Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Slade's 9th Birthday Party

On the 20th, we celebrated Slade's birthday with six friends. Six, crazy, rowdy boys!!!

Kaleb, Isaac, Slade, Nyan, Peyton, Jackson, Bob-they met at our house after school on that Friday at 5:30. They ran all over the backyard and played a little while.

Our first stop was Pizza Hut. I was thinking it would be busy and loud, but we walked in and there were two quiet families with some small kids and an older couple. I started to sweat it and got worried that they were going to be too loud. The waiter came to take our order and acted like we were perfectly welcome and they were wonderful. I felt at ease after he was so nice and we ordered them cheese and pepperoni pizzas. They acted very well-we just had to shooosh them every few minutes because they were talking like they hadn't seen each other in years!!!

Next stop, Main Event (not my favorite place at all, but I gave in on this one). They got registered for laser tag. Kyle & I just sat and waited for them to finish, about 30 minutes.

After laser tag, we gave them each a game card and they ran all over the place playing different games.

After they all ran out of money, they redeemed their points for toys.

Then we went back to our house for cookie cake and presents. Gunnar was at home asleep with a sitter and Finley was gone to Iraan.

Slade wanted a Texas Tech cookie cake.

My boy is getting so old!!!

Oh, my!!! What was funny was that they could care less about the cake. They wanted to drink. I guess they were thirsty from the games. I had alot of cookie left over.

Slade insisted on lighting his own candles. Something about boys and fire.......

They were so loud and crazy! They were running everywhere. They were just like a bunch of girls throwing their gifts at Slade for him to open. It was hilarious!!! And would you believe me if I told you Gunnar never woke up once and it was so loud!!! They played basketball outside till all the parents came to pick them up at 10pm! We really had a blast-such a fun birthday!!! This was a great group of boys!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Twas the Night Before Christmas......

It has been a very busy month. Between birthdays, showers, well checks, illnesses, parties, movies, basketball practices, and all the regular stuff we do daily, we've been busy little bees here!!! And seeing that it is almost the end of January, I thought I would get our family Christmas morning photos up, mostly for my memories!

Up, bright and early at the 5 o'clock am hour on Christmas morning. Of course the two older were excited. Gunnar wasn't sure why he was up and what was happening?!?

Thank you, Santa, for a Rapunzel house, telescope, and four wheeler, plus some really fun stocking stuffers.

All he was really concerned about was how to get into the chocolate candy.

This just makes me laugh!!!

Sister picked out some really nice jewelry for me!

A photo collage we made for Dad to put in his office.

And it snowed. How fitting for a fun Christmas morning!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birthday Fun!

We've done alot of celebrating and we haven't even had Slade's actual party!!!

This past weekend was Campbell's party, so mom & Nana came up to celebrate. She had a Pinkalicious party at Jump N Jungle.

That night, we had a family dinner at Brandi's house. Slade & Campbell opened up their gifts from Cita & Nana. Our sweet January 17th babies!

Slade's little cake from Nana!

I love this photo with all my heart. Nana is January bday, too. It's a popular month in our fam!

Tuesday morning, Slade woke up to this!

He was like "what the heck"!!! And then started smiling really big!

He loved it!

Gunnar & I took cookies up to his class at the end of the school day. We walked home and when he opened up the garage, Kyle & Finley were waiting with his new bike!

Then he opened up his presents from us.

That night we went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse and had cupcakes with Brandi, Shane, and Campbell. The restaurant sang to them and embarrassed the dog out of Slade!

My little Smarties!!! And we still have Slade's party on Friday-let the celebrations continue! It takes alot of celebrating when you have two cousins born on the same day!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Slade!

Happy 9th Birthday, my boy!!! What fun you have brought into my life! You are a blessing!