Saturday, June 18, 2011

Memorial Day

Once again, I'm behind on my blogging, so I'm still catching up on stuff that happened in May. We had such a blast when my sister and her family came to visit us for Memorial Day. Rhylah LOVES LOVES LOOOOOVES it when cousin Sydney comes to visit, because they are only three months apart and Syd is the closest she will have to a sister. We had a blast taking in the sights of our small town ... I always love a good excuse to do that whenever we have company!

Asher dressed up as a cowboy for Sydney ... the outfit is about three sizes too small, but that doesn't seem to bother him.

The Uncles drawing ninja turtles and trying to mimic their funny faces. This is the crazy stuff we do once the kids go to bed.

My and my Rhy girl at lunch at the Stray Dog in New Buffalo -- FANTASTIC restaurant.

These girls were pretty much side-by-side the entire weekend.

All of us at the table.

Silly Asher making one of his characteristic goofy faces. What a ham.

Rhy has overcome her fear of the carousel ... or the "carrot self" as she calls it.

Me and my baby girl on the carousel. I love that at least one of my babies still needs me on this ride.

Rhy eating ice cream at Cabana's.

Love this shot of Asher and Sydney.

Goofy boys doing what they do best ... being goofy.

All of us enjoying a Memorial Day picnic on our new patio!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Last Day of Preschool

This year, Asher finished up preschool. Next year, he will be a full-fledged kindergartner. We finished the year with a picnic at Eaton Park ... last year, it was sunny and hot ... this year, the parents were all crowded around the barbecue grill trying to keep our hands thawed out. But we had a fantastic time eating, playing and eating some more. After all, who doesn't love a church potluck in any form!?

Asher and his teacher, Mrs. Kern. He ADORES her. Luckily, he'll have her again next year for kindergarten.

Boys eating their picnic/potluck lunch. Hot dogs! YUM!

How many kids can you fit on one play structure? It's debatable! Poor Rhylah had barely figured out the art of walking the lily pads when 15 more kids decided to give it a go. :)

Kaden, Luke and Asher . . . buddies through and through!

All smiles.

Show me your best pirate face, matey!

Mom and her big boy!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Baseball Fever

All of the Harrmann boys are playing baseball this summer. Which means the our household has been hit by baseball fever . . . BIG time.
Gabe has had a fantastic season as a Cardinal. Not only is he playing on the team of his dreams, but his team is 5-3, which isn't a bad record. Nate is helping out with coaching.
Gabe's playing short stop and third base and has already hit a home run this year. Last night he hit a triple. The guy is a hitting machine.
Asher LOVES being able to play just like his big brother. He's in the instructional league which is held every Saturday afternoon for 8 or 9 weeks. He's doing great at hitting, catching and throwing!

Asher walks purposefully to his very first baseball practice ever. He was SOOO excited!

Taking some at-bats in the batting cages. Asher did AWESOME smacking that T-ball around!

My slugger . . . Gabriel!

Gabe and his dad. Nate is an assistant coach this year, which has been great fun. Gabe loves having his dad for a coach. He thinks it's "Totally cool!!"

Miss Rhylah at baseball practice.

Smooching with daddy.

Three cuties.

New Patio

We used our "uncle sam" money this year to put in a new patio. It might just be the best thing we've EVER done to our yard! Previously, we had a cute little garden sitting spot back in the corner, but it was full of crumbling bricks and overgrown vines. So we ripped it out and dug a REALLY big hole in our yard. Two yards of sand and one yard of gravel later, it was time to put in the pavers. Mom and dad were here to help for most of it.

My handsome hubby taking a quick break to smile at the camera. He worked his tail off!

Working, working, working. I lost track of how many wheel barrows of dirt and sand and gravel I carried. It was incredible.

Sitting on my brand new deck!!

Our new Katie Brown copper fire pit.

Eveyone sitting on the deck ... it's chilly, but nice to have somewhere to sit outside, FINALLY!

Nate got an early father's day present this year, a brand new grill!

I moved my wisteria to the back garden, and used the extra bricks from our old patio to do raised beds this year.

Easter 2011

This should have been posted a month ago . . . what can I say, I'm WAY behind on my blogging lately! We had the pleasure of having my folks up for Easter this year. It was SUCH fun having family up for a holiday!

The Michigan Harrmanns on Easter Sunday.

Rhy finds her hidden Easter basket, in the downstairs shower.

Rhylah digs into her Easter basket. She got a princess coloring book, princess paper dolls, some play jewelry, some play dough,a Rapunzel book, and LOTS of candy!

Gabe finds his basket, in the front hall closet, hidden under a coat. (We have to make it hard for him!) He got an awesome lego/Star Wars ship, a strap for his guitar, and a Michigan Chillers book, plus lots of candy.

Asher found his basket on top the shelves in the living room. He got an iron man helmet, a super hero coloring book, some action figures for his Bat cave and a Toy Story 3 book, plus lots of sweets to eat!

My three cuties on Easter! I dressed them alike this year ... they all wanted to do it, and I figured it will probably be my last chance to do this!

Rhy gets busy wearing her new jewels and coloring princesses!