So proud of Katie! Had the chance to run her 1st marathon with her last weekend. Character shines when things don't go according to plan. She fought hard for her finish :) You did it Katie! We were there :)
The morning started with a little cake batter licking and some reading with Hailey :) She is the Birthday girl after all. It is hard to believe that 2 years have already passed!! Lily is a light in our home and her siblings adore her. Cool new glasses She LOVES balloons!! Of course we went to Red Robin :)
Found this in my blog list. Never posted it :) It is really February :) Trying to catch up!
Smores in the backyard, Fathers Day, I think :) Hailey's dance recital, so fun to watch. Love the costumes!! The new house, getting there! 2nd annual Last Day of School Homemade Root beer party at the Pirate Park Helvetia Half Marathon-PR, 4th overall :)
When we are in town it is tradition to decorate our bikes and do the parade. This morning I ran the Sauvie Island 1/2 marathon and then met them at the parade. I made it to walk in the parade with them, although walking was labored. I ran hard and PR'd :) We of course participated in activities in the park including the dunk tank. We rounded out the day with the fireworks in Oak Hills.
Chris and Robyn were here for the month of June, unfortunately we did not have the greatest weather. We still did a little day trip to the beach. It was cold and windy but the kids still had fun. Abby and Lily :) They just make me smile. Fun at the fountains :) Three Amigos-Luke Worsley, Jackson, and Noah
Hailey's dance recital at the end of June. This recital is always very impressive! This year she took tap and loved it, although she has informed me that she wants to do Jazz next year :) Family pic with the Dancing Queen Self Portrait:) Hailey and Miss Kim. She is the best dance teacher! She really teaches a love for dance.
Hailey, Jackson, and I ran the Starlight Run last Saturday night. They did awesome and enjoyed high fiving the crowd. Jackson wanted to win the whole thing :) He is a little competitive, not sure where he gets that ;). I think this might become a new tradition.
PreRace- we were blessed to have our good friends do it with us. Thanks Dar and Luke :)
Last in line for face painting
Luke and Jack opted for balloon swords
It was so fun to see the kids so excited about doing this race. Thanks to Hailey for getting us to do this race.
So Hailey is a great daughter! She is so sweet, thoughtful, obedient, intelligent, hardworking, creative, I really could go on and on :). I really am not worthy to be her Mom but I feel so lucky to be :)
She has been begging me for some Mommy/Daughter time so yesterday we had a great time! We shopped, eat out and wait for it....got her ears pierced. This was not part of the original plan but she asked me if she could and i really did not see a reason why she couldn't so, the rest is history. I did check with Mike before just so he was okay with it too!
She looks terrified so of course I had to take a picture. She did great though, I will admit that I was a little worried that she might freak out.
Happier with her new October birthstone studs. She picked them out herself. She was too funny telling me that she wanted something small and not flashy. That's my girl!
Hailey no longer wants anything off the kids menu :) She is a foodie and loves to cook and bake. She was so happy with her giant shrimp pasta dish. There is still about 1/2 left and she had it for dinner tonight to. Gotta love the Cheesecake Factory!
In other news Hailey played lacrosse this year and really loved it. Her season ended last week and she is hoping to continue playing. I do love that they wear cute little skirts!
Over a month ago we had a fabulous time at Disneyland with our great friends the Clarkes. So many memories, so little pictures, story of my life. I need to be better about capturing moments but first I need to get a better camera. For your viewing pleasure...
Noah about to fight Darth Vader
Love Lily's face :)
Probably my favorite picture, so cute!
I should really blog more often so that I can remember all of the things that I want to blog about!