Monday, October 26, 2009

Dancing Queens ... and King!

Here are a couple of videos of the kids dancing and being silly. FYI, yes, they love the song LOW ... LOL... good thing the lyrics go by real fast and they can't understand anything but the chorus! I love how in part of the video Zach is shaking his head at Daddy that he doesn't like the song he put on ... LOL .... they crack me up!

Riding the ramp!

Well two weeks into taking the training wheels off we're riding the ramp and "popping wheelies"!!

Cat hates Dog!

Well, it's been 6 months now that we've had Willy and I think it's pretty safe to say that "Will and Grace" are just not gonna be friends!

Halloween Parade

Well it was time for our neighborhood's annual Halloween parade! The kids had a great time - they got to walk around our neighborhood with a ton of other kids in the parade, then end up at a cul-de-sac where there were costume contests, prizes for all, treats and food! They were in heaven! :)

The girls ended up winning "Most Original Costume" for their Dorothy costumes. Zach didn't win a prize for his costume, but one of his sisters (Ave) gave Zach her medal for being the "bestest brother". They all got to pick something from a huge box of toys and had Halloween cookies and juice for the walk back home! It is so nice that our neighborhood does this for the kids every year!! It was a great afternoon - it wasn't too hot, it wasn't too cool! We missed having Nana and Moxie here this year for the parade, Moxie looked so cute in her costume last year!!

Here's their picture from this year - note this is the first year the three of them didn't do a "theme". The first year the girls were born they were Angels and Zach was a devil, the second year they were all pirates (those costumes won them "best costume" in the annual parade that year) and last year the girls were Dolphins cheerleaders, and Zach was a Dolphins football player. Zach wanted to go on his own this year and decided he wanted to be a "power ranger" (which really makes no sense, since he doesn't HAVE any Power Ranger toys nor had he ever watched the show.) Who knows!!! Anyway, here's their costume preview:

Goooooo Dolphins (2008)!!!!!

Arrgh you scurvy pirate! (2007)

The girls first Halloween (2006) .... I think if we did this "theme" again, they'd all be little Devils!

I LOVED his Vampire costume! (2005)! This is probably my favorite one of all of his!

This was Zach's very first costume (2004). He weighed about 5 lbs. by Halloween and this was the only thing we could find that even came close to fitting him. Otherwise we wouldn't have dressed him up as a cow!! LOL

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch….

We had a great time at the pumpkin patch this year … we did a hayride, the petting zoo, pony ride and a few carnival rides before it started to drizzle and we had to make a mad dash to pick out our pumpkins and hit the road!  

The kids said “everything” was their favorite part …. but I think picking up and holding the chickens was by far the most fun they had – they laughed so hard and they chased the poor chickens all over the place!!!  We’re going to carve the pumpkins this week and the girls are ADAMANT that they want “happy” faces not spooky faces on theirs!! :)

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Goooo Mets!

Well, Western Branch T-Ball Mets, that is! :-)

Here’s some pictures from Zach’s game this weekend …. he looks so serious!

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This is a kid from Zach’s class (JJ) and they were hamming it up when JJ got to 3rd base!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sam’s trip to Minnesota

Here are some pictures from Sam’s recent trip to Minneapolis.  He got to see Kayla cheering at the U of MN homecoming game, one of Ben’s football games and … he got to give Ben his 13th birthday present …. a CELL PHONE!  :)  *Happy Birthday Ben!!*

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The training wheels are OFF!

My little baby has OFFICIALLY become a big boy. Not only did he turn five this month. Not only did he start Kindergarten ....he no longer has training wheels on his bike!!! He has been wanting to take them off for awhile and I tried a few months ago but he was definitely not ready so we put them back on. He asked me to take them off again last week, so I did - and we took him to a grassy field (figuring it hurts less when he falls) one night this week ... and wham! He can ride his bike!!!
There was even more excitement in our cul-de-sac this week, Zach's buddy from across the street (Brody) also learned how to ride his bike without training wheels on the same day!
What's next? The keys to the car??? Why does time have to go by so fast?