Thursday, July 22, 2010

Birthday Boy

I really do promise that I will do a full birthday party recap, but I simply don't have a single picture!  My mom took pictures along with my new favorite photographer (and friend!), Jen Dillender.  Here are a few shots that I "borrowed" from her blog.  She is simply AMAZING!  I kind of felt like I had my own personal family photographer for a month.  I can't WAIT to show you some of the other images she captured of my kiddos!  Anyhow, here is a little sneak peek of Cash's big day!  More photos and details will follow.

Jen, you are brilliant!  Thank you SO much for capturing Cash's first birthday so beautifully!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time Flies

Where did the four weeks go?  I feel like we just left for Colorado yesterday.  The mountain of mail and the giant To-Do List tell me otherwise.  We absolutely LOVED every minute of our time at Crooked Creek Ranch.  I have special feelings for several Young Life camps for various reasons (maybe because I met my husband at one), but Crooked Creek outshines them all!  The property was beautiful, the staff was spectacular, and our Assigned Team was phenomenal.  I have SO much to say and SO many stories to tell.  I'll leave you with a couple of teaser photos!

We're glad to be home. . . more photos coming just as soon as I can catch my breath!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Birthday Preview

You may not know that June is BIRTH-MONTH for our favorite little buddy CASH!  I seriously can not believe that this little man is going to be ONE!  He even received his first birthday gift today- thanks Laughlins!  We love you guys!  

EVERYONE is excited to open the gift

He loves all of his new clothes and jommies!

He doesn't know that these are to wear, not chew on.

Since we will be at Crooked Creek Ranch for his birthday, what would be more fitting than a Cowboy Party?  Here are a few little previews.  I'll try to post pics after the actual party!

The invitations

The cupcake toppers

Loot (goodie) bags and badges


My favorite piece- the pennant banner

We'll let ya'll know what kind of wild west shenanigans we pull for this little cowpokes big day!

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

I have 3 full days to have my entire life in order.  Ok, so maybe that's kind of drastic, but as you may remember, we are preparing to embark on our Colorado adventure!  Being gone for an entire month is SO wonderful, but requires extensive preparation . . . multiplied by 5.  As you can see, our girls are ready for Crooked Creek.

Since I should be making lists and packing right now, I will simply give you a photo montage of our summer adventures thus far.  There is so much more to come!

We went to Memphis for Rachael's wedding (where I didn't take a single pic- ugh!).  The kiddos had TONS of fun in Nan's freezing pool and playing with their cousins.  We've got 6 kiddos all age 4 or younger in that pic- whoa.

We also had a visit from our dear friends the Grigors.  They made the trek to Manhattan with Baby Gracie and we had such a fun weekend!  Grace decided to help me wake Cash from his nap- I like the one where Grace is touching Cash's bum!  We also took the Grigors to our splash park and the tots enjoyed mere seconds of the freezing water.

This past weekend, I took a scenic drive to Wichita to visit my college friend Nelly and pick up another college friend Ashley from the airport.  What a glorious reunion!  But seriously, isn't Kansas prettier than you expected?!

Keeper of the Plains- ask Kristin Neely for a full explanation.

Harper likes to hang out in Best Buy and watch a 3D movie.  Am I a good mom, or what?

When it's not raining, we have spent some quality time at the park.  Cash LOVES the swings!

These girls LOVE to show off their dance moves.  They may not be too coordinated (ahem, Reese), but they sure do look cute trying!

Oh my.  Are words necessary?  LOVE this little guy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Current Events

No, we are not CNN over here at the Green house, but there are still PLENTY of current events.  Here is my photo essay entitled "What the Heck We've Been Doing Lately".  Enjoy!

Harper has diligently learned her letters!

We've FINALLY been able to head back to the parks to enjoy the warm(ish) weather.  Doesn't Cash look THRILLED about this picture?!

We are also learning to get-along with each other. . . this is still a work in progress.

Harper is applying for a job at Outdoors, Inc.

We put away our winter clothes and happily replaced them with our summer clothes!  I know, this is a bit ridiculous.  Between our 6 kids (Greens/Camerons), we have seriously accumulated some clothes.

We went on an organizing spree and our medicine cabinet couldn't be happier.

Cash loves chillin at the park and checkin out the ladies.

We've spent some good, quality time with our grands!

We finally finished eating all of our Easter candy.

We visited Children's Mercy Hospital in KC to have Cash's birthmark inspected- how cute is he in a hospital gown?!?

We've had a few picnics!

We've soaked up a few rays.  Thank goodness for sunshine!

We've exercised our artistic ability through sidewalk chalk.

We've been TRAVELING a TON!

NYC was our most recent adventure- how amazing is that view?!

We've even learned to CRAWL!

Our lives may be hectic, but we are loving every minute of it.  Watch for our next installment of Current Events!
**Most photos captured using an iPhone- we apologize for their quality.