Thursday, November 24, 2011

Brayden Turns 6

Our little Brayden is not so little anymore. Just this past week we celebrated his 6th Birthday. I am always shocked by the new age he is turning for some reason, as if I didn't know 6 would come after 5.....I think it is a little bit of denial. Denial that I could possibly be old enough to have a 6 year old, denial that he has actually lived 6 years, and scared with the thought of how fast time is flying.

We are so grateful to have Brayden in our family and as our son. He is such an amazing boy in many ways and it is no coincidence that he is the oldest, so that he can set the example for the rest of our children. He is a special spirit that makes us all want to be better. We love you Brayden!!

When given the choice between Chuck E' Cheese with the family or Spy Party with his friends, he went for the Spy Party. So this last Saturday we hosted a Spy Party with a bunch of his friends. They made spy badges, followed clues to find the missing presents that someone had stolen, and played with all of Brayden's cool spy stuff that he got from his friends at the party. Overall it was a lot of fun.

This picture was after school on his birthday. They gave him a birthday crown and he was sportin it when I picked him up for school so I had to take a picture.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Drive In Movies

This last Saturday we converted our living room into a drive in movie theater. It was all Camille's idea, of coarse.... We made the kids cars on Friday night with wheels, steering wheel, headlights, and even a hole where they could stretch their legs. Then our kids creative minds kicked in and they cut some additional holes which included a cup holder, an Ipod holder, and radio. Not sure how we forgot those but our kids were there to help fill in the gaps. The Fishers came over to enjoy the night with us. Camille made up coupons for the kids and had a little snack bar as displayed below. They were able to get 2 cups of popcorn and 3 pieces of candy.

The featured film of the evening was Cars 2. Most of the kids stayed in their cardboard cars through the whole movie which was pretty impressive. It certainly turned out to be a fun movie night!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oma's Pumpkin Patch

Some friends of ours told us about this pumpkin patch that they visit every year during Halloween time. We missed out on going last Saturday before Halloween and were a little unsure if it would be worth it to go after. But we still made the trip to Lakeside yesterday to see what it was all about. As we pulled up honestly I did not think much about was a farm that just looked like they had a bunch of pumpkins out.

But then we went inside........what an awesome place it was!! For the next 3 plus hours our kids were in absolute heaven and completely entertained. They did all of the following: went through a corn maze, practiced milking cows on pretend wooden cows, went on a hay ride through the farm, slid down cotton seed hill on sleds, petting zoo, played basketball, frisbee, tetherball, and football, roped a plastic cow head, jumped on a hay bed, played on their awesome playground, watched Daddy kick a 30 yard field goal, and at the end of the day picked out their very own pumpkin. Kids + Stuff to Keep them entertained = Happy Parents

It was an absolute blast and we are so grateful for the recommendation. We hear they open it back up for Christmas and we will be back for sure.

Oh Man!!

As Connor moves through this sponge stage where he is soaking in all the words he can and repeating them, we are finding ourselves constantly laughing. So I thought I would capture some of his favorites on video. One being.....Oh MAN!!