Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Lance!!

Well his birthday started out on Monday the 24th at school. I was able to go with him to help out and just have a Lance day. Of course it snowed like the dickens that day!

Here he is playing outside at school



He was also signed up to be the special line leader that day. It is a huge thing for the kids!



After school Chris met us for lunch at Perkins where he got some chocolate chip pancakes and chocolate milk. He chose the restaurant of course! Then it was off to the toy store where he could pick out a toy with the money Aunt Jen sent to him! He chose a helicopter that really is a cool little toy! Cole and Nathan seemed to like it too!

Then on Wednesday he got the special treatment again. He didn't have school that day so we planned his birthday party. We invited all of his 'usual' friends and all of his classmates. So 25 kids in all! Thank goodness it wasn't at my house! I rented out a local gymnastics place and it was beyond awesome! I'm pretty sure everyone had a great time! and I didn't have to clean up a thing!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures!

First here is the much talked about Monster Truck cake. It took quite some time to finish but was well worth it!







Here's super Lance jumping into the foam pit! He was at this thing almost the whole time!



Once he finally left the foam pit he had a BLAST on the bungee!







Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Lance, happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuu

Our first snow family!

Well on Monday November 24th we got some GREAT snow! After Cole's nap we went outside with the neighbors to start a huge snow project! It started as just a snowman, but ended up as a whole snow family! The snow packed perfectly and this thing took both Lauren and I to put it's head on! All of the kids helped put his body parts on and the rest of the fixin's. Once that was done they wanted to build more so we ended up building a smaller snowman and Lauren had an idea to put together a snow dog! Cole and Avery had fun sitting on him!



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little update on Nathan

Well we had parent/teacher conferences on Monday and well they were interesting! While we were waiting we got to look through a few 'books' that the class had put together. One was the 'What I am thankful for' book and the other was the 'my favorite thing to eat is' book. Ironically Nathan's thing he's most thankful for and his favorite thing to eat are one in the same. CAKE! He's spells it 'cac'. Teacher said he loves that word since he can sound it out and spell it all by himself! So he throws it into any situation he can! He also loves math! Another engineer in the making I guess! but we got the dreaded 'he can't sit still or concentrate for too long' speech. All in all though, I'm completely thrilled with his progress and I absolutely love his teacher!

We also got his school picture back. What's not to love?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Well it started off pretty good. The whole school district had a half day so that meant Nathan could ride the bus home (usually I have to pick him up as there is no mid day bussing). So I wait at the bus stop and all of the kids get off except Nathan! Luckily the bus has to drive back through that stop on the way out of the subdivision so I stopped her then and Nathan got off! Little did I know that virtually every Kindergarten mom (except me) goes to the schools Halloween party and parade so none of his friends were on the bus.

So being such a beautiful day (and since Cole took a short nap earlier) we decided to rake leaves and jump in them. There were about 10 neighbor kids all playing and Cole started going down hill fast. Very whiny, clingy, and tired. So we went home, put him down for a nap, woke him up for dinner and he had a 102 temp. Poor thing was still dog tired. So needless to say he missed trick or treating. I don't think he was too upset as earlier in the week he was scared of his costume (an alligator) and refused to put it on!

Nathan and Lance on the other hand had a blast and made out like bandits!

Lance's Halloween sing

The morning of Halloween Lance's class sang a few songs for us! He had been practicing literally for weeks singing to us at home so we thought we would FINALLY have a child that participated in one of these things.....wrong! He pretty much coughed through the first half of it (self induced). We asked him why he didn't sing and he said it was because he was coughing. ugh! But they finally got to some of his favorite songs and he sang along a bit. Still no hand gestures like the rest of the kids but he did sing....at least you can see his mouth moving!! Here's a video for your Monday morning enjoyment.

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