Saturday, November 19, 2011

JULY-Summer days!

Oh man! How am I ever going to get caught up. The task seems so daunting that everytime I sit down and try to begin I get overwhelmed and fall asleep! I am determined to at least try. I am not even sure how many people check this blog anymore, but it helps with the mothers guilt of not scrapbooking. Plus, we've done so many fun things this summer I can't wait to post about them! So here are a few random pictures from our summer days in July. They were mostly filled with lots visitors (which we loved!) that I will do seperate posts for, but I will start with these for now. 
 Eliza loves all God's creatures! Really...even flies! She loves to catch them and make habitats for them. 

 Lemonade Stands!

Kite flying with Dad!

Park Days

And many trips to the swimming pool. We have 2 pools in our subdivision that we love to put to good use! The kids have both become great swimmers which made a fun summer!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

JUNE-Davy Benefit

My pictures don't even do justice for how amazing this night turned out. If you haven't already, please visit Ruth's blog post about the benefit. Her pictures give more of a feel about how the night went. I guess mine are more of the behind the scenes, or the set up. During the actual event I felt like I was running around like a crazy person. I didn't even get a chance to sit down and eat. (And from what I heard, the food was amazing!)

Jordan, Me and Heather decorating away! Heather and I (and Christy from afar) were in charge of the decorations. It all came together so well and was so fun to do!
My Aunts are so amazing! They all helped the day before w setting up, decorating, making flower arrangements, and s up the whole auction! They really added to the whole experience. Their excitement was contagious! 

 Nikki, cute and pregnant!

 Outside there were tables set up for a silent auction, a raffle and a boutique. This was really fun and got everyone mingling and having a good time! I was in awe at all the items that were donated. There were some great things I wish I would have won! There was also a Live Auction, a performance by The Neighbors, Calee Schoeder, and 
Brooke White. 
Its hard to describe all the incredible things that happened to make this night possible. This special little girl has touched so many lives and it was apparent this night that belonged to her. Countless hours went in to plan this event and it showed by the nights success! I am so happy that I was able to attend and be apart of the event. Thanks to all those that made donations. I know who you are and I am touched by your generosity for a little girl you dont even know.

Friday, October 7, 2011

JUNE - Fathers and Sons campout

Oh How I love Fathers and Sons Campouts! I love seeing what "menu" Matt comes up with, and I love it when he doesnt bring any utensils so their plate is a cutting board, their bowl is a hot chocolate mug and they cut their steaks with a pocket knife. I love that Porter didn't change his outfit the whole time they were there, I love seeing how dirty they both are when they get home and I love hearing how much fun they had doing "boy stuff"!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

JUNE-Porters Birthday Party

We had such a good time for Porter's 5th Birthday. We planned a quick birthday party and invited 5 friends! This party turned out so cute, was so easy, cheap and best of all....Porter absolutely LOVED IT!
We called it a "NO GIRLS ALLOWED" party. When I thought of things to do I wanted the boys to have the reaction of..."Woa, this is so cool!". Let's just say I was not dissapointed with the excitement they all had!
We started off by glueing foam volcanoes together. They each had their own bottle of glue and I told them they could use as much as they want. NO RULES!!!

 Then they hunted in the backyard for the Dinosaurs I had buried in the sand box and hid in the back planter! This was awesome cause it gave me time to set up for each experiment.
 Then, of course we had to make Green slime! This was by far the coolest. The boys took their glue bottles and we mixed it with borax, warm water and green food coloring and squished it with our hands! THEY LOVED IT!!! Not sure if it was cause it was so cool or because it made farting noises when they squished it! They made sure to let me know this about a million times and rolled with laughter each time it happened. Gotta love boys!

 Then we headed out front to make Diet Coke geisers. Each boy had their own bottle of diet coke and package of mentos. When we added the mentos to their bottles, the diet coke geisered out the top! Every time was just as exciting as the first. They thought it was so amazing that they each got their own bottle!

We also had fun with "Pop-its"! They each got their own box and went to town!

Dry ice in their cups of sprite was cool but they were also a little freaked out by it and no one would drink it. They just stared at it and asked lots of questions!

I made a Volcano Cake with everything I already had. Chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and yellow and red frosting for the Lava. The best part was being able to let Porter frost it the way he thought would look cool! After the cake and icecream and opening presents I let them run around out back with squirt guns and super soakers! It was really hot, so they had a blast doing this! 

We sent each boy home with a goody bag that came together so well! It was super fun and super cheap. Plus their Volcanos they made and green slime! This was by far my favorite party I have ever thrown for my kids. Mostly because it was easy but even more because Porter had such a good time!

Monday, September 12, 2011

JUNE - Getting Caught Up

We had a CRAZY busy month in June so I have so many posts to catch up on. Let's see how long it takes me! Here is the first of many posts for June....


This was the cutest little group that Eliza belonged too. Every wednesday a group of the neighbor girls would meet and have a cheer club. One of the girls was the instructor and taught them all different cheers. Eliza LOVED it! It was just about the cutest thing to watch them take it so serious and hear them practicing the cheers over and over. Aspen, the instructor held a BBQ for all the families where the girls could perform their cheers. We ordered pompoms and skirts for the girls and they thought it was the best.