Wednesday, December 28, 2011

huntin' for a Christmas tree

It was another awesome year of Christmas tree farmin'. The only thing we were missing was Auntie...FOR SURE next year!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Birthday

WOW! I understand 100% why the saying is:
Invite the number of kids for the number of years your kid is to their birthday party.
We blew that theory out of the water this year with INSANITY at The Hornberger House.
It was cold and rainy, which meant we could not be outside...booo...which meant about 20 kids INSIDE what I used to think was our big home. hahaha...
Jake and Holt had an amazing time. A bunch of kids from Jake's class came as well as some friends and neighbors, and we had lots of pizza, cake and some trucker fun.
All in all, it was a success. We are so thankful for the Rice kiddos and their help, Papi's homemade race cars and lots off awesome smiles and joy throughout it all!
It was TOTAL CHAIOS...Joe got swarmed by kids at the present opening...Holt had THE BEST look on his face while everyone was staring at him singing...and Jake's current "crush" Evie showed up to party with him...what could have topped this night?

Jake's trucker crack...

Monday, December 19, 2011

1 & 4

I cannot even believe we have a 4 year old and that Holt is already one.
It was a fun AM around here on December 2nd as we were actually able to get up to their rooms before they came out to sing and do the cupcake candle. Holt loved it...and Jake was pretty pumped about it too.
More to come on their party and their "isms" soon!

Monday, December 5, 2011


This kid cracks us up EVERY SINGLE DAY.
This is Brock:

Leave it to him to put stocking on the way they are SUPPOSED to be put on.
He is such a character these days.
Sometimes he can be sooooo frustrating. He does not listen well...he likes to "take his own time". And totally does not ever understand how frustrated we are, nor does he care...he likes to take things nice and easy...sometimes I wonder if God is just trying to teach me to slow down from him? Who knows...
He is so his dad.
He is so his mom.
What a great mix he is...and what an amazing little boy he develops more and more into every day.
Some of the things he says lately:
"birbay cake": birthday cake (this is my favorite saying of his right now)
"crash and burn" (he learned this one from one of our football players)
"to the rescue": whenever he is in superhero mode.
He gives THE best hugs and kisses now.
He loves echoing Jake (and copying)
He is OBSESSED with all things "Thor, Ironman, The Hulk & Capan Merica (captain america)
He carries around about 8 of the figurines with him everywhere he goes.
Joe even found him this AM on the top of the stairs at 6:45 in his Thor outfit...
He knows that there are TWO DIFFERENT batman's (in SLIGHTLY different positions) and if he loses one...oh no!
He still loves his blah-blah's
He is a BRUT with Holt (poor kid)
He loves to put his finger in his nose.
He is the ONLY one of our boys that will fall asleep in the car...well anywhere for that matter.
He LOVES to play with his brothers
He LOVES all things sports
He runs with his elbows out and twists at his waist, and it is THE cutest run I have ever seen.
He loves to just walk around in his own world just shrugging his shoulders...
He pretty much just LOVES to be in his own world...he ROCKS!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1 little indian

I was so excited to be able to make it to Jake's first Thanksgiving feast at school. They did their first ever little "program" and then the parents got to each lunch with their kids afterwards. It was so fun! One of my most vivid memories when I was growing up was having my parents come to eat lunch with me. I LOVED showing them off...and they would alway bring some goodies with them too!! Not sure Jake really cared, like I did when I was little, but it was still so fun to see him in his element. He has some really cute friends this year...his birthday party should be interesting :-).
Happy Thanksgiving y'all!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

an update of sorts...'s been too here's a little update on what's been happening around here.
Jake is almost 4.
Holt is almost 1!
BOY time has flown by this year!
Brock is talking up a storm and using his hands a is soooo cute.
Jake and Brock LOVE to play with eachother...they are so cute...the play, they fight, then they play's quite comical.
We just love listening to their conversations with eachother.
Jake has about 5 girlfriends at school.
Brock has about 3.
It's hilarios to see the differences in boys vs. girls at this age. All of the mom's of these girls come up to me at MDO and tell me how their little girls talk about these boys ALL THE TIME.
I have to say..."oh so cute...what is your little girl's name?" (then lie about how I have heard her name around our house too)
Our conversation home in the car:
me" " was school??"
them: "good"
And that's it! (of cousre I eventually ask more...but not sure how much of it is truth and how much of it is forced. BOYS.

Holt is LOVING his brothers too. He now SPLASHES in the tub with them...cracks up when they wrestle with him. Loves to try and play with EVERYTHING that they are playing with.

We are just loving the life of all boys. So entertaining. So chaotic. So fun.
Just last night I found Brock was a little busy bee, moving ALL of his bedding down from his top bunk to Jake's bottom bunk, along with some HUGE toys, to fall asleep ON TOP of Jake.
Needless to say, Joe and I could not stop cracking up.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

happy halloween

What a fun Halloween it was this year.
Jake and Brock were TOTALLY into it. Holt was just happy to be outside...but ready for bed at the same time.
Holt wore the three times used (and LAST time used) Shark costume. What a cutie.
Jake and Brock were Ironman! We asked what they wanted to be...and the anwswer was "IRONMAN!" At least it was the day that I asked them and they had just gotten done watching an avengers...the next day it was "CAPTAIN AMERICA" and the next it was"SUPERMAN"...and the next "BATMAN"....well...whatever...we got the idea at least.
Jake's fit him like a champ...Brock's gave him a cameltoe and capri's....but he didn't care....he was all over it!
We went to all our amazing neighbors...we had a great time.
We collected lots of great loot, which daddy showed them how to tally up afterwards. We even let them hand out some candy...really trying to emphasis was a great night...only to get better with age...I can only image what they will want to be next year!!