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Friday, September 25, 2009

WIPEOUT Birthday Party!

It's Mason's birthday! We woke up and let him have ANYTHING he wanted for his birthday breakfast. Well...he selected an ice cream cone. So, we ended up at McDonalds for breakfast..and then ice cream. We did make him eat an egg McMuffin first.

One of Mason's favorite shows is WIPEOUT. For his birthday party this year, he wanted a WIPEOUT party! After a few weeks of planning, we were able to pull it off (the 4 year old version!). There were balls, mud, water, and confetti! The kids were more timid then we thought about getting wet and muddy, but they had a great time with the confetti. Poor Tim, our neighbor, took the brunt of the confetti fight! Jes did most of the planning, he is such a great Dad!

Once the cake was served, the presents were opened, and the kids were free to run around, they had a LOT more fun with the balls and water! We just didn't get any of that on film.

Birthday boy!

Our new nanny, Michelle, with Tori. She is great! We are so glad to have her living with us!!!

The mud pit!


Kelsey, Rachel, Mason, Rachel, and Rhett.




Confetti fight!



Big Ball's!




Here's an early morning video of him opening presents from us.


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Here's a video summary of the party! (yes, the pinata is a MOTIVATOR and the cake is BIG BALLS!!!)



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Good Night, and Big Balls!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Side walk chalk











Mason loves to draw with sidewalk chalk outside on our back porch. Today he was writing words and then drawing the picture around it. I especially loved his frog! (and look at his perfect "R"!)




Friday, September 11, 2009

New Car!

With our third child pending, we realized three car seats wouldn't fit in the truck or car, so it was time for an upgrade. After weeks of research and test driving tons of cars (not so much fun with two kids), we selected the 2010 Honda Pilot!

It's loaded with all the needed goodies for family travel; leather, entertainment system, backup camera, cordless headphones, and LOTS of room. This car easily fits all three cars seats, us, the nanny, with room to spare!

The credit agencies combined Ashlee's credit with some girl in Idaho, and unfortunately that girl had HORRIBLE credit! We got it resolved, but it made the process go less than smooth...



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

That's what he said...

Mason and I had a debate this morning...

Mason: Snails have udders, just like cows!!!

And the debate ensued! After a while I began to wonder... maybe he is right!