly

Rex reading the map.
Posing with Mudgy at the Library.
Following the signs on the street.
Following the moose tracks.
Where the trail begins.

For Christmas we received a book "Mudgy & Milly" from our good friends, the Goodlanders. In the book the two friends (a moose and a mouse) are playing hide and go seek. In Coeur D' Alene, Idaho they have the trail from the book with sculptures of Mudgy looking for Milly at different places around town, when the whole time she is hiding in his antlers. It is a really cute book. Phil's brother is the sculptor. So we did the trail from the Marina, to the library, to downtown, to the city park, and to Independence Point by the boardwalk. The boys really enjoyed following the map and finding all of the sculptures. The floating boardwalk was really fun to walk along.