Thursday, May 10, 2012

Introducing . . . Grey McKee Leishman!

Born April 17th, 2012 weighing 9lbs. 3oz. and measuring 21 3/4" long.  Everything went perfectly and we enjoyed (very much) 4 quite and wonderful days in the hospital.  Everyone at home loves him (sometimes a little too much) and we are adjusting quickly to having a family of SEVEN!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Maternity pics for baby #5

I wanted to do something different from the bare belly pics I did before, so a friend of mine and I went around town to some of our favorite places and took some shots. We had so much fun, and it was especially amusing since we were both pregnant, trying to help each other up and down, in and out of each pose and position in order to get the shot we wanted. I'm sure we made someone laugh!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's a . . . .


Friday, December 2, 2011

I Love these kids!!!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

This makes me smile . . .

While my older three kids were playing the wii, Bree got bored and decided to tackle whoever wasn't taking a turn at the game. At that moment, it was Cole.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Time Fun! (2011)

I often find myself so busy with other things, that I feel I may be missing all the fun stages of life that my children are going through. So, I promised myself I would make this summer a fun and adventurous one while everyone's at home. Here are just a few pictures of some of the happenings from this summer so far (there's still two more weeks of fun filled activities planned)!

Grandpa Leishman came home from China and brought home silk pajamas for the kids. I LOVE them, and want a set for myself!

Of course, what would life with a toddler be without the occasional mischief. On this particular day, Bree found my magic marker and thought it would be a great idea to color her FACE!
You can see how excited she is about her new look! ( She says "yay!")
We got a new water toy this year, super cheap! Slip and Slide! This kept them entertained for hours and Bree loved getting knocked over like a bowling pin more than once!

What would summer be without farmer's markets! We've been to a few and this one in Chico has a great splash pad. Of course, we didn't come prepared with swimsuits, but that's how our spontaneous family rolls! They were dripping!
I'm slightly ashamed to admit that trips to get ice-cream were more often for selfish purposes than anything else, but everyone got ice-cream in the end, so the guilty feeling never stuck around long enough to prevent yet another visit in the future!
Lady bugs are such interesting creatures! Bree would giggle so much watching it crawl up her arm and then throw it on the ground, forcing Cole and Gracie to frantically re-locate it so they could continue passing it around. This must have cycled around for at least 30 min. or so!

And of course we had lots of pool time, swim lessons, a new playground in the backyard, boating adventures, climbing up waterfalls, sea world San Diego, a visit to the beach (first time for my kids!), library reading program and reading/play time and the library, trips/picnics at the park, numerous art projects, art classes for Rylee, and play dates with friends!

This summer has gone by so quickly and we're sad to see it come to an end, but we still have a mini-family vacation this weekend (before Justin starts the harvest and we don't see him for six-eight weeks) and the county fair to look forward to. I think we can say our plan to have a fantastic and memorable summer was a success! Now to make it a great school year!!! (*sigh*)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Holy Huge!

We just got back from my mother-in-laws garden. We are trying to keep it up while she is out of town. I have neglected to check the squash and this is the result! They are so big! When Rylee saw them, she couldn't wait to take a picture. Gracie wanted to go show grandma and was disappointed when I reminded her that she's not home:( They love you Grandma Lynn!

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Getting ready for the 4th

Here is how my kids "helped" clean the boat for the 4th this year. As you can see, a lot more playing than cleaning was accomplished! But what can you expect when you hand your children a hose and suit them up for water play!

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4th of July 2011

We were so excited this year to invite a few family friends to enjoy houseboating with us for a few nights for the 4th. We invited our good friends the Hills and the Donatis. Our kids got along great, and some of the adults made new friends they hadn't met before. It was so much fun. We ate way too much food, almost everyone got sun-burned, but we had a great time! After a few traumatic events on the intertube with the kids, everyone was brave enough to give it another shot and we were eventually successful at showing the kids what fun the water can be.

Here is Bree just lounging in the morning with her, oh so nutritious breakfast, muffins and danishes!
Cole and Tyden are the best of friends and often like to cause a little bit of trouble with thier roudiness! (Don't worry Mom and Dad Leishman, those guns didn't have water in them. They just wanted to pose this way for the picture!)

Here they are being sweet.

Cole was almost ready to go down the slide this time after a lot of coaxing from his more adventurous friends, but once he sat down and saw how far down it was he decided it was too much. He began to cry, I'm not sure if out of fright or embarrassment because he couldn't do it, but he was quickly comforted and moved on to the next task, getting in the water!

Such cute kids! (Cole, Bree, and Gracie)

Rylee was brave enough to go down the slide, as long as daddy went with her. She did great, but decided it wasn't for her after all. Maybe later in the season we can get her to try to go down by herself! Or maybe next year.

This years new toy is the paddle boat. I think my kids were more excited about this than anything else!

Miss Gracie, snacking away (which what we all did most of the day).

Bree's "funny face." So glad to catch it on camera! She loves to make people laugh, and once she gets a laugh, she doesn't stop!

I got glow-in-dark tattoos for all the kids, and this is the one I sported in honor of my new baby niece, Auburn Liberty, born on the 4th of July. How perfect! But really, we would expect nothing less from my sister-in-law Taryn. She's usually pretty good at getting just what she wants! (excuse my gross looking leg. way to up close!)

All the kids on top of the houseboat getting ready for the fire-works. I got them all glow-sticks that they are showing the camera.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tee Ball

I don't know who was more excited for tee ball this year. Me or Cole! I couln't wait to see him play sports so when sign ups came around and he was old enough, we were one of the first to sign up! It was so fun to watch him learn a new sport. My parents came to town for Rylee's baptism and were able to watch him play. So fun! He was VERY good at throwing the ball, and we're working on hitting and catching at home. He's getting very good and I'm excited to see him play again next year. Next . . . Soccer!

His first game
You can see him right in the middle, number 2, waiting to catch the ball if it comes his way. That's my boy!

Hitting . . .

Running . . .

He was awesome!
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