Monday, September 30, 2013

my growing belly :)

baby girl is getting bigger and bigger...and so is my belly!

she is quite the wiggler and moves around a lot when her sisters are being wild or talking to her and when I or Johnny talk to her :)
She has a name (95% sure) but we are going to wait until she is born to share it :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

our anniversary...

13 years married, almost 21 together :)

we celebrated with a trip to NPD for parts for Johnny's Chevelle, a trip to the outlets in Camarillo and lunch/dinner at Joe's Crab Shack :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

first day of preschool

the first day of preschool went from excitement to what appeared to be mild terror...definitely unlike her sister who just walked away and said goodbye ;)

then after the first day was over she was a totally different kid... she reported that she had made a new friend (Isabella-she said she asked her if she wanted to be her friend :))

the next day back was a bit better... I even got a thumbs up!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

camping trip-malibu

the week Anna started first grade, we took a camping trip out to Malibu (Malibu RV Park). Our spot was across PCH from the ocean, but we could still hear the waves as we slept and the weather was perfect.

miss scout's first camping trip

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First grade!

My big girl started first grade last month. How is it at all possible that she is 6 1/2 (almost 7 as she often reminds me!) and in first grade!

Seems like she was a nervous little girl just starting kindergarten and is now a first grader who confidently found her friends on the playground and didn't have a problem with us leaving on the first day. 

She LOVES her teacher and tells me everyday about all the great things she is learning.

I am thankful that her closest friends from her kindergarten class ended up in her first grade class with her, and I am thankful that she is having an easy time making new friends.

Monday, September 9, 2013

yep, we are having another girl!

we found out on August 13 that our newest baby will be another GIRL! We are very excited, and I am thankful that we already have the girl thing down pat :)

My new doctor is wonderful and does a quick ultrasound on every visit, so I will have lots of pictures of this little girl before she even arrives...and I cannot even imagine how many I will take after she arrives!! :)

Here is a great profile picture from the ultrasound where we found out...

Friday, September 6, 2013

our trip...on the way home

continuing the post from yesterday...I just wanted to share a few pictures from our trip coming back home...

we stopped in Oregon on the day we left the Spainhowers to visit my parents friends Dave and Joann. Anna and Rylee thought their house was awesome. Anna especially loved all the trees there were to climb...

Rylee loved the flowers...

my favorite part of the day was spending time with Dave and Joann who I dont see nearly enough and having them see the girls. This was the first time they met Rylee...

after leaving Dave and Joann's we stopped at a mall so Rylee could get her ears pierced. Johnny had promised her that when she turned 4 she could have her ears pierced just like Anna. Since we didnt get to do it before we left for our trip, we stopped on the way home...

the next morning we stopped at Mount Shasta and Lake Shasta (or Shusha as Rylee decided it was called)



Thursday, September 5, 2013

our trip to washington

going back and catching up again...we went to washington in July to visit our friends the Spainhowers. Although it was a short trip, we made the most of it and packed in as much as we could...

Day one was off and running with a trip to a fun park with paddle boats, salamanders (ew!) and swimming....

then after that, we went to a car show in a close by town...the little girls didnt care too much for the noise...

then there was a trip to the zoo...

then while Julie, myself, and three of the girls went shopping, Anna decided to go shooting with Johnny, Anthony and Connor...

then there was a fun lunch and hike...

eek big belly! love the picture though :)

One of my favorite pictures of the whole trip :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rylee is FOUR!

going back a bit to Rylee's fourth birthday party (just family) and her official Four year old pictures...just catching up but not going all the way back :)

caught in my parents backyard by a helpful daddy

singing to the birthday girl

birthday night at Farrell's

and the "official" four year old pictures