Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Art Time

My kids are so excited that Aunt Katie is in town. They especially love doing art projects with her. Here is their most recent: string painting. They dipped yarn in paint and then made different designs on their construction paper. Anything involving paint is always a winner. Although, Layla apparently didn't understand the instructions. She just kept dipping a paper towel into the paint and painting her tummy.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Rock Climbing

One of Crew's birthday presents was a climbing harness so of course we had to go and try it out. Crew totally loved it. Grace liked it until she got a quarter way up the climb. I think we have found another family hobby.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Head Trauma

Maybe Crew needs to wear a helmet. He was in the backyard playing with his friend Oliver. They had paper airplanes that they were throwing at each other. Crew successfully dodged the paper airplane but ran in to a big wooden post. Ouch!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Party Webkinz style

It is official, we are obsessed with Webkinz! For Crew's birthday party he wanted to have a Webkinz themed party. We have a Wheel of Wow, Wacky Zingoz, Bulls-eye Batter, Pin the tail on the Webkinz, a gem hunt at the Curio Shop, and maybe Bingoz. Well, at least I tried my best to recreate the games that you play online in Kinzville. We will see how it goes.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mint 400

We thought it would be fun to go out and catch some Mint 400 race action. Originally the race started at Freemont St. and headed around the desert outside Las Vegas. Now that Vegas has grown so large the race was relocated to Primm. It was really fun to see all the different classes of race vehicles (from trophy trucks to VW bugs) and watch them cruising through dirt making huge dust clouds. One VW was taking it easy and even had time to wave back to the kids as it drove by. The trophy trucks and sandrails were fun to watch flying over the jumps and sliding through the course. Now we really have to go to the Baja 1000. A trip to Mexico anyone?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lunch with the Easter Bunny

Crew and Gracie were so excited to have lunch with the Easter Bunny. They got to get their faces painted, do easter crafts and activities, an easter egg hunt, and of course eat lunch with the bunny. Crew even went to his dentist appointment later that day with his face still painted and his ears on. Thanks to that dentist appointment, now Crew is obsessed with flossing. Who has ever heard of a 5 year old who wants to floss his teeth multiple times a day?

Awards Day

Crew had a little awards ceremony at school. He got an award for writing, citizenship, and honor roll. I don't know what exactly a 5 year old does to get a citizenship award but we have a certificate and pencil for it. He was really excited!

Baby Mila

Jenae had her first baby. Mila was born on Feb 13th. Don't worry it wasn't a Friday. She weighed 7lbs 4oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Baby and mom are doing great and have been for awhile. I realize I am several months late in this post. I couldn't find my cord to download pictures from my camera. Now hopefully I am up and running and will be a better blogger.