Monday, August 22, 2011

11th Birthday Fun!

This year's birthday was a new one for all of us - L was gone at Scout camp!
He usually has a big party planned for this birthday with theme's ranging from Army to Carnival.  
This year however he didn't plan anything, so . . . we picked him up from Scout camp (one worn-out boy!)

And had a surprise party for waiting for him at home - and yes, I neglected to make sure someone got a picture/video of the surprise :(
But, he was very surprised and was very excited!

Drum sticks for his new lessons . . .

L and his good friend reading his card together . . .

what an exhausting day!

Oh, and the cake - Jell-O, cake & Cool Whip!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A "Fair" Amount of Fun!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Celebrating Birthday #2

We celebrated Baby Girl's 2nd Birthday at the local sprinkler park with friends, food and fun!

Baby Girl and Nana playing in the sprinkler's.

Love this one!

She looks a little concerned . . . was it our singing?

 And a big smile from the birthday girl!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby Girl turns 2!

I can hardly believe Baby Girl is 2!  
This was the best shot I could get of her showing 2 . . . can you tell she gets a little excited about it?!

Lots of help from the big brothers opening gifts . . .

I have a feeling this will be hours of fun for the whole family!

And, yep, she's definitely 2!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Day at the Beach

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th Fun!

This year our 4th celebrations were many and varied!  On Friday, we met up with my sister (to swap some kids) in Columbus, OH.  While there, we participated in their Red, White and Boom! celebration.  We were not impressed with the food selection (everything seemed to be closed), but the fireworks were amazing!

The group in downtown Columbus - we had to get a pic with the headlines playing behind (and yes, it says "Teacher Accused of Breast Milk Spraying Fired"!).

It is always great to get these cousins & friends together . . . I pray that their friendships will last them a lifetime!

Once home, we headed to see some Silverhawks baseball and post-game fireworks with some good friends.  (Honestly, the fireworks were less that spectacular, which means they matched the game too!)

Gotta have some cotton candy at a ball-game!

Thanks for sharing the evening with us!

And one more . . . a video of the finale in Columbus . . . hope you had a great 4th!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Piano Recital 2011

Sorry, this may be video overload!  This year was M's first recital and probably J's last.  M was very nervous and was NOT going to bow - but he did great and ended with the dreaded bow!  I am very proud of each one of these boys.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Boys Photo Challenge

Ok, so basically, I just follow this blog and oh and ah over all the great pics!  But with the photo challenge being boys, come on!  I have to have a pic somewhere that fits that category.

As far as what pic to pick?!  I took this just yesterday, Father's Day, at our first Norwood family reunion . . . J and his cousin.  Gotta love 13 year-old boys!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Family Camp - Memorial Day Weekend

Last Labor Day we ventured to MCSC's Family Camp and so enjoyed ourselves that we were back for Memorial Day!  The big hit this year - Ga-ga Ball!  

 J in action (you hit -with your hands - a volleyball-sized ball around trying to get others out - by hitting them on the knee or below) . . . he loves this game!

M on the tire swing . . .

L on the rope swing . . .

 and Baby Girl looking like such a big girl!

Around the campfire with friends.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May Fun with Cousins!

Oh, how fun May has been . . . celebrating Mother's Day and Grandpa Books' birthday,

the addition of Starla Joy , 

and a unexpected visit from out-of-town cousins!

Add to that my father's graduation and my brother's engagement (should have taken a pic of that ring!), we'll be having more fun times to come!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


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