Saturday, August 29, 2009

Random Summer Pics


These were all pics from over the summer that I recently downloaded from my phone. She really did have more fun on the carousel than her face portrays. No caption necessary

Does this look comfortable? I think not...
This month alone she's already sent 5,000 texts!!! (joking) Look at that concentration
Sleepy head, red head just getting up from nap time

A Trip to the Spray Park


She was a little scared at first. I'm not sure if it was because of the water or the rowdy family next to us that kept spraying water all over!!!

She quickly warmed up to the fact that the water wasn't going to hurt her...and that it was actually fun!!
She could hardly contain herself there towards the end...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Winter Clothes Test Part 1 and 2


Fully dressed in a long sleeved shirt, a hoodie, jeans, socks, sneakers, and a regular diaper (not a swim diaper), Nancy pushes Baylee to excel. The test is harder than anything Baylee will ever endure in real lfe, but she has to make sure she's ready to make it on her own. I think she looks pretty darn good myself!! (not being biased of course!)

Thanks Nancy for everything!! You have definitely given me peace of mind with the skills you have taught my daughter.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

She passed!!!


Baylee passed her summer clothes test!!! When the instructor feels the child is ready to test (it's usually during the 6th week), they come to their lesson dressed in summer clothes and sandals. And this is what they test in. The reason being that if a child falls into a pool, they're most likely not going to have a swim suit on--they're going to be fully dressed. (The 2nd part of her testing involves a winter clothes test--long sleeved shirt, jeans and sneakers.) There are 7 different video clips from her entire lesson (about 15 minutes worth). Nancy, the instructor, tells us what she's doing with the child and why. It's pretty fascinating how Baylee handles it and collected. She does really well.

P.S. She cried when we took her out of the pool cause her lesson was over!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Studly Little Marine Bro...


Caution...this 1st picture may be offensive to some...It's just funny to me! (it's soooo Jimbo)

far left

Thank you to the men and women of this country who serve and fight for us.



The girl on the far left kinda looks like me eh? It's my mom when she was a girl. I looked exactly like that when I was that same age. (her mom Fern, dad Larry and brother Greg) Cutest parents ever. I miss you so much mom...

And who are these manly men? Why, my father and brothers of course!

My bro Matt on the left a long time ago...

Jerry (friend) and my 2 bros Jim and Chris eating at INO!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

One More Year Down, Another Many To Come...


Sweet and cute...

Crazy and wild!!!
She's so good--she folds her arms when you tell her to

Romantical walk on the beach...

She was showing me her rock she found

We put her in these clothes originally to keep her covered and out of the sun and water, but to no avail. She wasn't having any of that. Needless to say I didn't put a swim diaper on her and if you're a mother you probably know that regular diapers can hold a lot of "stuff." In this case, lake water! (I'm glad that's all it was!!!)
Getting out is always the fun part. Luckily we had Lui with the help of Baylee's sand shovel to help dig us out...
Oh, and a couple big trucks...

The End! See You Next Year!!!!

Would You Like S'more?


But how can I have s'more if I haven't had any yet???!!!

Baylee liked to wake up super early. Tia Rachel was 1/2 asleep while feeding her banana :)
How cute are we???
She loves to play in the sand with daddy!

Getting Ready for a SeaDoo Ride!


I can't believe she fell asleep!


This is our camp--very classy :) Dad and Kaye before an early morning sea doo ride

We filled this bucket with water and put it in the shade so she would be out of the sun--she was lovin it!


2 legit...2 legit to quit...hey hey!!!

Playing in the sand with daddy

Lake Powell - Day 1


Our rig

Baylee, mom and cousin Rachel playing in the water

My poor little albino baby had to be covered at all times with this big hat!

She was so tired - she fell asleep in grandpa's arms

Dad and his fiancee, Kaye