Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Oregon Adventures Part 1

Most of the time in Oregon was spent at Lincoln City Beach for the family reunion but we did have a few days before and after at Grandma and Grandpa's house. There were so many cousins in town, Liv was in heaven! And there were so many people to play with Haven too but she also enjoyed just roaming around on her own playing with new toys!
Daddy trumps mommy when it comes to letting Liv play beauty parlor!
We also caught some Pokemon around town 
And of course played at the parks while we were there too
Haven had fun chasing Fred around and sitting in Hank's lap. hehe!
She loves all her cousins but she shows a special affinity towards Hazel and was always sitting in her lap and giving her hugs. Of course Hazel was one of the ones stricken with strep throat, but it was impossible to keep these two apart. Luckily we did not come down with it but like 6 people fell ill while we were there!
The kids stayed up late every night...I think I was asleep usually before Olivia was. Can't waste any precious time with cousins. They had a big slumber party one night and watched all sorts of movies.
We visited the new bunnies at the Kronewitters one evening. Haven pet them but wasn't too amused. 
Olivia was very confused how the white rabbit could have gray babies. we need a genetics lesson aparently!
Tucker sees his toy! Excellent pointer stance!
Yes there were chickens too!
Violet's been wrangling chickens for many years now as you can see by the current photo on the right compared to a few years ago on the left!
 And thanks to Troy working for the county parks and rec, they have the most awesome treehouse set up that Liv is very jealous of!
One night we celebrated Christmas in July at the Craigs house. We had a dirty santa swap and a snowman building competition with toilet paper!
There was a "tree" and ornament decorating and even a Corey Santa.
Uncle Chester bought this fun water slide thing and the kids played in it until it got a hole of course.
Here's all the parents watching and taking bets on who would get injured first....
The babies did not care to slide but they did have fun inside playing piano
Haven and Afton are gonna be great playmates next time we visit. They tolerated each other well enough this visit but I'm sure they will be running around together by our next visit!
I can't get over how grown up my oldest niece and nephew are. George has passed me in height and Violet will soon enough I'm sure! 
Beach pics coming soon!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Getting There is Half the Fun!

And that is so true when you get to stay with one of your best buds from college! We returned to the Pinon Palace in TX for an evening and morning of fun with them before our flight to Oregon. (DFW tickets had much better times and prices for flights than OKC). 
Liv and Liz hit it off and she even gave her one of her beloved ankle bracelets she's been wearing non stop since April...I'm sure Liz was thrilled. They were so cute at bedtime swapping "golden tooth" dentist stories. 
Nate is basically the spitting image of his mama!
Haven and Liv loved the car and rode it around the cul-de-sac. 
Their house is so dark and quiet that the kids slept in past was surreal! The next day I donned them in their Going to Grandma's shirts and we headed for the airport after playing some more. 
Haven took a little nap on the flight and did pretty well overall. It'll be nice when the ipad can hold her attention a little longer. She always wants to throw it every few minutes so you have to keep a hand on it!

Friday, July 22, 2016

We're not bad people, but we did a bad thing

So I recently binge watched Bloodline on Netflix and when we were at the Oregon coast last week I snapped these two pics of Liv that eerily reminded me of that show.
See what I mean???
 Obviously there are hundreds of more pics to sort through and posts to come of our Oregon trail adventures. But I haven't unpacked yet and we had a whirlwind visit with Erin and Ashton and it's 10:30 and my kids JUST woke up because we are on East Coast time and the fire alarms woke us all up at 5am so in patient. Until then we can look at this post and pray neither one of my daughter's will be the black sheep of the family whose secrets come back to haunt us later in life.....

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For your viewing pleasure

Haven reading alloud

Liv got brave on the diving board!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Typical Days with Two

A few glimpses into the summer days with two sweet girls at home....
Oh how I love these girls!

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