Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hope's "Jumping" Skills

So, Hope has decided to start trying to jump. Below is a video of her new skills. We think it is really funny. She will continue to try to jump as long as we are in the same room with her. You can also see two other Hopeisms in this video: her cheesy smile for the camera face, and the way she tells us she needs to go pee pee.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Summer Recap #1: Nannie and Papa's Summer Camp

At the end of June, early July, we got to go spend a week in Dunsmuir with Mark's family. This was a special trip because it was the first time all three boys and their families had been together in 3 1/2 years! When we heard that Nannie was planning crafts for the cousins, it was beginning to sound a lot like summer camp, so we collaborated and made the cousins "Nannie and Papa's Summer Camp 2008" shirts. It was a great suprise. And it was like summer camp, complete with crafts, a fort, water guns, a kiddie pool, barbecues, a swingset, rides in a wagon, fireworks, fishing, hiking, an atic full of toys, apple pie, a river, and a porch swing. Needless to say, we had a great time. Here are some pictures:

Mark and Uncle Kevin on the 4th.

The babies. Cousin Andrew and Hope.

Papa, Hope and Andrew - I think they are playing with a firework.

Hope made a princess hat for craft time.

Helping Nannie water the flowers in the mornings.

Fort Rogers guarded by the fierce Noah and Elisha.

Great Grandpa Rogers letting Hope do what Mommy said no way to - it was pretty funny. He is a very funny guy.

Sweet cousins Noah and Elisha.

In my opinion there's nothing much cuter than Hope in a swimsuit. She didn't want to go in the pool, so she "washed" everyone's hands with the water. Here she is washing Great Grandma Franklin's hands.

Little Precious on the porch.

Noah and Hope being silly.

Elisha and Hope - we think they look the most alike.

Auntie Jill and Hope.

The Family - boy is it a trip trying to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time.

The grandkids.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Colorado Weekend

We had a great weekend in Colorado in August! My dear friend from college, Amy (Barker) Beiker got married in Colorado and I got to go. It was my first time away from Hope, but I knew I had left her in good hands with Mark, and they had a blast. It was a great time of catching up with sweet girlfriends and having fun. I laughed a lot. I forgot how funny Merea, Renee, Amy and Marcella could be (you girls really are funny!) Its great that we can reconnect so well after years of lives lived apart. I'm so thankful to God for these friendships, which are a great gift. Here are some pics of the weekend:

Renee, me and Marcella - pregnant.

The Beikers!

The talented Merea Logan Price doing what she does best.

The Girls.

They stole my camera and took this silly picture. So, I thought I would show the world :)