Friday, August 30, 2013

Swenson reunion

We attended the annual Swenson family reunion.  It is always so fun to see everyone and get to know extended family.  James loves catching up with his cousins and aunts and uncles.  We feel so blessed to have so many family members living nearby that we can connect with!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ruby Knievel!

Our little climber is always into stuff and always trying to conquer her next challenge!  She is adorable and is so proud of her little baby self whenever she learns a new trick!!  We adore her and how cute she is whenever she is naughty!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Off to School!

Dorothy is getting so big and growing up way too fast!  She started 4th grade!  Her teachers are Mrs Turner and Mrs McKee, they are wonderful teachers and we are so glad she's in their class!  Preston is in 1st grade *sniff sniff* my little sweet boy is gone all day!  He has Mrs Grover and we adore her, she is the perfect teacher for him!  He is doing so well but I really miss him!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Violet gets her ears pierced!

Violet has been begging her dad to get her ears pierced for two years!  She finally talked him into it and off to the mall we went!!  We had been swimming all day but once he agreed we went straight to the mall!  She did not even cry when they did it she was so brave and the lady doing it just adored her!
So proud of her darling little self!

So cute!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fathers and Sons!

James finally realized his lifelong dream of taking little Pressy-boy to the Fathers and Sons campout.  They headed off to the canyon with a tent and sleeping bags and enjoyed a night of camping with many friends!  Preston LOVED it and so did James!  I am so glad they were able to go spend some quality bonding time!  The girls and I stayed home rented a movie and had a girls night!
Off to go camping!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

No more training wheels!

Little Violet June learned how to ride a bike all by herself!  She decided that day she wanted to learn how to and 10 minutes later she was cruising all over without her training wheels!  She is so cute and such a good little biker!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Baby Contest Winner!

We entered Ruby in the Salem days baby contest.  She did not win in her age division but she won one of the big prizes!!  She won the 'Too cute' award because the judges could not get enough of her!  She won a custom made swimsuit and a bag of goodies!
Ruby and I at the judging!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sleeping on the tramp!

The kids begged and begged all Summer long to sleep on the trampoline.  When I was a kid we spent so many summer nights on the trampoline.  Finally James caved in and slept out there with them!  He woke up the next morning and said it was the worst night of his life and his back hurt for a week!  I am not sure they can talk him into it again!  Little Ruby and I stayed inside and slept comfortably in our own beds!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Super Baby!!!

Little busy busy busy Ruby!  She is a *super baby* when it comes to getting into things!  She is so adorable we can hardly get mad at her!!!