Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stuck at Home Selfies

So we had a few snow days.  Or maybe I should call them Ice days.  It was in the single digits with a 1/2 inch of ice on the roads.  We couldn't go anywhere or even sled.  Needless to say, we were going a little stir crazy.  We played the "selfie game" a lot.... a lot.  The object of the game is to make a face that is the best reaction to a scenario.  The most accurate face wins.  We are all pros.

Some one tooted really close to you.

You accidentally tooted in public.

You have to poop and there isn't a toilet (are you seeing a bathroom trend here.....I have boys)


You just saw a carnivorous dinosaur

Someone tooted in your face.

A dinosaur jumped in front of you

A T rex jumped on the table in front of you

Someone just punched you in the face.  And there you have it.... pros

Happy 6th Birthday, Myles

Happy Birthday to my baby boy.  Every year I am surprised when the kids are a year older.  I can't believe he is 6.  Where has the time gone?  Myles had a really cool birthday week starting with the arrival of Mimi and Papaw, then several snow days and finally his party.  

What can I say about this guy? He is funny, loving, stubborn and strange (as most kids should be).  He adores his stuffed animals and his dinosaurs.  Myles loves school and is a sponge for knowledge.  He is focused in his school work and has made a lot of friends.  Myles is unique and paves his own way.  I can't imagine our life without this amazing kid.  

Mimi and Papaw gave him a "big monkey" to go along with his "big frog".  He was in heaven! 

Josh and I got him a few little things.  

He is into Pokemon this year.  I just don't get it....

Then the gifts from Gramma and Grandpa arrived!!  They always know just what he likes.

Grady helped him open everything

Myles had a little Face Time with Gramma and Grandpa.  

On the morning of his party, he asked me to make a Pokemon cake.  This is what happened.  Looks like a yellow rabbit.  It was the most horrible tasting cake I have ever had.  I should have used a boxed mix....

Myles wanted his party to be at the gymnastics place.  The whole gang showed up.

Singing to Myles

He loved the attention

Make a wish

I thought these were cute.  They were waiting for Mimi and Papaw to drive up.

They are here!!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Em's first trip to the dentist

Whoops, I forgot to post these.  Em had her first trip to the dentist in November.  All looked good, no cavities.  Thank goodness we took the bottle away from her in time.  It looks like she is going to have some dental work in her future.  She is missing a permanent tooth!  Nothing we can't fix down the road.

Of course, she got a new toothbrush

Ummm....wrong end

Sick Days

Emma took a few sick days this week.  Boy was she grumpy!  I don't remember the boys ever being so whiny.  It's awful.  She had a fever but got over it pretty quickly.  

Look how pathetic she was

She woke up and wanted to take picutes

The next day she was up for a walk around the lake

 Catching some rays

She didn't quite have her normal speed

She's back....I put her out of the car and she bolted down the street.  Nope, she doesn't have shoes on but she's still fast.

She had a cardiologist appointment this week as well.

All looks good

The Lot

I can't remember if I have written about our lot yet.  In July of 2013 we put an offer on an acre of land two streets over from our house.  My mom purchased one 1/2 acre and we have the other.  It took a year to close on the land as there were major title issues.  Last July we closed on the property.  In November, Josh had the trees cut down on 1/4 of the land.  He milled the wood and we are going to use it on the house.  It was so hard to see those beautiful mature trees cut down but at least we can use them.  

There is plenty of sawdust or "sand" as Emma calls it

We got about 3000 board feet of milled wood

Stay tuned as we begin building......

Pedicures by Myles

 Last weekend Myles went to a birthday party for a friend from school.  Little did he know he was one of only two boys invited.  He didn't even mention it and had a great time.  In his goodie bag there was a tiny bottle of nail polish and a tube of lip gloss.  How cute.  He was excited to test these new items out.  

Emma was the first to get a pedicure.  A first for her.

She sat still as Myles worked his magic

Clear sparkles

Next was the lip gloss.  Don't think that these makeup procedures were only for Emma.  Grady and Myles both polished their toes and glossed their lips.  I think the only prerequisite for the salon was that you had to wear undies or a diaper.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Indoor Soccer

The boys asked to play indoor soccer this season.  We are fortunate enough to have an indoor field right in Black Mountain.  The boys were able to be on the same team which is great for us.  They love to play together and we only have to go to one practice and game. 
They had their first game this Saturday.  The Grey Eagles won 7 to 5!!  Below are a few photos.  They are not very good as I had to take them through Plexiglas or netting.

Both boys in action

Myles is number 2, Grady is in red shorts


Myles playing some defence


Miss Priss runs around like a mad woman trying to get onto the playing field.