Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Last weekend we had a very fun Luau party for the kids birthday's. Jordan will be turning 8 in a couple of weeks and Briana turned 6 last week. When the kids woke up Jamie and I had the whole place decorated with streamers, balloons and all kinds of Hawaiian decor. They immediately went into party mode! :) We spent the majority of the day outside grilling some yummy Jerk Chicken, hitting a pinata, playing games and running around in the sprinklers! Jamie bought a cute little grass skirt and flowered top and headband for Bri and some straw hats for the boys. Here are the three cousins getting ready to party!

Here's some pics of the kids hitting the pinata.

Here they are going after all the goods!

And posing with pieces of the pinata as hats!

It was such a sweet little party! I was really happy to be able to be with the kids for their birthday this year and especially happy for my sister.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Two Little Monkey's

My sister's kids have been here for a week already. We have been really busy and having a lot of fun. Yesterday we had a Luau to celebrate Jordan turning "8" and Briana turning "6" this summer. It was a blast and I will post pics of that tomorrow.

For now I just wanted to post a couple pictures of the boys climbing trees. Andon needs help getting up and doesn't go too high but Jordan gets all the way to the top. Andon is LOVING having the kids here! He keeps asking me when Jesus is going to bring him his brother! :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

His New Accessory

Wow, it has almost been a month since I last blogged. Sorry to those of you who actually follow me here. My last post was about Andon and his dental appointment. Since then we have gone back and added a new piece of hardware to the current one. But he only has to wear it at night, it is to help correct his overbite. I thought he wasn't going to like wearing it but he's actually ok with it. We call him "toogie tronic", because he thinks he looks like a Transformer! Too cute! ;) His speech is suffering a bit which the dentist said is to be expected and his palate is opening. They said it could happen but I was praying it wouldn't. He went through so many surgeries to get it closed. We just take it as it comes though and will plan to have it closed at the same time as the bone graft.

In other medical news... we found out that he is farsighted. I was noticing him squinting while doing schoolwork and watching movies. I kept asking him if he could see and he would say yes. I decided to go have his eyes checked anyway and he needed glasses. He really only has to wear them while reading, writing and watching tv. He was VERY excited about getting glasses! This child of mine is so funny about these things. :) The day we got them he was walking around the Dr. office and looking in the mirror saying how handsome they made him look. I do agree. Here's a cute picture of him being silly with his new accessory.

Besides all of that we are having a lot of fun with my niece and nephew here. Jared and Andon drove to Florida last weekend to pick them up. We celebrated Briana's 6th birthday on Tuesday at Chuck E. Cheese. And have been playing at the pool every day since! I didn't even pull out the camera until today so no pics yet but I will have some fun ones of the kiddos soon!