Today I went over and took some pictures of my cute little nephew Stephen. I really can't believe that in two weeks he'll be one!!!! He is such a sweetie. It's honestly hard NOT to get good pictures of him :)
He had some fun playing with a balloon.... until Ethan popped it on the grass :)
He's a fast little crawler and I'm sure he'll be walking pretty soon
I couldn't leave out his big brother Clayton. He was happy to smile for a couple of photos for me.
The other day I took the kids to the pet store to look at the animals.
This may sound lame, but it's a super fun and FREE outing.
This time it didn't end up being free because we came home with a little something.....
We named him Old Blue (okay, I named him that... after the old guy in the movie Old School). He's a Beta Fish, and quite pretty if you ask me. Our track record with fish isn't great, but I figure these guys are pretty hardy, so hopefully he'll survive for a while. Is it odd that I'm using him as a centerpeice on my dining room table?
We decided to take a trip up to Healdsburg before summer is over, because we don't know when we'll be able to get up there again, and we really miss our Flores'. The weather was so nice while we were up there and we enjoyed our time so much. The best part about visiting them is that the kids are just as excited as we are, and they all love being together so much.
We got to explore a few of Healdsburg's parks... which are really pretty, actually they are GORGEOUS.
Everett and Evie walking :)
Alayna gathered flowers and Jolene helped her make a flower crown...
The big boys riding scooters at the skate park
The big boys set up a tent in the backyard and ended up sleeping in it three out of the four nights we were there. It was so much fun for them.
Danny holding the littles
We drove out to the Sonoma Coast which was really neat. Matt and I had not been to a Northern California beach before. It was gorgeous.
We ended up finding the best sandy beach in Bodega…
Poor Ethan came down with a nasty bug on Friday night. He woke up at 3:00 am with a croup-like cough and couldn't breathe. He then had a fever and cough for two days and didn't get off the couch hardly at all. Thank goodness for cartoons!! Today he's still feeling icky but at least his fever is gone. He has no energy. The poor little guy asked to go to bed at noon :( I think this is the sickest he's ever been. The one kind of selfish and positive thing about about him being sick is how calm our house has been since all he's done is lay on the couch. Sadly him being sick has almost felt relaxing for me. Hopefully no one else gets this nasty bug!!! (well, scratch the no fever thing, after posting this he woke up from his nap with his fever back... 102... poor buddy)
Matt spent the weekend in the backyard.... He looks excited doesn't he? hehe.
Mostly he didn't want his picture taken after working all day.
It's dirty out there.
He is in the process …