Sunday, June 27, 2010

nick's 30th birthday party!

to celebrate nick's big birthday we had family and friends over for a big party!
a family picture:)
a picture with all our nieces and nephews.
my mom and dad with my sisters.
more of the parties is in the garage... i wish i got a picture of them too... maybe at his 40th party we can get a picture of everyone:)
max was playing so well with his big cousin in the little house, he crawled right up and took a seat just like little jack:)
he is getting so big:)
lilly and her girl cousins on the swing set.
it was a fun party, lilly stayed up super late with me and nicks friends by the fire:)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

father's day & jenny's birthday party!

sunday was spent with my side of the family, in the afternoon we went over to my mom and dads a few of the kids gave grandpa elrick his father's day gift...(an ice maker for the cottage)

max loves to help unwrap presents, but chewing the paper is the best part for him:)
grandpa and max at great aunt jenny's birthday party!
lilly and the birthday girl:)
we got home around six and decided to enjoy the beautiful weather, we played a game of bochie ball in the backyard.
max had a sucker and played with his soccer ball.

then nick and i work on the putting the last part of our new fence up while the kids played with bubbles:)

max playing with rocks.
lilly with her biggest smile:)
what a great way to end a wonderful weekend at home:)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

father's day

we celebrated father's day for nick and with his side of the family on saturday,
the kids with daddy early morning.
daddy opening his present, for the last few years we would give nick a new picture of the kids to keep at his desk at work, since he works about 50 hours a week. this year lilly and i decided that while daddy is at work he should look at more than just the one picture of the kids and we found an excellent deal on a digital frame:) nick told me the first day he had it at work it made him a much happier man that he could see more of his little ones while he was working:)
we went to the farmers market, and stopped somewhere to eat downtown. while i was taking this next picture of max he turned his head to look at something...
and while i was snapping this picture i heard a familiar voice say "you guys are always taking pictures."
it was uncle nate:)
aunt val, cousin wilson and new cousin elison:)
lilly was just as surprised to see her cousins as i was:)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Daddy turns 30!

lilly was a coloring machine for her daddy's birthday, she wanted to color on his present, so we cut out a brown paper bag and we wrapped it in that, then we made nick a banner to hang in the kitchen. they both turned out beautifully:)

when nick got home we were expecting him to come in the front so when he walked through the garage door lilly wasn't ready (she was planing to hide and then yell surprise!). but she really surprised me that it didn't throw her off, she jumped up and down shouting from the top of her lungs SURPRISE! HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY Dadda! (yes she did say 3rd) it was so cute:)

Happy 30th birthday to one of the best daddy in the world!
(dad if you read this... your the other one:)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

peninsula state park!

over the weekend we camped at peninsula state park, friday night was cold and rainy, saturday was warmer with no rain, we had friends of ours laura and kane came up and spent the day and night with us:) oh, also saturday, the kids, nick and i also had a wedding we attended at a local park for a friend of my work. sunday was just beautiful the best day of the whole weekend. i can say this was our best family camping trip yet:)
what a little trouble maker this little man is! about 15 minutes to the campsite i should have know something was up, because max all of a sudden got very quiet. when we pulled in, i unbuckled and looked in back.... there sweet little lilly was sleeping.... and max was covered in oatmeal cookie crumbs! i'm still not completely sure how he got them, my best guess is he somehow used his feet to get the cookie container out of the paper bag next to him, then somehow opened it... all without making a peep. there were 12 cookies in there when we left the house, there were 4 1/2 left!!! i don't think max will ever eat that many cookies in one 15 minute sitting ever again:)
lilly waking daddy up in the morning:)
max wanted to join in the fun:)
max had a lot of fun in the camper, so many new places to climb around.
saturday morning cartoons while they wait for breakfast!
fun at the park:)

max loved, loved the swings!

lilly enjoyed the playground:)
we were all packed up and decided to go for one more walk before we left.
max taking his morning nap:)
lilly and daddy in the water...burr it's still really cold!

i asked nick to take a picture of me and the kids.... just to prove that i was there!

Friday, June 11, 2010

new little cuz....

we now have two cousins with june 2 as thier birthday. riley who was 6 this year, our newest member on the pingel side of the family.

sweet little ellison

lilly did say a few times that her name should be "rosie" she said that was going to be the name of our little baby but it a boy so it wouldn't work. so aunt val was going to name her baby that.
(the things little kids come up with:)
max just loved looking at her:)
lilly loved holding her:)