Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We left yesterday to spend Easter at my parents house. 
My mom has been hosting a big Easter egg hunt for all the kiddos the last 4yrs (or so) and cooks a huge meal.  My aunt, uncle and cousins come over and we have a lot of fun. 
I'll do a separate post for all of yesterday's fun. 
Beth and I thought it would be fun for all the boys to wear a bowtie.
I thought they looked super handsome :)
Why is it still so hard to get a picture with genuine smiles? :)
Kate looked so pretty in her dress.  She added little white gloves for the perfect touch :)
Oh Jacob! :)
I am taking one for the team by showing this. 
The one pic where everyone is looking and smiling and I look like this.  Ugh!
Because Kris didn't have senior pictures made :)
And to prove it's not always roses over here
Not everyone is always in the mood for pics :/
Just keepin' it real :)

Mark 16:6

New International Version (NIV)

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Thank you Jesus for paying the ultimate price for my sins.
Oh Glorious Day!  He is Risen!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pinewood Derby Race

Last week was the Pinewood Derby race for Jacob's Cub Scout Troop.
They provided the kit, so all we had to do was assemble.
Jacob painted it and added some stickers. 
I could've scoured Pinterest for ideas, but I knew I wanted this to be his project and not mine :)
However, when we got to the race, it was pretty obvious most of the parents had helped.
With his buddy, Cameron 
Monkey see, monkey do with this one :)
before we left Levi asked me where we were going.
I said, "Cub Scouts."
He asked, "I'm a scout, Mommy?" 
Pretty much sweet boy!  You're right there in the middle with them! :)
Jacob's car was in the first heat (far left #5).
Once it was down the hill, my heart sank.
There are tricks in making your car go fast, and obviously we didn't know any!
His car barely made it to the finish line.  He looked so sad.  But luckily he shook it off.
I think I was more bummed about it than him.  Lesson learned for next year!
Some of the boys with their cars and trophy.
Luckily he received a participation medal ;)
Doesn't his expression look like he's thinking, "oh well." 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jacob's 7th Birthday Party!

I put a few things on the kitchen table for Jacob to wake up to on his birthday.
I actually had to wake him up for school.  I laid next to him and whispered, "happy birthday."
He went from sleeping to a huge smile.  :)
He walked up to the table and said this is the best birthday ever (even though we hadn't done anything, ha!).
He opened a couple of gifts we got him and of course Levi helped :)
We decided to have his party at Cherry Berry (local yogurt place).
They had pizza, yogurt and a game room for the kiddos.
They had so much fun, we all did!
I thought it was nice of them to write his name on the chalkboard.
A couple of weeks before his party, Jacob tells me he wants a Lego cake.
I didn't realize he wanted an actual theme for his party, he only mentioned Cherry Berry.
So I called a few places and luckily Harps (grocery store) was willing to help.
They had never made one before, so when I showed them what I wanted, they were excited to do it.  And it was their idea to add the little ones.
I thought it turned out sooo cute!!  And even better, it tasted so so good! 
It was chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse filling.  Yum!
We were singing Happy Birthday and look how shy/embarrassed he is :)
Let's play some games!!

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate Jacob turning 7!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

***Happy 7th Birthday, Jacob!!!***

I cannot believe I just typed that! :(
The day I became a mother; an indescribable feeling.

1st Birthday!
He tore up his smash cake!

2nd Birthday!
We took cupcakes to his class at daycare
3rd Birthday!
Love his version of blowing out the candle.

4th Birthday!
He was so excited for this party!  He loved the Cars cake!
5th Birthday!
His favorite number!
6th Birthday!
Two hands!
 7th Birthday!
Who is this big kid and where is my baby!?!

Even though it's Spring Break, he had school yesterday and today to make up for snow days, so we surprised him at lunch.

I love you, Jacob, forever and ever and a day!