Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Transformers Party

Bo wanted a Transformers themed party for his 4th birthday.  Since we had just had the whole fam to our house for Cruz's party last month, we decided to have the party up at the pizza place here in town.  I'd say it was a hit!
He has a Transformer's mask on his head in the picture to the left.

His little brother had a blast running, running, running with the rest of the kiddos.  He handed out a lot of kisses too :)
 A fight to blow out the birthday candles ;)

Playing pin the tail on the donkey, except they're putting a sticker on a Transformer.
Playing, eating pizza, and making scary faces while eating cake and ice cream.

Our little Transformer :)

An attempt at a family photo & one of the brothers once we got home.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Today our Bo turns four.  It has been a wonderful four years full of excitement and a lot of learning on our part.

It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home and trying everything to soothe his colicky cries.  That time passed quickly (but seemed like ages at the time). Then suddenly at 11 weeks the crying shut off.  He quickly became a crawler, then a walker at the early age of 8 1/2 months.  Seems like he barely had a babyhood. 

Before we knew it, we were celebrating his first birthday.  He put on a show for everyone that day.  Him and his cousin Landon had a blast riding around on his new fire engine that Gaga and Papa had brought him for his birthday.  He had a farm animal themed party.  It was adorable.

By his second birthday he was obsessed with Mickey Mouse (our savior).  An episode of Mickey was the only way we could get him to sit by us for more than a second.  He also had somehow gotten attached to the binky between his first and second birthday (I blame this on Gaga and Landon).  We couldn't go to bed without the binky until he was three years old.  The highlight of  his second birthday party was the Mickey pinata.  Fun times.

For Christmas that year he got a ton of Thomas the Train tracks and trains.  Hence, the theme for his third birthday.  He loved playing with his choo choo set in his bedroom for long periods of time.  Mommy and daddy loved this, but didn't love so much the mess and constantly putting the tracks together.  He had fallen in love with tractors and playing in the dirt by the time he turned three.  He also moved on to the Nick Jr. network and found Spongebob pretty entertaining, despite enthusiasm from his mother.  So for his third birthday he also had a Spongebob moonwalk/bouncy.  The kids loved it.
This past year as Bo became a big brother, he's changed in so many ways.  He's become mommy's big helper, and has just recently figured out that Cruz is finally willing to wrestle him back.  There's more chaos in our house than ever!  Another thing he absolutely loves is playing computer games.  I'm conflicted over this.  Some games are a great learning experience while others aren't, and it's also tough to manage his computer time.  He wakes up super early just to play computer games. Ugh!  Eventhough he's become such a big boy, he still loves his silky and always wants daddy to read him a book and lay by him at bedtime.

Can't wait to see what the next year holds with this little squirrel ;) 
Mawmaw (as u would say), daddy, and Cruzie love you Bo Kelly!

Friday, September 17, 2010


If only they stayed asleep when you tried to carry them into the house...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Push Ups With Daddy

The other night before bed Kelly tried to get a few push-ups in.  He was able to do a few, but not without a little help from his two little mini me's.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Boy of Many Hats

Cruz found his stocking caps in his closet.  We now make it part of our daily routine to try each of these hats on.  Well, he makes it a part of our daily routine.  It's okay with me, it keeps him entertained for a bit, and he looks super cute doing it.

I'm convinced this boy is going to be one that cares about fashion.  He constantly wants to try shoes on and now that he's loving the stocking caps he's the little fahionista of the family :) I'm sure he'll love me for saying that one day when he's older!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bo's1st Hunting Trip

Bo had his first hunting experience this past week.  It was a spur of the moment trip.  Kelly was out front planting a bush for me, and I was putting dinner on the table when my brother Ben called to see if Kelly wanted to head out west with them to go dove hunting.  He pretty much said he'd be over right away to pick him up.
So we scurried around, ate dinner, and I got Bo dressed while Kelly got his hunting gear ready.  In the meantime Cruzie's screaming at me because he wasn't done with his dinner yet.  Ben showed up and before I knew it Kelly was buckling Bo in the backseat before I could even take a picture.
He says, "We're in a hurry we don't have time for pictures." 
I say, "Are you kidding? This is his first time hunting, we have to get some pictures!"
So they pile out of the truck for a few quick photos - they were not very happy with me.  They think I'm crazy with my camera sometimes.  They'll thank me later in life!
I could not talk Rambo into putting his shirt on for the picture.
Bo had a great time hunting.  A few of his cousins, Jaden and Landon, ended up going too, so that made the trip really great for him.  When he got home he kept saying he had fun duck hunting...guess his daddy needs to give him some lessons on what they're actually hunting for.  Dove/duck same thing, right?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

For Labor Day Weekend this year, we went to the KSU game on Saturday, had a barbecue at my parents on Sunday, and ate delicious chocolate sheet cake that my mom made on Monday.
We were worn out from the game Sunday morning, but I found the energy and made a pasta salad and some cupcakes to take over to my parents house.  My dad grilled ribs, turtle dove, and a turkey.  Sounds like a strange combination, but it was all devoured by the end of the evening.
It was a bit windy, but the kids had a good time enjoying the cooler temperatures.
Cruz and Josie are in such a fun stage right now.  When we were taking pictures of them they sat there and said, "Cheese!!"   Since they were so excited to get their pics taken we tried to get a few of them together.
They turned out pretty cute, except for my parents dog, Gus, kept turning away from the camera.

 Cruz would NOT quit eating dirt, so eventually we pretty much just let him...ugh.
Bo found one of my brother's football helmets and just loved wearing it.
 Monday it was extremely windy so all of our outdoor plans pretty much went down the drain.  My mom called and said she had made homemade ice cream and chocolate sheet cake.  They brought it over to our house that evening and it was so good! I ate WAY too much.