Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the last of 2011

Christmas Card 2011
Before I continue on into 2012 I just had to post a few pics from Christmas, really it's so long ago already, but it had to be posted. Here is our sweet Christmas card this year, I was lazy this year and didn't send that many out, plus I didn't care too much either since it was kinda ghetto. But I had to post for Jer's stache alone on our card is worth it, he refused to shave it off so here it is and actually its already fun looking back on it. This will be one of those Christmas cards for years to come that we will love, due to the sweet stache. So it had to be posted and had to be included in my blog book. Also these of the boys too, I will be forever grateful to Mike Kurtz for making a special Santa stop to our house. We missed Santa coming to the Library in Barnwell by mere minutes, because of missed communication between me and Jer and to say the boys were sad was an understatement, so we ended up having to take them to the mall after all. But when Mike Kurtz heard that we barely missed him he called me and said he would make a special stop at our house for the boys. I cannot tell you how excited their faces were as they saw Santa walk past our window and up our sidewalk. I mean what kids get a visit to their HOME from Santa? It was so special! I actually think they were more happy about the treat bags he brought than anything, ha.
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Our home visit from Santa!
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Park Place Mall Santa, love this Santa. This is actually the same Santa when Jeremy proposed at the mall to me almost 8 years ago. He remembered us and said, "oh I guess you've been busy!" Christmas 2011_1915_3
And had to include one of the boys on Christmas morning, Cash's 1st Christmas!

So done! Onto the New Year and to note, New Years Resolution: be on top of blog!

Friday, February 17, 2012

20 questions

I forgot to post these as well, these were the 20 questions I asked Elias on his birthday. I am going to start making this a tradition, once my kids turn 3 I will ask these every year on their birthdays, it will be really fun to look back on.

1. What is your favorite color? Red
2. What is your favorite toy? Lego (ninja)
3. If you could go on a trip, where would you go? The cabin
4. What is your favorite tv show/movie? Star wars & Kung Fu Panda
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? PB & nutella sandwich 
6. What is your favorite outfit? Star wars lego shirt
7. What is your favorite game? Hide & go seek in the dark with flashlights (FHE fave)
8. What is your favorite sport? Hockey & soccer
9. What is your favorite snack? pineapple 
10. If you could have any superpower what would it be? Blow fire!
11. What is your favorite animal? Snake
10. What is your favorite song? Follow the prophet 
11. What is your favorite book? Star wars lego 
12. Who is your best friend/friends? Lliam, Brigham, Benson and Tyson
13. Who is the coolest person you know? Daddy
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my bike
15. What is your favorite drink? Smoothies
16. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Spiderman blanket
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Egg McMuffin (homemade)
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Chicken nuggets
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Dentist or ninja

I see a trend here with the star wars and ninja.. my favorite answer was the "blow fire"..haha so cute! I love you Elias and YOU are the coolest person I Know!
luv mommy :)
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Jedi Elias

Sooo a few months behind, but at the end of November we celebrated Elias' 5th birthday party. He wanted a Star Wars party and it was seriously sweet! We decided that we were going to do a boys only party and just invite the kids from his school class. It gets hard though trying to decide what to do and who or not to invite. I always tell myself it's not a big deal but than a week before there birthdays I feel like I want to make it special since its only 1 day of the year. So last minute I had my mom help me whip up some Jedi robes and ties for all the little boys, they turned out pretty cute I thought, could have been longer but we ran out of fabric, anyhow the boys all loved them! I had light saber swords for all of them and we had a sweet obstacle course set up at the school gym. Jeremy and my brother Chad made a course and the boys were in heaven! First Jer did Jedi Training with them, showing them all some sweet Jedi moves then it was onto the course once they got through the course they fought Jeremy at the end to prepare to fight Darth Vader. So after playing on the course for awhile my brother dressed up as Darth Vader at the end and they all got to fight him individually, man were they pumped!!! Then they all teamed up and fought him to the death, they loved every minute. Then we had a Darth Vader piƱata,  once they all had turns and broke it open they collected their treats for their treat bags, we then headed back to our house for hotdogs, veggies and "Yoda Soda" ,(I forgot to take a picture) but it was green and frothy and the boys all loved it, they kept on asking for more "Yoda Soda" even Elias asks me to make it quite often.
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Jedi Training
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Jedi Obstacle Course
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Jedi Fighter Training
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Introducing Darth Vader
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This was so fun to watch them all attack Darth Vader, they had a blast and didn't hold back anything!
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Onto the cake..
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I did ice-cream cake this year, so much easier and Elias loved it!
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This is such a classic mother son photo, haha so typical of Elias. 
Happy 5th Birthday buddy! You are such a sweet happy boy and I love you so much!