Saturday, February 11, 2012

September 10th..Artapalooza

Artapalooza is always so much fun.  Mark was out of town pretty much from mid September until the beginning of December so I had to try to stay busy.  My good friend and her family joined with me so they could "help" me with my kids.  Honestly in public I need all the help I can get. So Artapalooza is when they shut down part of the downtown area and just have tons of crafts to do, look at and buy.  It is so much fun.
 Jaylee really loved playing this!  Brecken was more into the drums of course.

 The girls made fun necklaces.
 Bryn gets made because she thinks Nanc is her mom. Yep she even calls her mom and whenever we are together she only wants her... I swear sometimes I think this was their child.

 She was persistent until she got what she wanted!
 These two were the happiest when they got a bag of popcorn.. I love when they are 3 and so easy to please.
 OK so this was like food colored water and you paint the sugar cookie...what a great idea so much less messy!
 He just finds the most messy things ever and that is what he is drawn to.

We had a great time and I was so glad to have someone their to help me because by the end I had to take MJ  to the car for a time out because he was screaming over having to wait in line...It was soooo embarrassing.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Labor Day Parade

The kids got sooo much candy, and yet it still wasn't as much as they got the year before!  It was such a bright ,windy day, it was actually kind of chilly.  Which seems weird for Labor Day it's usually super hot and muggy. 
 Poor guy was just waiting for the Parade to start!


Ok so on Labor Day when I lived in Davenport I almost always went to the Labor Day Parade, for awhile my mom organized it my Step Dad is always a part of it, you know I come from a Labor Driven family so it's important to them.  This year Mark and I took the kids and on our walk there we say this train...Ok it is just one of those things that I think are beautiful.  Something about trains is very calming for me.  I love hearing them and watching them.  It's weird I know but I am seriously fascinated by them.
 Then we saw an abandoned train car so I took a few pics of my sister for fun... She didn't do her hair or makeup and yet still beautiful...I hate her for that.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

More Camp Pictures

Is this not the funniest thing you have ever seen!  Really I think I peed my pants I was laughing so hard when he rolled up!  It's never boring when everyone gets together I will tell you that!
 We had a little Birthday Party because JJ kept asking when we were going to have a family birthday, so her wish is my demand.

My cousin brought her jeep and when the batteries ran out they both tried to fix it!  That was so funny to listen to their conversation about how they were going to get it to work again.
 Bryn drove the boys around for a bit, she needs some practice.
I love being with family.  I hope that as my kids grow they won't take family for granted like I did when I was younger.  Family is so important and we have been so blessed to have a great family on my side and Marks side, so I just pray that my children will cherish the relationships that they have with them all.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Labor Day at Camp Sept 2011

Seriously I don't think there is anything better than having no technology and a bunch of dirt, it would be better if I could shower at camp.  So we love just going and chilling out at "camp" it's just good old fashion family fun.  I have to be honest my family is pretty fun to be around I lucked out for sure.  Grandma always gets big hugs from everyone the minute we see her.
 Mark and Mark JR.. Really had I known that these two would be sooo much a like in looks and personality I so would have named Brecken Mark.
 We went down to the river bank, it looked so perfect!  The sky was perfect it was just so amazing.
 The kids had a blast getting all muddy.
 Getting dirty is Breckens goal in life so this place is perfect for him.
 I think if Mark didn't have such a tight grip on her she would have been off into the water so fast, she is going to be a fish.
 Cousins...well my sister and my cousin.
 The kids were super excited to ride in the back of the truck back to the cabin.
 The is the best picture ever...Not only is it so fun to watch an adult hula hoop, but add a cigarette and a beer to the equation and it just makes it that much funnier.
 Grandpa and the kiddos.
 Mark was showing me his "skills" that we probably need to work on hahaha.
 Brecken really want to shoot, but lets be real that is so not happening so he hung out on the back of the truck with the empty shells, he thought that was the coolest thing ever.  They love their Uncle Tim, JJ gets all giddy and blushes around him and then runs up and gives him a big love.  I love those moments.
 My other sister and good ol grandpa.

 After awhile Tom gave in and decided to let Brecken shoot the Pigeons out with him a  few times.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Trip to Grandma's

Here is my lil Thug...
 Spank Spank Spank..the kids favorite game.  So items you need to play: a fly swatter..two is better than one and children.  Rules: have an adult hold the fly swatters and chase the kids... FUNNEST thing ever.  My kids have been playing this with Grandpa since we moved back and they think it is so funny.  It helps that my step dad runs around yelling SPANK SPANK SPANK in a cookie monster voice!

 Bryn gives the sweetest little kisses.  So we bribe her to get kisses.  Grandma loves her kisses!