Sunday, August 31, 2008

Alison's and Colin's Birthdays

My baby girl has turned 1 year old. She is growing up way too fast. We decided to have a double birthday party for her and Colin, since both of them were born in August. We don't know that many people yet, so we invited our friends the Richardson's over for a BBQ and to sing Happy Birthday. They have 5 kids with one due in October. It was definitely a full house. Alison got a new toddler car seat and a walker that is shaped like a little dolly stroller. She loves it!! Colin got a new Nintendo DS (in blue), some games and lots of legos.

We decided to play it simple and do cupcakes instead of a big birthday cake. It worked out well for everyone since, we had such a large group. Alison really enjoyed her cup cake. If you couldn't tell!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven't posted any pictures lately and I am sorry about that. We have been extremely busy getting kids settled in school, trying to figure out extracurricular activities schedules, closing on our house, making an unexpected trip out east, and much much more! Tomorrow we are celebrating Colin's and Alison's birthdays together. That should be a lot of fun and I know I will have plenty of pictures to share. Now that the house is officially ours, I can really start making it into my home. There are so many things that I want to do, I am not sure where to start. I am just glad that is finally over!! It took FOREVER to close.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

More Apple Annie's

Mmmm! Peaches!!

Asian Pears

Apple Annie's Orhcard

Here comes the tractor to take us into the orchard

Here we go!!

What a hot day!

Today we went to Apple Annie's Orchard in Willcox, AZ with our friends Amy and Devon Britton and their son Landon. Jon and Devon were deployed together in Iraq in 2003. They moved to Arizona a couple of years ago and I guess we have followed behind them. Anyway, it was Peach Mania this weekend so, we were able to go and pick our own peaches as well as some asian pears. It was very hot though and the kids let us know about it. They did have fun finding some ripe fruit to pick and using that picking tool to get the high ones.