Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Merry

Happy Christmas! Syd had her first piano recital, ever, and she did AMAZING! (Sorry, I have NO recording of her songs, sad face.) She played, 100-Year Old Melody and Jingle Bells. She played them flawlessly (despite her weeping hysterically during the practices). Her teacher said she was so amazed on how well Syd played the songs. We decided she just does better under pressure.
Syd and her teacher playing 100-Year Old Melody, together...

Playing Jingle Bells. It was a really cute arrangement.

This is how much fun Wes had.

Syd and her teacher Aubrey. We LOVE her teacher. She is amazing!

Syd got to play her pieces on this $138,000 piano! No wonder it sounded great!

Playing around with her friend afterword.

On another note (no pun intended)
Colton is sure a handful. He is now 18 months! NURSERY! He is awesomely cute, but he gets into EVERYTHING. He loves to jump out of his high chair, off the kitchen table, unwrap his Christmas presents while I am in the shower, bug his brother (Landon), still doesn't sleep through the night etc. Here he is rockin out with dad. Despite how wild he is, our life is so complete with him in it. We love him SOO much!

Here is our pirate, One-Eyed Wes. His glasses are making his vision better (he went from being 80/20 without glasses to 60/20 with) but the doc thinks we can do better. We are patching his good eye for 3 hours a day in hopes to get the "bad" eye to work harder, giving him 20/20 vision in both eyes. He doesn't mind wearing it, and is glad he doesn't have to wear it to school. Landon is pretty jealous and really wants an eye patch too.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jolly ol' St. Nicholas

Aaron's work had a Christmas party for kids. They fed us all a dinner of pizza and cookies, got to sit on Santa's lap, watched Smurf's and do a craft. It was a smashing success for the kids. Wes said on the way home, "That was the BEST Christmas party in the world!!" Can you tell that Colton enjoyed it immensely?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October-ish Events

We had a happy October...
Syd's is the happy pumpkin, Wes' the skull.

Landon's; the witch, Colton's; the happy one.

Landon the Ninja and his BFF AJ, the bat.

Wes, Harry. Perrin the bat.

Syd, Pippi Longstockings. Cherylynn, Artimus (the Roman goddess)

Baby Lion

All my little kiddies.
Lando in Wes' pants

Coco in apple orchard

Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rugrat Activities

Syd and Wes are doing cross country at school this year. We have quite the little runners on our hands. They are sure making us proud!
Wes at the starting line...

Wes crossing the finish line

He came in 13th place (out of 100 1st grade boys) and to qualify for the all city meet, you have to come in 10th or better. SO CLOSE Wes! You are SUPER FAST!

Blurry Syd

Good form!

Happy at the end of her meet. She came in 2nd out of 120 3rd grade girls. She goes to the all city meet next week.

Cookie face

We went to Greenbluff (pumpkin patch/fall activity place) and had a MARVELOUS time.
Coco found his pumpkin!

The pea pit. Dried peas makes for an AWESOME "sandbox." Want to set one up in my yard!

Syd stuffed with peas!

Hay maze

Lando pondering amongst the pumpkins

My sweeties

Coco listening to conference

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day Pics!

Sydnie started 3rd and Wesley started 1st! Love these kids so much!

Landon and Colton had to get in on the action too!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mr. GQ

Wes got glasses! The poor boy has 20/60 vision in his right eye (and 20/20 in the left). The right eye is shutting down, causing it to be "lazy" since the left eye works so much better/harder. It's hard to tell it's lazy but the Dr. said it will get worse, if not fixed. He might have to get an eye patch in a few months. Wes and his dad got to go pick out his glasses together and he picked this snazzy pair. Converse brand! We think he is just he cutestest, handsomest thing ever!

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Brownie Boy

We LOVE batters and dough in this house more than the "baked" product. I know, raw eggs, hate all you want. We still love brownie batter (the homemade kind). This is Colton's first sampling

I think he liked it!