Friday, May 28, 2010

Preschool Graduation

The teacher's at Ben and Hunter's preschool planned an adorable circus theme for the kids graduation play. Both kids loved the show, and remembered all their lines, songs, and hand gestures. So cute!

After the show, the boys' had a graduation ceremony during Wednesday night church.

Let summer begin!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baseball Star, and Box Fun

We made a brief trip to Pekin, Iliinois to celebrate MeeMaw's birthday last weekend.

Hunter's number one birthday present is quickly becoming his Toy Story baseball glove (I found it at Kohl's). He begs and pleads with us to play with him. Ben's not that into it, so anyone who will play catch with him, is his new best friend. While at MeeMaw's birthday party "Uncle Trash" played catch with Hunter for a bit. Oh man, was Hunter excited!

All these little poses Hunter makes melt me!

His pitch is actually pretty accurate.

Theo enjoyed the break!

The sunset from MeeMaw's front porch.

The box that MeeMaw's new office chair came in made hours of fun for Ben and Hunter. Guess who is in the box Ben's sitting on? LOL.
Good times.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

March at the Beach in So Cal

On this gloomy, rainy, and cold May day in Wisconsin I can't help but long for a warm sunny day on the beach in So Cal. I know it's only a matter of time before things warm up here. Who am I kidding, before they are down right steamy! But, for now, these pictures are making my soaking wet day less blah.
Here are Theo and Benjamin playing in the Pacific Ocean at Torrance Beach, CA. back in March this year.

Hunter was so content to play in the sand with mom. We used a buckets to make a city of houses beside a mountain, and put small turtle molds in front of all the houses. Then Hunter used a truck to make roads. This was so much fun.

Hunter wanted to get buried in the sand.

Ben was far more content to play in the water!

Even though Ben preferred the water he could not resist being burried in the sand!
Such a beautiful day!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope all the momma's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! We went to the Milwaukee Zoo, and had a nice day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hunter's 4th Birthday Party!

I had a blast compiling decoration for a Buzz Lightyear themed birthday party. Hunter loved the balloons the most. I found orb lanterns on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and coordinating streamers. the matching plastic bowls were on clearance from Walmart's spring accessories. After some hunting we found a website that sold some of the Toy Story 3 birthday supples. Our timing could not have been more difficult, as the old TS stuff is put away in the Disney Vault, and the new stuff was set to debut on May 1st, the day of the party. Nevertheless, we made it work, and I love how it turned out.

The plates and napkins were in 3D, but we did not pay the extra $11 to get the 3D glasses. they still had a nice pop to them.

We started the party with Toy Story tatoos for all the kids.
Hunter's Me Maw bought him his very first bike!

I found a Buzz Light year pinata at Toys r Us, and used a 30% off coupon for it. I have never seen a pinata like this: no bat needed. Each kid pulls a string and only one string opens the goodies trap door. We got lucky and the last string opened it up!
Smart mom did not fill it entirely with candy, but instead one bag of candy, and 4 bags of dollar store plastic creepy crawlies.
The cupcake master strikes again. Oh yum!
No Toy Story themed cupcake papers in sight, I used some green metallic Christmas ones, and bought lime green food dye at Hobby Lobby for $1.49! I love the frosting pipe tip that gives it a spacey vibe.

Alien birthday hats!

Goodies cones, to support my obsession with making cones, of course. Simple cardstock and glitter paper, with $.40 ribbons and $.99 crepe paper. The stickers were 50% off, too.

Hunter's very favorite part was the balloons. We ordered a multi-pack online.

Snack time included celery with cream cheese, deviled eggs, a couple frozen pizzas cut in bite size pieces, torilla chips and cheese (Hunter's favorite), pretzels, green m & m's, and pickles.
Blowing out the candles!
Sporting the alien hat and playing with the blowy toy.

Present time was great. Hunter loved all the great presents, including a Toy Story ball, bubbles, punching bag, karate action Buzz doll, and Buzz Lightyear scooter from Grandma Anita.

A nice game of hot potato with a huge ball, and Theo singing in place of music. You bet your arse I video'd him singing. Priceless! Prizes for game winners included Toy Stroy jump ropes, bubbles, frisbees, water discs, and a Buzz Lightyear tech-deck skateboard. Awesome!

Chillin' with McKenzie.
Party is over, time to ride that scooter!

He is so fast, he's had tons of practice on brother's scooter.

No birthday afternoon would be complete without putting on the Buzz Lightyear costume and sporting his new gloves and wrist action Buzz toys, too.

Hunter had a great 4th birthday, and first birthday party!