Saturday, March 10, 2012

Keyton turns 6!

On January 12th, 2012, our little Keyton turned 6 years old. However, this is probably the last year I will be allowed to call him "little Keyton". He is getting so big and I truly can't believe ANOTHER year has gone by. Keyton had a fabulous year of being 5, but was so excited to turn 6. He thought that the day he turned 6 he was going to get to go to 1st grade, and was disappointed when he found out he had to finish out Kindergarten. Some of his highlights over the last year have been: our experience in Oklahoma, going to Seaworld, winning "the farthest hit" on his tee ball team, taking swim lessons and doing great in them, of course starting Kindergarten, getting to ride the bus to school, getting a new 4 wheeler for Christmas, reading with mom and dad the first 3 Harry Potter books, and playing a ton with friends. Keyton is all around a super star. He does very well in school and pretty much taught himself how to read a while ago, he does so good with anything athletic and loves it all, he is also a computer and video game genius, and as much as he would be embarrassed if I tell, he is a really good break dancer (but he will only show me). Anyway, he decided this year he wanted to have a Batman birthday party and we had lots of family and friends here to celebrate with us. It was a very fun night!
The Birthday Boy!
The Birthday Guests!
The Party Decorations!
After Keyton turned 6 I asked him a few questions. Here they are with his answers:
If you could have picked your own name, what would it be? CONNER
What animal would you be? A PENGUIN SO I COULD SWIM REALLY GOOD
Which is your favorite cartoon character? SPONGEBOB
If you could cook for me, what would it be? CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH VANILLA FROSTING
Do you dance crazy when on one is looking? YES
Tell me the five best things about you. FUN, SPORTS, GOOD @ BOWLING, GOOD BROTHER, LOVE MY FAMILY
What does the word "success" mean to you? DO IT GOOD
Would you rather be: an NBA ball player, the mayor, a famous explorer, or a movie star? Why? FAMOUS EXPLORER SO I CAN GO TO ATTACKTICA (ANTARCTICA)
What are the qualities that make a good friend? LIKE TO PLAY WITH ME, NICE, TAKE TURNS CHOOSING
What is your favorite toy to play with? ARMY GUYS AND SUPERHERO GUYS
What do you think of my driving? GOOD (WITH HIS THUMBS UP)
What is the most enjoyable thing our family has done together in the last 3 years? GO TO DISNEYLAND
If you were going to have a weird unusual pet what would it be? LEMUR
How do you describe me to your friends? COOL
What would you do if you were invisible for a day? GO TO SCHOOL AND TRY TO SCARE PEOPLE
What is your favorite candy bar? KIT KAT
What is your favorite food? WHITE MAC & CHEESE (ALFREDO) OR CHEESE PIZZA FROM PIER 49.
What is your favorite color? RED, BLACK, GOLD, SILVER, WHITE, AND PINK
What do you want to be when you grow up? CREATE RIDES FOR AMUSEMENT PARKS

Thursday, February 2, 2012


January is already gone and it seemed to fly by. This has been a CRAZY winter. We have hardly had any snow and honestly, it's kinda depressing. I do like the winter months if there is snow, but just the cold plus mud is not very fun. January is an insane month for our family. We have 5 birthdays to celebrate in the first 2 weeks so we run around and get to see family alot, which we love! Also, our sweet Keyton has one of those birthdays and this year he turned 6. He is getting so big. I will do a separate birthday post for him. Other than that, here is what happened in our January.

We have only had a couple decent snowstorms,

so we have taken advantage of each one of them.

Trevor helped the boys build this amazing snowman

late one night.

Seth is getting so big! He is still my shy mama's boy

which I enjoy most of the time. He thinks potty training

is for the birds and may be 7 before he decides to try it (GRRRR)

But I just can't resist those eyes! Can't you see what I mean???

His favorite things to say right now are:

I can't like you

I can't like my bed

I can't like my dinner

(are you getting the idea?)

and still his ultimate favorite: NOOOOO!

He loves horses and always wants to go to grandpa's to ride.

They love that he is a little cowboy!

We finally got to meet our sweet little niece who

was 6 weeks preemie. And she is such a doll. I couldn't

put her down. I love that cuddly newborn phase!

And doing what are kids do the very best and at least

3 times a day: drinking hot chocolate. I should buy stock in Nesquick

because I'm sure they are making a killing off of our household!

But with those 2 faces how could you say no????

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year, New Goals

Now that the madness of Christmas is gone, and our pockets our empty, it's time to start thinking about "resolutions". I use that term loosely because honestly, I kinda cringe every time I hear it. We have to resolve to do all these things we know we are never going to accomplish. Top on my list (just like every other year and has yet to be resolved) losing some weight. The pounds seem to creep on, but why don't they ever creep back off? But that is another word i cringe at "DIET" just saying it makes me hungry! So let's say instead of dieting, I'm trying to be more cautious of what I eat and trying to work out. Another goal I have this year is to be better about my blog. I'm horrible at journal keeping and keeping up with scrap booking, so maybe if I can just throw a few pictures on here throughout the year and write about them I won't feel so guilty about failing at those other two things. Those are the only resolutions I will share on here, because they are the only ones that will be noticeable if I accomplish them (I'm hoping it will be motivation if others are watching to see if I actually do these things) The rest of my goals for this year are on a more personal level.
I can't believe how fast 2011 went by. It was truly the year that was "the best of times and the worst of times" I was terrified to move my family to Oklahoma for 5 months, but it ended up being so fun! We made some lifelong friends and some amazing lifelong memories. Keyton wants to move back there. It taught us that we don't need a big nice house and a gazillion toys (or even an oven) to keep us happy. We can have fun anywhere! It also taught me personally that I can actually survive without my family (i.e. sisters, parents, sister-in-laws, and best friends). Which I honestly didn't think I could do. I am stronger than I thought. There were definitely days that I struggled, but I did it! Now I just treasure living close to them that much more. So, coming home for us was very bittersweet. One of my fondest memories of 2011 was taking the kids to Seaworld in San Antonio. Seeing their precious faces the entire day was such a joy for me. I love to watch them discovering new things. And of course I can't forget our trip to Cancun. It was so fun to get to spend a week with Trevor without our kids. We had forgotten what that felt like. We got to do some amazing things and had so much fun with the group of friends that we went with. I will NEVER forget the color of the water, the view from my balcony, swimming with a dolphin, and of course Trevor nosediving into the pool! Good times. I can't wait to see what 2012 brings us!