My sweet girl is 4 years old today! Her party is Saturday but today we did a few special things because she knew it was her birthday. She keeps saying, "Today I'm 4 (she actually says pour) but my real birthday is on Saturday cause no people are coming today." So cute!! I just want to squeeze her!! Anyway...we went to the park to take her 4 year old pictures and then she got to play for a while. We did her 4 year old interview that I do with the girls on their birthday every year. After Shane got home from work we all went to Red Robin and the sang to her. She loved it! And then finally before she went to bed we measured her to see how much she's grown.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
So here is an overview of our life for the past few weeks. With soccer practices and soccer games, taking Natalie to school and picking her up and Shane working and going to school...I feel like we are just getting through the days. Nothing super exciting.
We did take the girls to play miniature golf and ride go carts. That was really fun! They loved the go carts. Natalie rode with me and Heidi rode with Shane and we just drove around and around. They would have gone around in circles all day! :) The girls HATED the miniature golf. Thankfully there wasn't anyone else playing so we walked the whole course, picked the few holes that looked fun and then turned in our golf clubs. No future Tiger Woods here!
Lots of soccer games. The girls are doing great! Heidi scored 2 goals last game and Natalie scored her first goal too. Nokie got head butted by accident and had a bloody nose. My Dad thought that was awesome and he was taking pictures of the blood running down her face and onto her shirt. I was trying to get her nose to stop bleeding and clean her up so I only have pictures of the "before." :)
Then last weekend we went to the Farmer's Market downtown. So much yummy food and cute craft tents! The girls wanted everything they saw! We compromised on face painting. :)
When we finished at the Farmer's Market we made a last minute decision to head to the Zoo. The kids were so surprised and we had a great time. We did all their favorite things...feeding the giraffes, riding the merry-go-round, and checking out the penguins. They also had some fun craft booths at the zoo too. The girls got free animal tattoos and got to do some spin art. It was a really fun afternoon.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Seriously...I don't know whats wrong with me. I have seriously just not been motivated to get on here!! It could be that we have been super busy or it could be that I've been trying to catch up on my scrapbooking, (eek!) or maybe that I'm just not in the mood. :)
Anyway...so Matthew's birthday. We went to my parents' house to swim and hang out. We had a honeybaked ham, scalloped potatoes that were A-MAZ-ING, rolls and salad. Super yummy! I made a chocolate chocolate cake for him and Colie decorated it. Matthew is a pretty tough kid to buy gifts for. Last year...I bombed! I heard about it all year and I had to make up for it this year. He doesn't ever want anything but money and that is not a fun gift to give. So I went to the store and I got a bunch of dollar bills, a couple gold coin dollars or whatever you call those and then some 5 dollar bills. I had the girls color pictures for him and Natalie found some random gifts around the house. I had Shane blow up around 20 balloons and I filled them with all the different things. Some had a couple dollars, coins, 17 pennies, pictures, crayons and chalk from Natalie and a few empty ones. We filled a giant box and told him he could have whatever he could pop in 60 seconds. That kid popped the whole box in less than 30 seconds with his bare hands! It was so funny!
Mom's gift to Matthew...an entire bowl of pasta salad just for him!
Our crazy gift for Matthew