Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blog Update

I know that I have been really bad with updating this blog. I'm going to be better, I promise. There has just been so many things happening lately, that I honestly haven't had the time. Truth be told, I have some posts started that I never posted because uploading pictures takes awhile and I simply ran out of patience, haha. I still have the posts typed out, so I will finish them, post them and then get caught up. A few things that have been keeping us busy is Nick had his hip replacement surgery in May and just went back to work a couple of weeks ago. We are now in the process of moving, long story, and we have to be moved out by the 15th of August. Once we are moved and settled, I will get up to date on this blog and then I will continue to update it regularly. The kids start school on August 16th, so I will have more time once they go back to school as well. I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. Oh, I did update our header picture and layout. That counts for something, right? Cole just finished another Little League Baseball season in June, so with two boys, how can I not have a picture that has to do with baseball? This is one of the many pictures we took while on vacation in California this summer. We had a blast! I will be back soon!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Flag Football

Both of the boys played Flag football this year. Cole's team was the Titans and Jacob was on the Bears. It was a fun season and they both did really well. They get better every year at the sports they do.

Way to go Titans and Bears! :)


Earlier this month, Jacob had a Science project where he had to make a diorama of a desert landscape and then he had to do a report about it. He did a good job. The diorama turned out really cute.

Good job Bud! :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Newest Webelo

In September Cole earned his Webelo badge. My camera battery died, so I only got one picture of Jacob and then took one of Cole when we got home. Another parent took some pictures for me, but I haven't gotten them yet. The boys also got their prize for selling Scout-a-rama tickets, that's what Jacob was up there getting. Cole got a "W" printed on his head, which is supposed to be war paint symbolizing that he's the newest Webelo. Him and another boy both earned it. Next month's pack meeting he will be getting his Arrow of Light which is the highest award you can earn as a Cub Scout. Soon, he's going to be an 11 year old Scout! Wow! Jacob is super close to getting his Wolf too. We are so proud of our boys. They do great in Scouts!

Jacob waiting to get the prize he earned and then another one taken when we got home.

Cole, one of the two newest Webelo's in Pack 977. :)

How about some MUD football?

In August our Stake had their annual mud football event that is held at the U of A farms. Most of the kids just roll around in the mud instead of actually playing football. After they play for awhile, everyone rinses off and we have a BBQ. Tons of fun! It was held on a day that was a heat advisory though, so as someone who was just watching from the sidelines, it was boiling HOT and I regret not wearing something that I could get dirty so that I could get in the mud and cool off!

They were covered in mud from head to toe.
I'm thinking that doesn't look very fun, but they sure do love it! :)

Knee Surgery

In August, Nick had knee surgery. He had to have his Miniscus repaired. It was outpatient surgery and it was pretty quick recovery for him but it was hard for him to get around for a few days. Here are some pictures. Sorry if they gross anyone out.

Big ole bandage for just his knee. But wait! The bandage then comes off....

They shaved the knee area, so it looked kind of funny being only half shaven, haha.

Lego Freaks....

The boys are total Lego freaks. Going to Legoland only made that worse, haha. They have club time at school for the last 20 min of the day. Guess what club they joined for the first quarter...Yep, the Lego club. They got to bring their own Legos everyday from home and then they played with them and traded with other kids who were also in the same club. That was for the first 9 weeks of school. They were sad when it ended. They made a Lego village on the hockey table this summer. It's mostly cleaned up now, but it was really cool. They had an airport, hospital, all kinds of things. Here are some pictures.

Here's the Village. They really worked hard on it.

They each made a house at Lego club too. Here is Cole's from the front and then from the inside. It was awesome. It had all different kinds of rooms and it was 3 stories!

Here is Jacob's. It was also really cool. It had 3 stories as well and all different kinds of rooms too.