Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fun times at Grandma and Grandpa's!

Me and the kiddos spent a couple nights in Yakima livin' it up at the Caryl house.
We where spoiled by Grandma Debie and Grandpa Rolli
and had crazy fun with the cousins!
Happy to be at Grandma and Grandpa's house!

And the T-R-O-Uble starts with these four! 

 The first night all of the cousins
(minus Colter)
slept in the back bedroom with Auntie Ruth.
I love you Ruth!
Vivian and Madison.
Seriously the sweetest lil peas!

 Snuggle buds Mason and Rolli :)

Cool kid Caleb.

The Mommy Cousins.
These two sure made Colter cry a lot.
But believe it or not...
they actually made Colter laugh out load (a true lol) for the first time ever too!

Colter and Caleb.
Thanks Caleb for regulating the younger cousins and looking out for ColT.

Caleb and Mason.

Grandma Debie and Colter :)

The best part about Grandma and Grandpa's house is the outside play time!
Mr. Too-Awesome-for-His-own-Good Mason!

Auntie Ruth, Madison and Vivian helping do yard work.

The simple joys of a riding lawn mower.

Mason and Rolli.
True love!

Caleb and Vivian.

Madison and Viv!
Real trouble now!

Rolli is going to break my heart with that grin someday.

Fun, fun, FUN!
And the twins tried their best to convince me to move to Yakima.
But we drove home despite the sad departure.  

Fell asleep on the way home and slept through till morning.

Sweat Miss Mae.
Woke up and chatted with Dad before falling asleep till 8:30 the next morning.

We love our family!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Silver Falls

After a rough start to our week me and the kiddos had a 
pleasant day hiking Silver Falls.
And the hike begins!

Rolli, Vivian and Bella.
My hiking crew.

Me and Colter.
Our navigator.

Super strong Rolli V single-handedly pulled this root out of the trail.

Lil Miss Mae was too pleased to be in the back pack.

Bella and Rollin.
Our leaders.

Rolli the scout.

Vivian with Silver Falls behind her.

Jump action!

My 3 lil' birdies at the falls.


Rolli giving me a 'thumbs up' at the top.
This guy hiked all the way up Silver Falls!
Well, all except for the 100 or so feet where I had to carry all 3 children at once.

Rolli, Vivian, Me and Colter.
At the top of Silver Falls.
FYI, I've been taking some awesome family selflies lately ;) 

Sweet Bella loving life.

And back down!

Viv couldn't have been more excited to hike down hill.

Another jump before the hike is over!

I needed a day full of fresh air, exercise and good moods :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


We have another artist in the house. 
Viv with her first (mostly) recognizable drawing of a TV with arm and legs :) 
Love this girl! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Parade practice!

Each year I'm learning to love all the Apple Blossom festivities more.  Rolli and Viv sure help bring the simple fun and unchecked excitement to everything. 
You should have heard these two squeal as they dashed outside to watch the marching band practice go by our house.