Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Craft Club!

I tried to start a craft club this summer, unfortunately it only lasted 2 weeks!  Hopefully once the colder weather picks up, we can restart it! 

For my week, I did a bug theme.  I read the kids "The Hungry Caterpillar" and we made Bug Jars and collected bugs in the yard.  Then we finished off with a snack of cup o' dirt! 

Happy 31 Speener!

Happy 31st Birthday to the most amazing dad and hubbie in the whole world!  We LOVE you!

Happy 24th of July!

We had a great 24th of July!  Spence had to work, but he met us after, and we went on a little hike with the Taggart family! 

I am loving Sophie's little pioneer outfit, too cute! 

We finished the night off with some sparklers!

The Party!

This definitely was my favorite day of the year!  We had such a fun, fun birthday party for Lance's 4th birthday.  Spencer's boss has this huge bounce house and let us use it for the party, it was so amazing.  We also were surrounded with our family and friends which made the day absolutely perfect!

Some of the guests! 

Cute Finley living it up in the bounce house!

These are the world's BEST NEIGHBORS!  Love this family so much!

Some of my HS girl friends.  It is fun that we all have kids the same ages.

All the kids lining up for the pinata!

My cute brother and his wife!

The singing of "Happy Birthday" and cutting of the cake!

Lance thanking cousin Addie for her cute gift!

Lance and my grandma!

Owen helping Lance with some gifts!

Naomi and I trying out the bounce house slide!  The other great thing about a summer birthday is that it was so hot, that we whipped out the hose and totally made it a water bounce house!  SO FUN!

Lance hitching a ride on Speen's back!

Tallie and Soph!

Lance playing around!

Cute Owen!

Leslie and I getting drenched!

Cute cousin Olivia going down the slide in style!

CJ and I spraying Speen as he came down the slide!

Opening more presents!

Spencer's mom made Lance this adorable game!

And should I even admit it - but we kicked all the kids off of the bounce house and the adults started having races!

Olivia and I!

Spence and Leslie!

Proof that Spence DID BEAT Leslie!

Ok I admit - that above race was the ONLY race that Leslie LOST the ENTIRE day!  (And she probably raced like 15x! This woman is an animal!)

Our cute friends the Wagstaff's who just moved to Singapore!  We love and miss you guys!

The cleanup took quite a while - but was definitely worth the fun.  A HUGE THANKS to those who stayed to help clean up!

Love this picture of everyone pushing as hard as they could to get the bounce house up into the truck!

This is me saying, yay the party is over, but an even bigger yay that it was a great success!

Thanks to our friends and family for the love and support towards our Lance man!  He seriously had the time of his life!  Such a fun, fun, fun day! 

Lance's 4th Birthday!!!

Can I just say that I LOVE Lance's birthday!  I think his birthday is probably my favorite day of the entire year.  There is just something about having a middle of the summer birthday that just makes me happy!  It is always sunny, it stays light until 9:30, I get to spoil my favorite little guy all day - what can I say - I LOVE july 15th!

July 14th Lance randomly started screaming about ear pain.  Ironically he had his first ear infection ever!  In the middle of the summer, the day before he turned 4.   But luckily we got him on an antibiotic and he was good to go in a couple hours.  Glad that didn't interfere with his big day!  Spence's sister Sophie slept over and I went in to check on them and found them sleeping like this, lol! 

Lance LOVES Soph, so it was a treat to get to spend his birthday eve and birthday morning with her!

Sophie stayed up late and helped us decorate the house for his birthday, he loved it! 

Birthday waffles for breakfast!

Surprisingly I didn't take any pictures of our adventures during the day, but we went to Toys R' Us, where they do this little thing where they give the kid a balloon and a crown and announce to the whole store it's your birthday, and then you get to pick out like a $3 toy for free!  Next we headed to the mall and he made a build a bear, and then of course stopped at McDonald's! 

Later that night we had spaghetti for dinner and opened up presents! 

Do you think we have enough balloons? 

This was one of the greatest gifts.  It was a rocket launcher and he would jump on it and that rocket would shoot up into the sky!  It was wonderful... until it broke a few weeks later!  But for the 3 weeks it worked, it was fantastic! ;) 

My parents came over later that night and spoiled him with more presents! 

Since we were having his big party the next day, we gave him a cupcake and let him blow out some candles. 

Seriously is that the biggest balloon you've ever seen?  My friend Les and her kids brought it over for Lance!  He was obsessed he loved carrying it around all day! 

Wow, what to say about Lance!  He has always been my sweet, loving, easy-going child. He is amazing, and we are so grateful our little Lance man is part of our family!  Happy Birthday Lance we love you!