Thursday, July 28, 2011

How Did This Happen?

I don't know how or when it happened, but somehow my little boy has grown to be a young man!  I had him in the yard today helping practice some things with my camera.  When I loaded the pictures on my computer I had no intentions of using the pictures, but he just looked so darn grown up that I had to keep this one.  Boy, I love this kid so much!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Kenz!

Kenzie recently celebrated her tenth birthday with a camping sleepover.  We allowed her to invite several of her friends to come over and camp out and help celebrate her special day.  We are very pleased with the group of young ladies that Kenzie has chosen to form friendships with.  They are such a fun group of girls!  We love their sense of humor (some of them are hilarious!) and they are all respectful when they are over, which, as parents, we really appreciate.  We had fantastic weather for the party and I think it is one that she will remember for a long time!
 We decided to do a fun "photo booth" where there were some props that the girls could use to take silly pictures.  I have been seeing this for awhile on different blogs that I read and I thought they would enjoy it.  They LOVED it!  They were jumping in and I was taking pics as fast as they could move.  We laughed at some of the hilarious poses that they came up with...wish I could have posted them all on here!  So fun!!
 A picture of all of the girls getting their pose on.  There were a lot of attitudes (in a good way) in this group!
 Most of these girls are regular visitors to our house and they all know that Chuck is going to give them a hard time...he has so much fun with these girls!  And they all look forward to whatever nickname he decides to give one comes to our house without getting a nickname!  So, it only seemed fitting that they get him in on one of the pics...and he was more than willing to oblige!  What a great dad!!!

 We had Kenzie's cupcakes made by Tiffany Spray and she absolutely LOVED them!!!  Kenzie loves to look on her website and see all of her creations.  They tasted every bit as good as they looked!! :0)
 My parents gave us their old camper when they got a new one earlier this year, so it worked perfectly for our camping party.  One thing we did was to let the girls play "Just Dance" on the Wii...they had so much fun singing and dancing!  That was Chuck's idea and they enjoyed it for quite a little while.
 We ended the night by letting the girls get in their sleeping bags to watch "Diary of a Wimpy Kid...Rodrick Rules."  My mom had popped her famous kettle and regular popcorn, so the girls had plenty of yummy snacks for the movie.  I would say the the party was a great success!!