Sunday, May 31, 2009

Catching Up!




Lots to post, it's been a LONG TIME!!!

We've had so much going on that I haven't had two seconds to update the blog! So heeeeeeeeeere we go!



Trike-a-Thon, 2009

For the past two years Ashli has participated in the St. Jude Trike-a-Thon at school. This year (as always) she did so amazingly well! I can't believe how big she's getting!




Even Mason had the urge to jump in and do his part to help out the kids at St. Jude!


He's a motorcyle STUD!





Getting Settled in the new Pad

If you remember the photos I posted when we moved into our home in August you'll remember that we had NO landscaping and NO fence! We put the fence up the first week we were here and we've spent the past 2 months putting in our landscaping. (these photos aren't TOTALLY current, I have to take more photos soon). Gregg is SUCH a trooper! He built the concrete edge that surrouds the grass, he brought in 27 tons of river rock BY HIMSELF one wheelbarrow at a time! We put in a few mulch beds to use as planters and even have quite a few of the plants in already. We did have the patio poured professionally and decided to go ahead and have it colored and stamped to look like slate.

I brought in the compost (most of it) one wheelbarrow at a time, and tilled it in before we layed in the grass. We've had SO much fun hitting the nurseries and picking out all of our new plants!
I even got my weeping willow! (my all-time favorite tree) followed closely by my new aquisition - A weeping pussy willow, and my gorgeous Japanese Maple!

We put in a flower garden along the length of the south side of the house (about 35 feet). Now THAT'S A FLOWER GARDEN! We are slowly but surely picking out fun, beautiful and unusual flowers to put into it! I'll have to post some more recent photos soon!





Preschool Graduation

It seems like yesterday I was posting about Ashli's first day at school! Now, a year and a half later- she's finished with preschool. She is prepared (I am not) for Kindergarten. =o(




This is Ashli and Cody at the graduation ceremony. They will dearly miss each other! But hopefully we can make a few playdates and keep these two girls together~





WALK NOW FOR AUTISM

We took to the Nike's today to show our support for our baby man! Along with THOUSANDS of our friends and supporters the Denver area raised nearly $200,000 today on a 5k walk to raise awareness for Autism! This was our first (definitely not last) walk!




Bubba was STOKED by all the bounce houses and inflatable sensory gyms for the kids! We have GOT to find a way to get one of these things into our O/T Gym!!


Team Mason hits the pavement



With thousands of our closest friends




Thank You.
We would like to sincerely thank our team members who showed up to support Mason today. Your love for Mason shines and we are PROUD to have you on our team!

Daddy, Cousin Randy, Brandi (Mason's therapist), and cousin Connie. (Mom was hiding behind the camera). And of course, the stars of our team - Mason and Ashli



We'll do it all again next year!


Sorry for the lengthy update - will try to do better =o)



2 comments:

Tracey said...

Hey girl, missing you, sorry I have been a bad friend of late, so good to hear all the positive things happening in your life right now, well done all of you on the autism walk, the bike ride and doing so well with your kits, I do try and follow even if I don't always get time to post a comment, much love hon XXX

Wendy said...

Wow it all looks good and sounds good!! So glad life is treating you well! Enjoyed the photos and hearing all the news!!