Friday, March 20, 2015

Ready for Spring

We are ready for spring! Baseball is starting, Jiu Jitsu is still going strong and warm weather keeps teasing us. We are ready to play outside without freezing, ride on our bikes around the neighborhood, and smelling the flowers.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Going for Gold

Last weekend Nathan and a group of his classmates participated in a Solo & Ensemble contest. They had been practicing for a couple of months and all their hard work paid off. They sounded absolutely wonderful. If they were nervous you couldn't tell it. They warmed up, goofed off, played their music for the judge, goofed off, found out their score, goofed off, got their medal and goofed off some more. They were there to have fun, kick butt and take home the gold. Which is exactly what they did.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Even the moon was smiling

Brandon is 8yrs old! 8 years old. 8.

And how to you celebrate being 8 years old? By making a Kit Kat cake topped with mini M&M's. A chocolate cake with whipped cream icing smothered in candy. Holy cow was that one sweet treat!

Nathan was just as excited as Brandon. Nathan spent his own money on Brandon's birthday gift. Brandon really wanted a watch that was not digital. You know, since he was turning 8 years old, he needed a big kid watch. So, Nathan went shopping and found a really cool Superman watch for his little bro.

 Brandon had a pretty awesome day. He felt special and loved and that's all I can ask.
Later that night I stepped outside to look at the moon and it was smiling. I grabbed the kids and told Brandon that the moon was even happy it was his birthday. A huge orange crescent moon was smiling in the sky. We all thought that was the perfect end to a special day.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Super Hero Love

A few weeks ago we went to see Marvel Universe Live. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and all the good guys were trying to save the world from Loki, Red Skull and the other bad guys from doing crazy things. It was pretty cool. We love our super heroes!! So much so that we woke up at 7am to be there at 9am! That's love, true love!

After the show, we came home, ate lunch and took a nap. Watching others save the world totally wiped up out. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy, Happy New Year

 Happy New Year!!
We are ending 2014 on a really great note. Nathan turned 12 yrs old this month, which doesn't seem possible but he assures me it is. He decided to have a mint chocolate chip brownie ice cream cake for his birthday. He even helped make it, so it was extra delicious!  He also got more gifts than he knows what to do with, thanks to awesome friends and family. But he was also responsible and put some of his money in the bank. He's a pretty wise little fellow.

This year my parents decided to have an ugly sweater contest on Christmas Eve. Brandon was the big winner of the night. He picked a girls sweater, decorated it himself and even made a headband of holly. He went all out!
Nathan's sweater was pretty ugly too. His was straight out of the 70's and he decided to attach pop-pop ta-ta's. I told him that's why he didn't win, he was too inappropriate. He just smiled and said it was still funny. What a goof!


Christmas was really nice. The boys were very happy with all their gifts. We have been playing tons of board games every night. But I believe spending time with family and friends for the entire week of Christmas was our favorite thing. We got to see some movies, eat out, play games and just hang out with everyone. You can't beat time spent with loved ones!!

Tonight the boys and I are just going to hang out at home and wait for Brian to get off work. Maybe watch a movie and eat some junk food, play a game or two. Once Brian gets home, we'll watch the ball drop and bring in the New Year together.
Happy New Year!!! I hope it's a great one!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lookin' good boys

This week Nathan had his first band concert, and it was wonderful. He is in the percussion section and they sound pretty amazing after only playing for 3 months. They will have another concert in May, and I can't wait to see how good they are then.
Also this week, Brandon got glasses. His right eye is underdeveloped so now he is sporting some new specs and doing eye exercises. He has to wear a patch over his left eye so his right eye can pump itself up. He likes to pretend he's a pirate with his eye patch. He's such a good sport about everything.

Other than looking good this week, we've been trying to keep warm. The temperatures have bottomed out and none of us were really ready for that to happen just yet. And we are gearing up for Thanksgiving. We can't wait to eat some turkey and pumpkin pie and spend some time with family and friends.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


We had a freezing and wet Halloween. But the kids still got all dressed up and walked the neighborhood on a mission to get as much candy as possible before turning into icicles.

Brandon was excited to transform into a very realistic ninja. No glitz or glamor, strictly all black with nun chucks and some daggers. You know, like real live ninjas.
And Nathan wanted to be a sugar skull/day of the dead dude. Brian did his face pain and we pieced together an outfit so he could look as amazing as possible.
After about an hour of trick or treating, they wondered back home, bags loaded with sweet treats to last them a good 4-5 months.