Thursday, May 26, 2011

Abrianna and ice cream

Ahhhh... Tillamook mudslide cone. Mmmmm..

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And She's off...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Watching outside

Wistfully watching out the window.

Abrianna's naptime woes

Peek a boo! I see my.... twin?



Hmmmm.... What's going on in her little head?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

When you give a baby candy...


When Abrianna's away... Abigayle will play.

 Little fingers steal into the doll house.

 Picking up the toys... but they won't stay put.
Stuffin' them inside...

All done....

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sabbath afternoon .... a family adventure.

 In the Drake household, Sabbath afternoons are usually spent together as a family. Such nice relaxing well spent time.
 My older two always lead the way on their bikes.
 When resting Abrianna spent her time digging in the dirt intent on finding ants and worms.
 Lucas was writing, " I love Lucy. I love mom and dad. I love Lightening McQueen."
 All interacted for awhile in the nice soft dirt of a nice gopher mound.
Lucas was hot doggin' it through the water.

 Until he crashed.
 Filling his little firetruck boots with water.
My brave little boy trudging soaking wet up the hill for the last stretch home. Not pictured was Abrianna's fit for the last 20 minutes before we reached the car. She stopped immediately upon getting into her car seat. Silly girl...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Picket fence and family...

I see you Lucas!

What a silly brother I have.

Serious business that watering.

Oh, I'm having so much fun with my camera. Lucas was a great prop this evening and I FINALLY got some pictures I really like of Abigayle. Lucas shimmied along the top of the fence for the first shot. Then was dancing around behind me for the second. Rick was watering the tomatoes which seemed to be of great interest to Abigayle. So thankful I am learning how to capture these moments. So much fun and nice to have a creative outlet that I enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Living Life with passion.

Bright eyes.
The Jolly Farmer

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


His mean face.

Just chillin.

Very blue eyes.

Those piercing eyes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Love Cup

"Momma, this is my love cup from my heart," said Lucas holding up a lego trophy cup.
 Ahhh, son. So logical. We talk about love cups being empty or full. Now we know what it is...

And She's off... almost...

 Down time. Family time. This is Sabbath afternoon in our home. This Sabbath we decided to let little Miss Abrianna attempt riding a peddled bike without training wheels. The balance is great. The peddling still needs some work.
We returned to the house for her Skuut bike and enjoyed walking down to the golf course and back. (  The walk did afford me a bit of photo opportunity.)
We'll try riding the bike again another day.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lucas and Abigayle's birthday party.

Living life out loud.

Carefully touching the frosting.

Diggin' in.

Dropping cold ice cream on her lap.

"Momma! Help! It's cold and sticky!"

She turned her candle into a spoon. Later Lucas brought her a real spoon.

Opening his gifts.

Opening her gifts.

Playing with her new gear toy.

The pyramid is falling down.

 With Mother's day weekend being busy, our friends weren't available to help celebrate Abigayle's birthday by herself.
So I combined Lucas and Abigayle birthdays turning it into a taco night. Such fun to sit out and relax while visiting and kids played happily together. The trampoline was great entertainment. 

Lucas couldn't wait for the cake and ice cream. Then "Mom can I open my presents now??" Such energy. 
Abigayle wasn't sure what to do with the cupcake, ice cream, or presents. She didn't know that the idea was to make a mess. The candle became a spoon and the cold ice cream a matter to cry about.

 I'm  so grateful for friends who stepped in taking pictures, cutting cake ( so I could take pictures) and organizing food stuffs.

All and all a wonderful party.

Picking flowers

Friday, May 13, 2011

Daddy's lil girl.