Monday, March 24, 2014

Grandparent Day

 
A few days back it was Grandparent's day at Preschool and Eli called Grandpa up and asked if he would come to school with Eli.
 
So Grandpa said yes and the big day finally....and I do mean finally arrived!  Eli wasn't sure it was going to ever get there, but it did!
 
It was such a momentous day that Eli dressed in a nice button up shirt as you see, AND he even applied deodorant.  I couldn't help but chuckle when I had to re-help him dress after he put it on, he pretty much undressed down to his knickers (well if he was actually wearing those)
 Of course we have to do these kinds of pictures...I forget what he calls them but I obliged like the good mother that I AM!
 Zombie Eli??
He had so much fun with Grandpa and actually got to have Grandpa take him home IN Grandpa's truck!  It really was a good day for Eli and I suspect for Grandpa too!

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Born

2013
March
 April
May
June
July

 August
 September
 October
 November
 December
 2014
January
 February
 
*Birthday March picture will be taken and posted tomorrow!
 
**4/23/14**
Ian on his actual birthday


Our boy turns 12 tomorrow...where in the word has the time gone!?!  I ask this in all seriousness....and I'd like an answer! Thank. you. very. much.

Happy day you were born Ian! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Board Games

 
The dreaded assortment of board games ....yeah my most dreaded one is Monopoly and my big boys have discovered this game.  They weren't more than 5 minutes into it before they started fighting.  Yuk! 
 
I hate that game and I really hated playing with my brother...it was NEVER...and I do mean never fun to play with him.  I get the point of the game...really I do.  Man my brother would buy everything he landed on and make himself just about bankrupt doing it.  Not fun memories...at. all.
 
For now they really like it...for now.  Not including the one who was in tears, the other one who gave all his stuff to the losing brother and walked away from the game, and the other brother who was busy gloating and being generally unbearable to be around.  It was making me twitch the whole time.
 
  All that to say or ask...what is your most and I do mean MOST dreaded board game or card game of all....Pinnacle (Is that how you even spell that??) is my most dreaded card game of all!  *sorry Grandpa and Grandma Great if you are reading this but it's beyond my mathematical capabilities and understanding...and then it no long is fun.  Give me Goldfish or Slap Jack any old day!


**I will say we did find a game that day we could all play...UNO something or other....different than the original UNO game but everyone could play and had fun...especially Eli and Dru...they won both games we played.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Superbowl!!

 
SEAHAWKS WIN SUPERBOWL!
 
 
The Paulson's helped the home team win, we helped by decorating and do what we could. 
 
It's only crazy if it doesn't work, right??
 
RIGHT!!
*Yes I did go through 2 big bags of M&M's to pick out blue and green M&M's
 Our table
*table cloth is a flat bed sheet...my kids don't use them so I kept them...now I know why!

 Great Christmas gift!  I love this

Frank put his flag up...it was lucky!
We had our balloons from Lee's 10th birthday...yes they lasted that long AND they are still holding up...well the football ones are anyway.  Actually one of them yesterday finally started coming down. That's some good Helium!


More uses for my flat sheets!

 Seahawk fans
Just like everyone else we bought our share of Skittles...because we need to
"FEED THE BEAST"  to achieve BEASTMODE!
I made a delightful dessert...no those aren't raisens, but man did it taste good.  I would make this again and many times because you can keep tweaking it with different things.

 
Our Power Pellets!
 
 My new dip bowl set I got for Christmas...some dip and candy...not to be mixed!

 HAWKS!
 
 Frank's dad found the 12th man beer and got his boys some and I had some Angry Orchard cidar...YUM!
 
 We are behind the Hawks 100%
 
What a day!  What a ride! What a season!
 
Go Seahawks!!

Christmas Pj's

We found Duck Dynasty pj's!!
 
The kids were so excited.  And if I'm honest I was excited too, we found as close to  matching pairs as we could  this year...it's harder than you think!
 



 This by far is my favorite picture of my boys...this was all their idea.

 Just another view
 and of course a zombie picture seems appropriate for Christmas...right??

Christmas Season

 
Alright, because I'm so far behind and had forgotten how far behind I was.  Here is the short version of our holiday season in picture review.
 
 Eli wrapping a brother's gift...they had so much fun shopping for their brothers!  We like it  because it encourages them to think of someone besides themselves!
Cookies have been made and left out with a cup of chocolate milk and egg nog for Santa

Santa came and left Ian and Lee gifts

and left some gifts for Dru and Eli

Batman up close and personal!

Santa even came for Mighty and Charlie!!

Stockings were being stuffed!

All ready!
 
Tada!



Santa drinking and eating...Good job Santa!