Wednesday, December 31, 2008

more family fun

Sunday was a fun family day.
First, everyone went to our downtown church plant to watch Andrew lead worship.
Then we ate at a yummy cafeteria. (We had 12 chairs and 2 high chairs)
Later that night was the Bronco game. The kids played with their cousins while andrew nervously watched the game.

Unfortunately, they didn't win.
And unfortunatley Grani and Papa had to go back home. Before they left Grani had some Easy Bake oven baking to do.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happy birthday haven

For most of her birthday, Haven was at Grandma's house playing with cousins Alyssa, Carrie, and Jonathan and Mindy.
They made a cool Christmas tree out of cookies and icing.

Beau enjoyed rocking with everyone, but I only got a picture of him with Uncle Roger. I have a similar one of Gibson when he was that tiny with Roger.

Haven has already gotten tons of gifts. Here's a few more from mommy and daddy.

Elam loves dancing to High school Musical. Below he is telling his daddy that Haven got a High school musical present!!

She also got a cool Hair beading thingy from her Aunt Annaliese.

So, if you were reading and paying attention, you'll notice that I said that Elam loves dancing to High school musical.
(He is mixing dance and basketball all together.)
The second video has a quiet part where Elam gets very still........... so funny!!

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Rocking out 2 ways!

A friend of Andrew's let us borrow his X box and Rock Band stuff. The kids love it, including me and Andrew. Even Beau was bopping his head along with the beat when his daddy was playing. He also slept through our Rock session this morning.

I asked the kids to make a rock star pose.

Here's Gibson's

(rockin' out in footed pajamas)

and Haven's

(working her My Little Pony shirt and purple beaded necklace)

And, with a little help from Gibson, here is Elam's

He is so funny. I wish I could video him all the time!!

And now you will see how a fourth child can sleep through anything!!!

Awesome huh? Does anyone feel sorry for Boomer?

Did I mention Elam is crazy?

Haven's birthday cake and Annaliese's suprise!

My friend Amanda did it again. She made a cute cake for Haven. Haven said she wanted a flower cake. Isn't it sweet. It was yummy too!

But, there will be no more cake for me! I have a wedding to be in! Annaliese got engaged on the 20th!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Haven's party at Build A Bear (lot's of videos)

We celebrated Haven's birthday a little early in order not to compete with the 25th.

She picked out her own dress (of course!) and invited some friends from school, church and dance class. The Build A Bear party was lots of fun. All three big kids made a puppy dog.

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Most of her friends made it to the party. They each got to pick out an animal to make. Then, each guest got two hearts. One for Haven's pet and one for their own.

I think everyone had lots of fun. Grandma and Elam were a little wild at the store. She got Haven's dog a pink Tiara and septer and a purse. Gibson and Elam's dogs got a basket ball.

At the end, she got to ring the bell and the whole store sang to her.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Our Thanksgiving, High school musical Wii, 2 months old

This year Andrew and I planned on going to Tulsa to see Grandma and Grandad.

WELL, my mom had a great idea. She wanted to SURPRISE Annaliese. (Annaliese loves surprises) Annaliese and her boyfriend Bret were having an early Thanksgiving at my Aunt's house in Memphis along with Oma, Opa and Aunt Robin.

So, my mom came up with a plan. She would drive to Memphis, then to OKC, then help me and the kids get to Memphis the day before Annaliese and Bret were to arrive. Then she would help me and the kids get to Tulsa, to meet Andrew. (she would then have to drive to Mt. Home all by herself, very late at night) She could have been paid by the mile and made lots of $$$$$.

The kids had to miss Monday and Tuesday of school, but they didn't mind since they were going to get to hide and yell, "Surprise."

Well, if you know my mom, she is not the best at keeping secrets. She's just not good at being sneaky!

So, after accidently talking about where everyone was sleeping, including Gibson and Haven, Annaliese was suspicious. Mom tried to cover herself by saying that is how we would sleep NEXT time.

Most of the kids were asleep when they arrived and they didn't get to yell surprise, but we had a wonderful time.

My mom was able to trick Annaliese into bringing her Christmas gifts for the kids.

Ignore my rambling on this video.

Here's a Thanksgiving song from Haven. (she's wearing her Bethany Broncos shirt)

Turkey, Turkey where are you?

I'm a pilgrim looking for you,

Thanksgiving day is coming soon,

Thanksgiving feast we'll have at noon,

Turkey, Turkey where are you?

I'm a pilgrim looking for you

The kids were thrilled they got to open up Aunt Annaliese's Christmas presents early.

Beau got some cute outfits, Elam got a few cars and some FLOAM, Haven got a Highschool Musical Cheerleader outfit, and Gibson got a Highschool musical Wii game.

Here's some video of them playing the Wii game. It is so much fun to watch them play.

And, Beau turned 2 months old on the 3rd.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Andrew's trip

Andrew's friend Carlos lives in Alabama, so on the was to the game, they stopped for pictures at the Talladega racetrack. Gibson was very excited.

Andrew and Carlos were able to watch from the sidelines while the Broncos warmed up.
This is Champ Bailey. I forget what position he plays, but he is really good.

Here's Andrew's attempt at a picture with him.

This is Jason Elam. He used to be the kicker for the Broncos. Carlos had mentioned Andrew to him before since we named our #3 after him.

Below is Jason Elam after talking with Mike Shanahan, the Broncos head coach.

I laughed really hard after seeing this next picture. I'm not sure why. I guess I could picture Carlos FORCING Andrew to stand there and take a picture with those ugly and fat cheerleaders.

This is Jay Cutler. He is the quarter back.

In case you didn't know, the Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons. That made Andrew happy, however, if they had lost, he would have gotten a better chance at meeting more of them. See, since the Broncos won, the Falcons were anxious to get out of there.
If Andrew ever goes again, he will have to do better at "acting" like a Falcons fan. At one point in the game when the Falcons took back the lead everyone in the coaches box cheered and jumped up and down. Mike Smith's wife (the head coache's wife) made Andrew stand up and give her a high 5!!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Here's a fun tag game for ya...

Pick the 4th picture folder on your computer.

Pick the 4th picture in that folder.

Explain what the picture is about.

Tag 4 blogging friends to do the same.

My frined Dawn's was much cooler. This is a box of toys that I wanted to sell at a consignment sale. I never did. I've colected a bunch of other stuff, but not enough for a yard sale, so, I took pictures of everything and I plan to put it on Craigs List.

I tag Jana, Mindy, Christy Davis, Christi Cavness

Friday, November 14, 2008

More pictures and Andrew's exciting weekend

Here's the link to see the rest of Beau's pictures. They are so sweet! I love Jeff and Sindy's photography. You can see their other pictures also at the link below except without the /beau.

Andrew left today for Atlanta. He is going to see the Broncos play the Falcons. Andrew's friend Carlos is friends with the Falcons HEAD Coach. Not only will he get to sit in Mike Smith's private box at the game, he will also be staying at his house!!
He will also get to meet Jason Elam!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Haven's Vocabulary Parade

Friday was Haven's Vocabulary Parade.
Each Pre-K student and Kindergarden student was giving a vocabulary word to learn. They also had to create a costume that discribed their word.
Haven's word was Friendship.
She wore her Ariel costume and carried a fish.
I didn't get to go, but Andrew went.

Some of the other words were
(What costume would you come up with?)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

baby bath

Elam loves his baby brother, but he also wants to remain a baby for a little longer.

After giving Beau a bath, Elam thought he should should take one too

And, last night we had a photo shoot at our house and below is just one of the pictures. I can't wait to see the rest!!

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween

My 4 week old pumpkin

My 6 year old power ranger

My 4 1/2 year old little mermaid

And, my 2 year old pirate!

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