Saturday, January 9, 2010

Phoenix-Dec, 2009

We had a wonderful trip to Phoenix!  As you can see we were fortunate to do so many fun things!  We celebrated Christmas all over again with Eric and Debbie, mom and Bill.  We played Bocce Ball with papa at the clubhouse located right up the road from them.  Eric, Jas and Bailey went golfing one day at the Duke.  Jas ended up taking Bay by 7 strokes!  On Tuesday we spent the better part of the day at the Mulder house!  It was so fun to see the girls and Dottie and catch up with them.  On Wed. we celebrated Emily's birthday at Mukuto's!  Its a fun place for kids to climb through fake trees and tunnels and bridges!  The boys had so much fun!  Happy 5th Birthday Emily!  On New Years Eve we played poker at Eric and Debbie's!  Bailey was so excited we were playing for money, but Jas told him he had to hide his poker face,  so thats what the green shirt is all about.  Bailey hung in there past Debbie and Jason.  Eric's friend ended up taking home all the money.  Well, last but not least, the second day we were in Phoenix,  we decided to take mom for a hike or more like a walk on South Mountain.  She ended up tripping and falling head first and we had to call 911.  It freaked me out, but I tryed to remain calm.  She ended up in the ER with 24 stitches on her eyebrow and a fractured hand.  She was pretty much black and blue all over her face and on her fingers!  So poor mom spent most of our trip in her bed on REESE ORDERS!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Carving pumpkins

We had had a nice weekend.  It was a beautiful day so on sunday it was so nice outside we decided to carve pumpkins out there.  Brady had been asking dad every night for the last week if we could carve pumpkins.  Jas told him if we carved them to early before Halloween they would get all wrinkly and shrivel up!  So Brady said to me the very next day after Jas had said that, "mom we can't carve pumpkins because they'll get all shiveled up".  So he understood and didn't bother us till the day finally came!  This was the first year Blake carved his all by his self.  He was so proud of his self!  Bailey was like an old pro, and with his imagination he wanted to carve his as a man behind bars!  So he cut out a bunch of lines and a face.  I helped Brady with his and then he added some special touches after I was done with a carving tool!

Fort Fest in our living room!

November 2009
Gosh it's hard for me to remember exactly when all this fort building started.  But it seems like we've consistantly had a fort in our living room every morning for 6 months!  It's the first thing Brady does after the brothers go to school.  His fort's consist of couch "pushins", (as Brady would say), couch pillows, every single stuffed animal from his bedroom, his pillow and lots of blankets.  Oh and we can't forget his lovey's and bear!  Its so cute he'll ask, "can I build a fort mom"?  And I say as long as you pick it up!  But guess who ends up picking up or at least helping, yes mom or dad (if it's still up come dinner time).  On this particular morning Maggee thought it would be a good place to take a nap.  So Brady let her.  I have to say these days won't last forever.  So what the hell, right!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

Here are some pictures from our Halloween night. Dinner, friends and a bonfire in the back yard to end the night. Great time.