Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Singing Time!

This has been the face I have gotten lately as I have tried to sing to Molly. Apparently she isn't a big fan. I guess I'll have to keep practicing, but I didn't think my voice was that bad!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Learning to Ride my Tricycle

We have been trying to teach Lilly how to ride her tricycle. It is taking a little time, because she has never been on anything with wheels before. It is so fun to sit back and enjoy this experience. There will only be a few more times that we will get to have the joy of teaching our child how to ride a bike for the first time. I am happy to say that it is all going well and hopefully she'll be riding on her own in no time.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

Today my baby turned 3! I can hardly believe how big she is getting! She was so excited about her birthday today. Seeing as it was on a Sunday we decided to keep things pretty low key this year. We went to church, came home, had lunch and went down for naps. Then we had our friends and Aaron's parents over for dinner. Lilly was so excited to have her friend Hannah at her birthday dinner. After dinner April, Chad and the kids came over for birthday cake and presents. Lilly was totally stoked about her gifts and didn't even want to take a time out to say thanks. She got a new tricycle, a pony, a Tinkerbell purse, a tea set and some littlest pet shop toys. I say she made out pretty good. She said all her thank yous and then promptly played with her new presents. Then she received a call from Grandpa and Grandma Farmer wishing her a Happy Birthday. Thanks everyone for coming it was a great day and Lilly couldn't have been happier. Happy Birthday Sweetie...We love you!
Her birthday cake

Waiting for her present to arrive

Her new tricycle! She didn't want to get off!

Grandma helping her ride it

Singing happy birthday She blew out all her candles with the first breath!

Opening a present
Littlest Pet Shop Toys!

A tea set! She is one lucky girl!

Clothes from Grandma and Grandpa Farmer

A fun Tinkerbell purse and carrying case!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Cabin

We arrived home from California safe and sound. We were home for a day and a half before we packed up again and headed out to the cabin to see Aaron's parents. We had a great time and did a lot of fun stuff. While we were there we played games, The girls got fawned over forever, and we took Lilly on her first four wheel trip. She loved it and didn't want it to ever end!

Arriving home from our little trip. Lilly loved her helmet!

It was such a fun little trip

Her new kite. We didn't ever get to go out because the wind died down too much. She is still excited to go.

Molly, Grandma, Lilly and Granddaddy

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Family Reunion

The real reason we went to California was for a Bock Family Reunion. I don't remember ever having on of these and I didn't know a soul, but we still had a great time! The reunion couldn't have been held in a better place. There was a nice play area for the kids and a huge lake. The lake had a pretty large kid area and all of our kids got really brave and went into the water pretty far. There was also a slide that went into the lake and a diving board on a platform further out. The kids swam for like 5 hours straight, only taking a time out for lunch. By the end of the day the kids didn't even make it out of the parking lot before they were out for the count!
Dad and Molly

Look how happy she is!

Lilly of course never wanted to get out of the swing. Once she gets in she doesn't get out!
Grandpa feeding Molly. He was a little rusty but got the job done!

Grant and Grandma

Sassy Amber

Grant loving the swing

Grant and Molly sharing a swing. they thought it was awesome
This is her first time in a swing like this and she loved it!

Lilly Hamming it up as usual

Claire out pretty far

Mom watching the kids

A Self Portrait - Not bad if I do say so myself!
Molly getting used to the water. She loved it! I was so surprised

Lilly getting in the water. It felt so good!

April, Grant and Grandpa

Owen on the sidelines. But he got really brave and was the only one of the kids to go down the slide.

My Cousins Hillary and Morgan

There was a singer and the two kids thought it was pretty funny to walk past her and while dancing wave at her, and then walk off. They were so funny!

The cousins that were there, together for the first time in 30 years

Friday, August 14, 2009


While we were in California, Molly got two teeth. She got her 2 bottom teeth during the week. She was such a good baby that no one even realized that she was teething until they popped through! I hope the rest are that easy!

Yard Work

Today we did some yard work for grandma in her front yard. The kids even got in on the action, of course that didn't happen until grandpa got out the four wheeler!

Lilly eating her watermelon

April and Grant

Aaron was trimming the hedges and cut the extension cord. OOPS!

Grandpa and the kids helping get rid of the weeds

GG and Lilly on the scooter

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Beach

Towards the end of our day we headed down to the beach. It was a little chilly, but that didn't stop the kids from going down to the water. A few of us decided to stay behind and watch the action from the safety of the strand. After the beach we headed to a yummy dinner in China town and then it was homeward bound. The kids were totally exhausted by the end of the day and slept like rocks until morning!

April and Mom

Coming back from the water

Look how pretty the view is

I just love this girl!

Grandpa and Molly

Dad and Molly
April, Claire and Owen

Mom and Lilly

Grandpa and Lilly

Amber, Me, Dad, Mom, April and Owen