Saturday, July 25, 2009

birthday - day

Addi's birthday was so much fun this year!!! This was probably my most favorite year celebrating with her. I called Kiana's mom (Addi's best friend is Kiana) and asked if Kiana could go with us to Peoria to pick up Addi at 8:30 am and surprise her with Kiana's visit. She was sooo awesome and said yes! Peoria is over an hour away from Gilbert. Sweet Kiana fell asleep in the car!

Addi was sooo surprised to answer the door and Kiana was standing there!!
Logan was in on the secret and did an awesome job of not telling her!!

She couldn't keep kissing Kiana!
She pointed to Kiana and said, "This is THE BEST present ever!!!"

Before we hit the road back to Gilbert, we stopped for donuts!

We came home to take showers and change before her next surprise.
She came home to these presents on the table

Next she opened her presents

Then off to ....

Logan was so bummed it wasn't his bday
...almost there Logan, just a few more weeks ...

We surprised the kids with a trip to Maktu's Island!

When we came home, the girls busted out the presents and played with each one!
A stuff doll/bear machine from me and Heath

Marble Run
From me and Heath

Moon Sand
From Kiana

since my awesome camera is broken, I didn't take action shots of her opening her Uma Box ... it was stuffed!!! I have videos I'll post later of her opening her Uma box! While opening her Uma box, Logan pouted. He wanted one sooo bad.

Heath crashed with all the birthday excitment.

The girls decided to play in the sprinklers

Then decided they wanted to go to the pool! We spent the rest of the day at the pool

Addi -
I hope you had as much fun as we did for your birthday! We love you soooo much! You are our favorite girl!

(Heath, Logan, Kaiden, Curtiss, Uma & Papa too)

she is s-i-x!

Addison Elizabeth Schlegel
born July 24, 2003
6 lbs. 7 oz.

1 yr

2 yrs.

3 yrs.

4 yrs.

5 yrs.

6 yrs.

I seriously don't know if this child could get any more beautiful!! Addi is my best girlfriend! She is so outgoing and friendly. I have so much admiration for her and awesome personality. She makes friends with everyone she comes in contact with and everyone just loves her.

Happy 6th Birthday sweetpea!!! I am sooo proud of you and feel so blessed to be your mommy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

addi's latest painting

Seriously ... this child is talented. She whipped this out in 5 minutes. No biggie to her ... just painted it. :)

lake powell

This last week Heath took me to Lake Powell for the first time. We had a blast! I had no idea how big the lake was. It was just amazing!

This is the view from our houseboat

This is our "camp site"

On our hike up the mountain at our camp site, we found this rock that was teedering on a point. It looked like you could just knock it over, but it was solid on top of this pointy rock.

These are the girls that went with us. It was fun to hang with these teenagers - no drama, no fights ... they were super sweet. They adopted me as their "Aunt Jenn"

Sunday, July 05, 2009

banana milkshakes

I made banana milkshakes today for the kids and their friends. Since Addi was the only girl, she wanted a "fancy" glass. I put hers in a martini glass and lined it with chocolate. She loooved it!!

Addi -
You are sooo much fun!!! I'm glad you love little, fun treats. You're such a cool kiddo! I'm so glad you're my daughter.



Here are some random pictures of the kidds during the summer ...

grocery shopping with Cordell and Miles

playing legos with Mike, Caleb and Miles

hanging at the park with aurther, seth, kai and some kid I don't know ... :)

swimming with Miles and Ashanti

swimming with Debbie (Heath's mom) and Pam (Heath's aunt)

Addi doing the Butterfly!!!!!
I am soooo proud of her!

Friday, July 03, 2009

catching up

Gosh, it's been a while since I last posted. Life has been a bit busy lately; at work and at home. It's been a GOOD busy! I definitely have been slacking in the blogging world ... well, it doesn't help that my camera is broken. :( You just can't blog without pictures.... but I have a few and wanted to catch you up ...

Addi has discovered raspberries + chocolate ... this is her new favorite treat!!

Everything is going really well with the kiddos and with Heath. We have been going to Dbacks games a lot lately. We got some really great seats from a friend and went on a date to the ballpark. It was so much fun!!

A friend of ours celebrated her birthday at the W Hotel in Scottsdale at a charity for MS. We had sooo much fun, getting all dressed up and going out for the night.

We have also been golfing as much as we can. Our favorite competitors are Mike and Curtiss.

We have another busy few weeks ahead of us ... Addison's birthday, Lake Powell, Curtiss leaving for Iraq, Dbacks games, school starting and Logan's birthday ... phew ...

Stay tuned ....