Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ben Singing

The Kids for Christ Choir led worship at the 8:30 service this morning. They did a great job and it was so fun to watch them.

CJ Birthday

We celebrated Caleb's birthday on Friday with my parents. Caleb had the funniest reaction to the cake and singing and candles I have ever seen.


Ben had a great season doing upwards basketball. He had a blast and seemed to learn alot. Here is an accumulation of the video's I took at his games. I never really got him doing anything too exciting (his brothers distracted me from that a bit)

Monday, February 28, 2011

CT's first Sunday Sermon

Meg and CT were in town for the weekend which was great to see them. The campus pastor called my Dad mid day on Saturday and informed him that the guy that was suppose to preach on Sunday had the stomach flu. Dad instantly thought CT can do this :) So it was off to sermon prep for CT. In case you want to see his sermon here it is:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ben's Show

Ben had a little performance at school today. They called it an informance because they were in their music room. It was super cute. I taped most of it but if you are dying to watch the whole thing you can. It will be on the local stations on March 7 and 9th at 10:00 am as well as 5:00 pm. So you can come over and watch them on our DVR.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rock Climbing

We took the boys up to REI today to try out the rock wall. It is something that they have been wanting to do for awhile now but we never seem to have enough time. The waited "patiently" for their turn and then got all suited up.

Ben went first as Jake posed for some pic's

Ben had a few moments of uncertainty but he really did quite well considering his typical apprehensions about new things.

He made it all the way to the bell. Way to go monkey boy I knew you had it in you.
Next it was Jake's turn. He was certain that he could make it to the top since he got his muscles from God and Daddy.

Jake didn't quite get the coordination of placing his feet stretching up and finding a place for his hands. If he was a bit taller and a bit more coordinated I am sure he could have made it. Maybe next time he will make it a bit further. Poor Jake cried when we told him it was time to come down. He wanted so badly to make it all the way up.

Surprise Adventure

Josh, being the amazing husband that he is, realized that to help ward off some of my depression issues, i need a change of pace during January though April while he is working so much. He is insistent that I take a break and do something different and fun during the months of February, March and April.

For February, Josh rented us a hotel room at the sterling inn that has a water park attached. It is only about 15 minutes away from our house but it was so nice to get away for a night and spend some fun time with my big boys.

Caleb stayed with my parents since it would have been a little difficult for me to handle all three of the boys in a pool by myself (and not as much fun for the big boys). Anyway, it was worth every penny.

I didn't tell the boys what were were doing before hand. Thursday morning I told them if they had extra good behavior there would be a surprise for them over the weekend.

Friday morning I told Ben had an a fun appointment and I would be picking him up at 2:30 from school. (all he missed was a movie which is pretty much all I thought he would miss)

When they got in the car I had a list of clues for Ben to read.

1. The clues just in case you didn't hear (1. You won’t sleep in your bed, 2. Caleb is on his own adventure. 3. you won't stay dry 4. You will have to have something on your eyes 5. It is something mommy does for work 6. It is somewhere you have never been 7. You may make a splash 8. Your arms maybe tired 9. You won’t need a coat or hat to keep you warm 10. The word park is in the name)

They didn't quite get what we were doing but the excitement did grow.

Right before this picture was taken Ben told me that this was the best day of his life!!
(I was not able to take many pictures because I was in the water most of the time and I didn't want to bring the camera down to the pool and risk water on it).

The first night someone had told Ben he was not tall enough for the slide. I knew that he was tall enough as well as a strong enough swimmer (thanks Goldfish Swim school) to go down the slide. He had a momentary freak out when he learned he was not allowed to wear his goggles down the slide but after he conquered his fear I couldn't keep him away.

We had a great time swimming and getting away. The boys had a blast and want to go back already. It will definitely be something we do again.

As much as it doesn't seem like a break it was nice to be out of the house and somewhere fun. I am pretty sure that I will have to plan something in April for just Josh and I :)