Friday, August 10, 2012

Before it's over...

We are in the final days of summer so I had better update our lives.
Since we last spoke:
A few quick trips to the cabin

Hanging out with Dana & her boys at the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed

Eliza's first race! Zoo Boise Fun Run.

First overnight in the tent. In the backyard. I'm the well rested one who stayed inside.
Guess what woke them up bright and early?

Trip to Twin Falls to see Mom and Larry

Monday, July 16, 2012


cau·tious[ káwshəss ]ADJECTIVE

1. careful: having or showing care, thoughtfulness, restraint, and lack of haste


dan·ger·ous (dnjr-s)


1. Involving or filled with danger; perilous.

2. Being able or likely to do harm.

I am thinking of making a picture/video dictionary for the kids....hmmmm.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Are you two?

We kept on with the birthday parties this week so we could officially celebrate Anderson turning two! If you ask him though it might be questionable.
"Anderson, are you two?"
"No. Two."
He is a chatterbox and everything he says ends in a high note like he is asking a question. He loves counting to ten and his favorite joke right now is to say "Golf?" at the end of everything. He tells Lucas there is a tree and an owl on his wall and then follows with "Golf?" When Lucas tells him No, there isn't golf on the wall!" he laughs and says "Funny?"
For his birthday I thought we should try something new that takes advantage of summer fun. Eagle Island State Park is close, has water, picnic tables and doesn't involve cleaning my house.

We started off with the letter of the day "A". Pancakes must be the way I express my love for my children.
Heading to find the perfect spot at the park. The grandparent troops part 1.

Part 2

We scored a lovely shaded area and settled down to party.

Sister was just as excited to help us celebrate.
Lucas had to work late and met us there. When he comes home from work the kids yell "Daddy, daddy, daddy!" Same thing goes at the park too.

After a swim a boy gets tired and needs a beverage break.

Still at it with his buddy.

Sweet yummy little boy.

So you want me to blow on these hot things you always want me to stay away from?

Mmmm. Cake.

Plate licking is always acceptable at your own party.

He reminded me of a person dressed up like a hobo with a fake beard.
Thank goodness Eliza was there to help Anderson open his presents. In case you forgot, she is 5 now. Don't worry. She will remind you in about 10 minutes. 

Much like his father, he felt the need to mow the lawn. Immediately.

Oh golf!

Best looking hat I have ever seen.
Grandma Pam helping him set his tee.

He moves the club so quickly you can hardly see it.

Once we got home it was time to give Anderson our family gifts. Lucas brought in his new balance bike and he immediately said "bike, bike!" The seat was up too high so Lucas went into the garage to get a tool to lower it. Anderson thought that would take too long and decided to get his trusty stool to help himself up to the bike!

Very curious to watch the tools work.

He loves it!

Happy 2nd birthday to our little guy who always makes us laugh and brings such joy to our family.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I'm 5

Sure wish I could turn 5 again.

The morning started off with a little mug o' Brian Williams for Eliza. I am appalled that NBC doesn't sell any Brian Williams gear (not even a size 5T shirt?) so like any good mother I had to take things into my own hands and have something made.

Cake batter pancakes for breakfast. Yes, they are as good as they sound.

Just your average 5 in 1, 3D princess bouncy house and water slide combo. So much fun.

As Lucas said, this party was sponsered by Pinterest. My fav was the lemon slices, blueberries and mint frozen cubes for the drinks.

I have been craving this cake since March when I first had a sample. Chocolate with peanut butter filling. Out of this world good. A quote from the evening:
"The people came to celebrate a child's 5th birthday but the left completely blown away by the beautiful AND yummy cake."
~Christina Babin July 1st, 2012
Thank you Miss Jen!

Our sweet girl opening gifts from family.

The kids even got a little crazy about the cake. We almost had to shut down the place for security reasons when the children franticially shouted at Lucas to eat specific colored dots on the cake.

12 day old Cameron wins the prize for being the youngest in attendance.

Watch out though. One day they are 12 days old and the next they think they are 21 years old. Who brought this kid?

A sweet end to the party. To overcome a traumatic experience where my older brother took my huge rainbow lollipop on my 5th birthday, I had to buy these for the guests.

I know we all say this over and over as parents, but I truly can't believe our 1st born is 5 years old. It means she is a kid. Eliza told me she is so excited to be 5 because now she can be in Kindergarten. This is a big deal my lovely little one. Enjoy the years to come.