Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Matt's Birthday

Looking back over the post... it looks like I forgot to do a post for Matt's Bday!  So here it is ;)  The kids made him a cute cake and he cooked some Gumbo for family and friends!

Made my first PIE!

I don't really like pie so I didn't eat it.  The kids didn't like it... but Matt said it was good.

Birthday Week at the Anderson's

Around here we make Birthdays a week long event... and last week we had 2 to celebrate!
We started by taking treats to the classes.  Bryce put the sprinkles on the cupcakes!  Jeremiah brought in pop tarts... they don't let you bring in homemade treats at his school. 

Then we had our Birthday FHE were we light the birthday candle and when it,s your turn to hold the candle you get to tell the birthday boy why you love them so much!

Ya, the cupcakes were a little messy... but I think the kids enjoyed it ;)

We started a new tradition this year!  I waited til the kids were asleep and then filled their rooms with balloons of their favorite color.  I put 10 balloons in Jeremiah's room because he was turning ten.

I brought Jeremiah In N Out for lunch on his birthday.  Then made his favorite dinner that night (tacos) and we went to Starbucks for his favorite treat (chocolate chip drink)

That night he opened his family presents and Grandma and Grandpa has  given him an iPod touch!!!  He was over the moon about that one ;)

Then of course there is the party!  We had about 15 boys over for a late night to celebrate Jeremiah's birthday.  We played a few games but mostly they just ran around like crazy kids.

We opened gifts...

and had cake too

Jeremiah had to protect his candles/wishes from those ready to blow then out before he could

I hope his wish came true

Then it was on to the Pirate Party!  ARRG MAYTES! 

We had eye patches, hooks and telescopes for every pirate that walked the plank!

We had a treasure hunt!

Did some pirate arts and crafts!

Made our best pirate faces!

Carli read the clues to the hidden treasure!

and read the cards to Bryce

We had some cake

and broke open a piƱata (we had to do it in the garage cuz it was raining)

Bryce got an iPod touch from Grandma and Grandpa too

And he found balloons in his room on the morning of his birthday

We had a special birthday breakfast

and that night we had a the one more celebration... a birthday dinner!

Truckey Trot 2011

This was Jeremiah's first race!  He ran the entire 5K!

This was Carli and Nammy's 2nd year running the Turkey Trot together!

Our all around athlete hehe

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Baby

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I couldn't choose between the two so I put both up ;)
Bryce is such a fun loving little guy.  He is the youngest in our family and so he has grown up fast.  He wants to do everything his big brother does!  He even has his own iPod touch already and can use it better than me.  He has always loved sports and I am sure he will be excited when it is his turn to play next year instead of always being on the sidelines cheering on his siblings.  He is my baby and he still loves to cuddle I will be sad when he has outgrown all his baby stuff.  But, as of now he is only in preschool 2x a week and I get to enjoy his company.  He is very funny and friendly.  He talks to everyone everywhere we go and makes friends very easily.  I am proud of the little boy he is becoming!  I love you ... happy birthday!
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Birthday Boy

It is strange to have a kid in double digits!  Jeremiah is becoming a funny and interesting young man.  I truely enjoy spending time with him and his friends.  He has a lot of friends too.  He seems to be a leader.  I am so proud of the young man he is becoming!  Happy Birthday!  I LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Star Spangled Performance

Carli is our little performer!  She loves doing this stuff and sang her heart out for us!
All these girls go to church and dance together and somehow they all got in the same 2nd grade class... it has been a fun year!