Jul 22, 2008

The Oregon Coast

Ok, so we finally got out of the house and past the stores and saw a little bit of Oregon. Russel has guard training this week so over the weekend we went to stay with him at his hotel by the Coast. Aside from the freezing weather (yes, freezing in July go figure) and rainy weather it was very pretty. We had a small break from the clouds and managed to run to the beach and snap a few pictures. Bekah loved it and Maddie enjoyed the few seconds she was down with her feet in the sand! Then we had to hide in the back of the truck to stay warm. haha. Anyways, here are some of the pics I took, ENJOY!

Jul 14, 2008

Potty Training and turning 3

I can't believe my baby is already 3. They grow so fast. She's such a big girl now, and she makes me so proud. She had a really good birthday, and even though we are thousands of miles from home our family got to share that with her via web cam. What would we ever do without technology? She got so many good gifts, a movie, a Care Bear, a princess tea set, table and chairs and a BIKE to name a few. She loved them all. She hasn't been out on the bike yet, but we will be taking her to the park to teach her soon. And mommy even got a present on her birthday. A POTTY TRAINED 3 year old!!! The battle with diapers is over. Well, for child #1 that is. It's been a long process, but I can now say that Rebekah is officially potty trained. She's been trained during the day, just not at night. But on her birthday we took her out of pull ups and she hasn't had one single accident. GO REBEKAH! Makes mommy so proud. I just wanted to update you guys with that little tidbit, and now onto Madelyn. I can't believe she's already 8 months old, soon we will be celebrating her 1st birthday. Yikes! On that note, you think you can train an 8 month old?????? : )

Jul 5, 2008

4th of July

Well we made an attempt at enjoying 4th of July festivities, but as it usually does when you have two young children, it didn't quite pan out how we planned. We never made it to the festival or to see the fireworks because of cranky kids needing naps and rainy weather. But we did take Rebekah to a local children's museum, AC Gilbert's Discovery Museum (which totally stunk by the way, glad it was free admission) and then to the riverfront park to play and ride the carousel. She enjoyed that. Here are some of the pictures from our adventure.


Maddie was having a blast, can't ya tell? lol

still no smile? ok fine...

And one from the carousel ride. She would NOT get up on a horse!