All three kids trying out the teeter totter
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I asked the kids what they wanted for supper, but I told them no stinky foods because that would make mommy sick. Of course they just started laughing and Bethany replied "I want a dirty diaper for supper!" laughing hysterically the whole time, which in turn got them all wild and out of control. Thankfully they all settled on finger jell-o and cereal. :) Ok, maybe not the healthiest.
I think next time I might want to explain what I mean by stinky food or just use an entirely different word.
No party would be complete without games...Aunt Jennifer throwing the football through the hoop.
Jaren painting his pinata a couple days before the party.
Jaren taking a swing at the pinata...I told him to close his eyes to make it more challenging. :)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Here are a few pictures from today's party. It was an Iowa Hawkeye party which included football and helmet cakes, football themed games and of course some guests even came with Hawkeye apparel. Thanks to everyone who braved the wonderful Iowa winter weather to come help Jaren celebrate. Before bed tonight he said, "That was a great birthday party, wasn't it mom!"
Okay, so the photos won't load today, so look for them in the next couple of days.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Bethany the angel...can you tell she was just a little excited!
The wise men coming to see baby Jesus
The Christmas tree jell-o mold...it turned out very well this year
Joshua with his gift from us...I think his daddy will play with it more than Joshua for right now
One of the cutest presents there!
The kids opening their gift from Tim, Lonita & Joshua...Kung Fu Panda and lots of candy! They were thrilled!
Friday, December 12, 2008
After lunch Jaren & Bethany finished their mitten wreaths, I put Erica down for a nap and then went to work making frosting. Jaren & Bethany decorated 4 dozen cut-out cookies. I really didn't think they'd stick with it that long, but they were having so much fun they didn't want to quit. They turned out awesome and if you're lucky enough you might get a little taste of the delicious end results.
The day ended with supper at McDonalds all together, even daddy. Then to church to set-up for the Christmas program. The kids had a ton of fun playing with the 3 sons of the other committee member. They are older than my kids, but they loved entertaining them.
Time for bed and time for mommy to put her feet up and relax. I turned on all the Christmas lights and a small lamp, read my magazine and listened to Jaren's Christmas CD that he listens to every night and also sat quietly listening to Jaren read in bed. That was one of the greatest sounds to hear. I can say that I'm a proud mom! :)
I hope you all had a great yesterday and I'm looking forward what today will bring.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Happy 3rd Birthday, Reagan!
Monday, December 1, 2008
I have more pictuers but it's not wanting to upload them right now...maybe I'll try tomorrow.The kids also loved going out to play in the first real snowfall of the season. It was great packing snow for a snowball fight in which the kids found out very quickly that I have poor aim. :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A: Alligators, Ants, Apples, Air conditioning
B: Bethany, Bees, Babies, Books, Bedtime
C: Colors, Cars, Clothes, Calendars, Cousins
D: Daddy, Dogs, Dolls, Dishwasher
E: Erica, Elephatns, Eyes & Ears, Eternal Life
F: Flowers, Fires (camp), Family, Farmers
G: Grandpas, Grandmas, God
H: Horses, House, Harvest, Heaven
I: Ice Cream
J: Jennifer, Jaren, Jason, Jumping
K: Kites, Kristin, Kurtis
L: Luke, Lions, Lemonade
M: Monkeys, Mrs. DeBruin, mommy, mini van, meals together
N: Nose, NIcholas, Naptime
O: Oreo Cookies, Ostrich, October
P: Pink, Paint, Papa, Pictures
Q: Quail, Quilts
R: Reagan, Racing, Restaurants
S: Silliness, Snakes, Sports, Sippy Cup, Sunny Days
T: Teeth, TV, Telephone
U: Unicorns, Umbrellas
V: Van, Violin Music
W: Water bottle, whales, winter nights
Y: Yo-yo, yellow
Z: Zebra, zippers
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Bethany, Jaren holding Drew, Erica, Lucas holding Lauren and Reagan