Sunday, February 27, 2011

Workin' Hard!

{woot woot} Way to go! Keep up the good work!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Party

Alexander and Barrett begged.. pleaded.. and convinced this mommy that it was time for their very first "friend" birthday party. I don't know what it is about the month of February, but I never seem up to birthday parties. This February I knew there was no way out of it. We decided on a "Going on a bear hunt" theme and it was tons of fun.. we went through the grass.. the river.. the mud..etc.. these two boys are a kick and their party was crazy.. wild.. and.. and.. wild and crazy. We ate lots of food.. opened presents.. and ended with the projected movie.. Open Season 3. Too much fun!

Happy Birthday Birthday boys! We love you!
{i love love love it that they occasionally match themselves!}

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Alexander's first tooth!!

Now this is a big deal.. Alexander finally lost his first tooth. The permanent tooth was practically already growing in right behind the baby tooth. I finally tricked him into letting me pull the thing out. "Alexander.. please let mommy just take a look." {That trick will never work again! :)}

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

These were the Valentine's of choice this year.

You can see why...

Loads of fun..

Loads of fun for everyone.

We made yum-o sugar cookies for the people we love..
Ma Deb surprised us with these fun Valentine's Day bags.. {we love them}

The treasures the kids found the next day were a huge hit!

T-shirts and reading books for everyone. YEAH for another successful holiday down in the books. Love these 5 kids just about as much as I love their Daddy! Happy day to all the people I love the most!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday celebrations..

We had a great time celebrating Alexander and Barrett's birthday at the Brick oven. The kids were well behaved and it proved to be a successful outing.
The Birthday Boys!



The kid group.

The Dad and Big boss. :)

Some fun tag-a-longs..

And a beautiful babes..

After yummy pizza, our little family went to play some miniature golf. These kids wouldn't let a little snow scare them away. :)
Our crew..

Maxie boy

Birthday boys. Yes! They matched themselves on their day. Something they DO NOT do on a regular basis.


Lola Marie.. clapping for herself! She is a kick in the pants.

What a great birthday outing. Big boss is a rocking planner.. if I do say so myself.

Birthday Boys!!

We don't do birth *days* at our house.. it is more like birth *weeks* and I love every minute of it!!
Here is our 2nd born .. {he he} Alexander (age 7). Alexander has a very playful personality.. He is loads of fun to be around.. If Alexander is in the room you will know it. There is never a dull moment with this kid. He has the most contagious smile. Friend, is a friend to everyone. He is friends with every stranger on the mountain (screams hello to everyone ~ that's his deal) to the sixth grade girls chasing him at recess. He also has a very sensitive side. He has been saying the most thoughtful prayers. He thinks of everyone that might be in need. No one is excluded .. even 'old Grandpa" in heaven. Big personality ~ Big heart!

Barrett boy * third born {he he} (age 7) Love Love Love this boy!! He is one amazing kid! I can not say enough things about our Barrett Boy. When you are Barrett's bud ~ You are buds for lifers. Barrett will learn what you like.. what you don't .. get your phone number.. plan some fun play dates. On the other hand if you get on his bad side. Oh wowser.. you watch out. He holds a grudge like only his momma knows how. Barrett is smart.. persistent. .. and finds ways to get what he wants. This boy loves him some electronics. If I left him alone with a computer.. dsi.. or wii he would be in his very own Barrett Heaven. Barrett is such a good helper and so tender with our Lola baby. Always there to be a good friend to her. Love this boy!

Love it that these two love being "twins" so much! I could not .. COULD NOT imagine life without each one of them. Happy Birthday Alexander and Barrett!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Winter Recital

I keep telling Max.. "I promise.. someday you will thank me for having you stick with piano!" {hopefully I am right} I love to see Max's eyes light up when he masters his newest piece. I love to sit back and listen to him play. I love to watch his little fingers play up and down the keys. He is getting pretty good at Piano. Max rocks! Piano rocks! Max rocks at piano!!

{Go Max!}

Friday, February 4, 2011

Not this face.

This is piano practice nap time style!!! Love me those headphones. Got me a second pair just so I could make sure they were not pulling a fast one on me and faking a piano practice. Not that this face would do that.. Not him. No way!