Saturday, March 21, 2009

Easter pictures

Wewent to the Arboretum today to take Easter pictures and also met Robert, Janelle, and their kiddos there. We got some great pics, take a look...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Caleb's 7th Pirate Birthday Party!

On Sunday we had Caleb's party at a local park and Caleb said it was the best party ever! The kids had so much fun. Even though it was a little chilly it didn't stop them from having a great time. We first had lunch and the kids played around...

We then had a series of games; the first one being 'The Cannonball game'. They were divided up into 3 teams and raced each other while having to 'walk their plank', grab a cannon(water balloon) and race it back to put it into their artillary box (laundry basket:o)

The second game was a good old fashion water balloon toss but very quickly turned into a water balloon throwing game! (Which I think was started by the adults!:o) Also, earlier that morning while we were getting the balloons ready I got Brian real good but then I have to say he got a real good shot at me so I raced him down and got him again:o)...we ended up wet, dirty and laughing:o)

The last game was a treasure hunt. A few weeks back Caleb had so much fun painting shoe boxes, decorating them to look like a treasure box and filling them all with goodies. Brian was in charge of preparing the maps for the kids and let me say, the 'architect' was coming out in him as he was utilizing all of his site planning skills and downloading an aerial map of the park. I had to finally put an end to that at 10:30pm Saturday night and showed him a paper plate that had a cartoony treasure map on it and told him to make it look like that. He was still struggling.:o)

After the kids raced around the park finding treasure and filling their goody bags we ended the party with cake. I had a lot of fun making it and I love watching my kids get so excited the few days before the party as I prepare and make it. When it's all done they just sit there and stare at it. Too cute.:o)

A HUGE thanks to my mom and sister who came up and helped prepare for the party. We couldn't have done it without you, thank you!
The boys went back home with my mom and Brian and I are enjoying a quiet week with Caitlin...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


The other night we visited Brian's aunt and uncle who are in towm visiting Brian's grandparents. When we went in their back yard I heard kids across the alley in their fort calling my kids' names. When I looked up I saw it was my friends' kids, who we go to church and school with, and I had no idea they lived right behind Brian's grandparents house! That was a fun, little surprise while we visited.:o)
Brian with his aunt and uncle...Sweet little Caitlin...(well actually she's starting to be a little booger:o)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Caitlin outside

Well Brian you get more than one picture of her today! Enjoy it!:o)

Caitlin's first ponytails!

Aren't they so cute?!
Here she is playing with Floyd. After a couple of 'warnings' from Floyd I think she is finally realizing how to be gentle.:o)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


she is today Brian!....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Too much Testosterone!!!!!!

We usually play with school friends after school and today I've got 6 boys over here! Good thing the weather is good so I can lock them outside:o)
While Caleb is at school for electives on Friday Christopher usually has playdates and here is a picture of them dressed up as army men...
On another note, why does women's brains turn to mush after we have kids?? I am slowly...I take that back...I am QUICKLY losing my memory!!!! I wanted to crawl into a hole when Christopher's teacher called this afternoon telling me that Caleb and Christopher didn't have lunches today. I've got it right on the calendar but for some reason I had in my mind today was pizza day at school...well it wasn't:o) I didn't have time to make lunches so I raced and picked up McD's and of course they thought that was way cool.:o)