Monday, December 27, 2010

Tom's 3rd 30th!

Happy Birthday Tom!
Tom's Birthday was on the 20th, and he was out of town(coming home on the 21st), and Henry and Lays were really sick, and the boys were off for Christmas vacation, which meant that I had all four kids, no Tom, and no way to go to the store to get stuff for his cake/party!
So I improvised!
The kids made a Lego banner, and special cards, and I made a homemade-made-up cake! 
How could he have wanted anything more than this for his 3rd-30th Birthday?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's so easy... NOT!

Gingerbread House
Family Home evening night
usually goes a lot snazzier than this!
I usually pick one up at Costso.
This year I said to myself-
"Self, maybe we should try our hand at homemade Gingerbread-Cut-Out-Cookies, and just whip up a batch of Royal Icing?"
and I answered myself-
"Sure, how hard could it be?"
here is the proof that it's not so easy!
I have some tips for ya-
 #1. After you cut out the pieces make sure not to pull on them too much(mine ended up being all different sizes).
#2. You must cook it long enough(all my pieces were bending)!
#3. If the pitch for the roof is too steep, the roof won't stay put(so we turned ours into an apartment by eating the tips off).
and last, but not least...
#4. Don't move the house till you let the icing fully dry(or it will look like ours)!


Yep, I know it's a little Layla show, but the boys won't pose.
Could Logan's feet look any more disgusting?
That pic is actually what his feet looked like after he refused to wear his boots to school.
So we woke up to all this snow in one night, and a message saying SCHOOL'S OUT!!!!
We had a blast, it was perfect "building" weather.
I have a video, but the boys are screaming at each other in it. Oh well, I think I'll post it anyways.

So here is my sad little Henry sporting his bonks, and our Christmas tree. For no reason other than I wanted to document both things.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Jameson!

My Jay-man
is 6!!!

You are so old!
You have such a fun and quirky personality,
and I'm not exaggerating when I say you've been that way since birth!
We waited what seemed like f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get you. You and your brother were so different, and having two was so much fun that I remember saying I wanted more right away. You turned me into a "collector" of personalities! I couldn't wait to see what the next one would be like!!!
(Then Lays came 15 months later and I was singing a totally different tune by then, but that's another story!)
You are very serious. You try to keep everyone on task, even your kindergarten teacher says you are always reminding her if she forgets to do something.

You are a great organizer. In fact you like to organize so much that you used to try to keep all of the packaging that your toys came in. It got so bad that one day I decided to have you watch "Hoarding, Buried Alive" with me. Now when you try to keep things all I have to say is "Jameson, do you want to be a HOARDER?" You immediately agree with me, and off you go.

You are quick witted. You are always the first one to get the joke, or figure out the puzzle.

Since you STILL don't have your front teeth, you say a lot of stuff differently. I love it, but you do not like it when I find it funny!!!

You do not like it when I tell people stories about you. Lots of times when something happens you'll say-"MOM, DO NOT PUT THAT ON YOUR BLOG!!!"

We love you so much Jameson!
Could you please STOP all this growing up stuff?

This was your Birthday morning before Church party!
We have Church at 8:20 right now and we actually made it this week!
You're smirking in the bottom left pick cause we got you new undies! You go through a lot cause Logan thinks wedgies are cool. We're working with him on that one I promise.
Yep, Logan does look quite creepy in this shot. The poor kid was seething with jealousy.
At least it wasn't affecting your enjoyment!
I love that you got excited about the batteries. You are always on my case about buying them, so when you got them you said- "Good, now I don't have to wait till mom gets me some."
Ya little punk!
I know, I deserved it!

We just had your party yesterday.
You thought up all of the games.
When it was all over and you were getting ready for bed you came and gave me a big hug and said-
"Thanks mom, it was a great party!"

We played- FIX YOUR DRAGONS TAIL(pin the tail on the dragon)
FEED YOUR DRAGON(shoot a dart gun through their mouth)
PREPARE YOUR DRAGONS FAVORITE SNACK(decorate cupcakes with gummy worms, and candy fish)
I also made capes for all the kids that said D.T. for dragon trainer. When you saw them you said that all their names didn't start with a "D"!
Love you so much Jay-man!