Abigail's 6th birthday took place over the course of one week. First, she got to open presents and eat cake and ice cream early because Grandpa and Grandma Bowen were visiting. Second, we celebrated her actual birthday by having her choice of cereal for breakfast (Trix) and for dinner chicken nuggets, french fries, and Jell-o jigglers. Third, she was able to have a birthday party where she invited her friends to a pretend slumber party. For a girl who loves birthdays, the way we celebrated this year was perfect.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
We had a lot of helpers (I use that term very loosely). Don't let the happy smile fool you. Dad's tools are always more exiting than the ones he has...
Nailing on the facing
Painting. Had a lot of good help on that.
Letting things dry for a last coat and some polyurethane.
here is what you (and especially Sherrie) have all been waiting for...
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Two months ago our baby turned two. He's a very active two year old that keeps us all on our toes. There's never a dull moment in our home, seriously, just when I think I can take a breather, Campbell has made more work for me. He's a very curious little guy, and the kids like to call him Curious Campbell, in fact, they often ask who I think is more curious him or George. This is fitting as George is one of his favorite PBS shows.
I don't know if it's because he's the youngest and watches all the older kids or if it's just his personality, but he seems to be doing things earlier than the rest. To give you an example, He has figured on his own that he can watch a Thomas video on the computer if he just puts the dvd in the computer. When I discovered it was in, I asked all the kids and David if they had put it in, and they told me they hadn't. He's a smartie and anything with buttons fascinates him. I'm interested to see where this will take him as well as us.
For his birthday I made him a train cake, since he loves Thomas trains (Sorry grandpa I'm working on the tractors). He got a Mickey Mouse tricycle that has buttons and makes lots of noise, a helmet, and paly dough that he likes to make his own colors with. For dinner we had Waffles, fruit Kabobs, and cake and ice cream.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Kell and Abigail right in the middle of the hunt
Kids wearing their new shirts from mom
Campbell excited to find eggs
Kids with their bags from Grandma and Grandpa Bowen
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Another tradition is the kids ornament exchange. Instead of exchanging gifts, the kids buy an ornament for one of their siblings each Christmas and they get to open it and put it on the tree Christmas Eve. The kids love this, and I really enoy seeing what they pick out for each other. They also get to open there Christmas pajamas, here they are at the top of the stairs Christmas morning sporting there new jammies. We didn't want Grandpa, Grandma, and Lisa to feel left out, so Grandma and Lisa got Mary Jane slippers and Grandpa got Christmas socks. I also got Mary Jane slippers (which I really love), but I forgot to get David some socks, so he'll have to wait until next year.
We were all very blessed with wonderful gifts this christmas. Cole got an automatic nerf gun, Mario Cart R/C, indoor soccer ball, and a tabletop foosball table. Kell got Star Wars toys, Nerf gun, Toy Story Figures, and a Dragon (he told his class that was his favorite gift). Abigail got digital art studio for the computer, Mulan barbie doll, Londa (18" doll from g-pa and g-ma that she named), and sewing kits. I got Fiesta dishes, shepherds for the Willow nativity, sweater, and perfume. David got a cordless drill (he's already used and loves), cmall camp burner, and a Mario Cart R/C. As a family we got a WII. It was fun to play bowling with Grandpa, Grandma, and Lisa. It was nice to receive all these gifts, but the best gift this year was to have family come visit.