Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Halloween Fun!

I think I am sick about trying to catch up w/ the Summer, maybe a little later. For now I thought I would show some delicious pictures from a fun Halloween Party at Grandpa and Nana McNeely's house.

Everyone got to decorate two HUGE green apples and eat "scary" food. It was a spook!

Mitchell was a clone trooper. Madilynne pranced as "Belle" the princess. Mason was the cutest little Buzz Lightyear I have ever seen! We forged through the rain and had a happy Halloween!

Friday, November 12, 2010

July 2010 - On Top of the World

What a glorious day to begin our vacation!

Our family vacation this summer was simple, inexpensive, and FUN! We had a blast.
We spent two days in Jackson hole at an RV Park. We rode the tram in Teton Village to the top of the Tetons and hiked around for the morning.

Mason was on top of the world! He loved the freedom of running as hard as he could.
Madilynne adored all the little flowers.
Mitchell, Madilynne, and Mason were thrilled to be together. . .
as a family. . . . Mom & Dad included!

We played at the base of the Tetons in the stream that ran thru the village. Ordered a pizza and just enjoyed family time!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Copper - around 10 months old!

4th of July Parade!

We waited on Redwood Road w/ Bubbles and snaps. The Packard Family joined Heather and the kids to enjoy the parade together. Paul was out on a call-out for the Sheriff's Department.
Tricia and Aaron Packard
Ean Packard
Mason (2), Madilynne (4), Garrett (2), Kaylee (8), Ean (5), Mitchell (7)
Heather and Madilynne enjoying the sunshine!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Trip for Two - June 2010

Paul & Heather anxiously waited for their first flight away from the kids to Denver. Heather surprised Paul at Valentines Day with two tickets to Denver while the Red Sox were playing the Rockies.

Paul's Dad, Jack, just happens to LOVE the Rockies. He met up with us in Denver to enjoy a couple games at Coors Field.
Pedroia & Poppy played great. The games were intense......

The Rockies won the game, but Paul & Heather are the biggest winners. They had a fun filled couple of days to see and enjoy each other!

A Night w/ the BEE's - June 2010

Paul & I met up at the Bee's game on a warm summer night. Mitchell seemed CRAZY about the game and any fly ball!
Mason ate every last kernel of popcorn.
Paul was just thrilled to be out of the house and at ANY game! Baseball FEVER!
We had an enjoyable time and the kids had a blast! I'm not sure who won the game. Hmmm...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Fun?

I can't believe the month of August is here!
I have been dreading downloading my photos from the summer.
It took over an hour to download nearly 900 photos!
But now I can recall what we have enjoyed as a family
...and nothing is better than seeing my children's smiling faces!

The photo above and Lil' Miss Madilynne, enjoying a summer swim in the backyard with cousins and mom on Lifeguard duty!

I am going to try and play catch up in reverse order starting with the oldest and see how I do.
Hope you enjoy!


We celebrated Mitchell's 7th Birthday in true Mitchell style....

Did I mention LEGO. We had a lego party!
We had a lego building contest and a scavenger hunt!
Mitchell had a blast.
It's hard to believe my 1st baby is seven.
He is so inquisitive and none stop! Lord, give me the patience to keep going!

I made his personalized Lego cake from scratch! It was chocolious! And mind you my batteries died on my camera right after this photo was taken, bummer. I think my dad snagged extra pictures form me, I just need to find them.

After the official birthday time and friends went home, we had a family Easter Egg hunt in our front yard. The kids had a great time and it was over in lickedy split record time.

The 2nd Birthday we celebrated in April was Paul's. He turned 33! That is really hard to type....where has all the time gone. I remember being courted by a very young 21 year old, not to long ago, and enjoying warm summer nights and early mornings.....before kids...before a house....before many other worries of these times!
How time has kept on going, yet I still feel young at heart. I love my dear sweet heart and everything he does for me and our family. May the years be as kind to me as they have been to you! Happy Birthday Paul!
Paul's brother Adam, also celebrated his birthday in April, just 2 days after Paul. Happy Birthday Adam!


How do throw a Princess Pedicure & Tea Party?
Sanity goes out the window, tarps go down, and let the little giggles begin!

Madilynne turned 4 in May and she lives in a Princess World!

She is the girliest girl I know!
Dresses. . .Pink.
Shoes. . . Sparkles.
Lip Gloss. . . in every accessory bag she owns.
Skirts. . . for every hour of the day, to change at least 3 times.
Frills. Fluff. & Drama!
Purple. . . accents pink nicely.
Ruffles. . .
Pink. . . . and more pink.
Painted finger/toe nails. . . at least every other day.
Dolls. . . . bottles. baby blankets. rocker. cradle. stroller.
Barbie. clothes. shoes. accessories.
Dress Up. crowns. tiara. ear rings. gloves. rings. necklaces. bracelets. jewels. purses. lip gloss. Mom's high heels
Pink. Did I mention PINK?

I love the little world of sweetness she lives in! Her smile is PURE sunshine each and every day!


One year older and wiser too.....
Madilynne just beamed at Preschool graduation.
Ms. Jennifer was a delight to work with and Madilynne just loved her!

Madilynne loved all her little friends
But one stands out the most.....Dear Bella!

Allergic Reaction!

Have you ever seen an allergic reaction to Novocaine or peanuts?

Not sure which this was, but it looks painful, none the less!
Benadryl 50mg anyone? STAT!