Valentine Pajama Party

June 11, 2013

I know this is a little late getting out, since it’s June!  But, I wanted to blog about it anyway.

Usually for Valentines Day we offer to watch other people’s kids.  It’s something we like doing and we honestly don’t care when we celebrate Valentines Day.  I usually ask 2 or 3 families and have about 5 extra kids.


This year I extended it out to 4 families and had 8 extra kids.  Crazy, but definitely fun.



We had fresh veggies & fruit, popcorn, pretzels, cheese and crackers and then we went on to our game.

I had a short scavenger hunt like game.  Every stop, they had a balloon with directions with something to do.


In this one, they had to use patience in getting the puzzles all together, then they could read the next clue.  In one they had to sing Jesus loves me, in another they had to say something they liked about someone.  Finally, they got to end and their prize.


A heart shaped cake!

Then it was their choice, they could play, do crafts or watch a movie until it was time for their parents to pick them up.

I hope the kids had as much fun as Handsome Hubby and I did.

May God bless your socks off!



Review of 2012 (Part 2)

June 11, 2013

As I started my review of 2012, I had all kinds of plans (like getting this out a few weeks after the first). For example, I was going to limit one picture per month. Ha! I have no idea what I was thinking? ONLY 1 picture per month? Ok, so some months, I could do that. Some months, I lost my camera. (Gotta make a home for it!) But most months? Riiiiight… So!  In case you missed it, you can find Part one here. Back to the review!  (Better late than never, right?)

July: 2012-07-04 20.06.43

We celebrated our independence with Sparklers (after the, “You have to be very careful with these or you’ll get burned” warning)…

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And watching the fireworks from afar.  From our bedroom window we can see 2 sets of fireworks.  It may not be up close and personal, but it works for us.  (No, there’s not a picture of E-Man`q2 because he was safely tucked away in bed.  We didn’t really want to try a 2 year old with Sparklers.)

August: 2012-08-05 13.21.51

We took time out this month to play with our cousins from Des Moines.  This is all the kids.  Loved this park!

September: 2012-09-22 15.16.25

Handsome Hubby and I had a getaway this month!

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My best friend from high school got married!  And was absolutely GORGEOUS!  (Love you Angie!)

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And it was C.J.’s 5th birthday!  For his birthday dessert, he chose cinnamon roll breadsticks and…

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Angry Bird pizza!  Cool, huh?

Then we went out and got him his birthday gift.  When the kids turn 5, they get to pick out their bike helmets.  We have a baby (1yr-3yr) helmet & a toddler/preschooler (3yr-5yr) helmet.  So they have those until then.

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This is what C.J. picked out.  Pretty cool, huh?  Definitely C.J.’s personality.


Tim and Rachel 10th Anv 2012

We celebrated our 10th Anniversary this year!

Hannah age 7 2012

Princess’s 2nd grade “school” picture

Caleb age 5 2012

C.J.’s Kindergarten “school” picture

Ethan age 2.5 2012


Adkisson kids 2012

I love this picture!  Aren’t they cute?!

Bunny Ears! 2012

Just because


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C.J. really got into building things this month.  He used just about anything he could get his hands on, dominos, jenga blocks, and of course, legos.

Tim's watermelon roses

Handsome Hubby decided to get creative with his favorite fruit.

Finally, in December we:

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got all dressed up,

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ate healthy,

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worked out,

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and enjoyed the balmy winter weather.

How did your year go?