Thursday, June 21, 2012


Elijah had a birthday back in April, the 29th to be exact.  This is how on the ball I am.  It's June 20th and I am finally blogging about it.

We had a birthday party for him because that is ALL that poor boy has wanted since I can remember.  He was so so happy.

We did a Mario Bros. theme and invited the boys from his class.  The best part is they had to wear fake mustaches in order to play any games, you know so they looked like Mario and Luigi.

We did a coin hunt and had a pinata.  They were so cute in their mustaches!

The best part is when they sang Happy Birthday to Elijah they called him Mario.  He loved it. 

The party ended with a massive wrestling match with Dan at the center.  Thank goodness too.  Nine 7 year old boys is insanity.  Trust me.  As much as you want them to stop trying to wrestle each other you quickly learn it is a losing battle.  Dads then become handy in these situations. 

It was a two hour party that seemed like ten hours, but my boy was happy and that made it all worth it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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We went to Knoebels.  Good times.  We met Kate, Ean, and the boys there.  It went perfectly because Peyton and Elijah like the same kind of rides and Madelyn and Bodie are buddies so they partnered up nicely while riding.  Then after lunch/snack Madelyn found her TKA friends and hung out with them. 

I was so proud of my girl.  She went on some big rides that she had never ridden before.  I was kind of sad to miss it, but I also knew she might not have gone on those rides with me there.  Her friends offered some positive peer pressure.  She had a blast.

I went on the haunted house ride with Kate since she said that last year was the first year she ever rode it and opened her eyes during the ride.  I understand why now.  It is sooooo pitch black on that ride until things light up or jump out at you or touch you!!  Yes, things TOUCH you.  EEK!!  Kate was laughing her head off at me the whole time which made me laugh too when I wasn't freaking out.  It was funny.

Saturday we went to celebrate Jess and Jon's twins turning 3, the little cutie pies.  We were at Jess' parents' house so we stayed, cooked out, and the kids swam in the pool.  We met some of their other friends too which was nice, although generally I am against our friends making other friends besides us.  Just kidding.  (not really)

Jess' brother and sister-in-law just got a bull mastiff puppy and they brought it that day.  Oh my.  You know how some people are with babies?  That's how I am with puppies.  I kept having to hold him and snuggle him.  He loved it.  He was so scrumptious and snuggly and soft and sleepy.  He was only 8 weeks old and already weighs more than my chihuahua.  There will be many puppies like that in my house in heaven.  I just know it.

This was all before Father's Day.  Welcome to my non-chronological blog.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012

I woke up this morning to Dan bringing coffee to me in bed and announcing that he made pancakes.  Yay!

He's the best.  His children agree. 

We celebrated Dan today by taking him to Bojangles for fried chicken after church today.  Blech.  But, he's worth it.

We spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out playing the wii, watching Phineas & Ferb (that show is so stinkin' funny), monkey in the middle in the yard with Dan in the middle while I watered flowers and my children, and a game of UNO (I won).  A good day over all.

I am so glad my children have the father they have.  Seriously.  I don't think I could have ordered a better one for them.  They are truly blessed, and so am I.

Monday, June 11, 2012


We have been waiting many weeks for this day, the first day of summer vacation!!  Yay!!

We got a pool membership this year and pretty much plan to spend our days there.  We know a lot of school families who go there so that should be fun because the kids will have friends to play with.

The last few weeks of school kick our butts.  There are so many field trips and school activities that I have been a part of and poor Dan is dealing with enrollment, preparing for graduation, etc.  We were beat this past weekend after all was said and done.

So, now we look forward to summer fun, staying up late and sleeping in.  Yippee!!