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!