Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Littles

The little ones continue to brighten up our day. They are great to just play by themselves while I'm busy with the older ones. And thank heavens for princesses! They still love to play with all their barbies, line them up, and do their hair! 

Brooklyn's Class Party

Not often do I get to volunteer in the kids' classrooms. But once in a while I am able to make it over there to help out with their parties. This was their "Christmas" party since they are going off track. I was in charge of minute to win it games and it was a lot of fun! The kids loved the games I brought!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Arrow of Light

I never really did understand the cub scout program, but I guess I won't need to now with no more boys. I tried, at times, but luckily Brayden was on top of it and did everything he needed to in order to receive his Arrow of Light. Apparently that's a big deal. Lol. It was fun to paint his face and recognize him for his achievements. Way to go Brayden!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Obstacle Ninja Warrior

This new place was supposed to open up on Brayden's bday, and I had it all planned out to take him and the kids...but they didn't have the permits ready in time so they pushed off the opening for a few days. So I finally was able to take the kids and they absolutely loved it! Brayden and Brynlee REALLY loved it and worked hard the entire hour we were there. Brooklyn did great at first and at the end, but kind of got bored in the middle. The 2 little ones got pretty bored with the little kid area, but luckily we were the only ones there so the workers took them on the big course and they loved that. All in all it was a great experience and we plan to go back MANY times. At the end they let Brayden go to the "big" warp wall and spent about 20 minutes with him trying to make it to the top. He was SO close...a few more times coming and I bet he will have it. He was dripping sweat by the end.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Brayden's Birthday

We always do our best to celebrate the kids' birthdays when they are during the week. We are super busy and always missing a kid, but we managed to get everyone and head to Teriyaki Grill...Brayden's favorite! It was fun to spend the evening celebrating how great of a kid he is! Congrats on turning 11!!!

Brayden's Patriotic Program

Brayden had his school program today...on his birthday! I had no idea it would be so good. They sang songs, read things, and really showed how much they love this country.  They played a video talking about the Columbia space shuttle explosion and I couldn't hold back the tears. Such a neat program and I was glad I was able to go.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Celebrating Brayden's Birthday

We got together with the Ericson's one day before Brayden's birthday to celebrate it with them. 11!!! I can't believe it's been 11 yrs already! We love everything about this kid and love seeing him grow up!