I think we started making these cute little treats when Brock was in kindergarten, and the kids just absolutely love them! I think they are too stinkin' cute...and super easy to make! Kenzie is invited to her very first Halloween party at her friend's house, and she just had to make some marshmallow mummies for the occasion. So last night we all sat at the bar (minus Brock, since he was sick and germy) and made these mummies. They were sitting on the bar this morning waiting to go to Kimber's house and I couldn't resist taking their picture! Boy, I will take pictures of anything!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Brock recently got to complete a really neat project for his enrichment class. In a unit they did they had to create a boat out of only cardboard and duct tape. Of course, he collaborated with my dad, since that is totally my dad's thing. They had a blast together, creating a "prototype" and doing practice runs in their pool and doing the final project. Brock gained a good deal of knowledge from this project, but I think the best thing he gained was quality time spent with Grandpa. I love that my dad is always willing to take time to help the kids with these types of projects...he loves it and they do too. So, of course, when they got to try out their creations, my dad was there to cheer Brock on. I gave Chuck photography duty for the day and I thought he did a great job. I couldn't believe it when I came home and he said, "I took 73 pictures!" Man, give that guy a camera and he goes wild! Must run in the family. :0)
Posted by Michelle at 7:12 PM
Monday, October 26, 2009
With all of the responsibility that children have these days, I always get excited when I catch my kids being....KIDS!!! Sunday evening Kenzie came bursting through the door and told us we HAD to come outside! When got out there, she and Brock were raking leaves and jumping in them. I haven't heard them laugh so hard together in ages...it really made me smile. They took turns covering one another in leaves and they had fun just throwing them in the air! It was just pure joy for me to watch. Enjoy the pics of their special evening together!!! :0)
Posted by Michelle at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Just wanted to wish my hubby a Happy 35th Birthday! I love you so much!! You are not only an awesome husband, but a great dad too! You are truly one of the most giving and selfless people I know. You put your family above yourself on a regular basis and you go out of your way to do little things to make our lives happier and easier. You are my best friend and I know, without a doubt, that I can always count on you, no matter what I need. You deserve the best day ever! I hope you enjoy it and I can't wait for our "date night" on Saturday. Love you!!!!
Posted by Michelle at 6:06 PM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Kenzie has been asking and asking to do a Mom and Daughter day, but we have been so busy that we haven't been able to fit one in. She has also wanted to get our fall decorations out and decorate cookies together, but I have been too busy for that. Detect a theme here? I realized today that she is growing up so fast, and before I know it she won't want to do these things with me and I will regret not making time for her. There is nothing in this world that is more important to me than my kids, but sometimes I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that I forget what my most important priorities are. Well, today was not going to be another one of those days! I had to go to a training this morning and we got out early, so when I got home, I headed out to Wal Mart to get what we needed to make some cookies. When she came in off the bus, the cookies were in the oven and the frosting was mixed and ready to decorate. The excited little squeal that she let out when she walked in was exactly the reason that we needed to do this! It melted my heart to see how thrilled she was just to have the chance to do this with me. I worry sometimes about how I can give my kids everything they need, but I found out today that all they really need from me is my time and attention. I'm going to try to do a better job of giving it to them. I even let Kenzie use my camera to take a picture of me (that is a big deal, if you know me at all!). Enjoy pictures of our fun Mother / Daughter evening! :0)
Posted by Michelle at 4:49 PM