Monday, August 29, 2011

More Summer FUN!!!

Our summer fun has been going and going and going!  We never want it to stop but we all know all summer fun comes to an end but hey Fall FUN will start soon! Who doesn't love the Fall especially in Rochester, NY! Enjoy the pictures!

Brooklyn's sunflower that she has been growing since it was a seed. It grew and it grew and it really grew! We had it in our home for while but soon it out grew the windowsill. As soon as we planted it in the garden it seriously grew this tall in a matter of days! 

It took a while for the ONE flower to show up! It finally did after a day in Toronto we came home to this! I would have gotten a picture with Brooklyn in it but she was alseep! Darn bugs and birds kept eating/picking the leaves... 

Trying so hard to bloom! Bloom where you're planted!  

Taylor loves otter pops! Brain freeze maybe? 

 Taylor's first time eating cereal with a spoon, because I finally gave in a let her... several times since she has spilled the bowl of milk on the tray and onto the floor... thats why I was so hesitant. Silly girl but I sure love her!

Pucker lips! So darn cute when she does this! I swear whenever we ask her to pose she does just this. haha 

With all the hot and humid heat this summer we did anything to try and keep cool! Matt was so hot one day and complained about our "working" AC and couldn't stand it any longer he stood on the chair to get a wift of what "cool" air was blowing out of this tiny vent. I laughed SO HARD... his face just did me in! 

Keeping herself busy one Sabbath afernoon.. Ready for the winter Brooklyn? 

That same afternoon I caught her playing on her computer... So imaginative that girl! 

On our way to Toronto, Canada! Two hot gals showing off their shades! They are so good together and keep each her busy and laughing. 

CN Tower is the tallest "free standing structure" in North
America. Its actually taller than the Sears Tower in Chicago but since its not a building its not the tallest building... Thought I'd share that bit of information with ya. We decided not to go inside this because it was way too expensive and we, frankly, wanted to spend our money at the mall! LOL we are funny aren't we? 

Since I hardly get in pictures (cause I am always the one taking them) I thought I would post us girls near the CN tower too! 

Matt and I were sitting a table near by when we notice Brooklyn pretend talking on her phone... She must have just broken up with her boyfriend because she did not look happy! LOL 

One of my favorite pictures of these two! 

We stumbled upon the Hard Rock Cafe and decided to eat there for lunch! Mmmm! This is where Brooklyn learned the "squid" and "crab walk" move with her knuckles from the fun waiter we had.  If you want to know what it is, you'll have to hit knuckles with Brooklyn to find out! 

Look who decided to invade earth! SPOCK!!! 

Is he for real the real one? He stared right at me when I took this picture it spooked me out and I hurried off so he wouldn't ZAP me with his gun! shuddering... imagine that... 

We visited an old train station that was central to Toronto. Sorry we didn't get the whole picture of the caboose.... I wasn't taking this picture, you know who did.  

Oh my gosh! It looks a lot like Times Square!  

Had to post this picture of Taylor signing "camera"... she sure loves to use her hands! You should see her mimicking me when I sign and talk, she does the same only she moves her hands around and chatters too! It gets to me everytime and I laugh laugh laugh! She then giggles too.... LOL! 

The Pharoh?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

More Summer fun and such!

Summer has been fun and exciting for us this year! We were able to spend a lot of time together as a family and really thats all it takes to have SO much fun! If we could be together all day every day we would!  So the time we had together we took advantage of making the best of it!
Check out all the random fun times!!

 Watching fireworks on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Can you tell she was so excited to watch them!? 

 I love her smile!

Snacking on pretzels and running off into the dark are two of her favorite things!  I basically chased her all night! Sweet girl, but underneath her sweet face is a very mischevious little girl! 

Hanging out at one of our favorite places, Canandaigua Lake! Who is that hot stud muffin!?  

Miss goggle face! 

She looks like she is trying to go potty but really she kept putting her hand-dipped sand on her face and in her mouth and is noticing its not so fun to have sand in your mouth! 

Awww cute! 

I had to post this picture. I can't remember what Matt said to Brooklyn to make her wrap her leapfrog explorer in this bag but it was something to the effect of he would throw it out or cut if in half (in all teasing of course) but Brooklyn (being so sensitive bless her heart) believed him and ran upstairs into her room, taped her toy up in a bag with her name written on the tape and hid it so daddy couldn't destroy it. She proceeded to tell me not to tell daddy where it was. It was really hilarious and so cute she would do this.  

Chillaxin in the sun! 

I love this picture! It reminds me of dancing in the 1920-30's. She looks like she is doing the swing with her hair flying.  

Poor thing... bumped her head not once, not twice, but thrice! (look below) 

She was like robot hitting into the wall and smacking her head in the same place each time!  She was running away from the missionaries who were having fun with her and she was having fun too except for the run ins!

I love my family!!!

Brooklyn's Birthday and the beginning of Summer!!!

I thought it would be about time to post about Brooklyn's 5th birthday... yeah 5th birthday!!! I know... its nuts but she just keeps growing and growing and we aren't sure how to stop her from growing and she tells us she just can't stop growing!   We sure love this little sweet pea!  Brooklyn was so excited to have a birthday party with ALL of her friends.  She wanted to play some traditional and fun games for her birthday and so we did just that! Pin the stem on the flower, duck duck goose, animal charades, popping balloons (although that didn't go too well for some of the kids... they started crying...oops!) and decorating cupcakes!

Brooklyn was so excited to give all of her friends a party bag and couldn't wait! When the party was over and parents were picking up their kids she specifically informed me that she was passing out the party bags and not me hahaha...

 Cupcake decorating table! I know I am no Martha Stewart and in no way am I trying to be... it gets all messed up in a few seconds anyways!

The children enjoyed piling on all the candy they could find on their cupcake and munching on it too! 

 How sweet! They didn't even know each other before the party! Sweet Madi- we miss you by the way cute girl! And sweet Emily from school.

Abby achieving success! 

Playing with one of her several Polly Pockets sets she received from her birthday party. We love you Brooklyn and we are so grateful for the sweet spirit you bring into our home.

The beginning of the summer swimming fun!!! 
We were lucky this summer to go out on the lake several times with our friends who recently bought a boat, the Gardners!  Thank you for such fun times!!!

Gotta look cool with them glasses! 

Surfer Girl!!! 

Water tubing (Abby, Matt and Brooklyn). At one point the tube starting digging in the water and soaked the girls which resulted in tears but soon all was forgotten! 

Holding on for dear life!!! 

I'm taking the reigns so ya better watch out! Where ever there is a steering wheel, guaranteed you will find Taylor behind that wheel!!  

 First time knee boarding! I was so surprised she even tried!

And she did such a great job! 

 The joy and peace of being out on the lake at dusk!

Amy Gardner showing off her skills!!! 

Blake Gardner- thanks again for all the fun times!!!