June 2012

Fifth Birthday Party

June 25, 2012

Our little girls are five year old!

We always have a small gathering on our kids' actual birthday, and this year was no exception.

This year we took very few pictures, though. Lots of video, but we forgot the still shots. Sorry.

Brie and Lexi are the birthday girls
(No idea what is so painful to Drew at this moment.)

Kodak Moment

June 25, 2012

If you experience a moment such as this one, you take a picture.

Drew with his goggles


June 20, 2012

Tonight Brie and Mommy joined Marlee and her Mommy at the Boulder Dinner Theater for Cinderella. What a fun time!

Brie before the show

Pretty as can be

Mommy and Brie about to leave for the show

Marlee and Brielle at the theater

Marlee and her Mommy

Brielle and Mommy

Father's Day Water Fight

June 17, 2012

Drew, Mommy and Daddy had a big backyard water fight today while the girls were at the neighbor's house.

There are not any pictures from the fight itself, because Daddy was too busy soaking the others.

It was HOT today and this was about the best thing we could have spent our time doing.

Drew with Toby
(See! He can smile well! How come we only get this smile 1 out of every 1000 pictures???)

Drew decided to lounge in the water-refill bucket

Mommy took a turn in the bucket too!

Hailey's Birthday Party

June 16, 2012

We ventured to Aurora today for cousin Hailey's birthday party and trampoline extravaganza!

The birthday girl!

Lexi about to slide

Brie is climbing up

Drew was going full-throttle

In the hurricane simulator
(Is Jamie paying to start the machine or holding the kids inside?)


June 14, 2012

The kids loved VBS again this year. Today was the night for parents to come see their program they had been working on.

And, the ice cream after is not bad either.

The kids on stage

Lexi was going crazy!

Brie had a great time

Grandpa and Ann saw the program too

Daddy and Brie after ice cream

Birthday Party!

June 10, 2012

Today was Brielle and Alexia's 5th birthday party at Kanemoto pool.

We had the whole pool to ourselves, which was great because the rules (such as sending things over the waterfall) were a bit relaxed.

The girls had a GREAT time!

Playing in the pool

Shivering while waiting for candles and singing

Lexi enjoying an otter pop


Tea Party

June 8, 2012

Today was tea party time, and the girls got all dressed up for the event!

Ready for the tea party!

Nebraska: Day 4 - Back Home Again

June 3, 2012

Today was our last day. We started by visiting Grandma and Grandpa O's house one more time.

On the way back home, we stopped at an old Pony Express station. A good rest and something different.

As usual, we had a GREAT trip to Nebraska!

Forcing Lexi into a picture.
(What horrible parents we are!)

Drew, PaPa and Grandpa O with some of his military awards

Drew LOVED exploring Grandpa room!

At the Pony Express station

Nebraska: Day 3

June 2, 2012

Lexi loved swimming with her flog floatie

Brie was really into jumping into the water

Daddy got in the freezing pool, so he gets his picture on the blog

Drew was finally big enough for whole-pool privilege

Brie had fun at Grandma and Grandpa O's house

Brie with Grandpa O

Drew and Grandma O

Brie, Vicky and Drew

Lexi loved this place!

Nebraska: Day 2 - Lincoln Children's Zoo

June 1, 2012

Today we ventured out for our first family visit to the Lincoln Children's Zoo, along with Grandma and Grandpa "O."

This place was great! There were red panda's for Lexi, a peacock for Brielle, and camels to ride for Drew.

This won't be our last visit here for sure.

Brie and Lexi are ready for the zoo!

Riding horses

Brie loved to feed the baby goats, so we had to distract the older ones for her

Drew with Grandpa O

Where's Waldo?

Brie loved the butterflies

Lexi was excited but not quite sure, as always

Drew could not get enough of the butterflies

Even Grandpa O got in on the butterfly action

The whole gang.
(Drew will LOVE this one some day!)
(Yes, he was appropriately reprimanded.)

Miss Adventure or soon to be misadventure?

Nona and Drew.
(Oh, yeah, they're on a camel.)


Daddy and PaPa on the kiddie train.
(No, not just them. It's just them in this picture.)

Nebraska: Day 1 - Travel Day

May 31, 2012

(Yes, this is a May entry in the June page. Had to keep the Nebraska trip together.)

We headed out today with Nona and PaPa John for our annual journey to Lincoln, Nebraska.

Playing at a rest stop

Drew at Fort Cody

PaPa with the kids in the Fort Cody jail!