Friday, May 27, 2011

That was close!

Can you believe Jeremy's hand was in this glove when it got shredded!?! So glad he didn't loose any fingers!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Swimming Lessons!

Maeli just graduating from being a tadpole! She has really made so much progress in just the last few weeks, we are so proud of her!

Floating on her back

Practicing her kicks

Face in the water, blowing bubbles

Waiting for her life jacket

Jumping in (she wouldn't do this at all without holding her teacher's hands until just this last lesson)

Happy Mother's Day!

We had Mother's Day brunch for me, my mom, and Jeremy's mom who were all here for graduation. I wish we could have had all our special moms here, we are so blessed to have Aunts, sisters, sister-in-law, and grandmothers that are all such wonderful examples to us. But it was so super fun to have my mom here. I love her so much!

So Happy and So Proud!

Both sets of parents came over for Jeremy's graduation, and it was so fun to get to celebrate! We even got to see my Uncle Umesh who was over from WSU Vancouver for one of his PhD students who was graduating. I didn't take very many pictures because we were having too much fun.

I a so proud of Jeremy, who despite having a wife, three kids, and full-time and very mentally demanding job, a home to take care of, and the weight of the world on his shoulders, graduated with honors and on time! He's worked so hard this semester to try and balance everything, and still do the kind of school work that he can be proud of! I've seen him pushed to the breaking point a few times, and he's always come out on top. This semester was really rough for all of us. I'm so glad that its over, and that Jeremy agreed on giving me 2 years before we talk about "the next degree."

Lets Play!

Maeli getting her prince all dressed up. I was very surprised at how willing Tucker was to wear whatever Maeli thought he should...I had a heard time getting him to wear this sweater back when it still fit him. And she insisted that the two of them together could handle the wardrobe, I didn't need to help do socks.

Everybody loves a good ride on the Carousel!

And that would be Tucker under that laundry basket...screaming that "the baby is squishing me!" Of course, as soon as I let him out, this scene replays almost instantly...boys!

I we got to pet Banner the pony while we were in Spokane--too fun!


Riker loves Spring! Being outside, playing on the swings, eating dirt, wandering around the yard, eating Popsicles! Everything about it, except I think he might have some seasonal allergies-like his Daddy. But this kid will do anything to get outside. He also loves helping in the garden.

He's working on getting a few molars, which is no fun for any of us, but what are ya gunna do?

And this past weekend he road his first Carousel! About have way through he started doing the "make it go faster" dance...I think he liked it!
It seems like he's so big! He's walking everywhere, climbing everything, and is so stinking loud! He loves Maeli so much and just wants to be near her, He and Tucker have a love/torture relationship that they both seem to love most of the time. I just can't believe that my "Baby" isn't at all a least he still snuggles.