Sunday, May 20, 2012

So Far Behind

I have gotten so far behind on blogging that I don't even know where to begin to catch up. Between Christmas, trying to get ready for cutest baby ever and now taking care of the two cuttest kids in the whole world I haven't had the time to even think about my blog let alone blog on my blog. Therefore starting tomorrow I am going to try to start catching up and see where I can go from here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mike Turns 30!

On October 24th Michael turned 30. Can you believe it we are turning 30? I remember when I was little and 20 seemed so old. Now 20 year olds are the youngins and we are turning 30. I tried to plan something big for Mike for the Big 3 0 (as Kashton kept calling him) but Mike didn't want to have anything to do with it. He didn't even really want me to get him any presents. So we had a small dinner out with Kashton and I and Mike's brother Mathew and a few presents complete with a balloon that let everyone in the restraunt know that he was turning 30. I turn 30 next year and I know it is going to be very hard for me so I understand not wanting to make a big deal of it, but it is a big deal so I wanted to do all that I could.

Boys Camp Out

Kashton, Mike, Papa and the rest of the church headed out for an overnight campout. Kashton had never been camping before and I was a little worried about him not being able to sleep. While I should have been worried about him not sleeping it wasn't for the reasons that I had feared. He had so much fun with the fire and the marshmallows and all the older kids that he did not want to fall asleep. The next day when he got home he told me all about his trip including the fact that "Daddy woke me up when it was still night time."

His favorite part of the camping trip besides roasting marshmallows was going on a hike with dad. He is all boy.

Mike said he would try to help him but he wanted to hike by himself.

Toys All a Spin

Disney on Ice happens at the state fair every year. This year it was Toy Story 3 and Kashton was so excited. Last year we went and sat in the nose bleeds and he wa not entertained at all so I decided this year that we would get seats close up. We sat about 4 rows back from the ice and got to see everything close up. Kashton was much better time this year. Seeing all those toys a twril on the ice made his night. The fact that he got a Buzz Lightyear toy didn't hurt either.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Great State Fair

The fair gets more fun every year. As Kashton gets older and realizes his limits and the things he can do he has more fun and is more wonderful to watch. The excitement on his face when he sees the roller coaster or the fear in his eyes as he goes on the big slide and then laughs afterward are things that I would not miss for the whole world. That is why we make sure and do things like go to the fair or take him with us most places we go. While we too like to have our fun watching him have fun is the most enjoyable thing that I can think of.

Kashton wanted a corndog right away as soon as we got there. We bought him one and I swear it was as big as him.

The roller coaster was his favorite ride. He went on twice before we made him choose another ride to spend his tickets on. He kept looking at the big rides and asking if he could go on those. It still seems like so far away when he will actually be big enough to go on the big rides. And I think mommy can wait!

My little superhero of coarse had to take his picture with the Hulk. And daddy had to get in on the action too.

There is one game in the kiddie area where the kids get to "win" their own prizes. When asked if he wanted dad or mom to win him a prize he told us no, he wanted to win one himself. So off to the kid game we headed. And Kashton won! A blow up Spiderman at that.

This was the ride that he wanted to go on as soon as we walked in the kid area. Mom couldn't go on it with him this year so dad had to substitue and boy did that make for a fun ride. With Mikes weight they zoomed down the slide so fast that I think Kashton nearly wet himself. While he looked scared going down he was very satisfied with his ride once it was over.

We ran into Kason, Kyler, Rafe, Aunt Sarah and GiGi. There wasn't much time for hanging out but any time spent with cousins is a good time to be had.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Seeing The Rest of Branson

The rest of the trip was spent having fun. We went swimming in the hot tub, headed to main street to walk around the 5 and dime (that was my favorite part, they had paper dolls) and look at the train and the fountain show, and just before we left to head back home we took in a show by the group Six. Kashton and Mike made it through about half the show before we had to leave.

All in all it was a relaxing trip made best by the fact that Kashton got to be there with us.

Palace of Butterflies

On the second day in Branson we headed to the Butterfly Palace to look at all the pretty butterflies, see some scorpions, toad and lizards, and spend some quality time with GiGi.

Kashton's favorite part, looking through the magnifying glass at nothing in particular.

We learned that butterflies eat nectar, so this outing was both beautiful and educational.

AGH! Frog Boy!