Monday, June 14, 2010

before & after

All in a day's work: Mom and I started weeding to put in some annuals, and one thing led to another! We ended up re-landscaping the space surrounding the fountain!


We managed to have an absolutely wonderful couple of hours with Grandpa & Grandma visiting our little place this evening!! Here they are with 3 out of 4 (Tessa was napping).

We miss you Grandpa Aaron! (Would be 4 generations):

Aaron with the sun hat / Jaci-gave-me-a-kiss-after-eating-frosting-look:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

start of summer

Our 3 beautiful daughters, all ready to go!

Mom is here visiting, so we took advantage of an opportunity to photograph all 6 of us. Can't wait to get some professional shots, hopefully next month! (I need to talk to Elissa about that!) :) So here we are squinting in the sun (not complaining ~ we haven't had much this year) with the brown hills of Anaconda in the background!

Mom with the girls ~

A self portrait, 'cause we're still in love after all these years!

Tessa on her first day of preschool!
A friend in town is hosting a small pre-school for 4 year olds 2 days per week for a few weeks this summer. The location is 1 block from our house, so it is an ideal set-up for us. Tessa gets to do something without being in Ella's shadow, and Ella and I get some good one-on-one time to do higher level schooling! We will be officially done with Ella's kindergarten year June 30.
We're loving the sunshine, and ready to get outside! It's time (finally) to plant some annuals, and get the yard looking colorful! God bless you and keep you ~ a.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tessa is 4!

Thank you everyone for happy wishes for Tessa. She is a beautiful child, and we're so thankful to be celebrating 4 years of having her in our hearts and home.

This one's for you, Gramma Mary...

Tessa with birthday cupcakes, served at the party with friends...

A PICTURE WORTHY MOMENT: I had 3 out of 4 kids sleeping at once yesterday!!! Ahhhh, the peaceful feeling......

The Barbie cake ~ it turned out ok, other than the fact that the cake "dress" wasn't tall enough for Barbie's legs, and I learned you can't remove Barbie's legs without breaking them, and this is Tessa's favorite Barbie...

... so the cake was cute at first (when I took these photos)... but after a few hours of sitting in the fridge, she collapsed. We're eating it tonight anyway!