Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soccer Boy!

Guess where you can find us Saturday mornings lately? Yep, soccer field. Josh is playing with his friend Gage. Gage is the superstar-we count on Gage for the goals and Josh for the entertainment. I love this picture of my sweaty boy finding a seat watching his friends.

He really is chasing a ball even though it isn't in the picture. Josh seems to be getting the game a little better this year. He will at least chase the ball down instead of just following his buddy Gage around.

Can you tell his moves usually are a little more fluid than most? I have to take some video because the way Josh plays soccer it is a little more like soccer/dancing. Lots more fun for me to watch!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Birthday that Never Ended

So as part of his Birthday present Matthew requested a room make-over like I did for Brittany. I really didn't intend for it to be too extensive but these thing sort of evolve and it turned into a complete overhaul. I snapped this one right before we started. After I had spent the entire morning hauling out junk. Man, little boys can be hoarders too.

My mom, the super-decorator helped. She thought it would be fun to have a reading corner. Found this chair and ottoman at the thrift store. I covered the lampshade with the fire fabric that is in his room too.

I painted a new headboard, also found at the thrift store, black. Everyone had their college bedding on sale so he did get a new comforter. I made the new quilt on the foot of the bed, also the letter M pillow using freezer paper.

There is also a music corner, I found him a keyboard for his birthday on KSL so now he is ready to start piano lessons. The rug was in the college bedding stuff too.

It seemed to be a big hit!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Book Page Wreath

I haven't blogged much lately. Or been on the computer at all much really. The kids going back to school and adding all their activities has changed the tempo of life around here. I think we are finding our groove now though. I have taken advantage of some of the kid free time to work on some projects. I have wanted to do this one for months. I used this tutorial for months. It took a pretty good chunk of time to finish but I really love it. It actually has more color in real life.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Family Reunion

We had a little family reunion this weekend. It was a great day full of fun. The kids swam, played badminton, and played a some video games. The men even got a killer game of badminton going.

There was a lot of fun had in the pool.

Tante Maren has all boys so when she gets the nieces at her house she gets busy and paints nails, and does makeovers. This time it turned into a huge session of dress-up. Uncle Glendon had been on a trip to India and brought home a huge collection of fabulous Indian fashions that the girls had a blast. These are some pictures of Brittany and her cousin Brigitte. Aren't they fun? It was a great day, great memories were made!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

My Boy is Nine!

I can't believe it, my baby boy is nine! He was my tiniest baby and now he is so big! We have been celebrating all weekend long and we aren't done yet! This was his friend party. We took he and four friends to the Aquatic center. Brilliant, if I do say so myself. They had a blast and I read a book. Again, any birthday party where I am reading a book is a good one! It was a small enough group that they played together the whole time.

Then we had a little family party today. The cake was Lego inspired Pirates of the Caribbean. This has become my go-to cake idea for boys. The cake is easy, turns out very cool and the boys keep the legos. He was pretty happy with the keyboard I found on KSL so he can start piano lessons. He also spent a good chunk of the weekend working on the volcano kit an car model he received. I think he had a good birthday. I sure am glad he is my boy. He is a good, sweet, smart, amazing boy! Happy Birthday Matthew!