Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Blue Belt!

Zach earned his blue belt in Karate this week! Way to go bud!

Switching from purple to blue (I realized they all look white in this picture, they have a colored stripe in the center for the little dragon ranks of 4-6 year olds).

Showing off their moves

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Derby Day!

Today was our Cub Scout Pack's Pinewood Derby! It was a lot of fun. It was Brandon's first time building a car as we had to miss the one last year. He and Jerry had a lot of fun building it and Brandon loved watching it race. In 8 races, of 4 cars each race, he came in 2nd every single time. So he ended up 17th out of 67. Not bad. Jerry says next year he'll work on the axles...he didn't have time to mess with them this year. Good job guys!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Big Boy...

Nate moved into his big boy racecar bed last month...he loves the Lightning McQueen sheets we got for it. I love that his legs don't get stuck in the crib slats anymore. I don't love that he can get up and come visit us in the middle of the night.

Monday, January 25, 2010

A New Addition...

We also had a new addition to our family over the holidays...a 75 pound German Shepherd/Husky mix named Shasta. She is a very nice dog as far as it goes...(I'm really not that wild about pets). But the kids love her and Brandon is no longer afraid of dogs!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas 2009

Ok, I'm back. Our computer died just before Christmas and even though we got back online quickly, I just haven't felt like blogging...but I better catch up or I never will!

We had a great Christmas this year! My parents, sister, and grandparents all came to celebrate with us and it was fun to be together. We went to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve and then had our traditional evening of stories and songs. The next morning we had a mountain of presents...there were 10 people after all! Brandon and Zach's favorite gift was Band Hero and Lego Rock Band. Brandon especially loves this and is usually giving some sort of concert. Zach is also quite partial to the Lego Indiana Jones wii game. They both also love that Grandpa and Grandma got us 2 more wii remotes so we can all play together. Nate loves his Bat Cave castle that Grandpa and Grandma got for him and his plasmacar.