Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday Time

Cal's Birthday
April 23rd

Once again he wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese, so we invited his bestest buddy Kyson to go with us and we spent the afternoon eating pizza and wasting our money on awesome games and tickets.
-It is nice to have a quick easy party without a lot of planning or worry on my part.
-Don't really love Chuck E.Cheese--but he does.
-He ate so much chocolate cake while we were there, and then later that night when we invited over the grandparents and aunts and uncles he ate even more chocolate cake. Finally, a kid after my own chocolate heart!!
Right now Cal loves:
 -to play video games, computer games, Wii, Nintedo, games on peoples phones, anything electronic he can    get his grubby hands on, (much to my dismay). 
-the color red
-hanging with his buddy Kyson
-riding bikes and scooters
-anything Thor or Ninja
-eating straight noodle soup
-chocolate cake and ice cream

Friday, May 13, 2011

One Smart Cookie

 My Smart Little Cookie

   Smart COOKIE!!!


Since my sister just moved her spa Azalea Day Spa and Salon to the shop right next door to Smart Cookie, there have been a few dollars spent there on some delectably, delicious cookies.  When cookies are this good I think that I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.  If you have never had a Smart Cookie, now is the time. Then you probably should drop by the spa for a pedicure, facial, or a massage.  Can't think of a better day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

March Madness

*Caeden having a complete meltdown*
Cat in the Hat for Dr. Seuss's  Birthday
And a day of sluffing school to visit the Discovery Gateway museum.
Courtlyne has been begging to go here for the longest time.  The last time we went she was about 5 and she loved it.  Yeah--she didn't love it so much this time even though it is bigger and better.
 She is almost 11 now and it just isn't the same. 
The other kids had an okay time--I do not think it is an amazing place to take kids or worth the money--If we had not had discounted tickets I would not have gone.  I wouldn't really recommend it, unless they could guarantee that there wouldn't be anyone else but you and your kids there, then it would be FUN!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's A BOY!!

On March 16, 2011 Ben and I went to the doctor to have an ultra sound to find out if our baby #5 was going to be a boy or a girl.  I felt like all along it would be a girl, simply for the fact that we just seem to do well with girls.  But I was wrong, and Ben was right.  Another little boy for our family of 6 to now become a family of 7. I never in all my years of growing up and such,  imagined myself having 5 kids.  Never imagined it.  But it was just right  to try to have one more,  we didn't have to try very hard either.   I remember my mom saying when I was pregnant with Caeden that she hoped she would be a girl because then we would try one more time to have another boy--I told her no way we will be done with 4 kiddos--Well, I think my mom met this little spirit up in heaven and sent him to us pronto so we would not change our minds. Ben and I came home to the kids having set up this awesome display for dinner.  They were anticipating the announcement!!
Well, i'ts a BOY!! Everyone was excited except for Courtlyne.  She did however send everyone a great email that I wish I would have saved forever--It said something about my mom is having a BOY!  And guess what I saw a picture of his wiener! I have got to see if she still has that on her email, it was hilarious.  She was hoping I guess for another sister.
 Things like this make me happy and proud to me a MOM of such great kids.  I love you guys!

They used the nice tablecloth, the fancy glasses, and an amazing display of Kool-Aid in the punch bowl.  The Kool-Aid didn't get quite enough sugar, but we helped them out with that after we tasted it. 

Had to show Caeden's little cheesy smile.
So does anyone have any good ideas for a boy name that starts with a C?
These ones have already been eliminated--
Conan (which was honestly Ben's first pick)
Colin (sick kid in Secret Garden)
Cadillac (Ben's 2nd pick)
Cobra (Cal's first pick)  Maybe if I were married to Jackie Chan and we were ninjas

I like Coah, Coen, and Cannon

We both like Cael--Is it too much like Cal??  This is tough, so any unusual or usual names that you know of shout them out there!