Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wasn't this just yesterday?

I am having a hard time keeping up on this blog lately! Maybe it is because time just won't slow down and is passing me by way too fast? To get in the bare minimum, I am trying to at least document the major holidays, so from Halloween I now jump to Thanksgiving... even though we are just finishing up Christmas. I am working on going through those pictures, so hopefully it won't be another month before I get those on here!

It seems like we just barely put up the tree and now it is time to take it down again! Thanksgiving break was full of relaxing, great family and food, and getting all geared up for the Christmas season.

Here's Coy, just cause he's cute. He is a hard one to get pictures of. He won't hold still and look even for a second.

Bennett with his "best friends"/cousins. Getting ready to eat!

Mylie and Olivia are ready, too!

I'm so glad my kids have cousins that are also their friends. We are lucky to all live so close together!

Later on during the break, Bennett and Mylie enjoyed relaxing watching a movie on the couch.

I just love how much they like each other. I hope that never changes!

Decorating the tree!

The snowflakes were all tangled up!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This is Halloween~

I know we are all in Christmas-mode right now, but here is a little look back at our Halloween! It was only a month ago.

Here are the kiddos all dressed up and ready to go. We couldn't have asked for better weather!

Mylie chose (all on her own this year) to be Fancy Nancy. I think it fit her personality perfectly! Bennett really wanted her to be Lucy from the Peanuts characters, but Mylie didn't want to be Lucy because she is too mean!

So by Bennett's design, he was Snoopy and Coy was Charlie Brown. Coy didn't object, he just kind of wondered why we were drawing on his forehead.

And here is "Snoopy." I thought it was kind of a funny thing for a 6-year old to be, but there is no changing Bennett's mind once he has made it up. I just tried to get as creative as I could with two XXL men's white sweatshirts and some black felt.

And I decided to be...."the eighties" as Mylie put it. "Mom, are you the eighties?" Kind of a last minute idea.

And Russ...well, Russ was just plain old "ugly." :) I finally caved and let him wear his hideous mullet wig that I think he got for an object lesson a few years back. I am sure we are quite the pair.

All ready to go. Let's get some candy!


Monday, November 21, 2011

These are so cute!

You have to see this family's photos. HERE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Bennett turned six back at the end of October! I am finally documenting his birthday. It was such a fun day. He was very excited, to put it mildly. He is loving being six and is a great kid. We love having him in our family. He's such a great big brother and is so good to his siblings. He is loving school (especially recess and the bus ride) and is just growing up way to fast for my liking!

Here he is opening his presents that morning! He was excited to get a real bat and baseball mitt.

He also got some new snow boots, as you can see below!

He spent much of his day engrossed in his new books.

Love the crossed feet and the concentrated looks.

Later on, we also went to Fat Cats to get pizza and go bowling. But I didn't take a camera with us. The kids had a great time doing that.

On to the Rainbow Cake! As mentioned before, Bennett has wanted a rainbow cake for his birthday for a long time. So instead of just decorating it with a rainbow on the outside, I found a great way to created a rainbow on the inside! And it was fairly easy! What ever did we do before the internet and google? Here's the Link.

The pictures of the cake after it was cut don't do it justice. It was dark then, so I couldn't get a great picture.

In addition to the "rainbowy" part, we had some halloween munchies as well. Kind of like two parties in one.

We made these toilet paper jack-o-lanterns (left below) earlier that week in Bennett's class for the room mother party. It was easy and fun. Here is the link.

The party and the guests!

Bennett and his buddy-cousins looked like they all dressed to match on purpose! These boys are such cuties and I'm glad they are all such good friends.

We had to do some with Uncle Kristofor, too, since he matched, too :)

Me and my six-year old!