Friday, July 16, 2010

Our little fish...

Wendy and Maya on the teeter totter

My super cool sister
At settlers park-one of thee coolest parks Ive ever been to that you get in for free.

Maya running through the fountains.
We have been having so much fun this summer. My friend Brittany convinced me to get a roaring springs pass and it has been so worth the money spent on it. We go twice a week and maya LOVES it! At first she was pretty scared with all the kids and waterfalls everywhere, but she has become really independent and wants to do everything like a "big girl" on her own-so I just put a life jacket on her and let her go!
My sister Wendy (Bird) came for a visit and Maya loved it. She cried and got all dramatic when she knew Aunt Bird was leaving. We may still go visit her in Pocatello in August though. (and she can color my hair for me) I love spending time with my family!


Multnomah Falls....we didn't hike up to it, but it was so beautiful and brought back fun memories of seeing it on family trips.

We tried out a 4 course "brunch" at Ruby Tuesdays. They gave us scones, a blackberry parfait, our entree (steak and eggs with a apple/cranberry crepe) and a gourmet cookie to finish it off. Needless to say we couldn't finish it all there but it was quite fun!

A place where people go looked like so much fun, but I admit I was a little worried about the kids there.
The scenic overview!
Ryan suprised me with a trip to Portland for my birthday to see the Lion King Broadway. I was so much fun and while it was a really quick trip, it was perfect! We went to the Rose gardens, up at a hospital for a scenic overlook ( i was afraid we were going to get in trouble for parking there) and walked around Downtown Portland before we went to the show.
I love going to new cities-especially with Ryan. I loved the feel of Portland and how green everything is. I must admit, it was a dismal ride back once we reached eastern oregon and into Idaho-not near as pretty!
The Lion King was amazing, our seats weren't bad at all and the costumes were just incredible. I love music and it has always been a huge part of my life. I love that Ryan is starting to see the light with Broadways/musicals and is becoming interested in them. It was the perfect Birthday Gift! I love you Ryan!

Friday, July 9, 2010

2 year pics

I got the motivation to run down to Penneys and get these done this week. I love how affordable it is to get pictures done there! at least with just one kid.
She cooperated for the first 4 or 5 min, just giving us grin after grin rolling all over the set like a model. It steadily went downhill from there. Pretty soon she was bolting off the set into the actual JC Penney store and running laps around the set. It was a good thing we got some cute ones in the 1st 5 min. By the time we did the outfit change to her swimsuit...she was done. The shells were too much and she refused looking at the camera.
Its hard to get a bad picture of a girl that cute though! Love her!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Maya is 2!!!!!

Playing on the swingset at grandmas. Our big two year old!

Devouring the pink frosting and ONLY the pink frosting.

Going to town with her presents. Holidays are so much more fun when your kids know what presents are. Im really excited for christmas now.
Farm cake.
Me with my beatiful mother and my cute little girl!

Me with my odd double bump belly. 6 months. I wish i would round out already. :)

My little girl just had her second birthday and loved it. In fact, this morning after 2 days of intense partying, she insisted she have cake for breakfast-nothing else would do. I had no cake left so she ended up settling for sausage and eggs.
She is talking so much, so obsessed with horses, and is just amazing us with all the things she picks up. I keep saying I am going to potty train her soon, but with each pack of diapers I buy I find myself getting no closer. She says some pretty adorable prayers though, which has been fun.
She finally figured out how exciting presents are and was great at opening them. She would look at the present for a second and say "more" and want to keep opening more. She got pretty spoiled, and she loved every bit of it. I am now trying to figure out how to better organize her growing amount of toys.

She cried during both happy birthday songs from my family and ryans...which was deja vu from last year when she was happy as a lark on her 1st birthday till the birthday song started and she freaked out and cried. She must take after me-I hate being sung to, in fact sometimes my face actually turns red.
I had a fun time making her cake...I kinda had to tell her what some of the animals were-like the horse, My mom and my sister Kaisa liked to refer to it as the "grandpa horse" cause he was all wrinkled from me trying to get him to stick on the barn.
She loved her minnie mouse cake at the Vasso's and loved the pink frosting, she decided she couldn't wait any longer and went face first eating it while they were trying to find matches. She is the love of our life and we can't wait for her little brother to arrive as well. Family=Happiness! I am 6 months now and starting to prepare for this boy so Im hitting up all the yardsales!