Monday, May 16, 2011

Puppies and Cousins

We were so blessed to have my brother Ryan and his family come for a visit to AZ!  How spoiled am I?  It was so relaxing.  We walked the dogs and played at the park.  We ventured into the desert, and cooled down at the pool.  We saw the movie Rio, so musical and colorful.  The Lopers are dog breeders, and with new puppies around, the whole crew came with, 23 dogs in all (3 adult Great Danes and 9 pups, 4 adult Yorkies and 7 pups).
The dogs traveled in an oh so posh 38 foot trailer, with private rooms for the mamas and babies.
Let me know if you are on the market for a new family pet.

I had so many pics I spread it into the next three posts.

                                                                    Reed looks so small!
           While I was taking this pic of Anisten, either Eli or Hally yelled that there were snakes by the water...
                                    I didn't think anything of it but Marlece was instantly alarmed...
 With good reason, the little kids were standing within feet of two wild Western Diamond-back rattlesnakes!

                                                               Stargazing Tower

                                          Adorable Yorkie Puppy, We could not keep Lilly away.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ryan meets Reed

Uncle Ryan hit it off with Reed right away.  It was the first time they met, Reed being 16 months old.
Reed felt totally comfortable to climb right on to Ryan's lap, in this case belly.
If you are very loved, Reed may give you a "woobie"

Swim Cousins

                                                                   Silly Face Cousins
                                                                    Ballet Cousins

                                                                      Funky Dance

Latest Project

Drool all you want.  They are already gifted away.
I love creating.


We were so spoiled to have Nana come for Easter.  Thursday we went to the Mesa Temple pageant.  It was amazing!  Saturday we hunted eggs at the church, then the girls dyed eggs at home during Reed's nap.  Sunday we egg hunted in our back yard. 
We had such a relaxing time.
Thanks Nana

 The ward asked us to not donate chocolate to put inside the eggs, because it would melt in the grass before the kids got to it... what a concept!  We are used to doing egg hunts inside due to rain and the grass is so soppy you might loose a shoe!

 Anisten was way over her 10 egg limit.  I had to throw eggs back in the grass when she wasn't looking.

 I got a new Bernina.  I am so spoiled.  Mom and I broke it in by whipping up these fresh little spring skirts for the girls.

                                                       Below is from our home egg hunt.

Where can you find AZ kids at 8am?

One morning I finished doing Lilly's hair and wondered why my house was so quiet.  Lilly and I were a little alarmed not to find Reed and Anisten anywhere.  Releived, we heard laughing from the back yard, and found Anisten giving Reed a ride on the back of her double-decker-red-radio-flyer tricycle.  The Littles had let themselves out clad only in stylish pajamas.
Exactly why we don't have a pool!