Friday, July 17, 2009

Kaylas big Adoption Day!!!!!!!!

This was taken after we got home! She is getting into the toybox. She is chewing on one of Alex's army guys!

She is such a happy baby. One of the witnesses in the court room said she was one of the happiest babies she has seen.

We took some family pictures after we got home from Court! This is on the side of our house.

Erik told Alex to give Kayla a hug. . . .and so he did! The funny thing is, Kayla loved every second!

THis was taken in the court room right after the proceedure!

L to R~ Audrey (grandma), Erik, Alex, Michael McNabb (Lawyer), Kristina, Kayla, The Judge, and Whitney!

Today was such a special day for our family! It is a relief to have the legal side our adoption complete. I never really worry that anything will happen but it nice to have it done. Today Kayla is officially Kayla Louise Peterson! Now we wait for the paperwork to come back and then we can have her blessed and sealed to us! Time to shope for a white dress! YAY! We love you Kayla and we are glad you came to our home to be a part of our family!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 on 3 volleyball tournament!

Well this is the biggest grass tournament in the USA. . . I think! That is what I heard anyway. There were nearly 200 nets set up. We didnt play as well as I would have liked, but now I know what to expect I am ready for next year. Erik and I are already planning the trip for next year and how to make it better.

We got to Wisconsin Dells on Thursday and played at the waterpark. . . we played Friday too! Then Saturday we played volleyball all day! That is pretty much all you are getting out of me for this one! LOL

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July!

Selah is such a doll!
Jared and Porter in front of this old garage/barn. I don't know what it is but Jared thought it would be cool to get a picture.

Sack race in the park after the parade!

Porter in the sack race!

Alex did really good until he saw everyone had finished and then he fell. I tried to pick him up and help him finish but he was done. He was so tired!

Alex is the little guy lined up with all the big kids.

He was so excited to race!

Whitney and Kayla! Best Buds!

Erik, Kristina, Alex, and Kayla

I think Alex was upset because Porter and Selah picked up the last 2 pieces of candy that were thrown! It is amazing the way a 3 year old thinks!(the end of the world)

Fire trucks and police cars are being really loud! Alex cried once because one of the fire trucks honked his horn and startled him. It was endearing!

Jared, Tia, Selah, and Porter

Princess Selah

The fire trucks got pretty loud!

My little sweet angel!

I love this girl!

Tia and Selah

Watching the Parade!

Tia, Me, and Whitney!

Getting ready to pose but Tia had some parenting to do before we posed!

I guess this is just a random shot of everyone waiting for the parade!

Porter and Selah!

They are so cute!

Alex chomping on his candy!

Tia and Jared drove all night and got here at 4 a.m. on the 4th. We got up and got ready and went to the 4th of July parade in Afton. . .Minnesota. (that was for all you Idahoans and Wyoming People) It was such a fun day. The kids had a great time. We decided instead of leaving quickly we would hang out in the park and let the kids play. We all had something to eat (hot dogs, brats, chicken, egg rolls and rice), the park had several stands to choose from. They had bobbing for apples and sack races for the kids. Then we walked back to our cars which I forgot to mention were parked at least a mile away. Then we went home and relaxed. Erik and Jared got stuff to BBQ, so we BBQued later in the afternoon. We left at about 9ish to go watch the fireworks. Then we all came home and crashed. It was a fun filled day with good company and good food. . . what more can you ask for!