Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Something Missing

Girly girl lost another tooth.  It's kind of a big deal.
She came home from school one day with it very, very loose.  Then she disappeared for a little bit (maybe 15-20 minutes).  When I finally went to investigate, I found that she had pulled her tooth but was too embarrassed to come show us.  Silly girl.  She looks like a pretty big kid now.  Craziness!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Birthday Interview

As I mentioned before, Asher turned 5.  He was pretty excited.
Here's his duck face.
And his ornery face.
So fierce!
Asher: Age 5

What is your favorite color?  Dark blue
Who is your best friend?
What is your favorite TV show or movie?  Cars
What is your favorite thing to do outdoors? play with kites (Tyler and I thought this was particularly funny considering the fact that we haven't flown a kite since we lived in Clay Center)
What is your favorite thing to do indoors? play with Lego
What is your favorite game? Guess Who?
What is your favorite thing to wear? My 5 shirt
Where would you want to go on vacation? Colorado, and play with Lego there
What do you like most about your siblings?  Nothing. (Two of the 3 might have been screaming at this point. He did admit to enjoy hugging Albert.)
Now that you are five, what would you li
ke to know/learn? how to build trains
What do you want to be when you grow up? train driver
What is your favorite toy? plane Lego
What do you sleep with at night? my two blankets

What is your favorite thing to do as a family?
 go on a train
What is your favorite art project? painting
What is your favorite subject in school?  play

What is your favorite cereal?
 Cocoa Krispies
What is your favorite lunch?  banana bread
What is your favorite dinner?  burgers
What is your favorite snack?  fruit snacks
What is your favorite dessert? cake!

What is your favorite drink? milk
What is your favorite animal? sick bear (The bear he got when he was in the hospital for his allergies.)

What is your favorite song? Hark the Herald
What is your favorite book? Little Critter (the whole series apparently)
What is your favorite holiday? Easter 

 Genuine laughing face.
Sincere pose.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Asher Turned 5!!

On the 2nd, Asher turned 5!  For his fifth birthday, Tyler made him his own desk.  Pretty snazzy, eh?
Here's my contribution to the desk project.
For his birthday breakfast, he chose Lucky Charms.  If you look closely, you'll see there are no marshmallows in his bowl; he harvested all he could find pretty quickly.
With breakfast, he was allowed to open one present.  Happy card.
Working on his Lego on his new desk.
Showing off his new shirt.
The cake.
After dinner, he opened the rest of his presents. The anticipation is almost more than one could bear.
Clothes?!! (I love that face so much!)
Oh, more Lego, that's better.
Blowing out the candles.
Let's see, other things that happened that we don't have photographic evidence of...

  • He got to go to preschool and bring his classmates some Rice Krispies treats with sprinkles to celebrate his day.  
  • He chose burgers and "orange fries" (sweet potato fries) for his birthday dinner.  
  • He got to go to work at the library with his Daddy during naptime. 

All in all, I think it was a pretty good day.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


A couple of weeks ago, we gave all the boys a haircut.  It was Albert's very first one. Here is a "before" picture.
And another one from the side.  So shaggy.  We kept having people ask about our little "girl" so we decided it was time to cut it short.
"What's she doing to me?"  
We gave all the boys (including Tyler) a haircut on the same night.  Isn't it crazy how much more hair Asher has than Elias and Albert?  It's so much thicker!
 Here's an "after" shot.
It might be a little choppy; this boy was squiggly!  Nonetheless, all agree it looks much better.  Although we still have people asking about our little "girl".  I guess it has to be those long eyelashes.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Valentine's Day

We're going to take a minute to catch up on some of the things I skipped in covering the birthdays.  Valentine's Day started with opening some gifts from the grandparents and Aunt Courtney and Uncle Tommy.  It was an eclectic mix.
There were some new cups.  Very exciting!
And some new books.  Always a favorite.
Then the boys went out and got us all some chocolates.  We have Beijo really close and they are always awesome.  If you haven't tried them, and don't live close, go here and get yourself a brigadiero.  They're our favorite!!
All the kids got to try one.  They were pretty excited.
Even Albert got a taste.
After we got all the kids in bed, Tyler and I set down for a date-night-in.  I made us some pretty yummy tomato, spinach and Italian sausage risotto and we enjoyed it kid-free.  It was a pretty good time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Addilyn's Birthday Interview

Addilyn: Age 7

What is your favorite color?  
Dark blue
Who is your best friend?
What is your favorite TV show or movie?  Pinky and the Brains and Monsters University
What is your favorite thing to do outdoors? Play in the snow
What is your favorite thing to do indoors? Throw a party
What is your favorite game? Guess Who?
What is your favorite thing to wear? My 7 shirt
Where would you want to go on vacation? Manhattan (KS) because, if it was summer, we could go to the swimming pool and Chipotle and because I was born there
What do you like most about your brothers?  They play with me – Asher: he’s playful; Elias: he’s funny; Albert: he’s cute.
Now that you are seven, what would you li
ke to know/learn? division
What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor in a pet hospital
What is your favorite toy? The kitchen
What do you sleep with at night? Cornelius, Diddy, my blanket, my new blanket and pillow

What is your favorite thing to do as a family? Go on vacation
What is your favorite art project? To make glitter lanterns
What is your favorite subject in school?  gym

What is your favorite cereal? Fruit Loops
What is your favorite lunch?  Nutella oatmeal
What is your favorite dinner?  waffles
What is your favorite snack?  Chocolate chip granola bars – the chocolate covered kind; not the kind Momma makes
What is your favorite dessert? cake

What is your favorite drink? milkshake
What is your favorite animal? giraffe

What is your favorite song? The Little Lost Sheep (from Sunday School)
What is your favorite book? Magic Treehouse #27 – Thanksgiving on Thursday
What is your favorite holiday? Easter 
I fairly certain there is a picture of me looking much like this from when I was young.
Giggly face.
I'm particularly fond of this little girl.
If you'd like to compare her answers to last year's, go here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Addilyn's Birthday

Addilyn had her seventh birthday yesterday.  It was a pretty big day.  She started it with special cereal (Fruit Loops this year) and one present.
Then there was a phone call and birthday song from Grandma B.   After breakfast, she went to Sunday School and church.  She was super excited because she got to pick out a special birthday gift while there (she had been talking about that for weeks).
After lunch, we sent the boys out so we could get ready for our girls' art party.
For our art party, we painted.  Our paintings were vaguely inspired by Paul Klee.
The girls all seemed pretty into it.  
And their work all turned out really good (this was less than half of the final collection).

After our painting, we made these glitter lanterns.  Oooo...sparkly.
After all our art, they started a very intense game.  It was so fun to watch these girls play and imagine together!
Birthday song!!
Bright, colorful cake.
Slurp!  We had some chocolate chip milkshakes with our cake too.
Then there was the presents.  These girls were such a fun group and I know Addilyn had so much fun.  This was Addilyn's first official friend birthday party and it was a smashing success.
After the party (and the boys came home), there was skyping with Grandma & Grandpa J.
And then it was Addilyn's usual dinner of choice, barbeque meatballs.
More presents.
And more cake.
All in all, I think she had a pretty good day.  Happy birthday, little girl!