Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cookie Dough Sales

For our family - let us know if you want to order any cookie dough. Gotta love school fundraisers!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Be prepared and be forewarned - this post contains A LOT of summer stuff! Mostly due to my own procrastination combined with a very crazy busy life filled with the miscellaneous activities of four boys. Let's start at the beginning:

AJ turned TWO! Can it be that my sweet little baby boy is turning into a real little boy (and even worse - a real independent-minded two-year-old!) He is the happiest kid you may ever meet. He is talking up a storm. He loves his family, loves running around, HATES swimming, and mostly loves being near his mom. AJ was recently throwing a small tantrum while strapped into his carseat and Ryan piped up to say that he learned from TV that a 2-year-old has no control over his emotions, that the "terrible twos" are actually a result of some changes occurring in the developing brain! Good to know, although it still seems likes a struggle to make it through this stage.

The summer has been filled with lots of happenings. So I will just post a few pics and let the captions do the talking:

This is what happens when Nick gets some alone-time with your camera!

PINEWOOD DERBY! They may not have been the fastest cars, but the boys were very proud of their cars. Nick even made a car for himself. (and yes, it is the block of wood with wheels!)


Without knowing how much longer my parents will be living in Kimberly - Kallee & Ashley planned a fun family reunion and we all gathered there over the 4th of July weekend.


My parents were honored as the "Kimberly Good Neighbors" this year. We made a quick trip to Kimberly to be there when the announcement was made and they were presented with a plaque. The next morning, they rode in the parade. Ryan & Alex rode with them in the VERY COOL convertible and had a great time!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rockin' The Talent Show

Ryan and Alex were in a talent show with their friend, Brenden. They had a paperjamz band and performed the song "Livin On A Prayer". They did awesome! I had a small mishap with the camera and missed most of the guitar solo by Ryan! (I caught the very end - see the 2nd video). Good Job Rockstars!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Whohoo! Updated Finally!

Warning! Picture Overload! Hmmm.....where to start? Christmas has come and gone, but luckily we have plenty of pictures to remind us how great it was.

On Christmas Eve, we went ice-skating with Megan & Carter. The boys were a bit nervous and stayed close to the wall. (except for Nick who got pretty much a "free" ride around the rink by me or Megan! That was a good workout!!!) We came back home and anxiously waited for Kallee, Ashley, Grandpa, & Grandma to arrive. We ate lots of food and headed out to the Botanical Gardens to see the lights. The boys got some very special 3-D glasses that made all the xmas lights look like stars.

Christmas morning was filled with excitement. The boys got an interesting letter from Santa due to the fact that they forgot to leave cookies & milk. We got a trampoline and a basketball hoop so we should be set for a lot of fun (once the weather warms up!) We enjoyed the day with our family.

A few days later - Dec 28th - we celebrated Nick's 4th Birthday! I know, I know - It is hard to believe that Nick is ONLY 4 years old as he pretty much rules this house and the people who live inside of it. It often seems that this is Nick's world and we are all just trying to find our place within it. We sure do love him though. He keeps us all entertained and surprised by the things that he knows. Aunt Kallee took him to Build-A-Bear. Then, we had a little birthday party for him at home. He got a much-wanted pillow pet and train set! We ate cupcakes and then he got his present from mom & dad - a motorized scooter! Happy, Happy Birthday Nick!!

Ryan & Alex started basketball a few weeks ago. They have been having a fun time and learning a lot. Sorry the pictures are kinda grainy. I am also going to post a video of Ryan making a foul shot, but it is kind of dark.

Ryan Makes A Foul Shot!

Ryan shooting a foul shot and making it!