Thursday, November 28, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

October, I didn't forget about you!

I seem to drop off the radar during the month of October.  

October was full of fun.

We celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday.

We went to the State Fair of Texas.

We played games at the Fall Festival.

Pumpkin carving

Visited the Dallas Arboretum pumpkin patch 

Mark and I went on a field trip to AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium) with our students at school. 


I intend to write a special post for each of the events above.  Maybe over Thanksgiving break I'll find the time.  If not, then I hope to get it done over Christmas break.  That's the funny thing about blogging.  I love it because I enjoy looking back at all of the memories we've made together as a family, but sometimes when we're busy making those memories I don't have time to blog about them.  I'll choose living in the moment and enjoying every second that I can over stressing about blogging about it any day.  When someone finds the secret to getting it all done, please be sure to let me know!  I still haven't gotten that one figured out just yet. 

Also, there's a lot of fun we've had in November that I want to blog about.  We had a great weekend and saw The Head and The Heart in concert.  We've also spent some time at our land and I have tons of photos of the beautiful fall leaves.   

We're gearing up for the holidays and looking forward to decorating the house.  
I just ordered my Christmas cards.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Will is Seven!

Will is seven!

Every year I try to write a special blog post about the boys on their birthday.  This year I'm a few days late, but it's still important to me so I'm going to write about Will's 7th birthday.

The photos were taken on his birthday when we celebrated with pizza and cheesecake.  The day before we celebrated at his bowling alley birthday party with friends and family.

Will is a kindhearted and sweet boy.  His intelligence, good nature and ability to go with the flow will get him far in life.  Will is smart, funny, and such a cutie.  I love his positive attitude.

He is definitely our child.  Will loves to travel and take trips.  He likes maps and hotels.

Will has fun spending time with his family.  He loves going to his Mamaw and Papaw's house.  Will likes playing with his brother Ben.  They are best buddies.  He and Ben  like collecting the die cast cars from Disney Pixar Cars and Cars 2 and reenacting scenes from the movies when they play.

He's in the first grade and he loves school.  He adores his teacher  and likes his classmates.

I interviewed Will for his answers on the following topics.

Will's favorite food is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

His favorite places to eat are McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Taco Cabana, and Subway.

Will's favorite treat is ice cream and candy.

His favorite color is blue.

His favorite movies are Cars 2 and Despicable Me.

Will's favorite TV shows are Curious George, Ninjago, Arthur.

One of his favorite things to do is play iPad games.

Will enjoys spending time at school.

Will's friends at school are George and Keaton.

Will's favorite books are Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; anything by Mo Willems; anything Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Pig a Party)

His favorite Bible story is Jonah and the big fish.

The best part of his birthday was bowling with friends and family.

Being 7 is special because he gets to take AR tests at school now.

Will thinks that since he is 7 his legs are longer because I told him that his size 7 jeans are fitting better now.

We love you, Will!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Will's 7th Birthday Party

Today we celebrated Will's 7th birthday party with friends and family at Splitsville.  Will has been crazy about bowling since he learned how to bowl on Wii Sports this summer.  We've taken him to Splitsville a couple of times, and he really wanted to have his birthday party there.  This is the first time we've ever done a birthday party that hasn't been at our house.  There are some definite advantages to having it somewhere else.  At the top of the list is not stressing out about cleaning the house before the party.  A close second would be that I didn't have to clean up the house after the party was over.

The number one reason that the bowling alley was great is that Will was on cloud nine getting to bowl with all of his friends and cousins.  Will bowled a couple of spares and had the second highest scores.  The party was perfect except for an almost mishap with a finger stuck in a bowling ball.  Luckily that was quickly fixed with a little hand sanitizer to help the kiddo wiggle his finger loose.

The bowling alley did a good job keeping a big group of 7- year-olds happy.  One of the coolest things about the party was the personalized marquee with Will's name on it.  The bowling alley is cool with a retro-theme (not the dingy, smokey bowling alleys that you might think of).  I gave my out of town parents fair warning that it was very nice and clean so they wouldn't get weirded out by a bowling alley party.

Here's Will standing in front of the two lanes we had reserved for his party.  The big marquee had his age and birthday on it.

So cool!

Happy!  Happy!  Happy! 

Ready to bowl!

The Birthday Boy making a wish!
Will requested blue cupcakes so that's what he got.  He even helped me decorate them.

Family photo {LOVE} 
What a fun day!

I'm thankful for all of our family and friends who made Will's party special.  They were all so sweet to make the effort to come to his party  They were also very generous with Will's presents.  He received superhero and Chima Legos, Ninjago movies, a neat book, Disney Cars and Planes toys, art supplies, special handmade cards, a cool space puzzle, and birthday money!


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