Monday, June 28, 2010

Backyard pool

Since it's now getting so warm outside (105 fahrenheit most days), by the evening the water that comes out of the hose is the perfect temperature so we can actually give Aria and Zade bathes out in in the little pool in the backyard. They both love it!

Since Tara is always taking care of baby Zade, Aria likes to have a baby of her own, so this little doll often comes wherever she goes.

Here's Zade soaking up a few rays after splashing around:

Here's Aria wearing a cute dress that her Aunt Shara picked up for her in Israel.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Potty Training

Tara picked up a pretty cool book for Aria to encourage her toward potty training. Here's Aria reading it:

We also got some really good pics of Zade this week:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Best Friends

Best Friends

Aria & Zade in tub

Aria singing

Dane's Birthday

We had a great birthday celebration. Tara made a delicious cake with cool whip & a pile of raspberries and my parents gave me a sweet Oregon State shirt. (I love the expression on Aria's face in this pic)

Tara surprised me by buying tickets for the family to a baseball game to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play the St. Louis Cardinals. As expected, the Card's beat the D-backs 5-2, and there were a number of doubles and a 3-run shot, along with several errors, making for an entertaining time.

We then spent the night at an inexpensive hotel, went to the temple in the morning, and then to a new Aquarium. It had some neat transparent passageways you could walk through and see sharks swimming right next to you.

Aria didn't get a good nap in beforehand though, so she didn't seem to care.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cuddle Monkey

Aria & Zade:

Here's a nice picture of the little cuddle monkey. He loves being held like this.

The end of the fantastic weather is finally upon us. It's now breaking into the 100's again, but man, what a long stretch of fabulous weather. Arizona's weather from November through May was just awesome.

In other news, Tara went up for a night to Girls Camp and left the kids with me. She seemed to have a good time, but oh man, I'm sooo grateful she made it back. I love the kids, but they're so demanding and just wore me out.

Lastly, due to popular demand, here's some more footage of Zade.