Saturday, July 11, 2015

Holding down the house

While Aaron was in Nicaragua on a missions trip, the kids and I held down the house.  We celebrated the 4th of July with a pool party with our new neighbors.

Super patriotic with a flag shirt and flag swim trunks!

These pictures didn't turn out great, but I got some sweet snuggles to keep me company.

We took Steel for a ride in the car.  This picture make me laugh because Steel looks huge!  He's only about 30 pounds, but I think this picture makes him look about 70!

The kids spent some time with Grandma Juju (Thanks so much!) and got plenty worn out!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Birthdays, Take 2!

 We celebrated birthdays with Grandma Sue a little later.  Anderson was so excited to get a watch.  Maybe it will speed up Mr. Slows!

 Owen was excited about the 'I Survived' and Who Was books from Tante.  We have had a hard time finding books to keep him interested.  He enjoyed these and asked for more.

 And then we did some Wii bowling.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Steel Snuggles!

The crazy puppy is starting to settle down a little more each month.  

It was only 90 degrees, so Anderson thought Steel might be cold and need a blanket.

 Snuggled up...Anderson fell asleep snuggling his pup...pure sweetness!

Wesley used to sit this way on the stairs too.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday!

The big one is 8!  Time has really flown by!

He spent his morning at track out (his request) and then we had a nice family lunch, time at the arcade, back to school shopping and ended with a family trip to do an estimate.  The kids decided that estimates aren't much fun...but hey, we have to pay for the fun someway!

Arcade fun...Owen hit the jackpot on one game and got 1,000 tickets!

 After dinner, his menu was steak, loaded mashed potatoes and broccoli, he got to open his gifts.

 A space pen! 


 Nerf gun!



And a red velvet cake (if it's daddy's favorite then it's his favorite)!

Happy Birthday to our sweet big boys!  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Better Late than Never

The boys were supposed to get a basketball goal for their 5th/7th birthdays.  Mommy and Daddy were a little slack...but hey, it was installed before Owen's 8th birthday!  We've been having fun shooting some hoops.  Owen and Aaron bested some friends of ours in a father/son matchup.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Proper Nutrition

The fellas have gotten into reading food labels.  Anderson is very queued into how much protein everything has.  Owen just reads it all.  Not that the meal below is the most nutritious...but they were reading the box just the same.  They have really enjoyed being together this summer.  We've had our share of fighting, but we've had a lot of really nice 'brother' moments.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


We are back to a single dog house.  Our sweet old girl Wesley had to be put down.  She was 15 and had been with us for over 14 years.  She was a good girl and will be missed.

Here are some recent pics of Steel.  He is pretty much full grown now.  He still has a lot of energy, but is a really good puppy.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tooth Fairy Visit

The Tooth Fairy had to pay Anderson a visit.  K5 graduation, 6th birthday and first lost tooth all happening in 8 days was a little much for this mama!

The tooth was so ready to come out...but he was scared and didn't want us to take it out.  Mean mommy did it anyway.

The drama right after...

See the other one already up behind it?  It needed to come out!

All smiles!  The smile was even bigger the next morning after the Tooth Fairy visited and left $$ for his tooth!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

6 Years Old!

How did 6 years go by so quickly?  Happy Birthday to our sweet, energetic, jokester boy!  You have brought so much laughter and love into our home.



Warm chocolate chip cookie cake that was then topped with ice cream...the boy has good taste!


 I hate that this picture is blurry...Papa gave him fake poop!  Aaron had tricked him a few weeks earlier and told him that Steel pooped in his room.  And then when Anderson was watching, Aaron through blankie on top of the poop to cover it up.  Of course, Anderson had a great reaction.  And when he found out it was fake, he wanted his own.  A few times over the following weeks, during dinner, Anderson said the blessing and prayed that he would be a good boy so he could go to the joke store and get fake poop.

 Big Fun!

Happy Birthday to my favorite Anderson!