Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mothers Day

I did get to be with my mom on Mother's Day morning which was rare and great! Then I got to spend 5 wonderful hours in the car traveling home from Phoenix... Yeah right I know who am I trying to fool we were traveling it sucked! We went over for one of Rob's family reunions which I will post about later. Anywho, we had a fun trip. The way home wasn't too bad because the kids had Moama and Pops riding along to provide a little more entertainment. Being a mom is one of the greatest if not the greatest joys in my life, yes extremely trying at times however well worth it. It is the little rewarding moments that keep me going everyday for instance when Hallie grabs my arm and tells me," Mommy I am going to keep you forebber and ebber!" and when Jonah out of nowhere will let me know how much fun he had at the park or wherever I had gone with him and thank me sincerely. Then there is my little Mackay he is my little tender heart. I am so grateful for all the moms in my life and the great examples they are to me.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

My Sassy Lil' Egg Hunter
Hallie And Her Buddie Bitsy
Jones And Bub Ready To Stomp The Field

The Artists

The Finished Products
My First Attempt At A Cupcake Bouquet

My Grumpy Easter Bunny
We had a great Easter this year. We went to the park during the week with some friends from church for a little egg hunt and then we had one of our own at home on Easter. We had Moama and Pops over for Easter Dinner. As you can see Hallie was a crank but I will have to stick up for her and say the boys were so excited for the egg hunt they did wake her from a nap, so she was entitled to be a little cranky because lets face it I would be too.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monster Jam Boys Outing

The boys went to the Monster Jam World finals this year. They had so much fun. Jonah was so excited to see all of his favorite super hero,s in monster truck form. He said his favorite was the Batmobile and he brought home a batmobile pillow souvenir. Mackay's favorite truck was the Gravedigger and he I guess won most of the events and he got himself a Gravedigger t-shirt. His favorite part was that he got to actually go for a ride in a monster truck (just around the parking lot). They went with their pops and their dad and next year they will be joined by their tots. He was gong to be there but we excused him because he was at the birth of my new nephew Kage Jay Hoffman :) While the boys had their night out, Moama and Hallie and I stayed home and had fun scrap booking. We all had a lot of fun and can't wait to do it again next year. Thanks again Tots for the fun treat for the boys!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Barber Shop

So I was upstairs and it was unusually quiet downstairs. I walked down to find this.............

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Valentines Post

Late as usual. This year we did not do much. Rob and I just went to dinner during the week. Sometimes I think it is an over rated holiday. The kids were spoiled by all of their grandparents. They got some yummy goodies. Moama made them this cute little Valentines candy tree that they all loved and I thought it was a cute idea.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Secret Agent Rendezvous Party!!

Last Saturday we had Mackay's Secret Agent Party. It was at Secret Agent Mackay's hideout otherwise known as the Strike Zone bowling Alley. Since Jonah's my Halloween baby we always do something with costumes and so Mackay wanted to have some costume stuff. I got some great secret agent costume ideas from my friend Lisa's blog. They looked so cute bowling in their little hats and glasses. I made sure to explain to their parents that they were dressed as detectives and not pimps :) We had a great turn out and it was a lot of fun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

7 on the 7th!

From this cute little guy to...
this handsome 7 year old.

Today is Mackay's "Golden Birthday"! Yep I now have a seven year old. He is a great blessing to have around. He is such a good big brother. Next weekend we will be celebrating with a little Secret Agent Birthday party (thanks to Lisa for the great idea!). I thought it would be cool to do the 007 for his 7th birthday. So I like to interview my kids on their birthday's and here is Mackay's:

* What do you want to be when you grow up (Anyone who knows Mackay knows this answer for sure)? Firefighter, to be more specific he says a "tillerman", which is what the call the guy who drives the back half of the fire truck.
* What is your favorite thing to play? He enjoys playing his Nintendo ds and jumping on the trampoline.
* Favorite food? Spaghetti
* Favorite color? Blue
* Favorite subject? He likes Art class
* Favorite movie? Firehouse Dog
* Favorite book? Green Eggs and Ham
* What makes you happy? Playing Rock Band with his family (yeah, were going to go on tour...just kidding)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

We have some new tricks up our sleeves!

First we have the Amazing Jonah who learned to ride on two wheels a few months ago and mom has finally got some pics. Look out he is H-E double hockey sticks on two wheels!

And then in the other corner we have Marvelous Mackay who has mastered the art of tying his shoes. Hooray! His velcro shoes bit the dust and so he found some lace ups that he liked and I told him that since he was such a good magician he could surely master this trick. With a few lessons form mom, voila! I am so excited because this helps out my morning chaos.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bringing In 2010

We rang in the New Year with a visit from Grammie, Papa and Uncle Jeremy. We are some real party poopers, I do not think anyone made it until midnight. We had fun eating junk food and playing cards and the kids had Rob light some fireworks.
This year has just flown by in a blink. I can't believe how fast time goes the older I... we get, my parents always said it and now I am really starting to feel it. It just makes you stop and remember that you really do need to cherish every little moment (well at least the good ones).