Thursday, August 16, 2007

Kelsey and Rylee at the beach...

...what out for those big waves! Rylee keeps her mom (and everyone else) on the go, she never stops when she is awake!

"Who's the cutest girl?"

Kelsey has 'trained' Rylee to raise her hand when she asks, "Who's the cutest girl?" It is too funny!! She can also imitate a dog (woofs then pants), a duck, a cow, a horse (whinnies) and does other assorted tricks. She still does not know how cute she is...that comes later.

Just fooling around!

Matt and Paul peeking out from behind a tree at the park during our photo shoot!

Ryan and 'Little Ryan' Jacob

Spending time with Jacob and watching his expressions just takes me back 25 years to Ryan!! It is amazing how similar they are - right down to the dimples in their cheeks! Jacob is every bit as sweet a boy as his dad ever was, too.

Dad and Pat share a moment during dinner

Andrew and Calvin

Andrew won the respect of all the kids as he dazzled them with his soccer skills! His willingness to play tag and chase them has secured his place in their hearts!! (And the appreciation of all the adults!)

Sarah and Andrew

Spencer and Brittany

Ryan and Ruth Ann

Paul and Missy

All six together...

Hillcrest Park provided the perfect backdrop for our 'photo shoot' on Sunday afternoon.

Proud Papa Paul and Adoring Children...

I love Halle in this picture!

Matthew and Jacob

"Us boys gotta stick together, we're outnumbered!"

Rylee hugs Grace

We went to cheer Courtney on at her Horse Camp parent show. Rylee and Grace share a tender moment.

Nana's back yard fun

From the pool to the tramp to blowing bubbles and riding scooters, the action was non-stop!

Fun at the beach

We went out to West Beach and Cranberry lake on Saturday afternoon...the kids had a great time digging in the sand, splashing and throwing rocks into the ocean.

Cowboy Matt!

Matthew handled his pony like an experienced rider!

Our 'Happy Halle'

Halle at the beach, just doing what she does best and most of the time - smiling and laughing!!

'Smile for Nana, Rylee!'

Right down to the pink boots, this girl is all cowgirl! She was in heaven sitting on that pony! No fear at all, and determined to do it herself...

Afton and Jacob, their ponies and adult 'drivers'

All ready for a trail ride

We took the kiddies on a pony trail ride out at Lang's Horse Farm. Grace decided not to ride after all, but all the others had a great time. Rylee was pretty upset when she had to dismount. Then, to add insult to injury, we had to take her helmet off. She was devestated and unconsolable for a few minutes! Courtney rode her Horse Camp mount, Tory, unassisted of course! The others were led by adults (us). Very fun!

Pat, Gail and Courtney

Paul, Melissa, Matthew, Afton and Halle

Ryan, Ruth Ann, Jacob and Grace

Our lovely little ladies all in white

We dressed all the little girls in white dresses. Left to right are Rylee, Grace, Courtney, Halle and Afton.

'Bundle of Energy' and 'Super MOM'

Sarah and Andrew!!

Our Adorable Newlyweds!

Precious Daddy-Daughter Moment

Family Reunion Weekend!

We had an amazing weekend here August 3-6. All the family was together for a few glorious days. It was a rare opportunity that just fell together unexpectedly. We played at the beach, barbequed in the back yard, had a big family dinner at Grandma and Grandpa J's, laughed, talked, and just had a wonderful time. We appreciated the efforts everyone went to to make this possible. We are so blessed to have such great kids and grandchildren!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Beautiful Boyz

Pat, Spencer,Paul, and Ryan played in a foursome on August 3rd here at Skagit Golf and Country Club...the first time all 3 boys have played together in a tournament!