Friday, June 12, 2015

Mardi Gras at Church

Our church has a Mardi Gras carnival/party/fund raiser each year and the kids really enjoy it.  

Dad helped Nathan prepare to shoot the Nerf gun for one game.  

Maggie and Hadley joined us at church and Hadley's favorite part was the cake! 

Tyler was pretty good at the toilet paper toss.  If only my boys were as accurate when toilet paper is not required in the bathroom all the time...! ;)  

Ring toss! 

Putt putt! 

Cake walk!  Nathan actually won a round and got to pick out his favorite treat from the table to bring home and share!  

Hadley wasn't too big on the games but she did get a "tattoo." 

It was a fun event that we will look forward to next year too!  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Valentine's Day at the Zick's!

On Valentine's Day, Kyle and Maggie...okay, really Maggie hosted a Valentine's Day party for about 14 kiddos and their parents.  There was finger painting, cookies, balloons, and the bounce house but the hit of the party was an inflatable pool full of shredded paper.  

Brody was a bit confused.  

Maggie is a bit crazy to have this shredded paper all over her basement but it was fun.  Better her house than mine. ;)  Love ya, Mags! 

Grant had fun getting in on the action.  

Cutie is accurate! 

I love Brody's blue eyes!  

And that little grin! 

A view of the room at the end of the party!  

Thanks Maggie and Kyle for hosting such a fun party!  The kids had a blast.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Build and Grow

The boys have recently loved the Build and Grow program at Lowe's.  I had signed them up to make monster trucks one Saturday but Grant wasn't feeling 100% so we went to pick up the kits and brought them home do the work.  

Dad had hammers for them to use and they were very excited about the gear.  

Tyler was pretty serious about his hammering. 

Under the weather little man watched from his highchair.  

Nathan needed a bit more help from Dad...

...but really started to get the hang of it.  :) 

Proud of their finished products!  

We have done a few more since this first one in February and I would recommend it for an occasional Saturday morning activity.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

More Valentine's Day photos

I originally posted about Valentine's Day here.  I left out a few photos. 

This was the valentine Nathan took for his friends, a Go-Go Squeeze.  

Tyler brought his choice of popcorn.  

I love that the kids patiently (really, truly!) waited for the other kids to get their food. 

Tyler looks thrilled I was at his party, doesn't he?  

More dancing!  

Tyler is not the world's best dancer.  Poor guy!  

Cookie decorating! 

Nathan's Valentine's Day monster box. 

Tyler's can 'o treats!  

Thankfully they made their Valentine's boxes at school so I didn't have to worry about it one bit! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

January Random Pics

Cleaning out photos on my phone and found these gems I couldn't resist sharing! 

Jeff and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a night out to dinner and a ourselves!  A very rare night indeed.  We had just returned from our ski trip and the holidays were over so it was a great night to just relax, have a few cocktails and reminisce about 10 years, 6 pregnancies and 3 kids, jobs, and life in general has been such a blessing!   For two kids who met at ages 14 and 16 and had a first date at the WHS Homecoming dance, life has turned out pretty spectacular!   

We got to celebrate Aunt Sandy's birthday the following night after watching Zach play basketball!  

We brought cupcakes because our boys don't think you can properly celebrate a birthday without some icing! 

Aunt Sandy even took a birthday shot!  

More celebrating that weekend for Julie's baby shower!  
My boys propped themselves up at the bar to watch some golf and order a drink.  This may be a sign of things to come in another 20 years!  
I am not sure how I don't have a photo of Julie looking stunning. 

Bedtime cuddles and milk!  

How did we get so lucky! 

We spent one of my last Fridays of not working with some some of my favorite people!  Heather and her kiddos, Owen and Amelia invited is over for a play date.  It was next to impossible to get a photo of all 5 of them sitting still, much less looking at the camera.    

At least Amelia looks adorable!  

And we are done!  
The Wades just recently added another girl, Macy Evelyn, to their clan and I can hardly wait to meet her.  

This dear friend is so wonderful!  I value our friendship so much!  

Nathan's figured it out - she is pretty awesome!  

On a much more sour note, we did have a few sick days in January too.  I was home with these two one afternoon and I sent this photo to Jeff.  We pretty much all felt just as good as we look in this photo.  :(  

Tyler was still feeling just fine and downing a partial box of vanilla wafers.  

We sent this photo to Aunt Sandy because I did finally get Nathan to eat cream!   Totally my kid! 

Our visit with our Parents As Teacher educator involved Play-Doh and scissors, not something we got to do often at this point and our educator quickly learned why...Grant kept eating the it!   Nathan LOVES using scissors though so he was in heaven!  

Hadley and Nathan are a hard crew to get down for nap...together!  It does make for some entertainment though. 

Finally out!  

This boy LOVES to eat!
Even he looks perplexed at how his plate got that way!