Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
We went to Tennessee for the blessing of our handsome little nephew, Alec. We visited Jessie (Rich's sister) and Adam!! It was a blast because Lacey's family drove down from Ohio and Rich's parents & sister Brittney came too from Colorado. We had a fun weekend of swimming, hanging out, & playing games!! Grandma & Grandpa bought Parker and Brandt a lego star wars ship for their birthday while we were there. They were so excited to get home and put it together!! I am not sure what my boys like more . . . legos or star wars . . . they are in love with both!!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Parker . . . now that he is 5 has become quite independent!! He was home with me for another month after elementary school started before his school started. One day I was upstairs putting Ty and Kendra down for naps. I always stay upstairs getting stuff done because Ty kept getting out of bed when he transitioned to a big boy bed!! Ty was still climbing out of bed when I heard Parker calling for my help. It wasn't a desperate call though. He just quietly said my name. Normally I would have said, Parker, "I'll be down in a few minutes . . . I have to put Ty back down for a nap." Well, for some reason, I just happened to go right downstairs to see what he needed help with. He was standing on the countertop facing the cabinets away from the microwave that was about to explode. Parker had no clue. As soon as I walked into the kitchen, I smelt the smoke. I think my microwave still smells (2 months later!!). Parker has never used the microwave before. I tried having him tell me how long he tried warming up the cheese queso for . . . or what numbers he pushed. You can't see the second picture very well but the time says over 38 minutes left!!!! I am so so thankful that I came downstairs right away. If I had waited until Ty fell asleep for his nap I would have been upstairs another 15 minutes for sure. I am thankful that Heavenly Father watches over me as a MOM EVERY DAY!!
Well, it has become a tradition in our family for each kid to have an ARMY BIRTHDAY PARTY!! Brandt has been looking forward to this for a year and a half (when Jay turned 7). We definitely made the obstacle course even more awesome this year . . . running through tires, throwing water balloons, jumping over water barrels, climbing the rock wall and rope ladder, etc. All the boys had a blast!! Happy 7th Birthday Brandt!!
Wow! 3 birthdays all at the end of August definitely keeps us busy (mine is in between Brandt and Parker's). For Parker's 5th birthday, we took a few of his friends bowling. They all had a blast and it was sure fun watching them be SILLY the whole night!!
Here are a few more summer photos at the pool and at laser tag with dad!! I had to catch a few of Ty and Kendra since they weren't in any of the swim team photos.