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Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break 2009

Michael took the week off to be home with the kids during Spring Break. We didn't go anywhere, but we spent some great family time together! We are usually together all the time but this past week was nice because we didn't have to be anywhere! We stayed up late, slept in, ate out, ran errands, played Wii, and just enjoyed our days. I love when Michael is off because that means I'm off....he made breakfast (french toast, pancakes, crepes), he took us out to eat, and cleaned up the kitchen after cooking. I have to brag....he is a keeper!

We signed Brett and Sean up to play indoor soccer too! Sean was ready, but I had to bribe Brett with a Webkinz. They will play on the same team (U5/U6) this season. I can't wait to see them play! Just watching them in the backyard has been fun. We bought new shoes, shin guards and soccer balls for them. They put on Brandon's old jersey's and shorts everyday!

Kaila took on a few pet sitting jobs over Spring Break. I was very impressed with her. She had to get up every morning to let dogs out at 7 AM (she did this all on her own even when we didn't go to bed until 2 AM.)

Brandon got a break from soccer so he enjoyed running around the neighborhood with his friends or sleeping over at friends when he knew we didn't have anything exciting planned.

Brett has been asking Michael to go fishing for a year now. I'm not sure why he wanted to but we finally dug out fishing rods from Gramps' attic and took all of them. We didn't catch any fish, but they all had fun casting and reeling. I enjoyed sitting and watching. The weather was beautiful that day!

Be sure to check out the slide show below to see some fun moments captured.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Boo is growing up!

All my babies are growing up! My little "Boo" aka Brandon was the 2nd child to get braces in the family. He had top and bottom put on along with an expander. We have to crank the expander 28 times total. 2 times a day for a total of 28.
He has been a trooper! To have all that in his mouth, I have been extremely impressed with him. He hasn't complained about pain or getting canker sores. He just sticks a glob of wax on his braces and off he goes. I can tell the braces has already changed the look of his face. His baby face is going away and his older look is forming.
Can you all imagine how I'm going to be when we send Kaila off to college??? Watch out! Because I'll turn 40 that year too....!

Happy Birthday Brett! (March 11th)

My little baby boy turned 5 on March 11th. I can't believe it!
He has been counting down the days and it finally arrived. He took cupcakes to school to share with all his friends. I asked him what he wanted for dinner and he informed me that we were going to "Chili's" for dinner because they knew it was his birthday. He said "They know it's my birthday and they have my chocolate cake."
I told him "Kaila is making a cake for you."
He said "I want my chocolate cake!"
So you can guess where we went. As we finished our dinner he kept asking us "Where is my cake?" We told him that we think they forgot. He said, " have to remind them."
Then out they come singing with this huge Chocolate molten cake! (Which Kaila and I did not get ANY because we gave up chocolate for Lent!!) But we were smart and made a vanilla birthday cake :)

Brett's Grandma and Gramps came out after dinner to shower him with birthday presents and have cake. Brett said he loved all his gifts (he was really easy to please.)
Mrs. Becky our favorite friend who sends the Meyer gifts every year sent the cutest "Shining Star" to Brett. He loved it! The kids get excited when the doorbell rings around holidays or birthday's because they know Mrs. Becky has sent them something fun and wonderful!

This is the LAST year that Sean and Brett get birthday presents on the other ones birthday. I think they are old enough now! (matching bathrobes)
How sad is this? I took 3 months of Cake decorating classes and this is what we come up with? Actually, Kaila just loves to bake, so she gets to make all the treats for the family. Someday, someone will ask me to make a fancy cake for them.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Playing with new software!

Good's just a hair cut!

Good grief....why on earth is it so horrible to get a hair cut around here? Kaila begs to get her hair cut, but not Brandon. He runs in the opposite direction. It's not like we have to leave the house, Michael cuts his hair for him and it literally takes about 15 minutes.
I'm not one of those moms who let my kids grow their hair the way they want it. So of course Brandon was not too happy when I made him get a hair cut. His long hair is a distraction when he plays soccer, so during Soccer it goes!
This is what I had to deal with after the hair cut. I came around the corner and he was wearing this beanie hat. He sulked for hours. Thank goodness it was almost bed time!

I just love Card Swaps!

I had a little free time and finished a Card Swap that I was doing with a friend. She always does GREAT work, I think I created about 6 cards that I didn't like before I finally made 2 that I did like!
I had to make 10 cards total. It was nice to have some quite time in my craft room and just create. I don't get that too often.