Friday, May 29, 2009

Oregon Children's Theatre

Maddox's last day and class performance at the Oregon Children's Theatre. It was fun, he enjoyed it, but not sure if we'll take any more classes. It was a LOT of work bringing all the kids downtown for 90 minutes every week. And it's not like I was going to have Maddox start auditioning for roles or anything, I just thought the class would add to his confidence skills and help him break out of his "no pretending" rules. And both of those goals were reached. So, I would say it was a success. Sorry I only have before and after pictures of the play, I was holding Reese and the video camera, so my hands were full!

Already too cool for mom to take pictures in front of girls. Check out that tough face, which I've seen quite a bit lately. Must be the age. 
And Griffin has no problem chattin' up the ladies. Aaron actually had to take him out to the hall when the performance started, because he didn't understand that he was supposed to sit in the audience and not be out with the other kids. Poor guy, always watching Maddox. But don't worry, we have classes lined up for him this summer. He will have soo much fun.
The play was based on Eric Carle's book "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See"

And a big thanks to Molly for bringing her girls to see Maddox perform! That was such a treat for all of us.  Oh, and another huge thank you to Molly for coming over to our house an hour befor class started to trim Maddox's hair. You are awesome, thank you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another year older...

So, I had a birthday and I suppose I'll post some pictures of the "big day". But for the record, I don't like putting pictures of myself on my own blog and I'm not a big birthday fan. It's just another day. No need for any special or extra attention. Please. But to make certain people happy (mom) here are some pictures of my birthday shindig at Grandma and Grandpa's house on Memorial Day. It was a beautiful day and dinner was delicious. Thank you Mary!
Every candle in Mary's drawer. She had exactly 31. See how well she plans ahead?

Yay, a KitchenAid Mixer!!! Thank you Grandma Barb, Grandma Mary and Aaron. Now I can make 6 1/2 pounds of mashed potatoes or 9 dozen cookies in one batch! It's true, it says it right on the box. No really, I'm VERY excited to have one. After 10 years of marriage, I suppose it's time for me to start baking. 
Reese is thinking about those 9 dozen cookies I was talking about. See that look in her eyes...that's the same look her dad gets when he spots chocolate chip cookies.

Reesie loves her cousin Natalie. Always a big smile for her.

Two little boys covered in chocolate frosting. I think it's safe to say they were having a good time.

Ella and Maddox sharing a bowl of cake sprinkles. I think they were huddled together, trying to quickly eat every last sprinkle before any of the other kids noticed what they had.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Check it out!

What do you think? Doesn't it look great? The boys love it, and Reese loves the bark chips. She REALLY wants to eat them. Actually, she really wants to eat everything. A big thank you to Grandpa Mike (aka Builder Mike), Aaron (aka Mike's helper) and Grandpa Lloyd. They spent a lot of time putting this together. Thank you all!! Now, I don't want to hear any complaining about being bored this summer. Is that too much to ask? 
Actually, the other day, when Maddox wanted to play his Wii, and I said "No. Why don't you go outside", he told me he likes his Wii better. What!!!  Whatever....Reese and I will have plenty of tea parties up in the fort and I'll post a "No Boys Allowed" sign.