Monday, December 01, 2008

Kes and Woodbadge

I know this is a blog about myself and Jonathan but I had to brag about my brother Kes

Kes is involved with "Woodbadge" which is a type of scouting for adults
He has worked very hard and went through their leadership program
In November he received one of their great honors and JT and I were there cheering him on
Needless to say I am very proud of my 'big' brother and know that he truly deserves this award!! Love ya bro!
(those are his three little rugrats by the way, Hayden, Harrison and Helen)

Fun, Fun, Fun!!

Jonathan and I went to my brother's house to visit for a couple of days over the holiday
and of course we had to start out with a visit from
Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper and a Fireman!
(can you tell the fireman just woke up from a nap??)
They decided they needed to race around the yard on the 'motor' on a search for bad guys!?
I think Darth Vader was playing "secret service agent" and ran along beside the motorcade . . .
After a brief intermission and quick costume change we now have a normal looking Daniel,
a storm trooper once more and the transformer 'Optimus Prime'

We then decided to take a quick trip up to the playground for a little relaxing bike ride
I don't know quite what to say about this picture so . . . .
(maybe Jonah's taking football practice to a whole new level??)

JT succesfully found a playground and was happy for about 3 minutes off his bike!

Then he was off and racing again like a maniac!!!!
(please notice what is missing on the back wheel . . . )
Way to go little buddy!!

Uh, Houston, I think someone is trying to make off with one of our bikes . . . .
(actually that's my sister-in-law Troye and I know where she lives so . . . )
Chris (my brother) managed to secure his 'bike holder thingy' to the ceiling of his garage
so now he can hoist it up the safety and actually get his car in where it belongs! :)
And finally we have a shot of 3 little boys getting squeaky clean after a full day of mayhem!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast!!

Fun was had by all at our annual Thanksgiving Feast!!!
Of course much of the action happened outside in the driveway and garage
(that's where most of the toys are located) :)

We even provided our very own grumpy bear!!!

We actually attempted to take a family photo. I think this was the best of the lot . . .

Of course didn't the original Pilgrims invite Spiderman and Skeletor along for some turkey???

I think he was trying to say McDonald's but was too stuffed to get it out!

Needless to say a good time was had by all! Until next year . . . .

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Halloween 2008!

Hi all! Well, another Halloween has come and gone and once again a fun time was had by all!
Lexi and Jonathan were able to go trick or treating together again. I think they made a smashing couple!!
Grammy had to come and witness the fierce 'Clone Tropper' we had at our house!
Aunt Jenny was here from Wisconsin and came over for pizza and festivities!
Papa even got into the spirit when he allowed the Auburn 'Rocker' wig to be put on him . . .
Ms. Libby even made him stand still while she decorated him up as
'Sheet man clone tropper with an attitude'!!!!!!
We ran into one of his 'best friends' Emily from Pre-K
They were so excited it was like they hadn't seen each other in years!!
We ended the night at the Fall Festival Fair at Mt. Paran Church
(yes, that's me with the dark wig!)
Of course they had a stage with Praise & Worship music playing
so JT had to get up there to dance and sing!!!
The evening ended with two tired children and some VERY tired adults
All with big smiles and full buckets of candy!!!! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall Festival at Pre-K!

JT and his best friend Austin!!
This is JT hamming it up for the cameras before the corn eating contest!
(now, before I get a ton of phone calls concerning the corn on his plate I must inform you
that as soon as he realized he was actually going to have to EAT the corn he immediately got up
from his chair and refused to sit back down. . . . . is that MY son or what?!?! haha)
JT with some fellow students and his two teachers
Mrs. Dominique (the lion) and Mrs. Miley (the Cat)

Jonathan and some of his classmates getting ready to perform the infamous

Disney on Ice!

Alright, he doesnt' know exactly what he's about to see but he's excited!!!!
(check out the Tinkerbell spinning toy he picked out as a souvenir . . . )

JT and Grammy have Disney stuff and are ready to go see some skating!

C'mon now, how much better can this get for a 4 year old!?!? How awesome were our seats!

Go Tinkerbell Go!!!!!!!!
(it's like he's at a rock concert and he's holding up a lighter. . . ) hahaha

Awww . . . can you tell he's my child???? haha

Lightning McQueen rocks!!! (and apparently he skates as well . . . )
The Grand Finale was Fairyland Springtime

and this is what happened in the carseat on the way home. . . .

Pumpkin Carving Mania!

He is starting out with such determination!
(just keep in mind that his MOMMY had to scoop all of the guts out because that was the gross part and he refused to get his hands yucky!!)
Now he has a plan of attack as to what his pumpkin is going to look like

He started to make some of the women nervous with his knife wielding and they decided he needed some supervision (his MOM was too busy taking pictures to worry about things like fingers being cut off I mean C'mon now!!)
Finally we have the finished pumpkin (I mean Jack'o'lantern)
With two victorious carvers smiling with pride!
(notice that there are two different women in these pictures)
he is already good at conning women into doing the tough jobs for him :)

Thank you Mrs. Ellie and Ms. Margaret for a superb job of helping bring our pumpkin to life!

The One Man Band!!!

Just in case you're wondering, Yes, he is playing his guitar like a cello.
Also, that is a harmonica in his mouth in case you cannot make it out!! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

At Last . . . the TROPHY is here!!!

Well, he started out in full Beckham mode complete with the "cool" leg curl ball throw!
Then about halfway through the game he started losing interest. Doesn't that face just scream "I'm over this soccer stuff, bring on the stinkin' trophy already"?!?!

Here we have pizza and AHA, see what's on the table behind us . . .

EUREKA!!! We now have accomplished what we have worked 8 weeks for! (a little metal man on top of a small wooden box) I am happiest about that HUGE smile, how awesome is that?!?!
I'm getting ready for the college sporting offers to start rolling in . . . . am I getting a little too ahead of myself?? isn't 4 year old soccer where Beckham started out??

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Darth Vader!!!

At last, I found a picture of the menacing Darth Vader!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Southern Tree Plantation

Ahhh . . . my main little man surrounded by Fall Harvest stuff for sale. Is anything sweeter???

Fish anyone???

Nothing better than a good hayride with his Aunt Troye!

Unless it's sitting waiting for a ponyride with his Grandpapapapa!!!

And here is the long awaited for Pony ride!

Hey Uncle Chris, how the heck do we get out of this crazy maze???
Mr. Daniel the Scarecrow man, seen a yellow brick road lately???

If you can't "pick" them up, JT found years ago that you can "roll" them up!

Ahhh. . . two cousins!

Hey, where's this tractor headin? Can we help??????