Monday, November 12, 2012

{Happiness Flutters in the Air...}

We enjoyed a wonderful fall hike this past weekend relishing in what might be the last warm day of the season.  J and I have always enjoyed spending the weekends hiking and enjoying nature, always with our dog in tow, and I absolutely love that we have continued this beloved tradition with our boys. 

"Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature." ~ Kelly Sheaffer

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{ Weekend Recap - 9/25/11 }

Fall season is in full swing here at the B household. Our weekends are pretty much jam-packed with sports activities but we still fit in a lot of fun. Clockwise from the top:

T is doing a great job as quarterback on his flag football team, with Daddy as coach, and scored the only touchdown for his team.

C went around to all of the dogs at the sports complex and said hello. He even got to walk one which was a real treat.

We stumbled across a cool little comic & games shop near our house. I am sure we will be spending lots more time (and $$) there in the future.

Great way to end the weekend...playing combart army/ninja guys battling bad guys in the Gator.

T & J built this cool-looking structure using these

We celebrated Gigi's birthday with the whole B crew

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

{ the big K }

It was a very big day here at our house as our lil' T-Man started his first day of kindergarten. T was very excited to be in a new school, interact in his new classroom, see the class pet (a turtle named Franklin), eat a school lunch in the cafeteria, meet new friends, and play with some of his old buddies at recess. Our neighbor Ron asked him how school went and he replied "Great...I met new friends!". That completely sums it up for our loveable, fun-loving guy!
Little Man on Campus - T had no problem navigating the halls on his own
Our lil' guy all grown up

Sunday, August 14, 2011

{ weekly recap - July 18th-24th }

We love making smoothies for breakfast & for mid-day snacks.
Our current favs...Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie and Peach & Spinach Smoothie.
CJ toted these superheroes around with him everywhere at a friend's
birthday party at the indoor inflatable center. He loved taking them
down the slide.
I don't think we will ever get tired of dressing up like superheroes!
T was on quite the winning streak playing Skee-ball...his new favorite game.
Daddy's birthday dinner at Anthony's with spaghetti & meatballs
We celebrated Daddy's birthday by staying the night at Crown Center
We swam for hours, did lots of exploring, ate lots of yummy treats and
had lots of fun in the city.
The boys were exhausted after a long day in the sun. This is
how they fell precious!
Pillow fight!
CJ outside Liberty Memorial
The birthday boy with his two boys outside of Union Station.
Later on we went through the Choppers exhibit which
we all loved.

Friday, August 12, 2011

{ weekly recap - July 11th-17th }

It was all about CJ since T was away at Grandma's.
We setup a car wash for our bikes in the driveway
The fun part was going through the rinse sprinkler.
Mommy let loose at the NKOTB/Back Street Boys concert with friends.
It was such a blast!
Invented a game of army bowling
Made a trip to Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun on a very hot day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{ summer fun list - #13 }

Summer Fun List #13 - Win a prize at the Parkville Carnival
T & CJ were head over heels that they won prizes at this year's carnival. We
intentionally directed them to two of the "coolest games" - the fishing game &
dart game. Those two games were guaranteed to win prizes...which meant
that we were guaranteed not to hear any whining on the way home.

{ summer fun list - #12 }

Summer Fun List #12 - Go to an outdoor movie
My original intent for this activity was to attend a free outdoor family movie
that many of the local shopping districts offer but instead all we had to do
was just walk outside our front door. Our neighbors were able to score a
movie projector that is just perfect for outdoor movies. After trying out different
surfaces used as screens, we finally found that an plain white bed sheet works
the best and makes it even more fun & nostalgic. We have seen several movies so far and
plan to use it a lot when it gets cooler. It will be perfect on Halloween Night
for the Monday Night Chiefs-Chargers game!