Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kelsie & Kyle’s First Concert

We took the kids (and Kelsie’s friend, Luke) to see Big Time Rush last week.  BTR is a boy-band, with a show on Nickelodeon.  The show is one of the few watchable shows on that network.  The kids love it so I thought it would be a good first concert for them.  BTR appeals to both girls and boys, but there were definitely more SCREAMING girls there!  Kelsie had fun.  Kyle didn’t really care about what was going on.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Baseball is over.  Now it’s time for football and soccer.  This sports thing never seems to end.

Kyle summer baseball 2012

Kyle summer baseball team 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kyle Turns 6… 10 DAYS AGO!

I’m so out of my routine that it’s taken me 10 DAYS to let everyone out there in “Blogland” know that my son turned 6 on August 18th.   We celebrated his birthday 3 times over the past 2 weeks – at the beach, at home and with his friends.


My two cousins also had a birthday while we were on vacation at the beach.  Sara turned 21 and Owen turned 14.  We had a small family party for the 3 of them.



We returned home from vacation on Kyle’s actual birthday.  We let him pick what he wanted to do for the day.  He chose mini-golf.  We also asked him what he’d like to eat.  I was expecting to hear McDonald’s or pizza.  He chose Brasa, a Brazilian Steakhouse.  It’s all you can eat meat!  He loves it there!  He has my taste in fine-dining.  Oh, and he got an Xbox Kinnect for his birthday.  He and Dave fight over who is going to play it next.  I really think the present was for Dave.





Kyle is obsessed with the red and green rocks at Brasa.  They are used to let the waiters know if you’d like more meat (green) or if you’re done (red).  Kyle asked the waiter if he could have the rocks.  The waiter thought he was so polite in asking that he let Kyle take them.  He told us that people don’t usually ask – they just steal them.


Cake #2 – a baseball ice cream cake with a Darth Vader candle.

Last Saturday we invited 8 of his friends to the bowling alley for a party.  Bowling, pizza, cupcakes, roller coaster and arcade – we made up for the past 5 years of not throwing him a party with friends.


Kyle and his friends


This is Ella.  This must be Ella’s first time bowling.  Note where her ball is.  I have about 100 other pictures of bowling balls in the air.  The kids didn’t know how to roll the ball down the lane.  They thought it was better to throw it.


Cake #3 – bowling alley lane cupcake-cake


This picture pretty much sums up the party.  Everyone had a great time!

Monday, August 27, 2012

It’s The Most WONDERFUL Time Of The Year!!!

Back to school time!!  OMG I was so ready for them to go back.  August was a rough month (besides the beach vacation).  The kids were bored, I was fed up with them fighting everyday, I was tired of hearing “Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom. Mom.”… you get the point.  Today I sit in complete silence for the first time since June.  Well, almost complete.  Dave is in front of me on a conference call with his work peeps.  Not sure which is worse – the kids or Dave’s conference calls.

Back to school also means back to a routine for me.  Gym, blogging, cleaning (yeah, right!), Real Housewives shows, crafting and home-cooked meals!  I’m excited for the kids… and for ME!




At the bus stop, but the bus never showed!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Who ARE These People?!

Someone had gotten Kyle a pin for his birthday that said “I’ve NEVER seen these people before in my whole life”.  After spending 7 days with the family on vacation, that statement is SO fitting!





Monday, August 20, 2012

Beach Week!

Last week we took our family vacation in Nags Head, NC.  We rented a house with 20 other family members!


We loved every minute of it!  We were fortunate enough to have great weather each day, so we went to the beach everyday!



More on the trip tomorrow…

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Girl Talk

Lord only knows what Aunt Denni was talking to Kelsie about.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012