Des Moines 50th Birthday Parade

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-07-2009

My mom, sister in law and I took Finley and Declan to the 50th birthday of Des Moines parade last Saturday. It was a lot of fun. We were sitting in the sun with a great breeze off the water. Declan slept through the entire thing, but Finley watched and enjoyed most of the parade.

Finley enjoying the kids activities at the marina before the parade.

Finley enjoying the kids activities at the marina before the parade.

Finley watching the clowns from his stroller.  He pulled the shade down so they couldn't see him.

Finley watching the clowns from his stroller. He pulled the shade down so they couldn't see him.

More Hiding.

More Hiding.

More Clowns

More Clowns

Now hiding from the pirates.  I wanted to hide too.  My whole life I have always disliked the pirates.

Now hiding from the pirates. I wanted to hide too. My whole life I have always disliked the pirates.

The beginning of the tow trucks.  My favorite part.  A tow truck towing a tow truck towing a tow truck.  It is GREAT.

The beginning of the tow trucks. My favorite part. A tow truck towing a tow truck towing a tow truck. It is GREAT.

The long line of tow trucks.

The long line of tow trucks.

The tow trucks leaving.

The tow trucks leaving.

Declan Smiles

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-07-2009

And the requested pictures of “me”

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Samantha’s Orchestra Video

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-07-2009

I couldn’t upload the orchestra video the other night when I posted pictures, but here it is.

Samantha End of Year Orchestra Concert

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-07-2009

Samantha’s school had their year end concert in Mid June. She has improved so much since starting last year. Next year at the middle school they do not have an orchestra program, but hopefully she’ll continue to play with the community orchestra.

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Samantha’s 6th Grade Promotion

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-07-2009

We are a little behind on posting photos, but here is a picture from Samantha’s 6th grade promotion and party we had at our house the following weekend.

The parents from her school planned a great event complete with a FABULOUS slide show of pictures from the year.

Samantha and her friends after the cermony

Samantha and her friends after the cermony

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Samantha’s July 7th – 50 Yard Fly

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-07-2009

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I was able to upload the video to Youtube. Here you go.

Samantha’s Swim Meet

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-07-2009

Samantha had a home meet on Tuesday (7.7.09) so we took the boys to watch her in 2 events. Finley really like the licorice he got.

Here is her first race – event #29 50 yard freestyle 40.16 seconds.

Her second race #49 50 yard fly – 50.84 seconds She got first place in this race.

I have a video, but it is too big to upload. I am working on making it smaller.

Fourth of July

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-07-2009

We had a great 4th of July. Took Finley to the Normandy Park parade in the morning. He liked the candy, but wasn’t too fond of the loud horns and sirens. He hid from them most of the parade. Then we walked down to the Cove for the community event and had hot dogs, popcorn and smoothies before walking back to the car.

Finley watching the parade.

Finley watching the parade.

Watching the parade

Watching the parade

After the parade we came home for some lunch. Finley decided Cool Whip was a great lunch.
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Later in the afternoon we enjoyed dinner at Tyler’s parents and then watched the City of Des Moines Fireworks from my mom’s porch. It was a great evening. Stayed in the 80′s while we watched the fireworks – no jackets required.

Finley and Uncle Jay getting ready for the fireworks

Finley and Uncle Jay getting ready for the fireworks

Finley, Uncle Jay and Papa

Finley, Uncle Jay and Papa

Declan slept through his first Fourth of July

Declan slept through his first Fourth of July

Finley took this picture of the fireworks.

Finley took this picture of the fireworks.

Declan is 2 weeks Old

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-07-2009

Declan turned 2 weeks old on Saturday. Sorry we haven’t been very good about posting pictures. Life with a toddler and an infant is crazy, but fun. Finley adores his new brother and has been “helping” out as much as he can.

Declan had his 2 week check up today and is doing great. He is up to 8lbs 5 oz and is 20 3/4 inches long. He has gained 1lb 4 1/2 oz since he was born.

Here are some pictures of our little man.

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Finley giving Declan a bath

Finley giving Declan a bath

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