Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Whooping Good Time!

On Friday we had Blake's birthday party. We invited some of his closest friends to play in his pool and generally have a good time. We pretty much locked the kids outside and the adults enjoyed our time inside childless. Blake is pretty funny to watch open presents. He got excited about every present and jumped up and down in excitement. It was fun to watch. He also got to pick out his own cake and was so excited to have a Transformers cake. He made out with great presents that he loves more than anything. In fact, all the new presents he received he takes back and forth in the house and sleeps with them every night.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Celebrating the big 4!

Well today is the long anticipated (by Blake) day of Blake's birthday. He has been asking when his birthday is everyday for at least six months. I sure hope it lives up to all the excitement he has for this day. Although Blake has been quite trying at times he sure has become a great little boy. He's pretty thoughtful and loving but still extremely active. We sure do love this boy.
Fresh out of the oven. One year old. Celebrating his 2nd birthday. And I thought he was big then! Celebrating 3! And now he is 4! Yesterday I asked him a few questions so that I knew him better here were his answers:
Favorite color: yellow (this was a bit of a surprise)
Favorite food: mac and cheese
Favorite movie: Transformers (I think this one is in theory)
Favorite TV show: Phineas and Ferb
Favorite thing to do: Play outside
Favorite church song: I Am A Child of God
Blake got extra lucky this year as his birthday falls on Thursday, he gets to celebrate Thursday and Friday. We'll have a lot to live up to next year. Happy birthday our bubba boy!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Our 3rd of July festivities

Since we have such a great view of our city's fireworks, we decided it was necessary to have a party at our house. We invited four other families over to eat, launch fireworks and watch the city fireworks from our backyard. It was so fun getting to know new families and hang with old ones (that is not a jab at your age Heather =). The kids just loved running around with each other and incidentally we had no fights, that may just be a miracle! The food was delicious! The kids loved the fireworks we did ourselves and the adults loved the city fireworks!
The kids sitting in the front yard watching our own fireworks. They kept yelling "fire"! What are we teaching these kids? Blake and mommy. He barely came close to us the whole night as he was having too much fun with his friends. And this is what Kalli did all night. Kissing her little boy toy. In actuality I think he was kissing her and she was just putting up with it. Oh, and she was also giving hugs to her friend Anna. She just loves Anna! Can you see how enthralled they are with the city fireworks?
We had such a great night, can't wait to do it next year.
Cutest story of the night. We were getting ready to eat and told the kids we would be saying prayer. We could hear them outside at the table arguing about who got to say the prayer. In the end each of the kids got to say a prayer. It took a long time but eventually everyone go their turn. At least we know we're teaching them right.