Thursday, October 6, 2011

Family Day

    Derek left Monday to go underway for the week, so last Saturday (I know, this blog is overdue, but it's hard to blog when you're playing "single mom" to 4 kids!!) we had family day. We had big plans to head to a festival at Town Point Park, but of course we didn't make it out of the house in time; so we decided to get our bikes out and ride around in front of the house and play in the front yard. The girls thought it was so fun to go out front instead of in the back yard like usual. They loved being able to ride their bikes up and down the side walk, and that Mommy and Daddy rode their bikes too :) We had a lot of fun just getting outside with them and playing. The weather has been so nice here!

Group picture in their new
outfits from Mimi.

She's so serious when she's riding her bike

Me and Ansleigh getting ready to race

She totally beat me :)

Riding on mommy's bike

They all wanted a try

She's not very good at riding her
bike yet, so she  ran most of the time

awwwww :-D

My girls

Ice cream break!

Eli woke up and joined us, he was SO happy!

Blue Steel


They caught a cricket

They each took a turn  holding it

She wasn't so sure, and tried to wipe it
off of her finger. lol

Picture says it all

She rode her bike and everything while this little
guy hung out on her hand. She asked me to
take her picture with him!

Then they all melted down

Time for a nap!

    After a long day of  playing in the yard we decided it would be fun to make our own pizza and get the kids involved with the cooking. They each got to make their own personal pizza and had a blast doing it. It's definitely something we will be doing again. 

notice the tongue

They made smiley face pizza

Daddy is so silly!!

    It was a really fun Saturday, and a perfect way to spend the weekend before a long  week without Derek. Looking forward to him being home tomorrow!!!!


  1. Gosh! What a LOVELY family Mandy! I'm so proud of you! And your photos are amazing as well!! :) Looking forward to seeing more -Matt

  2. These are so cute! I hope this week went by pretty fast for you. It was nice hanging out the last few days!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Blog! I love seeing what's going on in their lives and you make it happen, Mandy!

  4. What an amazing family Mandy! GREAT photos!

  5. Amazing family indeed you have created! I'm happy to see you've become so successful. You look fantastic and you have a great talent for photography. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family and continue to shower happiness, love, and laughter over your family forever...