Thursday, August 7, 2014

Emma is 7!

This little girl above is now....
This big 7 year old!

I can not believe it.  I really can not believe that she is getting so big and older everyday!

We started her special day by taking a picture for instagram/facebook to share with our friends her special day.  Then off to Chili's for lunch (she always goes there) and shopping for her party.

 In between stores we had to head back home because Grandma was coming over to make her usual birthday present drop off visit.  I really wish I had taken pictures of it:(  Of course, Emma quickly changed from her white ensemble to the cute black floral dress grandma bought her.  Then back to shopping, but now we had cousin Hannah with us!  Those girls are crazy!
**yuck, yes we were at Walmart**

We gathered a few items to decorate her party in a 'pink' theme.  Originally the theme was suppose to be 'Peter Pan' but did you know that the party stores around us only have Tinkerbell?  Thank goodness Emma did not want that...I am not a fan of that flying fairy.  So, pink it was!

Finding pink was not a problem.  Especially, in the bachelorette section of Party City.  I had to draw the line at the naughty princess tiara, haha.  The 8 girls that came got pink leis, pink beaded necklaces, pink tiaras, pink cups, and pink candy.  You get the point, PINK!

**in love with the cheesy happy birthday signs:)**

Emma kicked off the fun at 6:00pm with 8 of her friends for her sleepover!  **I love summer, you can have a party on a Thursday night!**  There was face painting, running a screaming, chasing the monster Derek around, RUNNING & SCREAMING, balloon fights, pin the heart on Emma game, RUNNING & SCREAMING, cake eating, present opening, and of course....RUNNING & SCREAMING!  


Then the best part of the party,,,NITE TIME Slip & Slide!  The girls had so much fun.  I was hoping that no one would fall and knock their heads open!  All of the neighbors commented on how much fun it looked like. Even though it was 8:30 at night it was still super warm outside, like 85degrees!  Gotta love being a kid!

Daddy and Mommy KNOW Emma had a great party!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Derek's New Toy....

First time the water proof camera in pool!  I plan on using it more!

Big Bear!

We got back to one of our favorite places....Big Bear!  Oh Big bear how I love you and you gave me one more reason.... I FINALLY got to take my family to the museum that is ALWAYS closed when we come up.  It closes early (like everything there) and is seasonal, so unless we plan it just right we can't got.  Well, this time Derek made a point of having our family go and it was so much fun!  There are 5 or 6 sections of the museum which includes panning for gold and an blacksmith.  It was so cool!  Even better since it was nearly empty.  It made my June for sure...haha 

Of course there was horseplay, jiffy pop, relaxing, movie watching in the cabin.  We even found a new park close by.  The kids loved it.  I did not like all of the ants!
We even tried a new burger place.  So good.  Better than In & Out!

funny picture of Drew and I...
Walking?  What? What is that?  Why is there dirt in my shoes?  With all of the activities that we do I am perplexed by the amount of complaining.  Those kids:)   Needless to say,  the walk on the very low lake was over in about 20minutes.  Those kids!:)

 We even went to a movie!  That just goes to show many times we have been up there!  Note to people is super small in there so when they say it is only half way is basically full!