Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lunch with Dad

I wish we lived closer to Ryan's work. Especially after a lunch that was so much fun. Marielle and I don't go to often because it means around 40 minutes of driving and havoc on the nap schedule, but when we do it is always so fun and such a great break from our regular routine. I met Ryan and we took our lunch outside to the patio and enjoyed a nice lunch in the shade. As soon as we were done eating we went to visit the koi fish pond. It actually took Marielle a little while to realize that these fish were the same as the fish in her books. But soon she was making her famous fish face and trying to reach in the water.

Both parents taught Marielle lessons that we regretted. I taught Marielle how to throw a pebble in the pond. Seems harmless right? Not if there aren't any other pebbles in the pond because they keep it so clean. Luckily the water was kinda murky so as far as we can tell the five or six pebbles have not been detected. We'll be watching his next paycheck for any possible deductions. ;)

Ryan taught Marielle how fun it is to put your feet in the water. So fun that you just want to get all the way in right Dad? Well as you probably guessed we had to escort Marielle away from the pond and back to baby safe areas rather quickly. It was still a really fun lunch. Thanks Dad!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Marielle's New Cousin!

Check out this new little cutie!!! Welcome Zoe!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Marielle Graduates!

Many of you may remember Marielle's birth announcement proclaiming her many great skills and high ACT score achieved in the womb, so it should come as no surprise that she has accomplished the unthinkable -- High School Graduation at age 19months!!! (And 6th in her class too!) All right, all right, the HS graduate was Ally! So all the honors go to the last and final Mullen at Eastwood which includes not only all five kids, but their mom too. How's that for loyalty? :) Included in this post of many pics, you will find: Mike sneaking into our pose with the celeb of the day photo, Kurt constructing a crime scene around Marielle, Dad and daughter smiles and the cookie table! Both Kurt and Marielle remember getting fed at this table and would sit at it waiting for someone to bring something sweet like a cookie. Lucky for them, most of the time it worked! Photos you will not find: Ally at her Piano Recital, the Eastwood Alum picture, and video of Kurt kissing Marielle. (Read: Ally or Megan, please send them our way and I'll update the blog. :)