Monday, March 31, 2008
Cody thinks he is such a big boy lately and has to tell everyone. "I'm a big boy, so I can do _______." (whatever the big boys are doing at the time) We have a new SportsPlex near our house. Very near, it is across the creek from Mark's property. Actually Ben and Mark have both talked about driving their 4-wheelers to it when the creek goes down. The "Dads" just started their new soccer season in its indoor soccer field. They will be playing once a week. The field is cool with nice indoor/outdoor carpet. Ben and Mark went to play a pick-up game of flag football on Sunday and had a great time. Kelly and I went with the kids to check out the facility. Besides the soccer field, there were several basketball courts, volleyball courts, work-out and weightlifting rooms. Best of all, there were 3 bouncy slides for the kids entertainment! Of course, we had to pay a minor fee. But for $3 a kid for 2 hours of jumping, bouncing, climbing, sliding entertainment, it was well worth it! The kids loved it and were worn out afterwards. They said it is $6 for the whole day (I guess if you are there for a tournament or something) and $3 after lunch for as long as you want. One of the slides is really tall, Cody and Kiersa ended up going down together and crash landing hurting Kiersa's neck. So we banned them from the big slide and said it was for big boys. Cody promptly told Kelly that he was a big boy. Kelly told him that it was only for 6 year olds or older. Cody was OK with that. The other 2 bounce arounds were the same. They had tunnels to climb through, a wall to climb, a steep but short slide, and then giant inflatable weeve pole kind of looking things to bob through. Anyway the kids, played until they were sweating and worn out. Got home, ate dinner, popped them in the bath, read a couple of books, and they were out! Sorry guys, no pictures. Would have been great if I'd had the camera. But didn't expect so much action at a sports complex. I'll be ready the next time we go.
Did I mention that Caleb started spring soccer? He has practice every Tuesday night and a game every Saturday. He is enjoying it. It's still a little cool to be playing though. This Saturday I worked and Ben said it was cold and sprinkling. Made for a miserable time at the game. Cody found fun in a little drainage ditch that he rolled in the whole game. Ben said it probably kept him warm. He is always drawn to every mudhole, puddle, pool of water, or pile of dirt that he can find! Thankfully my little mud-dobber was all cleaned up by the time I got home from work. Cody will start soccer for the first time mid April. We are anxious to see how he will do. He has been carted to every soccer, basketball, t-ball, and martial arts activity that Caleb has played in, so he is excited to do something himself. He is a big boy after all!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Spring has sprung at the Peterson house. Actually we have had daffodils bloomed for several weeks now. They were even peeking out with our last snow. Tough little guys. Took quite a beating with the downpours this week, but they looked lovely this afternoon.
Well the boys have had their share of egg hunts for this year. Caleb had one at school. Cody had one with his daycare class and then his preschool class. Then this morning they loaded up on tons of eggs at the Easter egg hunt at church. I will have to confiscate some of the candy and bring it to work. Because they will never eat that much and if they did, they would be in a sugar coma. Ben and I definitely don't want it either.
Cody wearing bunny ears at his preschool party.
Caleb's Kindergarten Easter Party. It was a beautiful day for his egg hunt, in the 60's.
Caleb and Cody in the bouncy house at the church egg hunt. Bouncing was a big hit. I think it kept all the kids warm.
Cody and Caleb grabbing eggs as fast as they can. Both ended up with overflowing baskets. Cold, 40's today and windy, but we still had several kiddos that braved it.
Comparing loot with Kiersa.
Cody was very excited to see the perpetually happy Easter Bunny at the egg hunt. He gave him a big hug.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Caleb decided he wanted to participate in the contest. He has only been writing 2 or 3 words together, so this was a big challenge for him. He told me what he wanted to say and I wrote it down so he wouldn't forget and so he could see how to spell the words. It took him 2 nights to write it because his hand started hurting and he wanted to take a break. But he was determined to finish it and I was very proud of him.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Max loves to steal Cody's mittens! It makes Cody so mad!
My little angels!
Who snickered at that!
Ben pulling the boys in a sled behind the 4-wheeler. He is in the backyard and yes, he drove carefully and slowly. Notice Max jumping over the boys on the sled. He had fun chasing them.
Saturday afternoon, I went to a fabulous bridal shower for a lady at church. Where we were spoiled with chocolate fondue strawberries, cheeses, grapes, quiches, and mimosas. Just when I thought I couldn't eat another bite, Erin Gottman whipped up Bananas Foster dessert. Oh my goodness, that stuff was heavenly! We were all wanting to lick the bowl to get every drop because it was so good! Not to mention, it was cool to watch her make it. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a skillet (smelled so good), tossing in bananas, then she had another skillet that she put alcohol in Rum or Brandy and set it on fire! She poured the flaming alcohol over the syrupy mixture. Served it over vanilla icecream. You have got to try some right away!
Arrived home from girl time with just an hour to spare before heading off to the Caleb/Quinn birthday event. Caleb and his buddy Quinn shared a birthday party this year. Their birthdays are a week apart and since Kelly was ripe with child as we were planning birthday festivities, we decided to just do it together. They chose to have it at the gymnastics center. The new hot birthday party place in town. It is no fuss, no set-up, or clean-up for the adults. We just show up with kids, cupcakes, and drinks. They had a blast! Besides the gymnastics equipment (several in-floor trampolines, rings, bars, balance beams, foam pit), they also had two huge inflatables that the kids could climb and slide on.
The kids loved the foam pit. You can toss them, sink down under them, jump into them, or just wiggle around in them.
After the party, we invited the Petitt's to come back to our house for dinner and to hang out. Adam and Andrew spent the night. They stayed up till 10 or 10:30pm, then they were sacked out! I know they had to be tired because they played hard all day long! The Peterson's and Petitt's had a marathon game of Mexican Dominoes that lasted till about 1:30am!
Time change this weekend, Spring Forward. Thank goodness! I am so glad to see daylight longer at night and to know Spring is around the corner.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Caleb moved on to green belt this weekend in Tae Kwon Do. Grandmom, Memaw, Pepaw, and Uncle Kevin all came to watch his belt testing.
Caleb, Quinn, and Reese waiting for their turn.
Awesome kick Caleb!
Instructor Christy tying Caleb's new green belt around his waist.
Cody is working on a giant floor puzzle with the help of Grandmom, Memaw, and Mama. It was a fun 2-sided puzzle that Grandmom got Caleb for his birthday. Cody was so proud that he put it together. You can tell the big people had fun helping.
This weekend was absolutely gorgeous (notice Caleb wearing shorts and short sleeves!) The boys played outside and we are all so ready for Spring weather. Caleb brushed up on riding his bike with no training wheels. He had started learning last fall, then it got too cold. He hopped on and did pretty well. Needed help with turning and still is nervous about riding on the driveway...he wants to ride only in the grass. Which I think is harder with all the bumps, sticks, and roots. But I guess if he can get that down, then riding on pavement will be a breeze. He has much better balance than he did last fall. I think the Tae Kwon Do all winter has improved that greatly!
We went to the park with the boys this morning before Grandmom and Uncle KK left. Caleb decided he wanted to eat Mexican for his birthday lunch, so we went to Casa Mexicana. All he and Cody wanted to eat were chips and queso dip.
Then this afternoon, we went for a 4-wheeler ride on the Atnip's property. We went by their house for a visit to let the kids play outside more before going back home. It was a great weekend. We were thankful that our family got to come visit and Caleb was so excited that they got to watch his belt testing.
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