Monday, April 30, 2012

look what we made

the other day we were at the park with cousin tyler and he was on the hunt for pine cones.  wouldn't you know it we found some.  jack wanted to take some home so we could make them into bird feeders.  i told we would for sure do it and tonight for fhe we actually made it.  here is our master piece
and while we waited to see if a bird would come enjoy the delicious food on our feeder, jack showed off his new skill of propelling himself on the swing by pumping his legs.
p.s. no birds came to our feeder, booo!!!

sammy's 2nd birthday

NO!!!!!  i can't believe it, my baby is no longer a baby.  yesterday was sammy's 2nd birthday and we celebrated it by opening presents first thing.  sam loves loves pretty much anything with wheels, so this year we got him cars, cars and more cars.  in the afternoon we took him down the the stillman mccormick train park.  he was a little hesistent to ride the train but once we got going he was good to go.  i think his favorite part was going in the the model train museum and watching all the trains go around, just like his grandpa.  after the museum we rode on the live steamers and i think that one was a lot more to sammy's liking.  we got some ice cream cones and sang happy birthday to him, he doesn't really like cake.  after ice cream we went and found a splash pad at kierland commons and cooled off.  all in all it was a simple birthday but i think it is safe to say sammy had a great time.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

easter 2012

another year has past and we had another great easter.  this year sammy was into the holiday and had fun dying the easter eggs and going on the egg hunt.  jack was all about showing his little brother how to do things.  we were very lucky to have laura, kevin, lilly, max and luke come up to celebrate with us. 

easter egg dying

the egg hunt

Thursday, April 05, 2012

character counts

at school today jack earned the character counts award and he couldn't have been more excited.  he wasn't expecting it at all so when they called his name he jumped right up and did his signature arm flaps and raced to grab his award from the prinicipal.
we are so proud of our jack and the sweet boy that he is.  he is trying hard and we love him so very much!!