Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Purdue Tailgate

We spent Saturday tailgating for the Purdue - Southeast Missouri game. The weather was perfect, kids had a blast, and our season spot was right behind the stadium and near all the pregame festivities.

It took a little time to convince Zack to put down the DS.












We had breakfast pizzas made on the grill then smoked chicken wings and pizzas for lunch.


Ryan showing off his skills.


Are you a Boilermaker?




We timed the Boilermaker statue perfectly and were able to five the players as they entered the stadium. The kids were in awe!!






The Purdue band performed in front of us.




Sunday, September 18, 2011

Football Sunday

Zack had his second flag football game today. His team won 3 TDs to 2 TDs, which makes them 2-0 so far in the season. Zack didn't score this time, but he are some shots of his attempt.


They grabbed his flag :(

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Kid's Games

We spent Labor Day weekend at the lake. The kids always look forward to the annual kid's games on the holiday weekends.






Labor Day weekend is special though, because we have the money dig in addition to the games. There are three circles filled with coins and bills and the kids are split up in age groups.


Addie had a small group this year, so she made out pretty well.


Addie chose the dress-up jewelry as her game prize and wore it proudly.








Courtney was proud of her gold coin.




Football Stud

Today was Zack's first flag football game. He is on DA BEARS, which made us pretty happy. He started off a little slow. Like standing in one spot during the play and playing with his mouth piece, but he quickly got into the game.

Pre-game comparison of mouth pieces with a kid in his after school care.


and then Zack's big play . . .


and going . . .


the shirt grab didn't slow him down.


TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!! He ran for about 50 yards. The Bears beat the Packers 2 TDs to 1 TD.


The Touchdown Kid after the game.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Apple 1, Zack 0

This morning Zack lost his first tooth while eating an apple. It had been loose for a few weeks. He was really excited and wanted to call the dentist, who we visited last week for a cleaning. Zack had asked the hygienist to pull it out at the visit, but she said it wasn't loose enough. She told him to eat apples and carrots and it would come out. He was so excited that she was right.





I immediately called my mom when Zack first told me his tooth was loose. I had seen a tooth fairy pillow on www.pinterest.com that I knew would be perfect, http://thelongthread.com/?p=7370. My mom texted me the next day that the pillow was finished. Zack couldn't wait to use the pillow. We have been hauling it back and forth from the lake just waiting for the tooth to come out.


Addie also has a mysteriously loose tooth that she just loves to talk about and show off. She keeps telling me that she needs grandma to make her a pillow before she swallows her tooth. She isn't about to be outdone by her big brother.

Zack seems to think that the tooth fairy will bring $20 tonight. Should be interesting in the morning!

On a side note...Zack brought home an all about me booklet today. For the question what do you want to be when you grow up, he answered LIBRARIAN! I about died. He is the most loud, talkative, and full of energy kid you'll ever meet. He did have library today though, so I'm sure that played into it. Last year he went from wanting to be a construction worker to a Pokemon Trainer to a postal worker. Should be interesting when he turns 18.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Goodland Parade

Catching up slowly . . .

In June the town of Goodland celebrated its sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary. My mom grew up in Goodland and we still have a lot of family in the area. The family decided to decorate an Irish float to show our heritage and celebrate the town where the large family began. Erin go Bragh!



Pre-Parade Activity


Zack and Addie and their cousins were ready to throw the candy








My parents and the siblings rode on the float while we walked behind.






Start of the Parade




The founder of Goodland


Zack was very serious about throwing the candy. He would only throw one piece at a time and after the parade was over he still had a bag full of bubble gum. I guess he thought the parade route would be much longer.


Enjoying the family after the parade




My family




The Welsh Family. I believe there were 70 family members that participated in the parade.