Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

It's tradition in my Dad's family that on Memorial Day, we all get together with my dad's side of the family and go to the cemetery. My dad's brothers and his parents are there, as well as other family on my dad's side. And every year we follow our visit to the cemetery with a BBQ and swimming at my parents house. The guys usually golf in the morning too, but since I don't go to that I don't have pictures.

This has always been a good memory of mine, back to when I was a little girl. The family is getting so big now with all the cousins getting married and having kids, but it's such a fun time to reconnect with them all.

Whoever said cemetery's couldn't be fun? Here some of the kids are enjoy a game of follow the leader.
I'm trying to explain to Caden about some of his relatives. I didn't know my grandparents or uncles, but it was nice to share with Caden what I knew about them.
Grandpa and Lucas watching a little basketball.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

We Love Visitors

We were so excited to have Grandma Paula and the Ryan's sister and niece come visit for the weekend. It was so nice of them to drive up and spend a few days with us.

We spent sme time at the park, swimming at the hotel pool, and riding bikes outside. The kids had a great time

Check out Caden's air...he loves to do this at our pool too.

Ronalee introduced the kids to the ice cream truck. Why have we not done that before??? Of course, Avery doesn't like ice cream...she says it makes her cold. So she opts for a pop-sicle.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day "Tea"

Caden had his Kindergarten Mother's Day program and the kids did so great! They had learned so many songs and had prepared a yummy "tea" time. They escorted their moms into the room, got their lunches for them, and let them sit in their chairs. I thought it was so adorable and sweet of these young kids.

Caden and his best friend Michael

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Caden's 6th Birthday

This year we decided to do another jump house for Caden's birthday. It's so much easier to have a party for a bunch of little boys and let them just rough house their little hearts out - outside. Batman was the jumphouse of choice this year, and I think the boys had a great time.