Monday, December 12, 2011

December Events

Our house is pretty low key usually... right?? I wish. This month has been more structured-active as we try to do more holiday activities with the kids. Thanksgiving weekend we started with some coloring (Linc is always blue and Carter green. They are pretty attached to their colors!)Tatum LOVES practicing her letter..
(or just drawing in general.. but she has improved so much with her writing!) Our animals had races,
we had trike races, put up our Christmas tree, visited Santa at Bass Pro Shop and worked in the attic (last post)

This past week or two we have rolled out Sugar Cookies, (don't you love Tatum's face!!??) made Carmel Apples, Decorated Sugar Cookies. We are pooped! Can't wait to see what else is in store for us the the rest of the month!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


We've had a fun time with the long weekend. Thanksgiving we totally laid back. Friday I did some shopping in the morning and then we just hung out the rest of the day with football on, of course! Luckily it was not our turn to watch kids friday night, so Ben and I got a date out to dinner and browsing some Black Friday deals. Then today- headed to Bass Pro Shop for a trip to see Santa. There was quite a line.. so quite a bit of people... and ran into some old friends and live further away friends and just friends.. it is a small world. That was fun. Kids were running around riding all the quads. Linc had to sit on every blue one, Carter everyone green and Tatum whatever. Those boys are stuck on their favorite colors. Makes life fun!! They continued to run around while I sat in line... right before our turn we did a run through "What do you want for Christmas?, sit on Santa's lap for a picture.." The prepping worked. The family in front of us had two yr old twin girls and a 6 yr old girl. They were awesome in line- I was very impressed- and they screamed when they got to Santa. Our kids ran up to him, gave him a big hug- they all told him they wanted race cars for Christmas, said "cheese" for the Camera, gave him a hug goodbye and we were on our way. It was AWESOME!! I felt like a good parent. (that doesn't happen often). So that was our fun morning. This afternoon Ben put some wood we've been storing for 8 months to good use. More attic space. When it came time to nail it in- all the kids jumped in to help. It was hilarious. That were up there for about an hour helping Dad nail and screw and whatever else. It was a great teaching moment and funny to watch. Linc copies Ben in every way he can.

Good times! And now back to life..

We did get all our Christmas stuff up and can enjoy the Christmas season!! Now next holiday to look forward to!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had such awesome weather this year! The kids rode with me on the bike to the park to watch Ben play football--(gotta love Thanksgiving loaded with football). Then had some trike races. The roads across the street from us recently got paved- which is a huge bummer- but open roads with no traffic. I took the kids on a bike ride the other day and it was hilarious. We had to show Daddy how it was done. The kids are pretty good on their bigger bikes- but haven't gotten the brake part down, so I don't know if I trust them going downhill when I'm alone. The little bikes worked great!!

Hope everyone had a Fantastic Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pikes Peak

I was looking through recent pictures- and realized I never posted these. we had a fun trip down to colorado springs over labor day- so a little while ago. It was a fun getaway with Grandpa and grandma Paula. In these pics we drove up to the top of Pike's Peak. Ben had hiked it the previous week, but over course, didn't bring a camera so didn't get any pictures. It was an amazing view and can't believe he had just hiked up it. That would have been a blast to go with him, but I definitely enjoyed the drive!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday. 3 3yr olds!!

Can't believe they are really 3.... They are a lot of fun to have around. We Love watching them grow and learn and imitate us or each other. They have a whole lot of impressive qualities... as well as some I hope they grow out of soon. Most of the time they love playing with each other, which makes my life more enjoyable. Aren't they cute!!! It snowed on their birthday and they LOVED IT!! They got snow bibs and snow jackets for their birthday- so it was perfect that their was snow for them to play in.

Good times!! Otherwise the birthday is pretty low key. We did have a movie night watching Despicable Me-- funniest movie ever (Thanks Dan&Kelli). These kids are totally the little minions. It was hilarious to watch with them as Tatum would start laughing and then the boys would join in and everyone is cracking up as the minions are whacking each other on the movie. I'm laughing at the movie because that is what these kids do- just start hitting and poking each other- then I'm laughing because the kids have such a sincere laugh from the movie. It was Fun!!

RRrrrrrr Mateys!

We had an awesome bday party of the kids last Saturday! It was Pirate Themed, as much as I theme things anyway.
Here is a sweet cake I made... Ben took the kids on a treasure hunt at a nearby park (thank goodness for perfect weather!)
Linc found the buried treasure then we found some more loot at home

And then a party of a bunch of kids decorating cupcakes! Best entertainment.