Monday, February 25, 2013
When it was finally time for him to come home the kids were beyond excited. Noah even dressed himself up all by himself to go to the airport. I am in love with his fashion sense. Love those skinny little chicken legs!!
And this is the picture he got from us:
But miraculously they fixed the plane and he made it home to us that night, hopefully never to leave again!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I finally figured out how to transfer the pics from my phone to the computer so I can get started on a huge batch of blogging. I found this picture and just had to share. My memory is so fuzzy at this point I don't even remember what Wyatt did, but he sure felt bad about it. I sent him to his room and when I went back to check on him I found this note taped to his door. It says " Not sleeping mom. Sorry for acting bad. will you forgive me? " And then I'm not exactly sure what the last line says, but he was trying to say "please write back". And then he taped a pencil to the paper so I could write back whether or not I forgave him, LOL. Oh my goodness, how can you even be angry any more when you see something like this? I have a bunch of other apologies he has written us. I'll have to scan them all in before I can't remember what they say. Love this boy!
I swore I NEVER would put a kid in a big bed before the age of 4 ever again, but she was just so ready. And let me tell ya, she has been an angel. Never once got out of it, never cried, nothing. Just lays down and go to sleep. And then when she wakes up in the morning she calls, "Momma, come get me!!" I think God took pity on me after the nightmare of keeping Noah in his bed. :)
Love this little girl!!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
We made Valentine's boxes again this year for our homeschool group's Valentines party. We spent a LONG time surfing Pinterest to find just the perfect ones for each kiddo.
Wyatt fell in love with the idea of a huge Icee and was thrilled with the results. It was actually the easiest one to make! Wyatt cut all the pieces out and I helped him glue the strips straight. We found some cheap plastic bowls at Hobby Lobby and Josh drilled a hole in it for the lid. Then we hot glued two straws together and tada! We wrote on the side of it "the coldest drink in town" just like the old school cups say. Wyatt really wanted me to write "the tallest, coldest drink in town." He is such a goof! The most exciting part is that he won in his age group for most creative. So he got a Hershey bar and a Chick-fil-A gift card. I was SOOO happy he got to be the center of attention for a little while. Being the middle child he really does feel left out a lot, no matter how much I work to make that happen. Winning made my heart happy for him!
Noah saw a tank and fell in love with the idea, so we had to make it work. I only had HUGE boxes so he and Annie both ended up with massive boxes. The boys cracked me up cause when I woke up this morning they told me all about how they found the USA stickers and put them on the front of the tank. I didn't even notice till I am writing this, but they totally put an upside down C instead of a U. :)
And the only three choices that would be fitting for Annie would be a puppy, Pinky Pie, or a kitty. I figured the cat would be easiest so that is what we went with. It even had a fuzzy tail! She was so in love with this box she nearly ruined it. As soon as it was done she took it into the living room and straddled it and plopped down to watch a show. :)
THIS folks, is her own idea. Her own pose. Love her. They had such a blast skating all afternoon that they all fell asleep on the way home. Not sure if I am ready for next year following Annie around on skates!
Yes, I give my kids Valentines gifts. I think my momma thinks it is a bit much, but I simply cannot help myself. I think it is such a wonderful day just to tell them how much ya love them. My mom always made us cookies every year, and I still continue that tradition with my momma's recipe.
They each got a stuffed animal and a small candy thing. Noah's is a red Darth Vader head candy jar, which is possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen. Wyatt got an M&M dispenser thing, and Annie got a Hello Kitty purse full of candy necklaces. They were all tickled pink. Annie's animal is an elephant, and for some reason she believes that elephants howl like a wolf. So she immediately started howling...
Which we could not get enough of cause it was hysterical. :) Wyatt was in love with his lion..
Mario Party has been a huge hit! Annie loves that she can play with us, and she really thinks that Princess Peach is a drawing of herself. When we ask her who she wants to be when we start the game she points to her and says, "Ninny!! Ninny!" Not sure if the girl will ever learn to pronounce her name right. :)
Josh and the kids got me lots of lovely Valentines and even a new pair of my favorite jammies! And we surprised Josh with a wall mounted K-Cup holder, which he was thrilled with. I love how easy we are to please!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
He was so adorable cause he had her put her hand on his arm and then said every letter he was writing to make her feel like she was a part of it. Then he let her put the lollipop in the first hole and he would do the second hole. They had a whole system.
We got Annie's valentines at the store a month ago, and it was a good thing we had them so long cause it took her the whole four weeks to wrap her head around the idea of giving the candy away! ;) I kept telling her she was going to give them to her friends but she just clutched them to her chest and said "my kitty candy!" I'm happy to report that she did readily give them away when the time came!
Since we homeschool the kids are rarely apart from each other. I usually have all three of them, or none of them. But this night Josh took Noah to scouts and I stayed behind with the babies. I'm certain that if Noah was home they never would have sat for nearly an hour on the couch together working on a project like this. It was really a sweet night and has made me think about staying home with just the 2 of them during scouts more often.
Friday, February 08, 2013
We weren't sure what to expect for the blue and gold banquet, since we are new to this scouting thing, but all the kids had a blast. We were served dinner, so it was automatically a winner in my book. The rest of the gang enjoyed it too. There was a dessert decorating contest, which we knew we simply MUST enter. It was nice that they had a child decorated category and a family decorated category. Noah and I brainstormed about what we should make and we decided on wolves, since that is what level he is at.
Aren't they adorable??! I have to take absolutely no credit for them. I followed the directions in this book I got for Christmas years ago. It had directions for werewolves so we used that with gray icing and used a grass tip instead of what they recommended. Noah was tickled pink with them! I was so happy we were able to bring something he was really proud of. AND they won for best family decorated and he got a Sonic giftcard, so that only sweetened the deal for him. :)
The biggest news scouting wise is that Josh will be his new den leader. The original one is moving, the replacement had to quit because he will be traveling so much with his work schedule, and nobody else stepped up. So Josh reluctantly took the job. He is such a great dad and is actively involved in every scout meeting, but he really didn't want to have to plan it all. Luckily he is married to a gal who loves planning! I have already got the rest of the year all laid out. Woo hoo!