Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Faith and other News!

We celebrated Faith's birthday last Saturday!!  

She chose a Butterfinger cake.

We made some brownie batter dip for a snack. 

She invited 7 friends to come over for her party.

The crew (and Matthew)

We went to Laser Tag! 

Waiting for their turn. 

About to play.

In between games they spent some time in the arcade. 

After laser tag we came home for lunch.  

We had pizza. 

The girls painted their nails. 

There were presents

and cake. 

She had a lot of fun!  

In other news . . . 

Matthew likes to help carry in the groceries.  I asked him to turn around so I could take a picture of him.  

Tuesday is pizza night around here lately - so Tuesday's you can find us at Papa Murphy's

Matthew likes to run back and forth while we wait for our pizza.  

Hmmm - what's the secret?  

Faith got a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble from her friend.  So on Sunday we went before church to browse for books.  

Superman was there.  

Seriously.  Check out the red capes on the socks.  

In even other news . . . 

James completed his classroom portion of DRIVER'S ED!!  So, he's waiting to be scheduled for the behind-the-wheel portion of the class.  Hopefully it will be soon.  

This week is International Kids Conference at church.  It's like regular camp except that it's here in Baton Rouge and the kids will be sleeping at home.  I'll be volunteering in the kitchen in the evenings.  James will be playing piano/keyboard in the morning services.  Andrew, Jon, Faith, Alyssa and James will be gone all day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  I'm planning to institute a mandatory nap time those afternoons for me and the little boys.  Wish me luck!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Swimming and Father's Day

Andrew asked for swimming lessons for his 6th birthday.  So, we signed him up for an 8-day session at Liberty Lagoon water park.  

He passed level one easily.  It was just the basic things like putting your face in the water etc.  

He had a ball!

Coolest kid there!

The last day was a fun day for playing! 

Brian and the clan on Father's Day!  It was a little bright out there.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Andrew's Bow and James' Birthday

Andrew took his birthday money and his dad shopping a few days ago.  They ended up at Academy Sports and they came home with a Bow and Arrow set.  

Everyone went out to the backyard to give it a try.  

 Lots of fun and a great present for his birthday!  

James decided he wanted a Laser Tag visit for his birthday present.  

Luckily there is a great laser tag place a few minutes from home.  

 In between games. 

 Brian and James stuck together on their last game.  

Then we came home for cake and ice cream.  

15 candles on a laser tag cake. 

Happy Birthday James!!  

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Andrew

Andrew turns 6 this week.  We celebrated last Sunday.  

He chose a Star Wars cake. 

We also had some pizza. 

We also had some friends over.  

 And then there were presents.  

Happy 6th Birthday Andrew!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Laundry, Mailboxes and Two-Face

Found a couple of interesting things in the laundry last week.  

Went outside to wave goodbye to Brian one day a while ago and found this.  

Hmmm . . .

So, we had to replace our mailbox. 

Quick trip to Lowe's and $60 later . . .

We had this.  Pretty easy to put in too.  No digging!!  

Jon putting the numbers on.  

Lately Matthew has been scrunching up his face and saying "I'm Two-Face!"  So I tried to get a couple of pictures of him.  

Hilarious! - and I think that's toast on his face.