Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our Summer in Review

Over the last year we have become a family of four.  On January 1st we welcomed Andi Willow Snyder into our family.  She was born on December 30th.  She is a great blessing to our family.  From the time that we started our adoption process Ashley prayed every night for a baby sister.  Her prays were answered.  The girls are mesmerized with each other.  Andi is now six months old and growing like a weed.  She is a very happy baby.

Ashley finished her last year of preschool in May.  She starts kindergarten on August 10th.  My baby is not a baby anymore.  Over the summer Ashley has played T-ball, this was not one of her favorite things to do.  She said it was boring.  Right now she is playing tennis, she really enjoys tennis.  They are learning the fundamentals of tennis.  

Ashley keeps herself busy with playing with her friends, running through the sprinklers, and playing with her toys.  

A few fun things we have done this summer are going to the zoo, picking blueberries,  and going to Shipshewana to ride the carousel and have a JoJo's pretzel.  

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stawberry Jam

Ashley mashing up the strawberries for the jam
She is such a big helper

The fruits of our labor

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Daddy and Ashley camping in the backyard.  Mommy slept in the comforts of a nice bed and air conditioning. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Big Girl Bike

For Ashley's birthday we got her a big girl bike.  This is her first time riding it.  She rode the bike every day several times a day.  Then she took a little tumble and now we have to coax her to ride her bike.  

And they are off!

Home safe and sound

My two favorite people!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today is Ashley's 4th Birthday!

 Today Ashley is 4 years old.  What a little blessing God gave us.  It is amazing to see how much her looks have changed over the years.  I love my little sweetie very much.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Running through the sprinklers is Ashley form of staying cool this summer.

I don't know if you can tell but her clothes are soaked.

                                     Pure Joy!


             We finally put a swimsuit on her.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Right now this is one of Ashley's favorite things to do.  She loves to ride the mower before daddy mows the yard.