Saturday, August 20, 2016

Claire's 6th birthday party

Animal-themed birthday cake

Animal-themed food: meow mix, shark teeth, snake eggs, prickly melon, beetle wings, and bunny food.

Shark teeth in action

Very happy birthday girl

Water balloon wars

The birthday party crew

Make sure to check out the creative way the girls collected more water balloons (in their suits)



Claire with her best friend from preschool

Getting some help from her new elephant friend to blow out the candles

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beach trip 2016



Annika and Claire enjoying the waves


Mermaid Claire


Loving the cousin fun

Mom and Grandma


Claire enjoying the sand castle

Wave jumping fun


Grandpa relaxing in the sun

Claire and Grady by the pool

Mark, Grandpa, and Mom on the beach in the early morning

The beach house this year

Linnea LOVING the pool

Cami, Linnea, and Andy on the beach

Wesley fishing with Uncle Lanny

Mom pulling Grady on the boogie board

Ann by the pool

Everyone on their way to the beach to see what games Mark and Leanne have come up with.

Charlie and Lanny

Team Purple ready to take on Team Green

Claire, Mom, and Wesley on the beach

Linnea and Andy ready for the games to begin

Dustin and Ann competing in the Bubble Trouble challenge.  They had to use their faces/mouths to find gum hidden in whipped cream.  The first one to blow a bubble won.  Ann won.

Cami and Annika competing in the Shiver Shirt challenge.  They had to put on frozen shirts.  First one on wins.  Annika won.

Grandpa enjoying the poolside chairs

Mark throwing Wesley in the pool with Leanne watching on.

Mom and Claire competing in the Sponge Bucket challenge.  Fill a bucket using only a sponge and dump the water on a competitor (Wesley or Charlie).

Claire won!

Grandpa and Grady competed in the Water Scrabble challenge.  They each popped water balloons filled with Scrabble tiles and had to spell a word with their letters first to win.  Grady won!

Cookie Monster challenge with Wesley against Charlie

Funny faces all around. 
Despite a valiant effort by Wesley, Charlie won.

Claire loving the pool



Last game challenge.  The whole Green team against Emily and Clayton.  The Green team had to compete three puzzles to Emily and Clayton's one.

The Green team's puzzles.  It was a tie!