Christmas & New Years…

9 Jan

What a fun first Christmas we had as a family! We had a blast watching Penny “open” gifts and so many people got her a ton of great things!!

First off, we got a special visit from Santa before Christmas came – that was fun!

As soon as Santa sat down Raelynne was on his lap ready to talk!

Addi was quite unsure and Penny was too into her toys…

Ryan showed Santa his toy and told him what he wanted for Christmas

Penny gave him a once over and pulled his beard then got a present! Thank you Santa!!

Poor Addi, we are hoping Penny won’t feel the same way next year…

I tell ya, this girl loves to swing!

Ah, Christmas morning, the old family shot. I think I took about 5 and this ones the best out of the bunch…

Investigating/eating her first gift…

Then grandma and grandpa showed up to join in on the fun…

Penny loves to read stories with grandma…

Then off to the LeSage’s for more Christmas fun…

Learning to share…

Ray, are you having fun?

Grandma Carolee got this bear for Penny and she freakin loves it! Even today she was hugging it and squealing with joy!

My dad was having fun with the girls..

Happy Birthday to little OLD me!

During the week we had a visit from Uncle Josh and Aunt Nicole. Penny is checking out one of the outfits they got her…

On New Years Eve we left the kids with the grandparents and hit the town! We went to a great restaurant in Riverside called The Salted Pig.

Kelly takes amazing pictures after two drinks…

Looking forward to what 2012 has to offer!!

Thanksgiving….

10 Dec

This year we went camping with the “Leeds” side of the family. We made the 3+ hour drive out to Refugio…

When we got there the “Martha’s” had delicious coffee and dessert for us!

Besides the fact that we all got sick on the second day – Penny had a great time. She loves to people watch, and of course spending time with grandma and grandpa…

Thanksgiving day the girls had a great idea to move all the camp tables out into the valley with a view of the beach…

Miss “stands up all the time” hanging out with daddy..

Grandma Lee is ready for Thanksgiving!

Our big group, praying before we eat…

It was a great Thanksgiving, see you in 2 years campers!

Passing The Days Away…

4 Dec

My mom came out for a visit, just in time to help take care of a sick baby…

Have you seen Josh’s beard?

We had some fun outside grandma Carolee’s house..

 

Halloween..

30 Oct

Hope everybody has a great Halloween!!!

The Food…

25 Oct

We have begun with “The Food”. Food is so much harder than just nursing. It takes planning and effort and a 80% chance that she won’t like what I have to give her. …

I gave her some banana and she didn’t know what to do with it..

She thought it was fun to play with while watching her dad work in the yard

ooooohh – so i’m suposse to eat it??!?

Afternoon At The Park…

9 Oct

We took Penny to this little park to see if she was big enough to fit in the baby swings. She was (barely) and freakin LOVED it!

Swinging is AWESOME!

Uh, hey dad? You stopped pushing me!!

After having a blast on the swings, we took a break and hung out on the grass…

We can’t believe Penny is 6 months old already!!

The nice lady that took this picture kept calling her a boy. I’m guessing that’s why she refused to look at the camera…

The Water Polo Game…

9 Oct

Penny and I had so much fun a few weeks ago watching my cousins play against each other at their high school water polo game. It was great seeing a bunch of my family too!

Here’s Alek getting ready for the game…

Penny and Tyler  – they will always be buds – she was born on his birthday!

Noah and Landon waiting for the game to start…

My mom and Aunt Nancy came out from Utah to watch, of course my mom loved on Penny while she was here…

Beau warming up…

Game On!

As soon as Beau got in Alek was called out…

Then again, Alek you’re in! Beau, you’re out! It’s like they knew we were there cheering them both on!!

Even tho they never “played” together – it was great to see them play….

Here’s all the family that came out to watch..

I mean, crazy family…

The boys!

My favorite shot of the day…