Thursday, July 16, 2009

Daisy and Kevin's Birthday

On Sunday, Kevin turned 29, and Daisy turned 2 yesterday. We had a little combined birthday party, with just a few family and friends and some cake and ice cream. For the past few weeks, Daisy has been deciding between a puppy cake and a flower cake, so I made a cute little pink daisy cake. Andy wanted his dad to have a special cake too, so we made him a Jeep cake. His looks extra "special" because Andy helped a lot. For her birthday, Daisy got a little red kitchen set from her mom, dad and Andy. She also got a thumbelina doll, some books, and a tinkerbell blanket. She was in heaven knowing it was all about her. All of the kids went absolutely crazy over the kitchen set, and played with it for almost two hours straight. I didn't get very good pictures because none of the kids would hold still.
She got some birthday money from her Grandma Christiansen, so this afternoon we are going to buy some more toy food for her kitchen. Thanks Grandma!!

Fishing Trip

This past weekend my dad took us all fishing in Prince William Sound. I decided to take Daisy and Andy without Kevin, which was kind of a mistake. But they had a lot of fun. We caught a lot of halibut, on huge link cod, and a red snapper. Oh, and some shrimp. The new boat is very comfortable. My dad is having a hard time naming his boat. Some suggestions from the kids included "The Boat Sailor", or "One Money Money" (Avery's suggestion).
Andy and Daisy wanted to sit on my dad's lap and drive the boat the entire time.

Fourth of July

We spent the Fourth of July weekend up at Lake Louise. We had unbelievably beautiful weather. The kids played in the sand all day. Daisy and Andy both went for rides on the tube and loved it. We ate a lot of delicious food. The trip was much too short this year, but we are hoping to go back up when Melissa and James come to visit in August.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Half Marathon..

The half marathon was a couple weeks ago. It was one of the funnest things I have ever done! Amy, Lori, my aunt Marci, and our friend Amy ran it together. Lori stuck to her word and stayed with me the entire time instead of leaving me in the dust. I finished in 2hrs 4 min., and came in 202 out of 963 women.
I can't wait for the next one!