Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shorts and a Fire

This precious boy refused to wear pants and a long sleeve shirt to school.  Cliff and I are firm believers of Parenting with Love and Logic so we let him do this to have a natural consequence.  He came home shivering and learned his lesson but was pleasantly surprised that Daddy had started a fire for the first time since moving here.  Cutie!!!
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3 Peas in a Pod

These three and love for each other melts my heart!  The other night they requested a sleepover with each other.  It was so cute listening to them from the living room!  It was hard when they were little having them so close in age to each other but not the rewards are tremendous. 


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Family Pics 2014

My friend Natalie took our family pics a couple of weeks ago.  I told the kids if they behaved we could be done in 15 minutes and we were!  


















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Monday, December 1, 2014

Ryla turns 4!

Our little princess turned 4 on November 16th!  She continues to be a bundle of energy and joy!  Unfortunately, she was sick on her bday but she still had a great day.  She got a gymnastics mat, a frozen necklace and a new gymnastics leotard for herself and her American Girl doll!!  That evening we had delicious vegan cupcakes!  She loved it!
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Aidan and Basketball

Aidan tried out basketball for the first time this year.  In his word "This is way better than T-ball, you get to run all the time."  So it looks like we may be sticking with it.  He told me he would still like to try out swim team and football as well.  We will see which one he chooses for the Spring.  Aidan really enjoyed being on a team.  This was clear as Cliff and I watched him.  We were impressed to see how well he was able to demonstrate being a team player at the age of 5.  He liked shooting but also enjoyed passing and guarding.  Cliff helped coach again.  It was much better with a co-coach.  The little ones still don't like Daddy helping and not giving them attention which at times proved to be difficult but we go through it.  A lot of games he would take turns holding them.  SUPER DADDY!  Overall, we were so proud of Aidan.  He tried really hard and learned so much (like always)!




I took this after his third game where he scored for the first time and 6 points total!




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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Good Night's Sleep

Noah has been climbing into our bed int the middle of the night.  We don't usually let any of our kids do this but some nights we are just too tired to take him back.  This was one of those nights.  I remember that he climbed in bed at 1:00 and I woke up to Cliff snoring at 3:30.  I looked over and found this.  I'm surprised my laughter didn't wake them up.  I quickly grabbed my phone before taking Noah back to his bed.  Cliff says he doesn't remember the feet on his head but does remember the smell of a wet diaper.  :-)


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a great Halloween this year.  Our neighborhood went all out again!

Aidan went as a ninja.  Shocking I know.....  He chose last May.  He insisted on bringing his sword with him.  Next year I'm hoping he chooses something where we get to see his face :-)


Noah is still not at a age where he wants to choose his costume so I got to choose for him.  I went with Bam Bam because Cliff and I feel he is a real life Bam Bam.  I showed him a few of the Flintstones shows so he could learn to say"Bam Bam."  He liked the videos but wouldn't say it.  Instead, he went around saying "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."  Ryla liked the idea as going as Pebbles but I think next year I won't be able to persuade her to do coordinating outfits.  


Two amazing friends helped me with their costumes.  Denise Black, our children's minister, made Noah's costume and my good friend Natalie Clayton made Ryla's dress.  I gathered all the fabric and put on the black triangles but that's it.  Thank you ladies for your help!!!!

 We met at one of our neighbors houses to meet up with all our small group friends for pizza and trick or treating.  The kiddos were so cute!  







We carved our pumpkins the night before.  Well, really Cliff carved and the four of us watched and ate caramel apples.  I forgot to grab a pic but Cliff did a scary face per Aidan's request and did a gymnast for Ryla!  My hubby rocks!

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