Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday Macen!!

Double Digits!! Not sure how this happened. He's growing up and maturing so fast! He got a couple of new games for his DS, a radio for his room, a Sporting KC shirt and a fidget spinner. The fidget spinner was the fave with the radio being a close second. And since he doesn't like cake, we stuck some candles into his favorite ice cream - vanilla. We love you Macen!

Birthday Party

Macen didn't want much for a birthday party. He wanted to be at home with a few friends and he wanted Coke and Doritos. So we made that happen. He had a great time with friends and that is what mattered the most to him.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Music Festival

Macen at his Spring Music Festival for choir.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's Official!!!

It's finally ours! Cant wait to get inside and made it ours.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

White Sox vs Royals

We headed up to Chicago for a Royals game. The boys were pretty excited to get an autograph from a rookie but even more excited when Maddox was able to get Cain's autograph. Macen didn't want to wait down there so he missed out. They proudly held their sign up hoping to get on tv. We ended up leaving early since the Royals weren't doing well and we had a 2hr drive back home on a school night. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monkey Maddox

He has watched Macen climb this tree for the last 2 1/2 yrs and decided he could do it too. He got pretty far up there and was very proud of himself.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I got to use my machine and decorate the boys' tin buckets. Love how they turned out!

I had to get clever since Macen is older and always finds more eggs than Maddox. Now its fair, lol.

And even more clever, I broke up a small Lego set for each of them and hid pieces in the eggs. It included the instructions in one egg and they got to build it after they found them all.

Egg Hunt

We took the boys to a local egg hunt except Macen opted out this year :( He has entered that age and stage. I wasn't prepared for it because he has always LOVED egg hunts. He did have fun playing the games and playing in the bounce houses so there is that. Maddox was so unimpressed with the sky diving bunny. He just wanted the eggs, lol.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter

Monday, April 10, 2017

Soccer Games are On...

We kicked off the soccer games this weekend and it was a busy day! Only a couple of overlaps between soccer and baseball and both boys' games so this season hopefully goes smooth.

Spray Paint Paintings

I had the spray paint out for some projects and the boys wanted to use it. So they got their own canvas. They spray paint as well as I do, lol. They didn't like how they turned out since it ran down their canvas. Maybe we'll give it another shot sometime.

Coloring Eggs #1 and #2

Paper Towel Method 

The boys were quickly disappointed with this one. It takes more hands/coordination than they have between holding the paper towel tight, making food coloring drops and spraying water. The paper towels turned out really cool. I thought the eggs turned out pretty good with paper towel markings on them and tie dyed but the boys weren't impressed. Probably not a repeat for us.

Rice Method

One of my favorites! We colored some rice and put the eggs in the baggy. The boys got to walk around shaking them up and making them speckled.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

To Life...

Life is about to get real - Dr. McGillicuddy to the rescue. We are going to see just how much stuff we can pack into the next 4 months (or maybe 7). Is it too early to look forward to November?