Sunday, March 03, 2013

8th birthday party

I have to say this was a very fun party to plan! It was really hard to find any decorations already done, so I decided to do it myself. We had a BMX bike race, hot wheels race, tire swing games, a put stop for snacks, and an awesome cake! 

 My friend Megan made this cake. Vanilla on to and chocolate on the bottom. It was a total hit.
 And it was abosolutely freezing. There was sleet during the party, but we couldn't come inside and miss the races! The boys didn't even seem to feel the cold. They're bikes were everywhere!
 Stacey and Sawyer came too. They spent most of the time inside, but Sawyer took a little ride on the tire swing with Travis. What a cute little face!
 Here's the hot wheel race. We had two lanes and each boy got to pick a car of their own and could take it home with their goodie bag. You can't see the tracks very well because we had human tunnels and a team at the bottom to see who won.
 The girls were a great help! Kaylin had Amber, Lana and Kate helping her with green GO flags, finish line flags, rating jumps and of course having some fun too.
 The starting line. These boys were so excited!

 Ready, Set, GO! The 3 in front were the most determined to win! Tyler was by far the oldest and was super sweet in staying with Ethan so he could win on his bday. I love Tyler.
The finish line! 
Those 3 coming in strong! Yay!
 We came inside for the cake. It was just TOO COLD!!! 
 And it was devoured! 
Now I want to sleep for 2 days, but that boy was in HEAVEN! He had so much fun and it was the perfect birthday party for this always moving boy. Love you big guy. Happy 8th bday!

A birthday boy

After a fun lunch date at school, with his choice of donuts for his class, he had his cousins over to play. He chose Taco Bell for his dinner choice with his cousins. Then we stopped by McDonalds to get some ice cream, then home for presents from Mom and Dad! They had a great time playing with the new toys! Bey Blade wars, nano hex bug fun night! 

The Biddison's split a longboard with us too! Ethan loves it! 
What a fun day!!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

A day in Georgia...

It's never really too cold to be outside in winter in Georgia. This winter has been pretty cold, but we haven't gotten any snow yet, and most days have been either sunny or rainy. On sunny days, the kids find their favorite things to do which lately have been:
Kaylin playing with nick nacks.
 Mika playing with rocks and dirt
 Ethan riding his bike and going off jumps.
 Ashlynn just happy she's outside!

Ashes the big girl

Ashlynn is growing too fast! I can remember Kaylin this exact age like it was yesterday. But, it was really 8 years ago...
I remember that everything gravitates to their head. Always a goose egg, a bump, a bruise, a black eye...
 This is her latest. She got a black eye from the park, and a goose egg from a plastic toy bin. They both were within days from each other, so they were both black, then blue, the green, then yellow. Beautiful!

I remember that it's VERY rare for them to sit still. So when they do, it's picture worthy. 
 Mika was at school, and she could watch anything she wanted. She was excited to point to the TV and say, "See, see" then said Yes when I got to the movie she wanted. She would laugh and smile and frown at all the appropriate parts! It was too cute!

I remember they love getting their hair done. All 3 of mine at this age would sit on the counter and make faces or sing songs at themselves in the mirror. I love trying new hair styles on them. Ashlynn is tricky because her hair is so curly. But it's actually getting longer! And I can get it all back in a pony tail or piggy tails. People say it doesn't even look like her, but I think it's cute because you can focus on her pretty face instead of her massive curls.

I remember they all think they are big enough to sit with out a highchair and dip their nuggets in their own ranch. It cracks me up seeing this little person act so big.

I remember they think they are even bigger when they get to ride in daddy's truck. I don't know what it is, but no matter what the weather is, they all want the windows down!
My little baby is getting SO big! Eeek!!!!