Friday, February 06, 2009

cake in a day


How she did this one, with the time schedule involved this week, I have no idea

Monday, January 19, 2009

What a day...Christmas 2008

Getting ready for Santa's arrival

Making a list and checking it twice...

giving a Christmas card to his teacher...

enjoying class parties...

being interviewed on T.V. about what they want from Santa...

making cookies for the big guy...

writing the letter to santa...

and mailing it to the North Pole

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wii ... wish you a Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

An outdoor carnival 7th birthday party

For Noah's 7th birthday, we decorated the backyard for a classic kids birthday party. We had balloon darts, a kissing booth, fortune teller, clothes pin drop, marshmallow shooting gallery and the very popular pie in the face. We munched on hot dogs and popcorn and had ice cream clowns for dessert. Every one braved the 50 degree weather and fun warming up with popular relay races. The kids had to dress up in Brian's clothes, run to the end of the yard and pop a balloon by sitting on it. Fun was had by all!!!

Happy Birthday, big guy!!! We love you!!!!

Fall football

This fall, Noah wanted to try flag football instead of soccer or baseball. I was a little apprehensive, because I have not wanted the boys to become interested in tackle football (it just scares the daylights out of me). He was pretty reserved most of the season, and hung in the back of the field. He played running back and did his job well. Toward the end of the season he scored several touchdowns. My prayers were answered after he walked by a tackle game and saw humanity lying all over the earth and decided that was just too rough for him (YES!!!!!) He is anxious to get back into soccer, and some am I.

Brian and I were not impressed with the parents in the flag football league, specifically the dads. The way they carried on yelling at the kids and showing their exasperation at missed plays was disheartening. You would have thought that their kids were playing in the pros. These parents were serious (and I see now why football is big in Texas), but come on, they are only in the first grade!!!

First grade football comes complete with cheerleaders who did an amazing job, complete with banners to run through and homecoming gifts!!!

Halloween 2008

Our Halloween turned out to be darker and spookier than any we have ever had. We were without power for two days (long story!!!) and we took advantage of it by eating by candle light. After dinner we headed out to Trunk or Treat and then trick or treating with some friends from school. Both boys choose Darth Vader this year, although Camden quickly shed his costume because he was too hot.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spoooky Night with movies and pumpkin carving!
Great Fun

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Western Round-up

Friday was western day at school for Camden. His two favorite things: going to school and playing dress-up were almost too much for him to handle. He was decked out and looking very handsome in his western duds. He picked up his trusty horse a.k.a. Soda Johnson (Camden picked out the name) and rode into the sunset. Okay, not really into the sunset but he rode all over the playground.

The love of running

As far back as I can remember, Noah has always had a love of running. More than baseball or soccer or football, he just loves to run. When he brought home a flyer for Marathon Kids from school, it piqued my curiosity. He was crazy excited about running a marathon, so how could I resist.

He attended the opening ceremony where he ran a lap around the track. At the end of the school year, when he completes his marathon, he will receive a medal for his accomplishment.

Run, Noah, Run!!!

Halloween choices...

So many costumes to choose from.

The boys got creative with a box, markers and misc. items around the house and made themselves robot costumes. I don't think they will be worn on the big night (they each have already decided on Darth Vader) but they had fun being creative and even more fun playing around.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Boys bathroom

The boys bathroom needed a serious update. Pink and teal had come and gone and they said it "just wasn't their favorite colors". I get that, so 1 year ago we started stripping wallpaper and this summer we finished the update. We textured and painted, took done the 80's full wall mirror above the sink, changed out all the fixtures and the faucet. We went to Pottery Barn (I love that store!!!) and bought a few accessories and last we hung some of the boys artwork on the walls to make it their own.