Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mothers Day/Fathers Day

For Mother's Day this year I told David the only thing I wanted was for him to build me some locker cubbies for the garage. Basically a place for the while family to hang coats, take our shoes off, and to sit. He then told me for him to do this he needed some tools. So, for an early Father's Day gift he got a scroll saw.

So here is David using his new saw and what my cubbies look like so far. I'm not sure it's fair that he gets to use his gift early and I'm still waiting. We'll post when they are built and all painted with hardware.

Birthdays #2

Kell's Birthday

Kell just turned 7. Since he had a friend birthday last year, we just had a small family party this year. We went to Incredible Pizza where we played glow-in-the dark miniature bowling, mini bowling (little lanes, little pins, little balls), played games, and ate pizza (or whatever else was on the buffet). When we got home we ate cake and ice cream. This year I made Kell a shark cake, but if he tells you he didn't like it, he did, just not eating it. He received a butterfly garden before his birthday and was able to watch the caterpillars form cocoons and turned into butterflies and then we let them go. He got a Big Bike and horn, a squishy dinosaur and two Kung Zhu pets.

Birthdays #1

Campbell's Birthday

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.