Sunday, December 13, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

A little catch up

So I did just a little catch up....but now I am exhausted! Who knows when I will finish up October, but I am hoping tomorrow!

Rainy Day Fun

What better to do on a rainy day than BAKE....It amazes me how much fun a sugar cookie really can be! We had a lot of fun seeing the different ways we could eat the cookie! Brecken definitely had the most fun with it! I am sure he never actually finished a cookie, although he probably packed down a gallon of frosting!

Weekend at Grandma's

Brecken's first time saying FOOTBALL...
An attempt to get a picture of the two of them! Which turned out torturous like every other one of the two of them together!

So in the middle of October sometime, we had a fun little weekend at grandma's. Jaylee and grandma decorated the porch and then hunted down little white gourds and decorated and hung them(thanks to BHG idea!) Had fun carving a pumpkin with grandpa. And Brecken learned how to say FOOTBALL, when I wasn't even there! Brecken and my mom watched the game at home and my mom totally got him to say it!

Steps to Carve a Pumpkin

The finished product!
Then you have to draw a face on it...
First clean it all out!

A little out of order, but Jay really had fun decorating this little guy! And of course grandpa had fun helping her!

Sara's Football Game!

Here is Jaylee leading the cheerleaders!

Jaylee loves to watch the cheerleaders, Sara even taught her a few of their cheers and she remembers them! So Sara asked Jaylee to "lead" them in a cheer and Jaylee was just ecstatic! She got the biggest smile on her face, and even chose the cheer! Then for the B Man he love to watch football so it is a win win for me! He can sit and watch almost an entire game, which is crazy b/c he can't usually sit longer than 2 minutes anywhere else!


I love love love her smile when it is all big and cheesy! She has such an amazing spirit and I feel like when she smiles you can just feel it!

Package From Grandma!!!!

Who doesn't love to get mail??? Especially when they aren't bills! The kids got a little fun surprise from Grandma and Grandpa pi!!! Almost every holiday Pat makes the kids a matching pillow case, and the kids love them! They are always ridiculously cute and then we can't wait for the next holiday to get a new one! And of course Jaylee got some super cool hair clippies and lips her two favorite things in the world! Thanks Grandma for always thinking of the kiddos! They miss you!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hello September

Ok so I am finally going to update, although I am only starting with the last three weeks! That's the best I can do! Other than the news of the SIX MONTH old baby GIRL I happen to have cooking in the oven.... But other than that we moved across country over the summer and have just been super busy! We are loving Cedar Falls other than the fact that we miss our friends dearly! Another plus is that College football started which is always super exciting. So here are the last three weeks!

Cattle Congress

My dirty dirty boy, wow no one ever told me that it is impossible to keeps boys clean! Did I miss the memo, b/c that was a huge shock to me. He is still so ridiculously cute though!

Cattle Congress is like a little fair. And if any of you know me I love stuff like this! I love the animals and all the yummy food! I really love watching Jaylee ride all the rides! She is a little dare devil, I am not sure what we are going to do with her when she gets older, I see a huge lock involved! What is so great is I married a kid stuck in an adults body! So Mark loves all this dumb stuff too!

Fontana Park

Just a few more pics from the park.

Iowa Fun

Check out Mark's right eye...yes that's right a huge shiner! I guess he is getting to old to play softball these days! J/K

Fontana Park had a few "Wild" Animals like ducks, skunks, rabbits, raccoons, owls and bears, I guess this is the wild wild "Mid"WEST. It doesn't matter what type of animals they are though, the kids always love them! Brecken especially liked the ducks!

I want a wall like this at my house! One that we can just randomly spray paint! How fun would that be!

Jaylee and Grandma making a fun little banner

The Boys

Mark's parents came out to visit, so of course we had to show them some Iowa fun! Pat and I shopped on main st. one day, then of course we had to hit up the farmers market, followed by Art on Main St (Festival) Then we went to Fontana Park, like a state park with trails and a few animals or rodents. It was lots of fun and the kids really enjoyed their time with grandma and pi! Jaylee really misses them!

Jaylee's New LOVE....

....or maybe obsession is a better word! We have to take this thing everywhere! Which is ok

b/c it is small but the grocery store really isn't the place for it! She got it from Auntie for her b-day, thanks Sheri! Luckily there are tons of great bike paths around out house for her to wear herself out!

Grown Up

She is so grown up and big now!!! I just snapped these before we left for church one day, it was one of those perfect days! Everyone was happy the weather was beautiful and I just couldn't stop thinking how lucky I was to have such a great fam!