Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cheeks Anyone?

I was going through some old pictures the other day and getting all teary-eyed at the sight of my little babies, who aren't babies anymore.
I came across this picture of Hailey and her amazingly giant cheeks. I just want to eat them.

Hair Anyone??

Then I came across this ultra cute picture of Addy 
and her awesome Hair.
I love that my girls have such DIFFERENT features, 
yet in some ways look a lot alike.

Like I've said before, I've got my 
chocolate and vanilla.
The best of both worlds.

I've really been missing my girls as 'babies' lately. I've been going through a lot of pictures and I miss them. Even though i'm completely happy with the sweet girls they are becoming, it makes me sad that they will never ever be that small again. Ever.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

California Trip Day 3: The Beach!!!

We all decided to take a break from the rides and head down to the beach for a few minutes. It was a perfect day for a perfect sunset. For those of you who know me best know that my love of photography stems from sitting on my roof outside my bedroom window in Montana and taking pictures of the sunset.. ALMOST. EVERY. NIGHT.   

So, as you can imagine, I was super STOKED to be at the beach during sunset to snap some shots. Before the sun set, I got these beauties of my niece Regan and nephew Aiden.

Aren't they beautiful children? I can't handle it.

As usual, I have to try and get a normal picture of Nolan. It's not an easy task. In the first one, I LOVE the full shot of the dreads. I absolutely love his dreads. He can totally get away with it.

Then, the sun started to do it's magic like I had hoped and I started snapping away. Here are some of my favorites.

My Dream Picture...

Here are a few fun random shots.
Nate trying to coax Addy into going closer to the water.

I love how Addy's hair got cute little curls while on the beach.

This picture just makes me laugh. 

My three favorite people.

And for the grand finale, one of the coolest sunset 
pictures I've ever taken.

These are also some pretty cool shots. I love that the coloring is different in every shot depending on how far our I was with my lens.

This was a great way to end our trip to Sunny California.

Till next time... we miss you so.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

California Trip Day 3: Santa Monica Pier

What a fun trip this was! The day we went to the Santa Monica Pier was absolutely gorgeous! When we got there, we decided to just get day passes for all the rides. Since mom and I were just going to be watching kiddos most of the time we just bought tickets to a couple of our favorite rides. 

Addy loved the bumper cars, but couldn't figure out that it goes forward as well. 
She kept it in reverse the whole time.

Hailey, on the other hand loved the rides a little too much. 
Have you seen the roller coaster at the pier?
Well, all together, Hailey rode that thing 7 times!
Yep, you heard me.

Addy felt like such a big girl that she could ride
 the rides all by herself.

Hailey attempted the ladder, and she actually did really well.

We ate dinner at a place on the pier called
Bubba Gumps Shrimp House
(or something like that.)

Aiden and Nolan

Kristen and Regan

Addy couldn't get enough of Grandpa's Bread Pudding

Hailey and Addy just couldn't stop giggling on this ride. I think Regan was a little irritated by the girl sitting next to her.. she kept telling Regan what to do.

Such a fun day! We couldn't have asked for better weather, or better company. 

Beach pictures to come next!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

California Trip Day 3: Baseball

One of the best things about being in California was the fact that we were able to be 
outside so much. 
Saturday morning we spent out in the backyard.  
Aiden and Regan had swim lessons that morning and while they were gone, we wanted to make a stop at Trader Joes, but not before we had a little game of baseball.

This one cracks me up..


Grandma and Addy Swinging

Nolan taking his turn as Pitcher

Watching the game from the fort
This was also when Nate got a strike and Hailey yelled
"hey dad, you need a longer bat!"
You can tell we go to softball games a lot with that remark!

Action Shots

I love that we're all playing in flip flops.

Dad trying to get aiden out before he gets to 3rd base, which was the slide.
He Failed.

Dad taking his turn as Pitcher

I wish I could remember what was so funny here.


Aiden was IN LOVE with the game. 
Since this weekend, we've learned that he's signed up for a league to play.
He's gonna be a pro in no time!


Nate and his great form.

LOVE this picture!

Also LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture.

um.. not really sure what's going on here, but I love Addy's little sassy stance.

Addy was so exhausted from Disneyland the day before that at this point she was asking for a nap.

Addy went  down really easy for a nap and while Dad stayed behind with her, Nate, Mom, Hailey and I went to Trader Joes to grab some yummy snacks to bring home.

Once everyone was back home from their adventures, we ran and got some mexican food and ate our lunch out on the back patio under the AWESOME SUN!

After lunch.. well... that's the next post!