Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ninjago Party!

We had Jakob's 7th Birthday party this weekend, he chose the theme of Ninjago (Lego Ninjas). This was our first real party at our house, I mean real party, the adults had just as much fun as the kids, it was GREAT!
We had a Ninja cake, ninja head bands to make with their chosen Ninjago character, a bounce house - very exciting for Jakob and well worth the $80 - blow up ninja swords, and potato sack races! It went pretty smooth - had a few snafuus with the blow up swords - boys don't know when to stop with the swords but, with a little guidance things settled down!

Ninja cake, made by Grandma Kathy!
The Birthday ninja boy in the bounce house!
Swords and balloon game in the bounce house - they had to see who could keep the balloon in the air the longest - you can see the Birthday boy in the lower right corner - cheating?!
Potato sack races!
Sarah, poor sweet girl at the almost all boy party (one other girl). She did NOT like losing the races or games, she is pretty competitive this one! I'm thinking she is going to rock those boys later on - at basketball or volleyball maybe? Until then, she'll just look tough!
Dad's against the top boy finishers! Look at Mark - he was doing a full rodeo swing here! I so wish we had the ending of this race on video, he managed to come up right next to Jakob and push him out of the way so that he could win - HYSTERICAL!
Great Grandma Willy's first visit to our new house, we felt so blessed to have her here with us for the festivities!

One of Jakob's favorite gifts (thanks Ted and Loretta!) - a 394 piece Lego Hero Factory set - he did a lot of it on his own, just a couple hours with Daddy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The weekend

Kids finished their soccer with the YMCA, and got some very special medals!

Sarah finally played more than a few minutes in a game, that is an accomplishment for her!
Jakob rocked his soccer game, had lots of shots on goal and played some EXCELLENT defense. He has such speed and determination. He had parents on the other team cheering him on for his speed and defense skills!

Today, we went to the pumpkin patch - it is 45 minutes from us but it took us over 2 hours to get there, apparently it is the busiest weekend of the year to go there! Won't make that mistake again. Needless to say, the kids did not want to turn around once we were 1 hour into the drive. So we tried to make the best of it - but it was about 90 degrees and past Sarah's nap time, so it was umm,.....DIFFICULT!
At least the kids had a favorite part of it - for Jakob is was the shaved ice and for Sarah is was the horse/carriage ride. I guess I would have to say my favorite part is the hunt for the pumpkin, it was a short one b/c it was so hot and it was quite picked over but it's still my favorite part. I think for Mark, his favorite part was sitting in the shade with a cold shaved ice, probably would've liked a beer instead, he did work hard hauling our pumpkins around!! I haven't taken a pic of the pumpkins we picked out but we have a "family" pumpkin that is 35lbs, it's our biggest one yet! Jakob and Sarah picked out some other interesting little ones for Nana&Papa, Grandma Kathy and for GG Willy.

Mark hauling the load!
Sarah's found one!
Jakob too
One of the "Big Mac's" as they call them in this field.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Overheard Sarah say...

"Daddy what kind of human is that over there, a boy or a girl?"
"I don't want this underwear anymore, they're too cute with flowers...I want Batgirl underwear."
"Jakob you are being really annoying" (Hadn't heard her say annoying before)
"Jakob you look like a strong man" (Jakob was in his soccer uniform)

Last week, she had a "night dweam" as she calls a nightmare and said it was about the "Big Bad Wolf". When reminded that he isn't real, she nodded and went into the bathroom. While in the bathroom she says to herself, "If I saw that big bad woof I would poke him in the paw."

I wish I could remember everything she says, seriously out of the mouth of babes!

Wow that flew by...

September came and went, and it was a busy one!
Long story short this is what happened: Jakob started first grade, doing daily homework, PTO meetings, fundraisers, Sarah and Jakob in YMCA soccer, my 35th Birthday, Ben Harper concert, Wild Animal Park, camping at the beach and now we are on to planning Jakob's 7th Birthday party!

Jakob is showing off his yoga skills, he practices at his after school program,

Sarah and Daddy at the Wild Animal Park
Sarah's first soccer game. She was not too excited about a team sport, but when she gets the ball she goes for it.
The whole family at the wild animal park! So fun!
One HAPPY 35 year old, 10-15 rows back at Ben Harper!!
You know who!!