Monday, June 27

Pool time

Saturday we had a rummage sale and A had her first lemonade stand!!
We then went to Target to let A pick out a toy from her earnings...and we ended up with a pool! This was Ryan's idea! Ains loved the idea!
We watched the instructional set up DVD and it looked like a breeze! 45 minutes they said for set up! It took us 1 hour but as soon as we set it up we realized how un-level our yard was!

The next morning we took some water out, moved the pool, leveled the ground and then moved the pool again.
We were cursing our fun, impromptu idea  of buying a pool several times on Sunday.

4th trip to the store for this pool project to get another hose to speed up the fill up time!

Stop for limeaids. Ains got a strawberry limeaid and told me not to tell anyone there were strawberries in it because they would be jealous. Oh Ains!! It must have been one good drink!!
We let A play in it a little tonight around 8!
Finally it was full at midnight so we turned off the water and added some pool chemicals.
I'm hoping and praying all the water stays in the pool-I do not want to flood our neighbors yard! Could that happen? I don't know why I fear that every time I look in our back yard and see a massive pool of water! Ainsley LOVED the pool and fell right asleep tonight! She was tired from all the fun today!

Tuesday, June 21


We are so thankful for having strong dads (in addition to great moms in our family!)!  To celebrate father's day (a few days late) :)--I asked Ainsley some fun questions about our dads...enjoy!  This picture was taken in MN earlier this month when my dad and Larry were working on Ainsley's stroller that Linda bought Ains so we could navigate the airport post surgery.  So thankful to have their help during this trip!

Ainsley what jobs do the dads do?  Ryan:  He helps new Baylor students.  Papa Bob:  mow the yard.  Papa Larry:  makes calls....whatever he wants to.

What do you think your daddy's favorite food is?  Ryan-chicken, Papa Bob-Pizza, Papa Larry:  beans.

What do you love about the dads?  Ryan:  I love playing on his phone.  Papa Bob:  Ride in tractors and test them out.  Papa Larry:  He's so special.

What are the dad's favorite colors:  Ryan:  Red.  Papa Bob:  Blue.  Papa Larry:  Orange.

What do you like to do for fun with the dads:  Ryan:  Watch TV.  Papa Bob:  Ride tractors.  Papa Larry:  Going to see Della.

What are the dad's favorite movies:  Ryan:  Star Wars.  Papa Bob:  Goosebumps.  Papa Larry:  Star Wars.

What a journey parenthood has been!  There have been so many fun moments and other moments that humble us.

This was the day we brought Ains home from the hospital!

I'm so thankful for Ryan's sweet and special bond with Ainsley.  I know he would do anything to support and encourage her!

I'm so thankful for the sweet relationship that Ainsley has with her grandparents-Larry & Linda!

And the special bond with my dad!

Thank you Ryan for being such a loving and fun dad for Ainsley!

Here's to many more fun years of parenthood!

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18

Weekend Fun!!

We have a new candy store in Waco!

Ains is a fan!
Ains had a birthday party for a sweet friend Saturday morning!
Sweet and...
Ryan got home tonight from a work trip to Boston! We met him for dinner and then took A to campus for a bike ride!
It was the perfect place to let her go fast and have fun!

We've had a heat advisory all week! At 8 pm it felt like 99!!! I actually felt "cooler" to us based on what we had been experiencing this week!

Time to load up and head home!