Sunday, December 20, 2009

We finally got around to having Madison's 8th birthday party.
Over a month late, but better late than never!
It was an ALL s BOYS allowed. Jason, Warwick and Brody were banned from the house...while Madison, 8 of her friends and I had a party!
Here's what they did:
They decorated gingerbread houses while snacking on party food.
They were wild & crazy and squealed like only 8 year old s can!
They played games.
Such as making candy canes behind their backs with pipe cleaner...
...and the squirt bottle game (which was definitely the party favorite)...
...and they did a white elephant exchange...which was fun because Madison and I picked out all the presents, so they were a surprise to everyone.

They opened Madison's birthday presents. I think Madison's friends know her well because she got lots and lots of art stuff. My favorite part was all the handmade cards the little s drew. Very cute.

We sang Happy Birthday and ate cake. I love the added cha-cha-cha that the kids now add to the Happy Birthday song.
And here are the cute boys that were banned from the birthday party. Don't they look sweet? Don't let them fool you. These two are trouble.
They both got their Cuzin' Christmas Gift in the mail this week and have been carrying them around non-stop. They were so pumped to have gotten something in the mail from their cousins. Somehow, Warwick has figured out how to make his present play music through the wrapping paper. It has provided hours of entertainment for him. And Brody LOVES to replay over and over his singing card from Mckenzi. Who knew they would love wrapped presents so much??
And, lastly, here we are all dressed up for our ward Christmas party. Do we look like we would fit in the city of Bethlehem?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Madison's Baptism
November 22, 2009

Thank you to all the great examples in Madison's life that have helped prepare her for her baptism day.
Also, thank you to everyone who helped make this a special day for Madison.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Madison's soccer team had their end of the season party the other night. It was kind of sad to have it all end. The s all had so much fun together. They had a pizza party and showed a slideshow of the season. It was a very cool night. Lots of screaming s and lots of fun.
Nice season Sporty s!
Madison B., Madison H., Hayley, Ashley

Jackie, Imoni, Madison
Warwick and his little buddy, Marcelis. Actually, Marcelis is on Brody's soccer team. My boys love to play with him!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Night 2009

I took the kids Trick or Treating in the neighborhood that my brother, John, lives in. It is the perfect Trick or Treating neighborhood. Lots of houses and no traffic. The kids had a blast running from house to house and we even ended the evening with some tasty soup at John's house.

After our ward Trunk or Treat, Madison decided that she didn't like being a mummy. Mostly, because I couldn't put it together right and it kept falling off in random spots. She decided she wanted to be a . So, a she was...a very scary . So scary that Warwick wouldn't even come near her! Pretty funny.
Our little wicked .

We tried and tried to take a group shot and this was the best we could do.
Warwick's little eyes make me laugh.

The first house. Where's Warwick??
He fell asleep before we even started Trick or Treating!
He woke up about half way through and joined the gang sprinting from house to house.
He loved it and would scream, "thank you," as he was already half way to the next house.

They are a little spooked in this picture. Spooky music was playing and someone was talking to them from inside the house on a microphone.
Look at their faces!
"Thank You!!"
The last house!
Madison joined Amelia and her friends playing games. They played some version of dominoes.
Madison loves games.
They ended the night playing Mr. Potato Head until I was so tired I could hardly move.

P.S. I keep getting words censored from my blog. Does anyone else have this problem??

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Madison's School Carnival

Sweet Madison off to her school carnival dressed as a wicked .

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trunk or Treat 2009

Trunk or Treating 2009!
Cowboy Brody
(I have been living with this hunky cowboy for the last few days now. Thankfully, he doesn't bring his horse inside.)
Mummy Madison, Darth Vader and Cowboy Brody

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Madison and Brody have had a lot of fun playing soccer this fall.
Madison's team name: Sporty s.
She has the cutest group of s on her team. They are all friends at school and are so excited to all be together that sometimes they forget they are supposed to be playing when they hug randomly during the middle of the game. Madison is loving every minute of it. She loves to play goalie.

Brody's team name: The Sharks.
Brody is having the best time playing soccer...maybe it is because he scored 7 goals last game? Just maybe.
Not that anybody's keeping track or anything!!! haha.
You never would guess that the very first game he sat on the sidelines and cried the whole time because he was too shy and freaked out to play.
He kept saying, "I don't ever want to play soccer, ever!"
Now, he can't WAIT for soccer practice and games. He LOVES it. It is so fun to watch him play because he tries so hard. Of course, we love it. He has cute little buddies on his team, too, that he talks about all week long.

Almost a family picture. Just missing Animal.
A-ha! There he is.

Friday, September 18, 2009

1-mile fun run

The high school cross country team put on a 1-mile fun run for Madison's grade school yesterday. The high school cross country runners ran with the little kids. It was really a great event. Madison was so excited to run it, she didn't even care that she was wearing a jean skirt!

Madison and Chloe pre-race photo.
And off they go...
Madison and Chloe running with their high school buddy, Ava.
Madison at the finish line. Way to go, Madison!
Madison's favorite part...the ribbon!