Friday, November 21, 2014

Party Dude

Last Saturday we celebrated Will's 6th birthday Ninja Turtle Style!  He invited some new friends from church and they all had a great time jumping and sliding at Pump It Up and then eating pizza and cake.  Will requested a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake this year and when we found a Ninja Turtle shirt and hoodie he just had to wear that to his party!  It was a great day.  Our little extrovert loved spending time with so many friends and family!

This little man is ready to party

sweet siblings

He loves his cake!

sliding!

Isabel loved chasing Addy around

Will was so happy his cousins could come!

so thankful for sweet friends

I love this sweet boy so much!

Group shot!

Rafael ready to eat pizza

Blowing out SIX candles!

the birthday boy's throne

sweet girls

Will got so many great gifts! He got some fun ninja turtle toys, this flag football set, footballs and lots more!

2nd grade girls were ready to read his card to him but Will read it himself!!

He is loving ninja turtles this year

Cousins!!

Gotta love living in town with all of your grandparents so they can all make it to the party!



I was a little concerned about what Will's party would be like this year since we just moved here a few months ago but it was perfect.  He has made so many sweet friends at church and school and he was so happy to have his cousins and grandparents there too!  God has definitely surrounded us with so many amazing people.  I am so thankful that my little man LOVED his party!  He was all about being celebrated and then ended the day with a huge Alabama win and a fun bonfire and hayride at some friends' house.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Color Me Run

Last Saturday morning was probably the coldest morning we have had so far this fall.  It was also the morning of the OMES Color Me Run.  Isabel wanted nothing to do with this run but Will had talked about it for weeks.  Josh volunteered to run with him (not realizing it would be 35 degrees and that we forgot most of his long sleeved winter stuff back in Hendersonville).  It was a cold but quick 1 mile run and they both had a lot of fun.

Will and his daddy ready to run

Will's teacher, Mrs. Slovensky, was there to run too

Lots of color at the beginning of the run

Mid-run getting color

still running....those shirts aren't white anymore!

Finished!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a great Halloween this year! It was a little cold and windy but nothing too terrible so we enjoyed being outside. We met Matt, Lauren and their 3 girls at Nana's house to do some trick-or-treating.  The cousins had a lot of fun being together as always.  Isabel LOVES being the oldest cousin and "taking care" of the younger ones and Will handles being the only boy really well!  

Leonardo is the coolest!

Cousins!!

I love these two!

Isabel spent most of the night holding their hands and she loved it!

"Trick or Treat!"

He's so tough!

He's all boy but so sweet too!

Isabel and Addy saying "cheese"

Why does this beautiful girl look like a teenager in this picture?

Gotta sort that candy!

I think Isabel loved passing out candy almost as much as getting her own.

"Can I just eat one more piece?"

Poor Will always has to take out all of the peanut candy.  We've been to the allergist recently and his numbers are low so we will do a food challenge soon.  Maybe next year he can eat this candy too!

Nana and her grandkids

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Trunk or Treat 2014

Halloween started a little early this year because our church did a Trunk or Treat for the children and preschoolers.  The students (and their parents) decorated most of the trunks and organized the games. They did a great job and the kids had a great time.  We are slowly getting to know this new group of teenagers and are constantly impressed by them and our new church.  As frustrated as we are that our house has not sold, I am so thankful that God brought us to Birmingham and to Valleydale Church.

Leonardo and the honey bee are ready to go!

sweet honey bee (who has a wand because at one point she was a honey bee fairy but then that changed but she kept the wand....or something like that)

Apparently this is the official teenage mutant ninja turtle pose

Preschool (kindergarten is still included in preschool) went trick-or-treating first and then the 1st-5th grades came out after so I got to go with each kid separately. It was so fun!
Will loved the superhero trunk!

Will and his buddy, Logan

Of course he had to get his picture taken at the TMNT trunk!

Isabel loved the 50s car because they gave her a lot of bubble gum!

Isabel and her sweet friend, Mia

I love my sweet girl and she loves candy!!

Boo at the Zoo

Well we didn't actually go to the Boo at the Zoo nightime event but we did go to the zoo last weekend and still got to see a lot of the things they had set up for Boo at the Zoo as well as the animals.  It was a perfect day to spend hours outside.  We met some new friends there and all had a great day!

Aaaahhhhhhh the monster's got us!!!

Posing with their maps in their laps!

Josh loves the animals he can touch the most!

Will and his friend, Yates, brushing the goat's hair

Isabel has read a lot of the fairy books recently and she is loving tinker bell these days!

cute kids and elephants!