Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Party Pics

The Dads get in on the lego building fun.

Izaac and his cake...He is so proud!

The Moms have to help!

Ivy builds with Kyles help

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lego Cake

Legos was the theme of Izaac's birthday this year, and I think it was a success. The cake was once again a collaboration between Tobie and I. The idea is that the cake is being built and is unfinished...

I actually think this has been our best cake yet.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Summer Trifecta

So Izaac has had a big summer! First he learned to swim, then to roller skate and now he can ride his bike without his training wheels. Tobie took him out one day after work and it took him all of about 15 minutes with Tobie helping the he was off on his own. I missed the whole thing! I was trying to put Ivy down so we would not have to worry about her while Izaac was learning and so I missed it all. So now that Izaac has riding down, Tobie has upped the bar....He is going off the curb and popping his front tire all in the goal to hop up the curb! Be still my heart! Why can't we just be happy with biking in a straight line...I guess its a boy thing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chickens Just Back From the Shore!

I saw this on Goodyblog and Ivy and I watched it no less than 10 times in a row. So I thought I would share the joy with all of you. Sorry if you are singing it in the car by yourself. 1,2,3,4 monsters walking cross the floor....ohh, ohh counting to four:-) Sing it loud and proud !

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Weekend Fun

The Swanson's made a visit two weekends ago and we had a wonderful, yet crazy, loud, rambunctious, exhausting time! Which is always a nice step away from our normal weekend routine. We had tons of plans and got very little of it done:-) The boys managed a trip to Pelican Island where Tobie got to finally take his jeep off road, and almost got stuck. The girls made a trip to IKEA. We all got to go to Tyler's roller skating birthday party on Sunday. I knew that was going to be trouble...Jaxon has been roller skating for the past three years, an activity done every week at their school. Izaac on the other hand has never been on skates. It took Izaac most of the party to figure it out, but by the end he had developed a partial run/skate that was pleasing to him. He did get sad often seeing Jaxon zoom around the ring...he wanted to know why he could not skate like Jaxon. But with a little perseverances and a lot of falling he managed to enjoy himself. I will need to take him back this summer, that is definately an tiring activity and might manage to get a nap out of him...something he gave up ages ago. Than Erik and Tobie took some pictures of Kristy and Travis in a park for some of their engagement photos. And in true 4 year old form the boys got in the way many times. If there is a camera out, you had better be taking pictures of them. The boys fight constantly, but as soon as it is time to go the tears start because they are leaving. I love this photo...don't know how much longer they will pose like this, hopefully a lot longer.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

IKEA Encounter

So last weekend when Shelly and I ran up to IKEA we ran into Sarah and Robert...and you all thought Houston was big:-) well they asked me to give them ideas for Izaac's upcoming birthday. At the time I was drawing a blank so I told Sarah that I would blog about it so that anyone else who was stumped as to what 5 year old boys are into theses days (at least my 5 year old) could have some help. We are throwing a LEGO party so that is always an idea, along with any "building" kits. He likes the animated Transformer series and as it turns out they now have the action figures to go along with the show. He into sports...swimming is the big one right now. He has out grown his Thomas bike...its actually quite funny to see him riding it....think big kid on little bike...legs going a million miles an hour...comedy relief in the front yard. He also need a new scooter, wore his other one out! He still plays with his leapster and V-smile. Loves puzzles, art and crafts, games...typical kid stuff. Hope this helps...