Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer Recap ~ Family Reunion

Summer is zooming by way too fast, y'all!
We've been going, going, going since June.

And our favorite getaway every summer is
camping at Crane Prairie.

Most summers we make it over to Central Oregon twice.
First for my family reunion camp-out:

And then again with Jeremy's Mom for a nice, little girls getaway 
{plus fishing for Jerm}:

Poor Miss Tay was not feeling well the morning we left.
She has a super sensitive tummy.
We really can't travel at all without her getting car sick, and now she seems
to be sensitive to certain foods.
Poor Darlin'.

Sis and Kenners got to go out fishing the first day.

The rest of us girls got to hang around camp feeding these cute little guys,
and relaxing.

The sunsets while we were there were AH-MAZING.

We spent some time in the water,

And exploring trails on nature walks.
This little mama was so cute, parading her ducklings around.

Big Sissies are the best.
Always there to lend a piggy back when needed.

And there to share secrets.

And then, the morning we were preparing to head home, Kam went out fishing with Jeremy one last time.  And came back with this guy!  
The second biggest fish of the season at Crane Prairie!
I'm pretty sure her face says it all.
She was ELATED.
Sweet girl.

A quick group shot before heading home.

And that's that.
The end of our camping season for 2017 :(

What is your favorite summer outing??

Monday, July 3, 2017

Camping Prep

Well, it's less than 48 hours until we hit the road for our 
Heitmanek Reunion Camp Out.

I have 4,087 more trips to make out to the trailer, so I'm doing what any sane person would do:
And crafting.

Just wanted to quickly share the camp shirts I made for the little girls:

I made these for the big girls 7 years ago {insert bug-eyed emoji}!
You can see HERE

And now, off to the trailer!
Happy Summer!!!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Let's Flamingle!

Miss Tay has decided that Flamingoes are a new favorite, 
which pretty much sealed the deal for a 
Flamingo "6th" Birthday Party.
That was fine by me!
I have loved Flamingoes since I was a little girl myself.

It was just a tiny, little family party,
but that suited us just fine.

We decorated, and made yummy treats just the same.
Tay loved these little pineapple pops.
I used marshmallows instead of cake, and they held their shape great!
And for the pink pops, I used brownies ~ Makenna's favorite.

Wishes were made,
candles were blown,

Gifts were unwrapped.

And my littlest baby girl is now six years old :(

I need time to slow down!

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Happy Birthday Tay Tay!

Oh  my goodness.
I said it nearly nine years ago when my oldest turned six, and I've said it with every six year old since.
Six seems SO MUCH OLDER than five.
Six = big girl.
{Particularly in the Fraijo house where every child seems to be in the 97th percentile for height!}
Five is still tiny.
And this year . . .  today, in fact, my youngest baby girl turns six.
I have no more tinies :(

Miss Tay, Happy Sixth Birthday to you ♥

Six years ago you came into this world ~  a big set of lungs, and the most gorgeous little face ever.
And you fit right in to this family.

You tried to catch up to your big sissies. 

You wanted to do everything they did.

And eventually, you toddled right off after them.

You still have a big set of lungs ;)

You have opinions, and like to be heard.

But you're the sweetest cuddler too.

You tell great stories.

And you LOVE animals.

At the moment pigs are your favorites.
You ask for a pet pig about 10 times every single day.

But I *think* you'd be happy with a horse, or puppy, or any pet you could call your very own.

You still don't like to sit still long enough to be read to,
but you could play with Legos for hours.

You enjoy being outside,
but only if the bugs stay away ;)
{I get it!}

You still have a rough time on car rides.

Poor thing, you can't travel far without getting car sick.

But you're a rock star on an airplane.

Which is a good thing, because we traveled by plane three times this year!

You love Disneyland,
had a great time in Maine, and San Diego . . .

But you'd rather be HOME than anywhere else.

You are a new adventure every day.
A new, exciting way to view the world.
A laugh a minute.
A hug.
A smile.
You're our Tay-Tay.
And we love you to the moon!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sunny Days & A Start to Summer!

I keep waiting for the time of year when life "slows down",
but I don't think that time exists. So on we go, plowing through!

Jeremy {and his best friend, and my dad} all went on their annual bear hunting trip
the middle of last month.  
The weather finally started to shape up, so they took the opportunity to get away.
And they had a great time!

I've been working on a Busy Book to send to our friends who are making the looooong trek from 
Maine to Oregon in LESS THAN A WEEK!

Two babies 3 and under . . . on a plane cross country . . .
girlfriend's gonna need some magic tricks.

Last week we got to have dinner at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.
It was such fun; a beautiful evening for an outside dinner amidst a gorgeous backdrop.

We love visiting Wooden Shoe each April to ooooh and ahhhhh over the tulips,
but visiting in June was a whole new experience!
So many gorgeous blooms.

And we've even gotten in plenty of family visit time.
The girls' cousin, Kuaile, got to come out for a couple of days, and it was NON STOP fun!

And we made our annual trip to Lincoln City with Jeremy's side of the family last month.
{Photos to follow soon}.
25 people in one beach house . . . there were so many memories to be made!

What does the start to your Summer look like?

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