Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Boys Will Be Boys

Nash has always loved throwing/playing with any ball. We've always had this basketball hoop sitting in the corner of our play room, I've never really thought to have Nash play with it since I thought it was still too big for him. He discovered it and I found him sitting on the treadmill trying to make baskets. Bless his heart, it even gives him enough motivation to try and stand on his own.

Brynlee and I were quite excited to find him playing his own game of hoops. Yes, that is Bryn the pantless cheerleader.

I'm not sure how he got so dirty, though I'm sure it doesn't matter because he was having so much fun trying to ride Bryn's princess scooter. I love Nash's ambition and how he is always trying to figure out how to do the things he wants to do. He's such a smart little guy.

Last but not least, I'm tagging this photo Bryn took of me today onto this post just to update everyone. I'm 37 weeks but measuring 39, so I guess the baby could come any time. At my appointment last week they did an ultrasound and measured the baby and they estimated that it weighed 7 1/2 lbs so we're hoping for big healthy baby that we can bring home with us. I've been feeling good, just nice and big like pregnant women do. We're are super excited!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hello Fall

It always starts to feel like fall when Brady turns another year older. This year to celebrate Brady's birthday and Labor day we took a trip to Utah and Wyoming where we had a great time visiting family and Brady got to do some hunting. Happy 31st Birthday Brady, you are sure a handsome Birthday Boy!

We got to meet sweet little baby Ashlyn and spend some time with her. Now all of Brynlee's babies that she plays with are named Ashlyn.

Great Grandma and Grandpa Merrill with Ashlyn

Bynlee started a dance class that she loves, mostly because she gets to go with four of her little friends and they have such a great time together. This was her after her first class showing me what she learned up on the coffee table so that she could watch herself in the reflection of the TV.

Great Grandma and Grandpa Whitmore with the kids, Hadlee in the middle. We had a lot of fun in Wyoming! Brynlee and Nash loved getting to play with Keaton, Hadlee, Jaxson, Grandpa Doug and Nana.
Nash wasn't going to leave Great Grandpa Whitmore alone until he let him sit on his lap for awhile. Bob said he's never had a kid take a liking to him before but I can't believe that!

Brady and his Wyoming antelope that he had a great time hunting with his Uncle Rick and friend Cody.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Good-Bye Summer

As much as I hate to see summer go, I do love the fall! At least our trips to Magical Deer Land and Quail Kingdom in the evening will be a little cooler! (Magical Deer Land and Quail Kingdom are two fields near our house where Brady likes to take Cassie out for exercise. Of course he loves the company of the kids on these almost nightly outings, so he gave the fields these great names to keep it entertaining.) Who needs Disneyland when you live next to Magical Deer Land or Quail Kingdom? We've have yet to see a deer, but we do see lots of quail and luckily for us, our kids love it. It's so fun that they are so easily entertained. As you can see, sometimes all the excitement just wipes Nash out! Brynlee has become quite the artist lately! She is getting so good drawing stick people (mostly princesses like in the chalk drawing above), hearts, letters and musical notes. In fact the past couple of days she'll climb up on the bar stool and sit at my desk for a long time while she covers a paper in little musical notes. Its so adorable because she sings "her music" the entire time while she is drawing the notes.

A much needed doggie bath. I wish I knew where my camera was yesterday I missed a great picture moment. Cassie was so tired from hunting all morning that she let Nash crawl in her dog kennel and lay right on top of her. It was so cute. After unsuccessfully looking for my camera for five minutes I went back out there and found Nash chowing down on the dog food Cassie hadn't eaten yet. Not so cute. Oh well, its not the first time. Usually the food isn't a problem because on a normal day Cassie gobbles her food as soon as it hits her dish. It's usually the water bucket that I catch my kids bent over lapping up water like they are little dogs.

Nash plays so hard that sometimes he has to take a little cat-nap right where he is.

He's so cute I can't resist. A few days ago I overheard Brynlee saying, "It's a good thing your so cute little Mister or you would be in big trouble." Maybe she's heard me say that more than once.

One morning while I was cleaning up breakfast the kids just sat on the stairs holding hands and laughing at each other. They make me so happy, I love little moments like that.

The Village Monster

Brynlee loves making princess villages in the sandbox and Nash loves smashing her princess villages. Hence the name "the village monster", its turned it into more of a game. Brynlee being the smart girl she is recruited the help of her dad and this was how they stopped the village monster. Nash was quite surprised about the whole thing.

So Long Summer!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

So Sweet!

Thanks for the new pictures Grandpa. They are such a cute little family!

Ashlyn looks like a little angel, can't wait to hold her and kiss those cute little cheeks!

Love you baby Ashlyn!