Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Drake's Beach

A couple months ago, my friend Mandy and I took the kids (sans Paige) to Drake's Beach for the day. My family has been going to the beach for years. Almost always on Mother's Day and whenever else we can. It holds a special place in my heart and memories. It was such a great day. I didn't have my camera, but I did have the video camera and captured this great video. Selah just makes me smile and laugh. Mandy brought her Canon Rebel so whenever I am able to snag those pics (they are GREAT!) I will. Or, you could go find them on her blog at www.teamheilner.blogspot.com. Look in her July archives. Anyway, what a wonderful day at the beach, followed up by the tradition visit to Taco Bell at Cordelia Junction. Happy and tired at the end of this storybook day.

Energy and Joy

I just downloaded a bunch of video from our video camera. Here is a video from Jalama beach, back in July. I love the sheer joy on Ry's face. And the energy. Oh, to have the energy. He had already been doing this for some time when i took this video.


Over Labor day weekend, we were invited on an impromptu overnight stay at the Dyce's cabin (Heilners)... It was a great time and so nice to beat the valley heat!

Ryland and Colby played in the river for several hours on Saturday!

Birthday cake

This is from way back on my birthday, August 28. Ryland and I made my birthday cake and then he wrote the words with frosting. Pretty impressive, as it is hard for me, and adult to write something legible in frosting! :)
Happy Birthday Mom 31

clown nose

I know it is blurry, but it was the best one I could get for some reason. My camera is temperamental when it comes to getting shots of Selah. She moves so much! Anyway, all morning she had been playing with a half an easter egg in her mouth so that it looked like a clown nose. Just had to post it. :)

football golf

Morning play time. Putting around the house in a football helmet. Enough said.

Letter to Mr. Turner

In Ry's kindergarten class, they have a mailbox that the kids can write mail and it is read to the class at the end of the day. This was the first time Ry chose to write some mail. The only rule is that there must be some writing on it.... I was pretty impressed (as usual) that he wanted to do this...although, his favorite part was putting the stickers on. :)

Selah's handywork

Selah seems to be taking after her brother in that she likes to play with his cars. Or maybe it is just what is available to play with! But I found this cute...that she piled the cars into the Little People playhouse.