Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Annual Greenbluff Visit

What would October be without the annual pumpkin patch trip? Anyone from Spokane that does not make it up to Greenbluff in October is completely out of the loop.  It's like saying you don't like Gonzaga basketball. I look forward to pumpkin doughnuts all year! This year it was fun to see Dylan enjoying the festivities more.  She loved all the pumpkins (which she was scared of last year), apple trees, and doughnuts. Greenbluff is the perfect way to kick off the fall season.

Family Pic

Apple Pickin'

All smiles

Too cute!

Fun ride!

Shelby Family

So many pumpkins!

Look, I've grown!

Mommy and Dylan

Trying out the donuts...

and loves them!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wicked Awesome Fort!

Back in August we had a spontaneous fort building night. We found the largest blankets we had and covered our entire family room. Dylan had a blast! She couldn't experience this alone, so she brought all her stuffed animals to share in the fort festivity. This night reminded me of all the massive forts my family made when I was young. I loved it growing up! What kid doesn't love a good fort?? Here are the pics.

Love this kid!

Monday, September 26, 2011

iPhone Photos

Helping Mommy water the garden.

Making her daily phone calls.

Learning to long board.

 First real ponytail. 

Big helper in the kitchen by putting mommy's cup in the sink and spilling milk all over her face. 

 Light bathroom reading.

 Helping Daddy with important work!

Summer days in the yard.

First day of Nursery and 18 month birthday!

Here are a couple video's of Dylan praying. 

Dylan's (or mommy's) prayer fail.

Dylan's Prayer

Monday, May 9, 2011


Well, Dylan had a birthday back in March and I now feel like I'm entering a new world of toddlerville.  Where did this past year go? I know 1 year olds have no idea what a birthday is, but of course I had to go all out and have a party!  We had a Paul Frank theme and invited all the cousins over.  Even Annabelle was able to come all the way from California to celebrate.  The party was a blast, especially bubble time! I only had a handful of pictures on my camera because my mom has a way better camera, so she has most of the pictures from the day. Here is what I was able to take myself.

Right before party.

Paul Frank cake from the local grocery store.

Happy girl on a happy day.

Older cousins Joey and Jane.

All cousins together. From left, Tysen, Joey with Annabelle, Kalle with Dylan, Kali with Evie, Jane with Ruby, Porter. As you can see, everyone is so excited to take a picture.

Had no problem eating her cake!
 Also, my friend Ashley sent Dylan that Paul Frank shirt to us back when she was born with a note saying she'll grow into it before you know it. I have to say, SO true! Thanks Ash!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hide and Seek?




*do you like matt's panda from when he was a kid?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Zags Game

Family Zag Pic
This year we have been lucky enough to go to a few Gonzaga basketball games. For those of you who live outside of Spokompton, or don't know much about Spokane in general, the Zags are the hot ticket in town.  Spokane loves their Gonzaga Bulldogs, so much that you can't buy a ticket. Every seat in the house, minus the student section, is a season ticket holder. There is also a huge waiting list to become a season ticket holder, and just to be on the list you have to pay something ridiculous, like 5 grand a year (I don't think it's 5 grand, but it's something like that. whatever it is, it's insane). If you're not a season ticket holder, the best way to go to a game is to find friends who are. That is how we've been lucky enough to go.  Anyway, we brought Dylan with us the other night and she was loving it! At first she was probably thinking, what the heck is going on. I don't think she's ever been anywhere so loud. It didn't take her too long to warm up to things.  She even started dancing to the all the Hip-Hop they were playing (see video below).  The best part is I think the game taught her how to clap. I've clapped for her before, but I don't think she realized the purpose of clapping until experiencing the game and being part of the crowd. Also, a couple days later, the Zags game was on TV and the second I turned it on, she stopped what she was doing, stared at the TV and started clapping. It was SO cute! Gotta start em young, right?? :)  

Dad and Dylan
Here is the video of her dancing...

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Holidays

Hey everyone! I'm Dylan.  Mommy hasn't posted much in the past few months so I thought I would help out a bit.  This last holiday season was a first for me. First Halloween, first Thanksgiving, and first Christmas. I went through many new and crazy experiences.  Most of which were pretty cool.  Yet, I must admit that there were a few experiences that weren't so cool.  I thought I'd warn some of you about these not so cool experiences so you don't go through what I went through next year. 

First... Halloween.  Mom, Dad and I went up to the Pumpkin Patch at Greenbluff this year.  For the most part it was great! Then mom showed me this....
What is this thing?? It's pretty much bigger than I am.  Then mom made me put my hand on it. Bad idea Mom!! It was cold, and bumpy, and...cold.  Hopefully I won't have to see one of those any time soon.

Next was Thanksgiving. I really liked this holiday. Dad and Mom let me try a whole bunch of new foods! But right before dinner I had a bit of a scare. Uncle Kreg brought in a big animal looking thing on a tray and started cutting into it. Out of nowhere he stopped his cutting and told Dad to bring me over to the "turkey" as they called it, and told him to lay me next to it like this....
Were they going to cut into me?!?! I then overheard them say something about me and this so called turkey both being 14 pounds whatever that means. Lukily, they didn't cut into me. Would have really put a damper on things.

Christmas was the last of my "first" holidays.  I have to admit, this was my favorite.  My cousin Annabelle from California came up to visit. (she has a long way to go still... can't even sit yet!) Everything about Christmas was amazing!! But if anyone in your family tells you we're going to the mall to see the old guy "Santa," you run!! As fast as you can! Don't look back! I wish someone would have warned me. As you can see, nobody did...

Almost called child services after this one.  Can you believe they left me there alone?!?

Anywho... I hope this helps and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!