Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Damon!



Our Pirate themed b-day party started out with a Treasure hunt.

One, Two, Three....ARRRRRGH!

Tyler made a sweet map that took them all over the park.

They found the big X marks the spot and started digging.

After lots of help from me :) They finally got it out!

Carrying the huge treasure chest back to the ship...

Why are the girls carrying it?  Guess the boys lost focus?  Who knows?



A pirate picture before opening the treasure chest.

Enjoying their treasures:)


PRESENTS!  AWESOME!!!


My big 6 year old!

So I really wish I could upload the b-day song with cake, but for some reason it's having troubles.   I forgot that I bought trick candles and Damon blew them out and put them on the table (with a paper tablecloth on it).  They lit back up again on the table and burnt a small hole in it before Tyler grabbed them.  OOPS :)  My bad.  It was pretty funny because as soon as the candles lit back up and burned the table cloth a fire truck drove by.  Perfect timing.  The video is so funny!

Damon has grown up so much this past year.  He's done so well in kindergarten.  Learning how to read, write, do math, count money, draw and color so much better!  I'm so proud of him.  He's really a sweet boy who's turning out to be a pretty good kid!  LOVE HIM!

So Tired

The time:  11:47 am
I sat down to play the piano for a few minutes and looked back after a few songs to find this.

She was a little sick too, but wow, that is an early nap for her!

Summer cut

I don't know why, but Damon still cries when I give him haircuts.  A couple months ago, I decided to try and take him to a salon and he did just fine.  No crying, or jerking around.  Perfect angel.  So this time around I thought he would be okay if I did it.  Plus, it was a buzz cut, so nothing complicated.  Just a couple swipes with the trimmers.  Here are the results:
BEFORE
GETTING READY, SO FAR SO GOOD

AND IT BEGINS...

THE TEARS.


ALL DONE!  LOTS OF TEARS STILL!  SOMEDAY HE WILL GET OVER IT, RIGHT?  THAT'S WHAT I KEEP TELLING MYSELF...

WHAT A SILLY LITTLE BOY! (SKINNY LITTLE BOY)



Srpingtime

It rains a lot here in the spring!  We share this huge back driveway with 3 other homes (none of them have kids)  so it's wonderful to send the kids back to ride their bikes, scooters and not have to worry about them too much.

No shirt - that's the way we roll sometimes:)



The other day it had rained all day, the kids were a little stir crazy, so I let them go out and splash in the puddles.    I was able to wash Damon's sneakers, but Andee's shoes are still soggy.


Best buds (most of the time)


video
I love how Andee rides her scooter.  When she tries to go fast, she kicks her foot up.  It is soooo cute!