Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day

Well, school was cancelled today for snow. Usually when that happens, the boys want to go sledding. Today was no different! They had a great time sledding and I had a great time taking pictures of them!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Double Digits

On January 24, 2010, my big boy turned "10"! For some reason, I am having a hard time with him turning "double digits"! We always take a picture with them holding up how old they are. We joked that next year he will have to hold up ten fingers and stick out his tongue! Just hard to believe that I have had the ultimate joy of being his mother for 10 years. When people say "Don't blink they will grow up before you know it!" I now believe that is a very true statement!

He is currently in 4th grade and having his best year ever. Just doing fabulous in school, meeting some really great friends, and being active as ever! I love how he is all boy, but does have a tender side to him! I love that he loves the outdoors, animals, and can remember just about any fact that he hears! I love that he has shared the joy of ice fishing with his dad this winter! Connor what a blessing you are in our life, I am honored to be your mom! Hope this year is one of your best!!!
By the way, sure glad the Colts could bring you a victory for your birthday!!!

100 years

Today is the 100th day of school. Carson was suppose to dress like he was 100 years old. We had a lot of fun this morning finding everything he needed! I think he looks pretty darn good! I am sure they will have a great day at school today!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hard to believe that Halloween has come and gone for another year! The boys all picked out their own costumes. Just so you know I had nothing to do with Carson's! He found the mask and thought it was scary and wanted it...ended up hardly wearing it because it stunk!

Connor was so excited to do his costume this year. When we were shopping for costumes he just could not find anything he wanted to be, so I suggested a hobo and he went with it! On Halloween he said "Mom, I think homemade costumes are the best!" I think I have to agree with him!

Davis was so excited to be Batman. I love that they each were so excited with what they had picked out!

Prior to trick or treating, we carved our pumpkins. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! This is Connor's pumpkin...he was so proud because he did all on his own. I love Davis' face while cleaning out his pumpkin. Pretty much sums up my thoughts when cleaning the gunk out of the pumpkin!

After carving the pumpkins, we headed to the neighbor's for pizza and trick or treating. This year Connor got invited to a friend's for pizza and trick or treating in the same neighborhood we were going to. He was so excited to go with his friends. Sure sign he is growing up when he would rather go with friends than family! He had a good time and so did Carson and Davis. Oh the candy they received! I think I have eaten more than they have! Darn Chocolate!!

We sure had a great time! Another successful Halloween under our belt! Now on to November and thinking of all the things we are thankful for! I know one thing I am thankful for and it is these three boys that make my life so eventful!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Sports

The fall season sports are upon us full swing. Carson is enjoying flag football, Davis soccer and Connor is doing tackle football. This is our first season with all three boys playing. It has this mom running like crazy, but it is fun. I just feel so blessed that we have three healthy boys that are able to play the sports they do.
The rule in our house is one sport per season. Just too darn crazy if you try to do more than that, especially with three of them. I feel bad for Carson because he is torn. He loves soccer, but it interferes with baseball and football so he has a hard time choosing. I can tell when he goes to watch Davis play soccer, he misses it.
The bad part is how intense these sports can be. At the age of 7, if you miss a season you are behind. Seems a little much. I doubt my boys will be playing any sort of professional sports, so I just hope right now they can play the sport of choice, enjoy themselves, and get a little exercise.

Monday, August 24, 2009


This year our garden has been a huge success! We tried some new items this year, as we do every year. The items of choice this year, were carrots and potatoes. Both of them are super good!

We have a guinea pig that likes carrots so we decided to try and grow them...well Snickers(the guinea pig) may just have to settle for the store bought ones, because the ones from the garden are super sweet and good! Connor is even going to pack some in his lunch tomorrow!

One of the things I enjoy about the garden is being able to share with others. Today Davis and I went to his school and one of the teachers was so excited to receive some jalapenos! I was glad she took them because we have soooo many and they are super hot.

Another success was this pumpkin seed that Carson planted last year in school. He literally brought home a Solo cup with a little pumpkin plant growing and it was no bigger than a few inches tall. The plant almost died before we planted in the ground, but as you can see it survived! It is even bigger now than in the picture and there are two of them. Jim had to keep cutting the plants back because it was taking over the garden! The problem is, I think, they are going to be ready way before October, which is a bummer. You can bet we will be keeping some of these seeds and planting them again next year, but maybe not quite so early.

The boys have such a great time with the garden. They are usually eager to go out and help harvest the goods. Hopefully it will be a tradition we carry on next summer.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finally His Turn...

Davis had his first practice in an organized sport tonight. He has been so excited to finally get his turn to play! He woke up early this morning because he was so excited to go to practice tonight. For once his big brothers get to watch him, instead of him watching them!

He has been out practicing all week. He has had his Dad out there. He has had his brothers out there. He has had me out there! Oh, it is going to be so fun to watch him play!

From the looks of things...I think he is ready!!!

And who doesn't practice in a Power Rangers shirt?!