Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Funny Friday Foto(s) - Iphone Edition

 Quick run through America's Hometown.  Really I was using this photo op as a reason to stop and catch my breath.  Ha!
 Snuggles with Aggie (and watching Ali play Minecraft)
 Training them right.  Ha!
 When we leave my parents house for a run, on the way home there is this never ending hill -- so RB talked me into bypassing that hill, in favor for this one.
I will admit, this one wasn't as bad -- but I prefer pavement under my feet and not dewy grass. 
 As tired as I am at night, I do look forward to checking on her one more time before I head to bed.  Just never know what I'm going to find. 
 Last one out of bed... and No.  She didn't make her half when she (finally) got up.
 She was SO ANNOYED that the blanket was in her spot. Look at that stink eye she's giving me!
 And then later on, I was in her spot. Ha!
 I think he can totally pull off this look!
Watch out!  Crazy driver coming through!
She's just starting to ride it by herself, and only gave me about 4 mini heart attacks.  GAH!
She drives like Ali -- doesn't look where she's going -- too busy looking at all of us!
But my favorite part -- is she's laughing and screaming and yelling WHOO HOOO as she's driving.  16 is going to be crazy awesome.  Ha!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Preschool Graduation

 Ainsley is a preschool graduate!  Because of how school ended this year (snow days), preschool graduation was held on a Friday morning, but they still had to go back Monday for the official last day of school. 
 Cracking up at Ali's face! Ha!
 They were so annoyed with me -- we parked in the school parking lot, and walked down to take this picture -- which just happened to be right where the car drop off line was.  Addi grumbled the whole way about people staring at her - I told her to just get used to it.  She has a mom that knows what pictures she wants and will do whatever it takes to get them.  Ha!
 The class did a short program, which was absolutely adorable, before they received their preschool certificates.
 She knew the words, and the actions, and kept looking over at us to make sure we were watching.  I am going to miss preschool!
 Receiving her certificate from her teacher.
 Go Ainsley!
 I love watching her write her name -- her E's and Y's are the best!
 Ainsley with our favorite preschool teachers.  Ali had them too when she was there, and we just absolutely adore them...  I may have cried when saying goodbye -- and then laughed when they asked if we could have another baby so they would have another Brunner to teach.  So not happening but love knowing that they loved our girls so much.
 All done!  and All Smiles!
We've talked about kindergarten a lot this summer and I know she's ready to go, but we both are a little sad to not have our days to spend together.  It will be a big adjustment for her (and us as a family) since kindergarten is all day.  I have accepted a part time job that will start once school starts back up and will go off the school calendar.  I'm excited, and nervous -- it's been a long time since I've answered to anyone besides the A Team.  Ha!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Parade and Party

 We woke up super early and headed to America's Hometown to celebrate the 4th of July.
Nothing says Happy Birthday America like starting a piece of popcorn on fire with your little sister's ladybug magnifying glass.  Ha!  In Addi's defense, her dad, papa, and older cousin were encouraging her on...
 Patiently waiting for the parade to start... (read:  waiting for the CANDY!)
 My little stair steppers.
 I'm always amazed when I see Ali's hair down and see just how long it is.
 I always hold my breath when I see the characters come towards the girls...  it usually involves tears.
 But not this year!
(However, Elmo walked by later on and Ainsley scaled RB in about .2 seconds so she could get out of giving Elmo a high-5.) 
 Soooo...  can you tell they are sisters?!
(Thanks Brooke for the fun sunglasses!  We did eventually take Ainsley's sticker off hers - ha!)
 I like to joke that the 4th of July parade in America's Hometown is also known as "World's Longest Tractor Parade"--  Exhibit #1
 ....and exhibit #2.
 Ainsi and Papa
 ....and tractor number 765, 766, 767, 768...  Ha!
 Sadly, this piece of farm equipment costs more than our house.  Yikes!
 My date for the parade.
 Snuggles with dad.
 This is me caving and passing over my camera to RB after he asked if he could take our picture and I said no and he reminded me that I am trying to be better and actually BE in pictures.
 Gosh... wasn't it just yesterday that she was a baby?  And now we are scouring catalogs and stores to pick out her kindergarten backpack!  ::sob::
 I like to call this their 'prom pose' -- the ONLY way our girls are going to prom is if they go with their papa or their daddy... so I guess it's good for them to practice now.  Ha!
 Dear Addi,
Thanks for taking our picture, but maybe next time, point the camera up a bit.
Love, Mama
 To my favorite father in love,
Thank you for taking a picture where my face is included, and my mid-section isn't.
Love, your favorite daughter in love
 ALI BRUNNER for the photobomb win!! Love it!
 Brunner Circus
July 2014
 Nana and her girls
 The Brunner Matriarch - she's turning 97 this year.
 Once the parade and lunch was over, we headed out to swim and play with more cousins.
 This girl is PUMPED that she can touch in Aunt Koko's pool this year!  It's all she's talked about since we've been home.

 Aunt Koko and Uncle Craig... I feel like she should be drinking the wine, and he should be doing the cleaning...???  Ha!
Cousin Fun!