Saturday, March 4, 2017

Kidz Love Soccer

Nathan is playing soccer this Spring and is loving it! The last time he played he was only old enough for Mommy/Daddy and Me Soccer.  A lot has changed in 3 years!

Ready for practice to start and showing his "Soccer Stance".

Pointing to shoe laces where the kicking happens!

Dribbling practice

The kids played a game where they had to kick the ball at the coach so they could get a colored jersey to hold.

Nathan got 2!

Daddy being silly

The kids were split into two teams for a scrimmage.

Team Huddle at the end of practice.

Kidz Love Soccer!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Silas turns 2!

I cannot believe our little man is 2 already! He is the sweetest and we are so glad he's a part of our family!  

The Birthday Boy on his actual birthday, February 9th!

We celebrated Silas' birthday with family on Saturday!


I made this life book for Silas that tells the story of how he came to be part of our family and it arrived just in time for his birthday this past week!

Present time! Playing with finger puppets from Grandma and Grandpa!

Opening one of his favorite presents from Grandma George-a guitar!

I think he likes it...

It was so fun to watch him open everything this year! A lot has changed in a year!

We celebrated with one of Silas' favorite foods: Pizza!

And look at this cake! A sweet woman at our church made it for us! Is she talented or what?!

The grin on his face as we sang, Happy Birthday, to him was adorable! His whole face lit up!

Time to eat!

Good thing Big Brother was there to help him!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas 2016

I managed to capture a few photos on my camera over Christmas! 

Putting out our cookies for Santa!

Christmas Stockings!

The nerf guns were a hit with ALL my boys!

Nathan was pretty excited about his scooter too!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Gingerbread House Decorating 2016

I love decorating a Gingerbread House with the boys each year! The last few years we have been spoiled since the administrative assistant at my school also created Gingerbread house kits on the side.  She was always super thoughtful by making sure all the ingredients were peanut free for Nathan.  This year when I started looking for one to buy I couldn't find one that didn't have any peanuts in it and then we stumbled upon this kit from Starbucks:

We even managed to get it at 40% off!  One of the perks of our Gingerbread Houses in the past were that they came pre-assembled.  (This administrative assistant was pretty talented!) This one did not so I did a little research and learned that hot glue is the trick to keeping a gingerbread house from crumbling!  (Assuming you don't plan on eating it later...) I assembled it prior to letting the kids decorate it:

Then the fun began! I was in charge of the frosting while Nathan and Silas put candy anywhere and everywhere they wanted.  

It was fun to see Nathan's imagination come alive this year.  He wanted specific candies in specific spots to function as lights and door knobs.

I kept telling Silas one candy at a time.  He would grab a large handful and hold it up to me and ask, "One?"  Hilarious!

I don't know how I got so lucky to capture this last photo on my phone. Getting these kids to smile simultaneously while also holding still is pretty much impossible!

I love Christmas Traditions!