Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yes, I am PROUD!

I made this sock monkey for Sydney's Birthday (july 3)! Isn't she adorable?

This is Nick's Father's Day gift...he named him Jimmy (Hendrix)! Funny, huh?!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sydney's Joke

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Does it get old after the millionth time?!

I HATE throwing Birthday Parties!












Why is it that throwing a party for your child (whom you love immensely) is the most hellacious experience?! And really...why would I stress over a party for 6 year olds?! I know that Austin had the time of his life, the kids all had fun, and it was technically a successful event. I know, I know...that's all that matters! But seriously...is there anyone out there who agrees with me? And does this make me a careless momma?

He is cute, isn't he?

My Ladies Man says: "Cheese!"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kaden's Broken Finger


It is true...Kaden broke the tip of his finger. Ever since he grew tall enough to open the car doors...he finds every opportunity to test his new ability. And as a result...his finger was slammed in the car door. Nice, huh?! So for the next 3 weeks, we need to splint his two middle fingers together with gauze and tape...the sad thing is...those are his precious sucking fingers. Poor kid had to go cold turkey!

Kaden's Famous Shakes

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This is Kaden doing his crazy shakes...he is such a funny guy!

Happy 6th Birthday Austin!!

It is kind of crazy to think that I have been a mother for 6 years! Austin turned 6 yesterday...so we went to Hickory Park to celebrate and came home for cupcakes and presents! It was a fun night!


Father's Day Treats

I made something from Bakerella! And they didn't look too bad! They weren't much like the original...but they sure tasted good!!! Look at Bakerella's blog to see what they are really supposed to look like...

Flood Update

Luckily, Ames was not as severely affected by the floods in Iowa. And we were especially lucky that nothing in our home was damaged. Many people have had flooded basements and new backyard ponds. But all in all, Ames has been really blessed!

Golf anyone? This tee is especially tricky today!

ps...most of the flooding in Ames is all gone now...including this golf course!

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Flood

So, I don't know if you have heard...but Ames flooded last Friday. It was a little crazy to see everything flooded and impassable. The neighbors said that this has only happened a few times since 1993. They told me all the dramatic stats of the 93 flood, and I concluded that this was small potatoes in comparison! So this is a picture of a horse pasture submerged about 3-4 feet underwater. I assume that the horses are doing just fine. But the crazy thing is that by Saturday, most things were flood free. And Guess what...it is supposed to rain every day this week! I am a bit nervous of what's to come!

I can't believe it is over!

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Austin's Kindergarten Class had a small concert last Thursday for parents. It was cute to see them all singin the songs that they learned throughout the year. To be perfectly honest, it was hard to understand a lot of the songs...but they did their best. I am reallysad that the school year is over! I hope that his next teacher will be just as great!