Thursday, July 24, 2008

Teaching Hunter tricks

I get such a kick out of seeing Madison teach Hunter tricks. She just wants him to grow up so fast and play with her and he wants to grow up fast to be her. Hunter just adores his big sister. It is sweet, hopefully they will always be close and enjoy each others company. Here is one of my favorite videos of them together. I took it a while ago when Hunter was first starting to crawl and Madison was trying to be helpful, of course. I think she just wants to be the best big sister ever, and she is pretty close, she is a great sister. He is a great crawler now, although, he just wants to run. My favorite part is Madison in the beginning says "Come on Hunter, I know you can do it." She is always so encouraging.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fun pictures

My sister and her husband, Colin, came to visit us the day we got back from Hawaii. He took some pictures of us and made this awesome video as a birthday present for me. Thank you! I wanted to share it because there are so many cute faces of my kids that I never get on camera. Thanks again Colin! You are in the running for best brother in law!

http://facstaff.elon.edu/cdonohue/aingechildren/publish_to_web/index.html

Hunter, Hunter and more Hunter

This is a post devoted to my little stud. He is just the happiest little baby and so incredibly sweet. I have been getting all these fun videos of him lately. He is just becoming so big! I can't believe how mobile he has become! Here are some great videos of him crawling. I took them yesterday and today he is crawling differently! Wow! I also uploaded one of his zerberts. All day long he spits all over the place. I get two or three showers a day by him, not short ones either! Enjoy! We sure do.


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Rockin' out at the American Idol concert

Yes, we are one of those. We totally went to the Idol concert, and yes, we loved it! I have to say they actually sound so much better live. I had a great picture of our group and some of David Cook, but the computer didn't transfer them and they got erased :( I am so bummed, but I have Jason Castro!!!!! I know he kind of is a love/hate with most listeners, but I love him. Here is one of my favorite songs he did, the picture is crappy, but you can still hear him.


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Family fun in Hawaii

We had such a wonderful time in Hawaii this year. We are so grateful that we get to go each year with Ryan's company. I can't imagine we would go very often without the company. I posted the pictures from Hawaii yesterday, but I wanted to add my favorite stories in with a few select pictures.


When we were waiting to check in and get the luggage handled Madison asked for a penny to throw in the fountain. I gave her one and told her to make a wish. I stood by her and she grabbed the penny so tight, pulled it close to her heart and wished to be a princess. I about died. It was the sweetest thing, and who knew that a 4 year old actually knows how to make wishes. So, for my dear, sweet little girl, you are my princess.





Hunter just had so much fun in Hawaii. He just took to water like a little duck. We put him in the first day and he fell in love. He also fell asleep, but that is a different story. At the resort there is a great kids pool. It is only about a foot deep. The kids all congregate there and share toys. It really is wonderful. Well, he figured out really quick that he could walk in his whale, so the entire time we were in the pool he walked around. Sometimes he would grab the black handle in the front of the whale and look like he was driving. It was the cutest thing! This is the only video that turned out, enjoy, he just had so much fun walking around.



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My other favorite Hunter moment was the day we took the kids down to the beach. Every other day there were jellyfish in the ocean. We took the kids in the water and let them ride the waves and then we hung out in the sand. Hunter REALLY, REALLY dug getting dirty. He put sand all over him and then played with the toys. It got all over his hands, then he decided he was tired and stuck his thumb in his mouth. Now, did I take it out and say no,no? Nope, I took a picture. I nominate me as mother of the year......






While Hunter was covering himself in sand and then proceeding to eat it, Madison was building a little dam to stop the water (trickle) fall by us. She had so much fun and looked to cute and intent on what she was doing. Ryan helped her a little bit, which she enjoyed. She idolizes her daddy.









Monday, July 14, 2008

Hawaii Pictures

Here is the link for all of our Hawaii pictures. We had such a great time this year. The pictures are in reverse order, I haven't figured out flickr yet, but I wanted to be able to share them. I have so many funny stories to share about our trip so I will blog those when I have a sec. Until then, enjoy the pictures!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28609875@N03/show/