Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First Day of School 2011!

Hugs from Dad!

They Grow Up so fast!

 After a long wait to find somewhere to park we finally made it into the school! Christopher's class room was our first stop!
This Year he is in 1st Grade and Has Mrs. J Mack!

Dani was next she is so excited to have Mrs. Lindblom & Ms. Katherine!! Ms. Kathrine was her teachers aide last year!

Alex is super excited about learning how to use a circuit in Mrs. Wyatt's 4th grade class!

Ellie could barely wait for Pre-School to start! Mrs. Mill's otherwise known as Sister Mills & Kiersten's Mom! She just started her preschool and we feel incredible blessed to have her teach Ellie!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Play Day with Dad!

This morning Rich had the day off & the kids start school in 2 day's so we played!
First thing on the agenda was the ZOO!

We petted the Sting Ray's

... and fed them too!

They swim over your hand and suck the fish or shrimp right out of your fingers!

The kids love to pet them because
they are so velvety soft!

It was Rich's first time to Sting Ray Bay!

The kids all got good & wet.....
SO what if they smelled like FISH!
The Tiger was out and about!
The Rhino's were just laying low!

The kids got up close & Personal
with one of the Baboons

We even got a good look at the Cheetah's
and the African Wild Dog's!

We stopped and let the kids cool off in the Caves....

Before we stopped to look at the
Orangutans, the Birds, 
the Gibbon's,
the Pelican's, and.....

The Komodo Dragon's!  All before 10 a.m.!

 Later in the afternoon, after it started to cool off,  we went to see The Smurfs with the kids! I think Rich & I enjoyed it more then the kids did! Best line...
"I kissed a smurf and I liked it!" ~ Smurfette
(voiced by Katy Perry) It made me smile!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet Babies!

Today we got to play with not one but both of my little nieces! They are both 1 and it was so fun to watch them play together! They discovered my hangers and it didn't take long before the hangers were....
 all over the floor!



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Today we went and watched Kung Fu Panda 2 at the dollar movies!
 When we got home Chris had a package from Grandma Hatch a late birthday gift!

Sock's! He was so excited!

Underwear and more LEGO'S!!!
He was a very happy boy!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Halloween Face Paint in July!

Tonight on the way to family dinner we watched a Monsoon Dust Storm roll in!

 20 minutes later in came the rain! The kids what a blast playing in it with their cousins.
This is our niece Callie she is so dang adorable! I had to share this cute picture of her!

This Sunday Hailey found some Halloween Face Paint and painted every one's faces! The KIDS LOVED IT!

Chris & Colten


Ty, Dani, & Ellie

.... and of course Wii

.... and coloring

.....tonight was the last Cousin night of the summer!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


We love the sudden rain storms that pop up here in the Valley of the SUN! The kids went out and jumped on the trampoline first and then came out front for a few minutes!

 In & Out they went! Even getting our lab Ginger to run with them!
Gotta love the blue sky's and pouring rain!