Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This hotel had an indoor water park. Elli LOVED the slide....of course she was too small to go on it herself. I had the opportunity to go on the slide multiple times on Saturday morning, as all the guys were golfing. Amber and I took turns taking Elli down the slide. And yes, as you can imagine, everytime I went down the slide my bathing suit top slid up exposing this big, pregnant belly for the whole pool to see. I was happy when the guys were back!
Elli had the experience of playing basketball for the 1st time. She loves playing with balls, so this was quite a treat for her!
Little Avery spent most of the weekend like this.
Anything to keep these 2 entertained. Papa was pushing Elli and Kensley in the chair down the hall while we were trying to pack things up. They loved it!
I LOVE this next picture. Again, trying to keep the girls entertained while packing things up. We gave them cups full of ice to chew on to keep them busy.
On Sunday, we got the whole Brauchler side together (with the exception of Scott) to celebrate my grandparents 60th anniversary party. Lunch was a bit crazy seeing as how there were 6 kids and 1 baby. Can you tell who all the girls were attached to this weekend?? The whole Brauchler family minus Scott and baby Lindvall
I thought I was taking a picture of all the great-grandkids and then I realized that my Uncle Randy's kids aren't "great" grandkids :) Anyways....there are all girls in this family. And because it looks like everyone else is done having kids, it is up to Amber and Jeremy to bring in another boy to this family (you guys ready yet?)
From left to right: Mila (Andy's daughter), Elli, Cami (Andy's daughter), Adison (Randy's daughter), Kensley, Grace (Randy's daughter), and Avery.
Monday, July 11, 2011
(Please excuse my bad singing)
Scott, I hope one day Elli and "Bubba" realize just how lucky they are to have you as their Dad. You are the best and we don't tell you that enough!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
The next video was taken around 7:15 or 7:30 at night after a busy day....Elli was so slap-happy. However, this has been consistent in our house the past week or so. Not many people get to see her like this....in fact, I'm not sure that anyone else has seen her like this. She tends to be shy around everyone, but Scott and I. I'm sure people would think she was a completely different child if they saw her with just us 2 in the house. Elli is so quiet around others; however, this weekend I actually asked Scott when he thought she would start knowing to use her "indoor voice." :)
Did you see her shrug her shoulders?? She's always shrugged her shoulders, but these days she seems to over exaggerate the motion. It's really funny if you can see her face while she does it! She provides us with endless entertainment!!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Henry is exactly 4 months younger than Elli and is about her same size. Both kids loved the pool, but were definitely ready for naps by the time we left.
We told Elli to give Henry a smooch....and she did....
This is Elli at about 3:45 in the afternoon. Can you tell she's tired?? She had only slept about 40-45 minutes on our way to Mason that morning. Some kids can go without naps and sleep.....this girl is not one of them. She was passed out within seconds of getting in the car to go home. She slept the whole way home and went to bed for the night not too long after we got home.
before bed we had to give Bella a quick walk. This has become the norm....Elli holding the leash. It works a lot better when Bella is tired because she walks slowly, but when she is excited we have to hold the ball to keep her at our speed so she doesn't go too fast for Elli.
We had such a busy week....we managed to get Elli's toddler bed (she's not quite ready for the bed, but we went ahead and got it so we wouldn't have to worry about it after the baby is here)and a double stroller. We are just about ready for this little guy.
More pictures to come later.....