Thursday, December 22, 2016

Let's hear from Ewan!

A long time ago, in a far-away month....Ewan turned 10. My third boy in double digits.  It was a lovely time, as recorded in a previous post.  But, I never did get a chance to have Ewan fill out his yearly birthday questionnaire.  Ewan is such an interesting boy.  I envision a life for Ewan in which he is an explorer or discoverer.  No sitting still for this boy.  Let's see how he answered his questions this year.....
Favorite color:  blue
Favorite toy:  "choobaka" (Chewbacca)
Favorite stuffed animal: Buddy (his husky dog)
Favorite thing to sleep with:  blanket
Favorite fruit:  "bananananananananana" (Ha!)
Favorite breakfast food: French toast
Favorite lunch food:  Quesadilla
Favorite dessert: cake
Favorite animal: Red Panda
Favorite song: Everything is Awesome (from The Lego Movie)
Favorite game:  Pokemon
Favorite TV show: Teen Titans
Favorite movie: Star Wars
Favorite thing to do outside: play
Best friend:  Landon
What do you want to be when you grow up?  pro soccer player or astronaut

For fun, here are Ewan's answers from turning 9 and turning 8

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cale's birthday! He turned 12!

The week of Thanksgiving we got to celebrate Cale's birthday.  It fell on the last day of school before break, filled with basketball practice for Cale and Liam and basketball games for Andy.  And, we had a friend of Marcus join us and get a feel for how crazy a night in a family of 8 can be.  
Someone hid Cale's gifts.  I don't know who.  I think he had to find them by solving riddles.  We were kind and even let him open one of his presents early so Andy could watch.

Promise-he was actually excited about his presents.

Marcus immediately tried to "solve" one of the puzzle cubes.

A white cake with coconut frosting was Cale's request.  Ice cream for the side.  Cale even had his own personal little container of coconut ice cream.

Little bit of Wii time with Cale's new game.

Can  you tell it was a great birthday?  The birthday boy fell asleep  watching a movie.  Also, notice the wall?  Decorated for Cale's birthday by Kella.  It's a dinosaur.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kinley's favorites

Swinging, playing outside, her bumblebee outfit, wearing her hair in a bun for dance class.  It's all here in these pictures that show us a slightly warmer day that the freezing temps of December.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

one of the nighst they dressed in costumes-aka Halloween

This Halloween was perfect.  The weather was the best we've had in a long time.  I loved the communal feeling in our neighborhood.  It was a little bittersweet, knowing that this was our last Halloween in this house, in this area.  But, we made it a good one.

Kylo Ewan-he got to run around the neighborhood with 2 of his friends.  Marcus went to a friend's house, too, and trick or treated with them.

And, the rest.  Kinley needed a costume change from a bumblebee and became a princess.  Kella stuck with a classic-Elsa.  Cale was the Grim Reaper and Liam kind of threw together some stuff at last minute and called himself a "junior wizard". Love it.

My favorite view-the post-trick or treating view.  Fireplace on, Comfie on the couch. Perfect.

And, we got our pumpkins carved just in time.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

the cutest bumblebee...

Little Miss wears this costume at least once every week-it's what she wore to her Miss 
Spider's Tea Party at preschool way back in October.  I try and string out the days by leaving it hanging up to "to dry" in the laundry room for a few days.  I actually just took it off the hanger in the laundry room to put back into circulation.  I wouldn't be surprised if she's wearing it by tomorrow.

Sweet Bumblebee.

Kinley was so happy to go and pick out her costume.