Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

 I guess in honor of the big man turning the big 50, Christian was presented with a gift certificate to pick out the "big boy" bike of his choice! He was quite excited and chose a nice blue one. I think it may have been because one of his favorite shows right now is KICK BUTTOWSKI: Suburban daredevil.

And come to find out, as I watched an episode yesterday...kick rides a blue bike as seen in this picture.

So thankfully Christian has not attempted any of the ridiculous stunts that Kick has (just laughed histarically) but he may be on his way. I have a feeling his sidekick (Caden) may be right behind him. Watch the dare devil stare he gives in this video of Christian taking a ride on his new wheels.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Caden!

What fun! I think Caden's Birthday was the best party we have thrown yet! We were having so much fun I nearly forgot to take pictures! The theme of his party was a "Backyard Beach" We can't see most of my decorations but they were great! I had colorful tiki torch pictures at the front of the playground, a big luau party banner on the fence along with a plam tree and a parrot. and in the windows I had cool tiki masks and a big picture of a tropical jungle covering the door. We had water blasters for every kid, which they were able to take home as their "Goodie bag", the pool, Sand in the sand table, a buzz light year slip and slide and grandmas wonderful gift of a ride on fire truck that holds a 2gallon tank on the back to spray water! Even the adults had fun getting wet! 

The party was going to start at 2 and end at 4 but it has been extremely hot here. We changed the time to 11-1 so we could have some shade for the kids and they wouldn't completely die. Our guests had so much fun that they didn't leave til 4:30! We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and just had a great time hanging out. I thought I was going to have to start feeding them dinner too! :)   What a great time! I hope we can have birthday parties like that every year.

On a side note...As I was looking through the few pictures I did take...I think one of my favorites is the picture of may friends holding the kids. Let me explain. If you notice (in order from left to right) our friend Randy is holding his son Nathan who is 3 (1 month older than Caden) then Emma his wife is holding their 14 month old daughter, Catherine. And last but not least by no means, is My friend Suzette who is holding...NICO! He is 10 months and looks HUGE! I am so glad I have this documentation just in case people don't believe me when I say my kids were huge! And just think, Caden was 6 lbs bigger than he was at this age. Yikes!  I don't know how they grow like that! But i sure do love it! :)

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Strawberries!? Where are you?

 Every Memorial Day Weekend we like to take a day and go to Ingrams Farm in High Point to gather buckets full of of strawberries! Strawberries are Caden's fruit of choice and we love to use them for smoothies. Plus....I sure do make a mean Strawberry Pie! Mmmmmm. But unfortunately this years crop was ruined. We have had the most rain/storms this year that I can remember since we have lived here! And they ruined my strawberries! (or at least our picking) In good seasons we are usually guided by some of the members of the family, who own the farm, to special areas to pick our fruit. Once in our row we need only go but a few feet and have a huge bucket full of ripe red berries....but not this year. We were greeted with the owner telling us to," go where ever you like...if you find can keep it!" I tell you what, that was the hardest I have ever worked for strawberries! I really was assuming I would not be doing much of the work so I carried the baby in a sling on my chest and I ended up in the rows on my knees with the baby grabbing leaves and me grabbing anything red and not squishy I could find. Not to mention it was HOT! and this was first thing in the morning! 9:30! The picture of Christian with his bucket shows how many he picked after half an hour in 2 full rows in one field! We arrived with 3 boxes ready to be filled and left at 11:30 with 1 bucket! 1 bucket! I was definetly dissappointed but can only image how the actual family feels. Their season usually runs from end of April to end of July. Hopefully next year will be one of their most profitable years yet! :)

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