Sunday, November 28, 2010

Abby's Birthday Weekend

Todd and I went out on Friday and Saturday to celebrate Abby's golden birthday(turning 28 on the 28th). Friday afternoon we went to the new movie Burlesque. We loved it! Then we headed downtown to Abby and David's loft before heading out to dinner at Jack Stack BBQ. Todd's favorite!
Me and the birthday girl!

David's sister Kim and her fiance Billy. They are getting married in 2 weeks!

The guys watching football.

Abby and David

We found out Friday night that there were extra tickets to the border showdown against KU/MU. I only like to go to football games when the weather is nice and since it was going to be a great day we decided to go. Thanks David! Too bad KU didn't win.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Today I'm extremely thankful for these two sweet little boys. They have blessed our lives more than we ever knew possible. I got to start my day early(as usual) and have breakfast with the 2 little turkeys. When we are in KC we ALWAYS do the Turkey Trot 5K, but it was 20 degrees out with a windchill around 9. I just couldn't take out the boys in that kind of weather so Todd went and represented the family. Surprisingly, he said there were lots of people out with babies and strollers. Were they crazy?

While Daddy was gone James and I made Play dough together for the first time. It was fun and easy! It was actually pumpkin play dough because we colored orange and added pumpkin pie spice to make it smell good. I got the idea from another blog, but I used a different recipe that was no cook. I don't know why some recipes have you cook it and others don't, but I'm not going to dirty a dish and spend time over the stove if I don't have too. Our recipe was:
1 cup water
3 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup oil
pumpkin pie spice and food coloring
I added the food coloring to the water before adding it with the dry ingredients.
Making play dough is hard work! Look at this face!

Look at the final product! James was sure proud of himself!

After naps we headed over to my parents for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was delicious and it was great to spend time with family.

James spent most of the time there in just a diaper because of a little(BIG) incident in the playroom. Jack came rushing downstairs to tell us that he thought James had gone poop and that it was all over the floor. WHAT? But, yes, that is actually what happened. Usually I have extra clothes I keep in the car, but of course I took them out and forgot to put them back. Oh well!

Seth and Jack playing chess.

Blake with his great Papaw and great Gran. He was such a happy guy all day!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Santa Baby

I know it isn't even Thanksgiving, but YES our tree is up. We won't be home over Christmas so I like to get it up early so we can enjoy it for atleast a month. We don't have room on our main floor for the tree so we have it in a corner of our master bedroom. It is nice to wake up and go to bed with it everyday. Here is our Santa Baby!


James and Blake have started taking a few baths together and they LOVE it! Of course Todd or I have to get in to hold Blake, but he loves to stand and splash around with his big brother.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ashley and Justin

We had a great weekend with Ashley and Justin! It was so fun to have them around. The boys love their Auntie and Uncle! Come back soon!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gender Reveal Party

Thursday we were thrilled to be a part of the Hilbrich's gender reveal party. Since Todd and I don't find out the sex of our babies it was fun to experience the other side of things and celebrate the baby's pending arrival! The Hilbrich's are excited to announce another GIRL will be joining there family. It is so funny that I ended up with 2 boys and Jami is ending up with 2 girls! I hope that our boys will learn to be true gentlemen by spending time with the Hilbrich girls! Morgan and James have a very special friendship that I hope will continue as they grow up. Here are some pics and a short video from the party! Congratulations!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend with Friends

This weekend we had 2 of our favorite couples in town! The Evans and Walsh Family's came to KC for a visit and a KU football game! I'll be honest.... I was a little nervous about having 5 kids 4 and under at our house. I had nothing to worry about. The kids were so good, played so well together and my house survived! We will definitely be doing family weekends more often!

Here are the big kids at the picnic table. Cael(2), Maggie(20 months), James(2) and Taryn(4). Usually we keep this table outside, but I decided to clean it up and bring it in for winter. Perfect for the kids!

The older ones were so careful with Maggie. She is such a sweet natured little girl

Let's play some more!

Blake was very entertained by just watching all the action!

Saturday we got 2 babysitters and head to Lawrence to watch the football game. We left shortly after half time and found out just as we were getting home that we missed the greatest comeback in KU football history! We missed a great ending but it was good to get back to the kids! All and all a very fun weekend! James talked about his new friends for days!