Friday, November 9, 2012

Keagan's Flag Football

Keagan is finally getting into the stage where he want's to play sports, which makes me happy, but also just a little nervous.  When I found out about a little low-key flag football league, we immediately signed up Keagan.  This Flag football league is a 4 week, one hour on Saturday only thing which I thought would be perfect to Keagan to try out to see if he likes it.  Last Saturday was his second game and he really seems to be enjoying it.  Here are some pictures of his latest game.  He is the boy with the yellow jackets and jersey and gray sweats. 

So it is easier, he has his hands on the ball in this picture.

I noticed Keagan lining up like this which I hadn't seen him do this particular stance yet.  Then I looked at the boy across from him and he has the same exact stance as well.

Build A Bear

Ever since the very first time I saw Build-A-Bear, I had always wanted to take my kids (at that point someday kids) to Build-A-Bear and let them pick out their own bears, but the start had never aligned up until yesterday.  When Andrew and I were talking about Keagan's track break we decided that we were try to do some really fun things on the days that Andrew was home, almost like a staycation.  Yesterday (Thursday) we decided to take them for their first (and probably only) Build-A-Bear visit. 

The boys each picked out the stuffed animal of their choice (with a little help from Andrew and I to make sure they all didn't get the same thing).  Then they got to help stuff the animal.  After the stuffing was in, they each picked out a little heart, make a wish on it and then put it in the bear before the worker closes it up. 

After that, they go over to this washing/drying/brushing station where they had a ton of fun brushing their animals. 
Next was picking out clothes.  This was the part that I wasn't sure how it was going to go, but when I saw the plain white shirts that were a lot cheaper than a whole outfit, I though why not have each boy get a shirt and a pair of shorts and then we will use my Silhouette to personalize them with a design of their choice on the front and the bear's name on the back.  They loved it!  So...without further ado, I now introduce you to the newest members of our house. 

First up is Keagan's bear Midnight.  After we got home, Keagan chose a football for the front in the color Orange because I told him no to black. 
Next up in Deker's dog Spot (you can't really see, but there are spots on this dog).  Deker choose a trackhoe in dark blue for the front of his dog's shirt.
Last, but not least is Bauer's dog Cocoa.  He choose a train in the light blue to go on the front of his dog's shirt. 
Here are the boys having their animals play together after getting dressed. 
All ready to go home in their houses.
The boys LOVED doing this and have truly loved their animals.  They have already been sleeping companions, comforters and playthings. 

MK Nature Center

This is the first week of Keagan's three week track break (he will go back the Monday after Thanksgiving).  In an effort to help me maintain some sort of sanity and to hopefully keep fighting to a minimum, I am trying to make sure we do different things each day.  Tuesday this past week was a really nice day so I took the boys down to the MK Nature Center.  They had a ton of fun running around.  They would usually run, stop to look at something and by the time I got there, they were ready to run to the next thing.

 Inside the building there is a stream simulator that the boys love to play in.

Boise Temple Open House

Last weekend while Andrew's brother David and his family were in town we all went to the Boise Temple Open House.  We had to wait in line outside for a while before going into the Church to start our tour.  After a little bit, I took the camera out and took some pictures while the kids were waiting. 
Keagan and Deker doing this silly poses.
After the tour, we took pictures outside. 
As all temples are it was very beautiful and I am so happy that we had this opportunity to take our boys inside. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Costumes

 This year for Halloween Andrew and I decided to make it easier on us that we would have the boys be construction workers.  When we brought that idea up to the boys, they were very excited about it.  This costume was probably one of the easiest and cheapest ones we have ever done.  The boys already had hard hats from Christmas last year, their tool belts were ones that I made for them a few years ago.  I was going to make the orange vests but happened to see the ones they are wearing at the dollar store a few weeks ago.  It was a good thing we did this because with Girls Weekend and my big bike ride all in the first few weeks of October, I am not sure I would have had time to make anything. 

I love how cute they all look in their Construction outfits.  Deker, though, keeps telling me that he doesn't want to just pretend to be a construction worker, he wants to be a real one! 

Andrew put on his hard hat and tool belt.  We found a hard hat for me for a dollar at a thrift store and painted it pink, but unfortunately we forgot to get a picture of me with it on.  
Deker was so excited about the light on his hat and kept talking about how it helps to light the way so that we can see in the dark.  He sure was proud of it. 
Bauer, he is looking so grown-up. 
Here is how Andrew decorated our trunk for the Trunk or Treat.  We got a ton of compliments on our trunk and theme this year.