Tuesday, May 26, 2009
saturday afternoon we walked to the ski to sea parade with some friends and spent the afternoon in the sun. again, riley loved the parade and was often found dancing, waving and chatting about everything that went by. it is so fun to see everything through her toddler eyes. she is really growing up so quickly. her vocabulary is increasing on a daily basis and she acts like such a big girl!
saturday evening the shooks arrived from ellensburg and we put riley to bed and kristen stayed home while tyler and i went out to dinner for my 29th birthday. we had a wonderful dinner in the sun at one of my all-time favorite restaurants, pepper sisters.
sunday, (my birthday!) was full of: a bike ride to breakfast, (a treat from kristen!), lots of backyard time, a visit from my sisters and watching tyler and dj's ski to sea team finish in fairhaven.
the weekend ended on monday with a lazy day for tyler, riley and i. 3 day weekends are a must! and need to happen more often, for sure.
this week and coming weekend will be another busy one for us...riley and i fly to st. louis on thursday morning to spend 3 nights with andrew. he's needing some extra help and support right now, so we can't wait to visit. wish me luck on the plane with an 18 month old by myself!
and p.s. ~ riley and cora are nursing their babies in the picture above. isn't that to die for?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
a bike ride to the junior ski to sea parade on friday night, followed by ice cream with friends
saturday morning yard work
then attended our next-door neighbors gorgeous wedding in the afternoon, along with the neighbors from across the street
sunday we remembered tyler's dad, dave, passing 3 years ago AND celebrated six years of marriage. wow! what a day for us. kind of icky they are both on the same day, but that is how life goes and we have no control. maybe someday we will know why, or maybe there is no reason. but regardless, we miss him and think of him all the time. we wish riley could have known him. he would have gotten a kick out of her! she shares his same passion and joy for life. he loved riding his bike, and so do we, so we like to remember him by doing that. sooo....we rode our bikes to the mt. bakery and basked in the sun while devouring a wonderful breakfast. i think dave would have loved to do that with us.
after breakfast we made our way up the hill to church, back home, naps for all then out to dinner for tyler and i to giuseppe's to remember our wedding and celebrate our marriage. six years is really getting up there! kind of at that point where you start to lose track, haha. but what a marriage we've had. we have seen very bright and sunny days and have also had our fair share of dark and long valleys with only the tiniest bit of light shining through. we are sure thankful to have each other. as well as our wonderful family/friends.
Monday, May 18, 2009
i think we'll take the summer off and start up again in the fall. by then riley will no longer be a "minni gymmy"...but will have moved on to the "terrific tots" group. i'm sure she'll be doing cartwheels and jumping off the beam by then...
Friday, May 15, 2009
what a weekend! it really has taken us all week to recover and feel back up to speed. this coming weekend we look forward to being in town, getting some yard work done, attending our neighbors wedding and then on sunday celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary, as well as remembering tyler's dad passing 3 years ago. may is always so full for us - both physically and emotionally. here's to a sunny weekend!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
the 3 chefs for the evening
some bouncing jammy time - gabby, henry & riley jumping off
tyler and i were treated to two nights at this hotel by someone special, so we woke up saturday morning to a big king-size bed, beautiful views and a gorgeous sunny day out. how special! tylers mom happened to be in town and staying at the same hotel, so we met her in the lounge for breakfast and had a chance to have a nice pre-mother's day visit with her and the rest of the gang.
riley has really taken to coloring lately and likes to get real close
grandma melinda, riley & bjorn watching the boats
riley, henry, carson & jack (my cousin robyn's twin 1 yr olds!)
i will post more tomorrow about saturday night and sunday!