Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yeah Daddy!

After years of deciding what he wants to be when he grows up......Edward finally made a decision. Yep, he wants to be a police officer.

Edward's dad was a police officer for 29 years, so his parents wanted to see him persue other careers, but he kept coming back to this one!

Long story short, after going through the hiring process for 4 months and passing each step cautiously optimistic, he has been hired on by the Tempe Police Department. It is one of the top departments in the state, and he got hired in his first attempt. That really says something about him.
I guess everyone else is going to find out what the rest of us already know, Gabriel and Kiera's daddy is a pretty amazing guy! He will be starting the police academy September 22, so be looking forward to a huge party when he graduates in February!!!

We are so proud of you, Edward! We love you so much!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 Month's Old

Kiera is 3 month's old today! She is growing so fast. She weighs about 15 pounds already! Her new favorite things are standing up and trying to find her thumb or fingers. She is obsessed. Her hair is crazy! It looks more like a mohawk everyday. Poor thing.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Splash Park!

Our friend Ashley came into town with her two boys, so we went to the splash park and had some fun. It has been a while since we have seen Ashley. She hadn't met any of our kids and we hadn't met her youngest. Hopefully when her husband is done with his residency they can move back (hint, hint Ashley!!).

Gabriel taking it all in!
Carsen and Colten
Kelli and Abby

Kiera and Makayla (Addisen's sister) did not join in the fun. They hung out in the shade. It was a pretty warm day!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

New York

The last week of June we headed to New York. Edward and I had never been there before so we were very excited!! Although New York is not too child-friendly, we had a great time with the kids! Enjoy the pictures!At the Empire State BuildingWe were able to get a sitter and go see the Lion King on Broadway! It was amazing!!! St. Patrick's Cathedral

Edward with his Grandma Cila (his dad's mom) and the kids. It was her first time meeting the kids, so we had a great time.
Edward with his Aunt Damarie and Gabriel.
Edward's cousin Jen and her husband Don met us in New York for a few days. (they live in Maryland)
Brunch at the Waldorf Astoria (that is where we stayed).
THe closest I got to the Statue of Liberty. Edward and I wanted to take the ferry, but the lines were forever long and we couldn't leave the kids that long. We were bummed.
Mommy and Kiera at Central Park.
Auntie Katie, Gabriel, and Grandma at Central Park.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Summer Wedding

Edward's cousin Stephanie got married a coupld of weeks ago, and we had a ton of fun! Gabriel danced until the music stopped! He actually said, "Hey!!" to the DJ when he turned the music off. He also wanted to dance with the bride all night long. It was very cute!
Gabriel dancing with the bride!

Gabriel dancing with Mommy!
Kiera and Uncle Richie! They had a ton of fun toghether that night.

P.S. NY pictures will be up soon.