Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Recent Zierse Pics!

There isn't too much to report from us. Kelly has been so busy with work from the minute he returned! Because of this, I have been feeling a little frazzled and a bit worn out! I have managed to take some pictures and thought I would share them with you! Enjoy!

Katelyn isn't officially crawling yet. She does the scooting thing right now. She manages to get where she wants to just fine! Here she is entering the kitchen.

Connor and Katelyn before church. Kelly's hand is in the way because he was trying to get her to laugh. I wanted to get some pictures of Kate in her new dress. That was one of my most recent clearance finds! I love to find a bargain on clothes!

Dad and Carson are playing in the pool. I know you are all thinking that you have seen enough of my kids in the pool. It's just that this is one form of entertainment that we know best! Sorry, this probably isn't the last of them!

Here is Connor taking a dip! We went to my cousin's house for Memorial Day. They just finished their great backyard and were kind enough to invite us to join in the fun.

Carson and Katelyn!

Our kids love watermelon. Here they are enjoying a their sweet snack!

Carson and Connor are usually this happy together. However, you wouldn't believe how they looked just moments before this. Today was one of those days when they weren't being "Best Buds." They were arguing over just about anything and everything this afternoon!

Kelly had his first SWAT training since his surgery. He came home and unloaded this great big bag full of SWAT gear. The kids had a lot of fun trying on Kelly's stuff.

Carson was about to tip over because this vest weighs a ton! I had to prop him up from behind. They are fascinated with Daddy's work stuff.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Are You Kidding Me?

Last Friday, Kelly got the okay from the doc to return to normal activity. He has been looking forward to this day for weeks now. So on Wednesday, he got to work, got his bike ready and he was off!

Well, things didn't go as planned! Kelly and his partner, Freeman, were trying to stop a guy. They ended up on a foot chase. After only being back on bike duty for about an hour or so, Freeman gets hurt! He injured his elbow and it looks like he'll need surgery. I couldn't believe it!

So, no more bike squad for another 2 months! How crazy is that? Kelly finally gets back after 12 weeks, and the hour they are out there, Freeman gets injured. Kind of bizarre if you ask me!

On a more positive note, Kelly tackled the guy into a muddy puddle and hauled him off to jail!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Just The Girls!

Kate and Mommy took a girls trip this last weekend! We flew to Salt Lake for an Alumni Party for the dance studio I danced for. Shellie's School of Dance celebrated 40 years of operation. I started dance when I was 4 years old. After I graduated in 1998, she started a "Ladies Class," which I was fortunate to dance in until I moved to Phoenix, in 2004. I was a student at Shellie's School of Dance from 1984-2004. I only missed one Spring concert because I had just had Connor!

We had such a good time. I got to go to the Spring Concert, which my two nieces Tayler and Cambree are now apart of. That was really fun. Being in the auditorium (of my Junior High) made me so excited! It was like I was dancing again! On Saturday I met up with a childhood friend that I haven't seen for years and we went to the Alumni Luncheon. I had so much fun seeing old dance members and teachers. It brought back so many memories. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time to have those dancing moments again!

Katelyn enjoyed her first airplane ride. On the way to Salt Lake, she slept the whole time. That never happens! Don't all children finally fall asleep as your taxiing to the gate? It felt nice to only be traveling with one child. Well, it was easier to only have one to drag around, but it was strange not to have the boys with me. I kept expecting them to come running around the corner. I even woke one night because I thought one was standing at my bed!

I had a wonderful trip and I am so glad that Kelly let me take this impromptu trip to Salt Lake!

These are the only two pictures that I got on my camera. I took more, but I now realize I was using my mom's camera! Oops!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blog Swap!

Kelly's cousin hosted a Blog Swap. We got a partner and were to send a few of our favorite things. My partner was JaNece and she sent me some really cute things! I took a few pictures to show off her work!

I got these really cute personalized magnets. There is one for each of us! Super Cute

JaNece gave me this recipe stand plus a cute file folder to organize my recipes. That was perfect for me because my basket of recipes is taking over my pantry! She also included some of her favorite recipes.

This is me sporting my new apron. Kelly took a picture of me wearing it while I made dinner. It just looked like I was posing in front of the stove! I opted to just sit on the couch!

Thanks JaNece for the wonderful things! They are all so cute. I was so lucky to have gotten paired with such a creative person. Check out for her darling products!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Day At The Park

Today was a nice enough day to spend at the park! Luckily, living in the hot desert, we have plenty of parks with splash pads. The kids love it and it is a safe and easy way to get wet! We spent the afternoon with some friends and everyone had a good time. Kate even took a quick snooze in the stroller!

My Happy Mother's Day!

Yesterday was Mother's Day. My kids came running in my room waking me up with "Happy Mother's Day" wishes. Kelly and the boys made me breakfast which was delightful! Kelly made one of my favorite treats, chocolate covered strawberries. They of course weren't meant for breakfast, but I couldn't resist a chocolate covered strawberry with my pancake.

The day was very pleasant. Kelly did all the cleaning up and I didn't do much at all! We came home from church and watched the Survivor finale! The ending to a perfect day! Thanks to my wonderful family!

Here are some pictures from the day!

These were my delicious strawberries! Dipped by Kelly!

Mom and the kids after their pancake breakfast.

Katelyn and Sadie were just hanging out!

Sadie gave Baby Kate a great big kiss! She happened to enjoy it!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Discovering New Places!

Here are some pictures of the kids from this weekend. We discovered this new place that had several man made streams and waterfalls. Kelly took Connor and Carson and went exploring! They had a pretty good time climbing rocks and getting their feet wet. I have said before that we love to find new things! This was one of those weekends!