Saturday, July 9, 2011
Olivia and Kaylee headed the construction of the castle. Some might say it was a master piece. But that would have been Lea and I. I can't wait to see these girls grow older together.
Cousins, cousins and more cousins. That is all you need to have a great time at the beach.
Julia and Knomeo (so Olivia named it) were digging in the sand at the beach in California. This was Julias first time to see the beach since we left the girls behind last year.
It wasn't just the kids having fun. I love our family. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come and make this a trip we will never forget.
Jacob finished Pharmacy school and was given his doctorate. He was hooded by my older brother Dr. Adam Browning. What an amazing accomplishment, I'm so proud of you. But for some reason I still remember you jumping off the furniture in your underwear with a towel around your neck like a cape. Man have you come along way. I love you. Rachel
We took the family to Winslow Arizona to jump off the cliffs at clear creek. This is a place Anthony and I used to go when we were dating. The batman graffite is new.
The kids had a great time swimming and jumping. You could see a fish swim by now and then. The fish were as big as the kids so they were naturally affraid. I just told them to let dad jump first, that he would scare away the fish. And if the fish ate him then surely they wouldn't be hungry for our boney boys. :)
Thomas had the most fun and is by far the bravest. He said "I'm going to remember this forever." That was my favorite part of the trip. I bought a swimming suit that is supposed to slim your figure but all it did was shove the fat up my back and out the top. But having this memory with my kids is worth a photo of me in a swim suit on the internet. :)
Anthony and I got the chance to get away thanks to some loving family that watched our kids. We dressed up for the formal night, then went to the bow and pretended we were on the Titanic.
The cruise went to Mexico and stopped off in Catalina for some ziplinning. :) Best part of the trip!
In Ensenada we took the tour to the La Buffadora blow hole. Out of 3 in the world we've seen 2. The best part of this trip was the funny bus driver. Who was so gracious he shared his Fritos.
We had a great time, and smuggles some switch blades home for the boys. Now I can check that off my list of things never done.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Olivia took her cousins to the Encanto Park for her Birthday.
They had bracelets to ride all the rides you wanted.
We would ride a few rides, go get wet, have a snack, and then repeat for the whole afternoon. It was a 3 year olds dream come true.
How many girls can 1 helicopter hold? We definately tested the max.
Big thanks to Patience, Kaylee, and Gabriella for helping make this birthday special
We stripped them down, and gave them food coloring. The kids only gave Julia the yellow in case she spilled it.
Thomas named his egg, Fro, Josh named his Super Egg, and Nathan named his Nathan Jr.
Best of all we went to the Easter Pagent in Mesa. Olivia was sad and had her hands on her face and said, oh no they are being mean to Jesus. I love these kids more than life itself.