Saturday, March 31, 2012

Superhero Birthday Party

Saturday was Matt's birthday party.  He wanted to have a superhero themed party and has been looking forward to it for weeks.  Matt dressed up in his Captain America costume and we told his friends to wear a superhero costume if they wanted to.  We had several who did and they had a great time playing.  Here are some pictures from the party.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


McKenzie's show choir, Pizzazz, had their last community outing today.  They go to several places in town and perform a few of their songs.  Betty and I went to watch them during lunch at one of the nursing homes.  Here's a video Betty took....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Matt!

I can't believe our sweet boy is 6 years old today!! It seems like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital. Time flies when you are having fun I guess. In a few weeks he will be finished with kindergarten. Now that is hard to believe! It's been a great year. Matt has been so excited about his birthday this year. He has helped plan every detail of his birthday party. He wanted a superhero theme so that is what we are planning for Saturday at our church family life center. He has invited church friends and school friends. We will eat pizza and cake (Captain America cake), play superhero games, bust a pinata and lots of play. Today is his actual birthday, so we will let him open presents before school and I will bring a Captain America cupcake cake to school for the kids to eat during snack time.

A few weeks ago, I found on Etsy the cutest Happy Birthday sign that I plan on using for everyone's big day. I hung it on our front door Saturday. I have been looking for something like this for some time and I was so glad to find this talented girl who makes them. McKenzie and Matt loved it.

David created a video for his birthday. I love the song he found to go with the pictures. It's called Superhero by a teen christian band called Mission Six. It talks about comic book superheroes, sports superheroes and our ultimate superhero, Jesus. Here it is...

Happy Birthday, Matt!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

20 Little Things

1.The hope of bright sunshine for a few days in a row

2.The first pretty little spring flowers poking out of the dirt

3.Waking up to tweeting birds outside the window

4.Seeing the rain through the rays of sunshine

5.Sweeping away the dead winter leaves from the front porch

6.Cleaning out the planting beds & pots

7.Replacing the crunchy plants by the front door with happy spring flowers

8.Walking out the door with just a sweater on instead of a down parka

9.Putting away the layers of cozy winter decor and lightening up for spring

10.Smiling at the tulips on the entry table

11.Opening a window for fresh air to clear out the stale air of winter

12.Feeling energized for spring cleaning

13.The happy moment you first notice pink blossoms in the trees

14.Decorating with nests, eggs, bunnies, and other springy things


16.Inhaling the fresh smell of spring

17.Taking a walk without shivering

18.Spring vacation

19.A Spring Drive By (Coming soon, by popular demand!)

#20 What would YOU add to the list?

I was reading The Inspired Room blog today and came across this older post about spring. I love the list and wanted to share it! We are ready for spring at our house. Today I put out a few decorations for Easter. Everything is basically the same except I decided to put the bunny by the back door this year and move the Easter egg wreath to the front door. Enjoy the pictures and Spring!!!!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Best Buds

We have not posted in forever, so I thought I would share this picture of Matt and Nick. I was cooking supper tonight and when I walked into the den this is what I found! They are best friends. Nick always wants to be doing whatever Matt is doing. It's so precious. We are enjoying this sweet cat so much. I know he will be glad to have McKenzie and Matt home for spring break this next week. We both miss them when they are at school!