Friday, April 24, 2009

************Happy Birthday Cathy

Today is my baby sisters birthday. She is way younger than me, but I am still the better looking, wiser sister!!! I love you little sis. I hope you had a great day.

Since your birthday present in breakable, I am keeping it here until you come for the wedding.

Since I can't be there, I am sending you a virtual birthday cake!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Zoo trip with Brenda

This year, Courtney's step-moms company hosted a zoo day. It is amazing to me that with the economy like it is, this oil company took all of their employees and families to the zoo, feed us, gave us all gifts, gave us all t-shirts and free ride passes. This is an outstanding company who realizes that moral will keep them a float during this slow time. We had a great time.

For the first time, we saw the Red Panda. There were actually two of them, but we could only catch one.
We love the Flamingos. There were 3 different kinds. The kids liked the ones with the black wings.
I kept my camera focused on their food. I was able to catch a couple eating. They would only stay on the food for about 5 seconds. I don't know how they eat like that.
Hunter wanted to go the nocturnal area. He wanted to see the bats. Here they are.
Hunter loved seeing "NEMO"
We had fun watching these turtles sneak up on the sleeping ducks. There were 3 or 4 turtles in the water and all of them were antagonizing the ducks while they slept.
Seal waiting for supper
Connor and Hunter's favorite animal--turtles. Especially the Gallapagos Turtles
Connor with Hunter
Brittni with Hunter
Ari with Hunter
Courtney with 3 of our kids.
Courtney with his step-mom, Brenda

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Courtney

Today is Courtney's birthday; however, he is not here to celebrate. He left for New Mexico this morning. Lucky for him, he got his birthday present over the weekend and already broke it in by going hunting on Monday. He did get a phone call from his birth mom, step-mom and grandma. He was thrilled to hear from them!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hunter loves his Star Wars

Easter Egg Hunt, 2009

Hunter searching
Connor checking things with Tico's help
Hunter getting lucky
Connor standing on his tip-toes, the grass was wet and mushy!
Brittni and Justin talking about the eggs the boys have missed.
You'll notice Ari is missing. It was a damp, rainy day and she wanted no part of it. It is a good thing the easter bunny felt sorry for her and made her an easter bag anyway!

Birthday Pics, April 2009

Courtney with his new trailer from the family. The ice chest is from Justin.
Hunter and his loot
Ari and her loot
His Star Wars model. He and daddy get to put it together.
The Yankee floormats she has asked for for 2 years!
The April Birthday Kids, unfortunately we weren't fast enough to catch the rabbit ears above Ari's head!
The Star Wars Cookie

He wanted sooo bad.....

to go to Walmart and spend his money, that he was willing to vaccuum the living room. And here's the proof!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Where she spent her 17th Birthday

Ari has always dreamed of seeing the Yankees. She spent her birthday with Dad, Uncle Bobby, Aunt Amy and The YANKEES!
He was thisssss close! Derek Jeter
Thanks Uncle Bobby and Aunt Amy for the tickets to see the Yankees!
The wildfires on I-35. It caused them to detour West and be over an hour and a half late to Kansas City.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Save the Date

For sure, the date is Friday, July 17th. The time 9:00 a.m. The why, I do not know. The reception will be at 6:30 p.m. so even if you can't make the wedding, please plan on coming to the reception.

Happy Easter, Happy Easter

Please stop today and remember the Why behind the celebrating. What an amazing gift we received.