Tuesday, August 31, 2010

July 4th

On the morning of July 4th we had a bike parade in our neighborhood. The kids were excited about decorating their bikes and riding around the block. We were planning on going to the Noblesville parade that afternoon but it was SO hot and humid that we decided to pass. So this was the only parade for them this year but that was fine. We watched the fireworks from our house and they were amazing. They were literally going off everywhere around us for a good hour or so. The kids all liked them and no one was scared so that was good. Here's a few pics from the neighborhood bike parade.

Sadie, Rylee, and Quincy

take 2...I tried to get one with them all looking but someone always turns away right when I take it. Still cute though.

Auntie Bailey pushed Sadie in her cool red car.

The girls

Quincy and Gracie

Sadie looking cute (and hot)

Rylee pedaling along (loving that she's allowed to ride on the road for once)

It was so hot but popsicles were just the right treat for after the parade.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Boating with the Fam

Typically we try to go home to the UP for the 4th of July weekend. This year we weren't able to take time off for the 4th cause we were taking time off for Vanessa's wedding a few weeks after. So instead, my family came to us! I told my parents they deserve the best parents/grandparents award this summer for all the traveling they did to come see us. They came down for Sadie's birthday the end of May, came down in the middle of June for a week to watch the kids while Brad and I went to a wedding in Florida, and then they came down again for the 4th. When its 11 hours each way, thats a lot of driving in 6 weeks! It sure was great to see them so much though. Thanks mom and dad...we love ya!
Since we weren't going to be able to be on the lake at home, we decided we'd get a boat down here for a day. We rented a pontoon boat out at Morse Reservoir ( a few miles from our house). We had an absolute gorgeous day and we all had so much fun!
The girls...ready to spend the day on the pontoon!

Holding hands wading in the water cute

Sadie taking a dip in the water with Gramma

She loved it!

a family pic before we take off

Rylee wasn't too sure about the life jacket at first but she eventually got used to it.

Having fun driving with daddy

She's a good little driver

Walking around enjoying her licorice

Brad and Bailey swimming

Waving to everyone in the water

Quincy chillin with Papa

Taking a nap in Gramma's arms

All the sun and excitement wore the little ones out. I'm glad they were able to get a nap in, they were all so good the whole day! What a great day out on the boat!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My 30th and Vanessa's 25th Bdays

My mom, dad, Vanessa, Quincy, Ben and Bailey all came down for mine and my sister's birthday's and to celebrate the 4th of July. Brad threw me a "surprise party". I was out shopping with my mom and Vanessa (they were in on it too) and when we came back a bunch of my friends and their families were at the house. I never had a surpise party and I thought it was sweet of Brad to do that for me. The weather was perfect for an outdoor party and we had a great time!

Birthday girls

My sisters :)

My little bro Ben

Our little loves

Me with all the kiddo's at the party

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pictures at the IMA

On an extremely hot and humid day in July we went and had pictures taken a the Indiana Art Museum. A friend of a friend took them for us (AmandaNicole). Even though we were SO hot and sweaty we still managed to get some good pictures. Rylee was being a little ham and having so much fun. Sadie on the other hand did not like the heat and wasn't a huge fan of the camera. But Amanda did a great job and still got some cute ones! She gave us a CD of about 100 pictures on it. I had a hard time picking which ones to put up here so I ended up putting a ton, not quite all 100 but close. This post is a little out of order but I know my family wanted to see them so I put them up anyways, enjoy.