Monday, November 09, 2009

Ladies Weekend!

Every year, I plan a ladies beach weekend with my girlfriends. This past weekend was our getaway, and we enjoyed every minute! I love you girls! Thanks for such a great time. Kim, we missed you tremendously and hope you are feeling much, much better!

Here are some photos from our scrapbooking weekend. Check out that table (which seats 12 comfortably) and has an enormous lazy susan in the middle for our tools!





SW in C



Okay... so, we (Mommy, Daddy, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader) went to a concert last night that was one of the most fantastic spectacles we had ever seen. We saw Star Wars in Concert, and it was phenomenal. I can't even describe it. The Royal Philharmonic played the Star Wars works of John Williams from all VI episodes.

You can visit the website here. I highly recommend getting tickets. It was unreal.

I have a video of just a couple of minutes at the very beginning, and then a few shots of the show before a Scope Arena worker let me know there was no photography allowed. Whoops. I had seen so many photos online, and they even checked my bag and didn't comment on the camera, that I just figured it was okay!

Anyway...here are a couple photos from the evening and the very beginning of the concert. It truly was probably the best concert I have ever seen.















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We are the Dukes of JMU!

Well, Brody has "Wear your favorite Football Jersey" day coming up this coming Friday. Thing is, we are not the football wearing type of family. We don't pledge allegiance to any specific team, so when we got to thinking of a team that we would be most loyal to, it is to our alma mater, JMU. Soooo.... I went online, bought this purple and gold reversable Jersey for Brody, then printed out my own letters and numbers and made him his own Jersey!

:)

Look how cute!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Game Ball

Brody won the game ball at his baseball game last night. He was so proud!

This is What You Get

This is what you get when you try to hide the tupperware container full of Halloween cookies from you kids. This is also what you get for turning on the oven to preheat, then going out onto the back deck and drinking a glass of wine with your neighbor!

Nice, huh?






update: Self-cleaning ovens ROCK!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

yay! success!

We got Seth's photo back, and I am so happy with it!

Here is his Fall 3 year old preschool pic!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!

It was a BIG evening in the cul-de-sac! Brody learned to ride on 2 wheels!!!! The training wheels are off and put away, and he is biking!

Our neighbor, Zach, also learned today to ride. What a great evening!

Good job, guys!

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Seth School Pic Day!

You never know what you will get back when your kids get their school pics taken, so I usually get some shots of them in the morning before school.

Look at this cutie!



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Go Foxes!



Seth had his first soccer game yesterday. He started out great, kicking and running and smiling, until he realized that he wasn't going to get a goal EVERY TIME. Apparently, soccer is no fun for Seth unless he actually kicks it in the goal.

So, in protest of how "everyone else is cheating", he decided to have a stand-in in the middle of the field. Thing is, he was REALLY GOOD when he decided to try!

Oh, well. We have some life lessons to teach, I suppose!

:o)






Friday, September 25, 2009

My advice to new parents...

Never turn your back. Even for 5 minutes.

update--- by the way, WHY in the WORLD does Crayola make markers that are NOT WASHABLE?! Seriously. come on.




Star Wars in Concert



We just got tickets to go see Star Wars in Concert. Just check out the video on the website.

I can't tell you how excited we are... it is a perfect show for our family. Kurt and I will be stoked to hear the symphony play such incredible music, and the kids get to watch Star Wars stuff!

Cool, huh?!

I

can't

wait

!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Soccer Seth!

Seth has started soccer! He had his first practice with The Foxes the other night! Look at the determination in his face!




a MAZE ing

While we were visiting family down in the mountains, we went to an INCREDIBLE farm with an enormous, and rather difficult, corn maze. The farm is Layman Family Farms. They had a ton of stuff to do, and we all had a really fun time.