Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I think I have a hoarder....

My 3 year old LOVES to sleep with....things...anything....some nights it is all of his train guys, cars, etc....Today, we got some packing peanuts with a gift we had ordered...he was SO excited to see them.  He grabbed him from the box and ran them to his bed.  Unfortunetly...for him...he will not be sleeping with them.  I don't think I could sleep a wink worrying that he would inhale one and sufocate.

He doesn't sleep on a pillow anymore...because, "there is no more room". 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ryder and friends...

Ryder loves to warm himself and his friends...and if you look closely at the will see that someone has drawn a smiley face in the ash dust...

let it snow...let it snow...

I was going to post these pictures last week, but my computer is SO slow....

On December 2nd we woke up to 16 inches of snow!!  The boys were SO excited!!  They played outside for hours...literally.  I shoveled snow for over two hours and they were out there for a couple hours after I came in.  I am SO thankful for a neighbor that brought his tractor over and plowed the driveway!!  The 2 hours I spent shoveling didn't even clear ALL of our sidewalks.  Seriously....why do we have SO much concrete :)  It is A LOT of work shoveling snow that is 16 inches deep.  BUT...the kids and I will take the snow anytime....we just did not enjoy the below zero weather that followed for the next week.

Sorry about the dark pictures....we thought we had the camera on the 'snow' setting, but realized much later that we didn't.

 Hunter and Ali

 Jake went out to shake the snow off the tree...he got covered.

Jake eating snow. 

 Ryder eating snow.

 The boys clearing off the trampoline.

Zac bringing the shovel home from the neighbors.  The boys went over to shovel snow at the neighbors...then had to go retrieve it so that I could shovel ours....we really need to invest in a few more shovels so the boys can help me shovel.

We are definitely hoping for more snow for Christmas.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Swimming with the puppy

We got a new puppy, Ali, in May(end of May).  My boys LOVE her!!  They especially love to swim with her.  The goggles come in very handy for them when she gets her shake on :)  They get a nice shower!

Zac, Ali and Ryder

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arrow of Light

Last month Jake received his Webelos award and his Arrow of Light award at pack meeting. They did a special program for the Arrow of Light award. Jake worked hard to get this award. He is such a good kid!!

here we are getting set-up:)

The family with Jake's first cub scout den master.

It was a special night and lots of fun! Congrats Jake.  Thanks to Justin and Kiri for all the work they put into the presentation!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day of School

The boys(except for Ryder) have been in school for almost a week already. Summer went by SO fast, too fast this year! We had some fun times and none of us were ready for school to start! Now that it has started the boys are enjoying it, especially the kindergartner.

Zac was SO excited to start school and looks forward to it everyday.
They started on a Thursday and he was SO sad when I told him Friday afternoon that he would have 2 days off until he went back to school. I hope he keeps that excitement:)

Zac (K), Hunter (3rd), Ryder, Jake (6th)
Of course Ryder wanted in on the picture!! I told Ryan that we should wash his fruit shake mustache off of his face before pictures and he said no way...looks cute. Ryan went into work late on the 1st day of school so that we could take Zac to class together.

The boys are happy to be back to school and seeing their friends everyday. Jake, Hunter and Zac all have some of their very best friends in their classes, which adds to the enjoyment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Love for Mom

Yesterday this sweet little thing(see below) asked me if he could play the computer. I told him he could and I turned a game on for him.

He said, "Thanks Mom, I love you more than anyone. Well, just barely less than Dad."

I said, "Really?"

He said, "I love you more than Amber(my sister). Wait, Do I love Amber?"

Kids say the funniest things and this kids is definitely full of it!! Haha and yes Zac, you do LOVE Amber:) Amber, you know that right?