Thursday, March 25, 2010

Another "what is new" update!

March is almost over and here is what is new-

Caydens friend Birthday party was great fun. Each soldier was given camo head and arm bands for either platoon Brown or Green and their Dog Tags with their army names on them. Cayden's AKA was B-Day, I thought it was clever even if it did go over the heads of all the kids. AKA's like Bazooka and Grenade were more liked by the kids, go figure!

This is a picture of Human Battle Ship, they loved it!
Saint Patrick's Day also came and went and we had some friends over for the traditional Green Dinner. Celebrating the luck of the Irish is always a good time!

Brenner's 2ND pinewood derby was this week and he came in third after two other very fast cars. Daddy thought we might have had it this year... but there is always next year! Third is not bad I guess out of 12+ racers. Everyone loved Brenner's yellow wheels and beyond the 3rd place trophy, he was given the most "Cubtastic Car" award.

Thanks for those cool yellow wheels Grams!
The Winners podium, Good job Bart and Josh... Oh... I Mean J.J. and Brett on your first and second place wins! =)
Brenner and his blue and gold "Cub Racer" and trophy
There was also an elders Quorum derby for the "Big Boys" to show off their stuff.

It was crazy fun and after all the re-racing (Jeff is most likely still in doubt/denial of the outcome), almost disqualifying (Zach and his "Non-starting device" remote control motor and propeller) and extra weight removed (Chad and his car keys and wedding ring in the bed of his very cool derby truck) I was awarded first place. To make Jeff feel better about it all he was given the second place award with "first" written over second. There is always next year Jeff!

Some other happenings around here-

The boys helped me put up a basket ball pole and hoop and they are loving and learning how to shoot hoops.

And Mia and Morgan are "Best Friends" and play together all the time. Dolls, strawberry milk and the trampoline are some of their favorite things.

Easter will be here before we know it and on to Summer!

Happy Easter to all!

We love ya!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Seven on the Seventh

Can you believe it- Cayden is Seven!
Oh for this years party, as we all know, Cayden is very creative and had lots of great pie in the sky ideas (wow), but with a little help, direction, and several trips to Party City, he decided on having an Army themed party. As His "traditional" Birthday cake is actually a cookie, he asked if Mom could make him a "Tank". I suggested a big round cookie decorated with camo spots, but as you can see- Cayden got his wish. Mommy is great at that! Just look at those chocolate bar "Tank" treads, Oreo wheels and Tootsie Roll gun barrel- very cool! His family party was lots of fun and we had our first cook-out with hamburgers and hot dogs (but ate inside as it is still a bit cold, come on Spring!)
Two of the stand out gifts came from Mimi and Granddaddy and Grams and Pa, and the DS game From Mom and Dad ranked a close third. Mimi and Granddaddy heard that Cayden was recently learning (and struggling a bit with) counting money and the names and denominations of each coin. Granddaddy filled a "Bank Tray" with a full roll of each coin type and gave him a poster all about money. When he opened their card and a 20 dollar bill fell out, Cayden said "Wow, twenty cents!" As you can see, the teaching gift could not come any to soon!
From Grams and Pa, Cayden got the three disc set of all the Jurassic Park Movies. Ever since watching them with Uncle Justin, Cayden has been obsessed with them and dinosaurs in general(one of his other party theme ideas by the way). Grams noticed and the look on his face says it all! He just can't wait to see another innocent human be devoured by a spooky eyed velosa raptor. His "friend" party is next Friday and with some life-sized human battle ship planned it should be a great time, but..... Mommy..... I'll need another one of those cool "Tank" cookie cakes!!!