Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Claire!

Chapman's sweet cousin Claire turned 2 at the end of June. We had a family cook-out over at the Nelson's & Claire opened all of her fun presents! We sure love our precious niece/cousin :)

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Arkansas Bound!

This past week, Chapman & I took a road trip up to Fort Smith, AR to visit some of my dearest friends, Kathryn & Cody Friddle. Chapman got to play with his precious friends, Ellie (almost 2) & Sam (4 months).

We had so much fun at the Friddle's. Kat & I loaded Chapman's carseat into their car so we had 3 baby carseats spread across the backseat - hilarious! The first night we headed to the pool to swim. Ellie & Chapman had a blast in the baby pool. Sam decided to just snooze in his carrier :)

Cody is a dentist in Fort Smith, and he opened a satellite office in Van Buren, AR (a nearby town). We got to go to the grand opening & official "ribbon-cutting" ceremony of Center for Smiles in Van Buren. The office looked awesome & we had delicious cookies & lemon bars to munch on.

I LOVED getting the chance to see my sweet friend & catch up :) It is crazy to think that we are both mommies now!! I can't wait until we get to see them again :)

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

So sad...

...Babystyle in Northpark is CLOSING!! One of my favorite "trendy baby" stores...oh well, I got some awesome 50% off deals at their closing sale :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Breck '08

The Penuels are finally back from our week of traveling. Chapman & I drove with my family up to Breckenridge, CO last Saturday & Sunday. Chapman did great in the car...not much sleeping, but LOTS of looking at toys & throwing them down next to his carseat. David flew up on Sunday after church to join us at the beautiful cabin that my dad rented up on Peak 7 in Breckenridge.

The place was so awesome & we had such a fun time with family. There was a talent show, fly-fishing, outlet mall shopping, lots of games, good meals, swimming, Wii Mario Cart & lots of picture-taking!! It even snowed on Poppi's birthday!

Chapman LOVES his cousins Madeline, Jack & Claire & he got a taste of being the youngest of 4 children!

Thanks so much to Grammy & Poppi for planning such a wonderful vacation!

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Group Pictures...Then & Now

I absolutely love our playgroup! Today we met at Kara & Tanner's & let the boys play, play & PLAY! They were fascinated with the baby gate & loved when Brittney made bubbles. We, of course, tried our best to get a pic of the ones who were there (We missed you Hudson!). I was laughing at the mommies as we tried to get them to sit still when 4 of the 5 are walking & they are scooting ALL over the place. Here is what the group picture looked like back in was quite a different story.

Reid, Hudson, Chapman & Tanner (missing Quinn & Porter)

And here are the boys today...

Reid, Porter, Tanner, Chapman & Quinn (missing Hudson)

So much fun...what blessings they are!! What a difference a few months can make!

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Week-end in Austin

The Penuels traveled to Austin this past week-end to celebrate David's dad's birthday. We ate at fun restaurants like PF Chang's & Hula Hut, and Chapman enjoyed his first swim!! He wasn't sure of the water at first, but he warmed up pretty quickly & played in his floatie.

He was such a good traveler & had fun getting to see Hoosier!

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