Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hit the showers!

While we are waiting to put grass in our backyard, it is currently a dirt box in which Finley and Zane love to play! So rather than wiping them down the other day we stuck them in our shower and hosed them off! They loved it! It was like a little splash pad! And those little bottoms are just irresistible!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hat Party!

Who knew wearing hats would be so much fun!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kansas visit!

Last week we travelled to Kansas for a beautiful burial service honoring Grampy. Although we were there under unfortunate circumstances, it was great to visit with family that we have not seen in a while and allowed them to meet Finley and Zane.

As you will see in the photos, Finley and Zane had a BLAST! There was lots of room to run around and that is exactly what they did! They also found plenty of toys to play with!

Zane kinda face-planted it in the dirt but just kept on going! I was able to catch him eventually to wipe it off!

Visiting with lots of family and friends...and this isn't even half of them!!

All the activities definitely wore out these two!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our beloved Grampy

On July 12, 2011 our beloved Grampy lost his battle with cancer. We are deeply saddened but will forever remember his love, generosity, and compassion towards his family and others.

Finley and Zane, your Grampy loved you so much and was so very proud of you! He would love to hold you for as long as you would let him! Recently, you loved to take him toast and tea in bed which would undoubtedly make him smile! He enjoyed watching you play and was amazed at how much energy you both are always on the go! Zane, he loved it when you wore handsome! Finley, you were his princess and he always said that “you must be drinking that pretty juice”! We will cherish and remember the wonderful time that we had with him. We will always love you, Grampy.

Although this has been an extremely difficult time for us, the outpouring of love and support from family and friends has been uplifting.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy July 4th!

We took a break for about an hour to attend our neighborhood parade! We saw lots of neighbors that we had not seen in a while. It was a nice break for us and Finley and Zane!

After lunch we had some say Finley and Zane liked it would be an understatement! Zane wanted to eat the rind too and protested when I took it away!

Grammy and Papa Tank were able to celebrate with us too and played with the little ones while we worked!

Can you tell it is past nap time...they went right to sleep after a fun filled morning!

Playing catch up!

Whew! Packing, unpacking, moving, waiting for inspections to be completed, and a holiday weekend makes for one tired momma! We moved our stuff out last Monday but could not stay there due to incomplete inspections. We have been staying at Gary's parents house in the meantime and are able to get things set up and move in ready for us when the time is right!

Zane was a great helper...moving mommy's shoe rack!

Helping load up GG's truck with more stuff!

Finley tried to pack Zane away...

Playing with the last of the toys at Grammy and Papa Tank's house that they let us rent for the last 10 months! We were so lucky to have such a wonderful house to live in during renovations!

Then the movers came...