Friday, August 22, 2008

Random pics of the week

This has been a fun and busy week! Just a bit of what we've been up to...

Our friends Kim and Justin came to visit and we had so much fun swimming and catching up with them. Great to see you guys again!


Addison and Mia (Kim's little one) had so much fun together! I love watching two year olds interact.

Another trip to the beach before the older kids start school! This is Ellie with some of her cute friends.

They love the ocean!

















One afternoon this week I was desperate to keep my kids entertained and thinking just shoot me now if I have to go to the park one more time. Then I suddenly remembered me and Car "painting" the walls with water at my grandma's house for hours when we were little. I got out some buckets and paint brushes and that did the trick! They were so entertained and I was able to get tons of stuff done around the house. So nice! So now I'm thinking hmm...what else did I do as a child that could entertain my kids? I mostly just remember fighting with Carly and running around the house with a jar of peanut butter - my only defense against my stronger sister since she had a peanut allergy. Ahhh - the good ol' days.

Speaking of my sister Carly, these next pics are of her little Claire. I've had no luck persuading Car to start a blog (even though I know hers would be more entertaining than Saturday Night Live) so until she gets sick of me bugging her enough to just start one, I feel it is my duty as a good aunt to show off Claire because she is just
TOO STINKIN' CUTE!




Love you Claire Bear!

9 comments:

Carly said...

TOO CUTE! Claire's big blog debut! Thanks for posting some pics sis - I'm pretty proud of my little one. ALMOST proud enough to start a blog... but you are doing such a fantastic job representing the family that I feel compelled to just let you continue for us all. And I love that you remembered us painting the walls with water at Grandma Ole's house!! Man, you must have been desperate to dig back into those archives of entertainment!! Great ideas. Except for the peanut butter. NOT FUNNY.

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Karla said...

I like the beach pictures, I'm glad you posted some pictures of Claire, come on Carly get a blog, all the cool kids are doing it.

The Harrises said...

I will have to try a little painting myself. Grandma Rexine has a whole wall just waiting for a fresh new look. What else do you have up your sleeve besides peanut allergies?

Lacie said...

Carly I am still waiting for you to start your blog too. Your the last one out of the four of us. Erin can help you get started so I will be waiting to see your blog some day soon I hope. I would love to see what you have been up to. I miss you!

Bonnie said...

One thing I love about your blog Erin is all the day to day posts you do. It lets me see the fun things the kids do each week. Loved the beach pictures of Ellie and her cute friends.
Sweet baby Claire! She is getting so big! Claire will be chasing Addie and Ellie around before we know it.
I know every grandma thinks their grandkids are the cutest...but seriously.... I WIN!

Josie said...

Cute girls! I love the matching swim suits! We wish we could come play in the ocean with you. (Some day!) Can't wait to see you guys!

Dana said...

Erin,
Hi it's Dana Karren Ross from St. George. I know your SIL to be Dana and I just want to tell you how lucky you are to be getting her in your family. She is such a cute and darling girl. You have such a cute fam I'm so jealous you live in Cali!

Brad and Kaci said...

The pictures are so cute and I totally agree--Carly needs to start a blog. I know it would keep us all laughing. (maybe even to the point we would pee our pants, oh wait that was always Carly.)