Sunday, September 21, 2014


Obed turned 7 last week and had a few days full of fun! His birthday was on a Thursday, which had quite a bit of stuff already planned in it, so we celebrated on Thursday AND Friday.

For his birthday, he opened presents and wanted donuts for breakfast. So he had a Boston cream donut and a pluot.

Then for dinner he wanted chocolate explosion pancakes. So daddy whipped up something special and we watched The Fantastic Mr. Fox while eating chocolate explosion pancakes.
They were good enough for the allowable birthday plate lick.
Then on Friday, Obed wanted to go swimming, so Daddy took the oldest 4 boys while the youngest guy slept. Then Obed had a soccer game on Friday night and wanted Garlic Knot pizza for dinner. Grammy and Papa were able to come up and join us for the soccer game and a late dinner. Then Obed wanted a lemon cheesecake. Asher is a really special big brother, as seen in this photo. Really, really special.
Happy birthday to our sensitive, tender-hearted, goofy, delightful Obed. You are a joy and a blessing and we are so glad you are ours!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Soccer... Lots and Lots of Soccer

Four out of the five boys are currently playing soccer. Vince is coaching two of their teams and managing one... you know, in his free time. So we are spending a lot of time at the soccer field, and having a great time!

Last weekend Asher and Obed had games at the exact same time. Their teams are the ones Vince is coaching, so I had to help out and coach Obed's team. The weather was crummy, but the boys did great in spite of the rain. Uzziah started out under the umbrella during the warm up time, enjoying the sights and sounds.
 And then he spent the actual game time on Vince's back, which he totally loved.
 The next morning we headed to Denver to watch Ezra play soccer.
On the way home, we stopped at one of our favorite ice-cream places in Denver for a little treat to break up the drive home. The boys had ice-cream like salted caramel peanut butter cup, salted oreo, lemon-raspberry... it was yummy!

Solomon Turned 5, Played Soccer and Lost a Tooth!

Solomon turned 5 recently (almost a month ago... I'm a little behind in blogging!). He had donuts for his birthday breakfast. His brothers made him "5" Lego decorations and set up all over the table. They also made streamers and decorated the eating area.
 Solomon wanted to go play mini-golf for his birthday, and then play video games.
For his birthday dinner, he wanted crackers. We also had some cheese, meat, veggies and fruit. Grammy and Papa were able to join us to celebrate, which was a fun treat.
And then Solomon wanted a lemon cake. I made a lemon pound cake.

Solomon is playing soccer this year. He was pretty excited to play like his big brothers.

After his first game. He scored several times!

Solomon also lost his first tooth this week. He was pretty nervous to get it out, but after a bit of wiggling, we pulled it out. He did great and was super excited to awaken the next morning with a few containers of Play-doh under his pillow. It's been a busy few weeks of firsts!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cousin Time

Our cousins from Missouri came for a visit this week. The kids have so much fun together! The boys played endless games of soccer, Legos, chess and war, as well as light saber battles. We also spent a portion of every day they were with us at the river. The kids had a great time building dams, throwing rocks and digging trenches.

One rainy afternoon we took the Max Bus (city transportation) to Old Town for ice cream. Only a portion of the kids rode the bus, but Uzziah was insistent on both riding the bus and bringing "Hommy" his bunny with him on the bus.
The kids all enjoyed a special ice cream treat.

Tato Head

Uzziah discovered the Mr. Potato Head glasses this week. He walked into my room, quite pleased, saying "Did it myself!" He wore the glasses on and off throughout the day, and became quite distressed whenever any of his brothers took his glasses away, all the while screaming, "my glasses! My glasses!"
He also used them to "help him see" while he did menial tasks such as brushing his teeth. Man I love this kid! He makes me laugh.

Time Flies!

Yikes! It's been almost a month since I last updated the blog. Where has the last month gone? I'm not sure... but here's a few videos of things that we have done during our time away from the blogosphere.

When Vince took Ezra and Asher camping, they spent a good chuck of time at the beach playing in the sand.

We spent the 4th of July in Missouri, where it is legal to shoot off fireworks. The boys GREATLY enjoyed this practice (although my boys lighting fireworks made this mama a little nervous!).

Asher had a baseball tournament and his team came in first in the tournament. Way to go Asher!

Of course there has been some outside playtime.

You may recall that Ezra got tickets to the Manchester United vs. Roma soccer game for his birthday. Well, the big day finally arrived and the guys spent the day at the game, having the time of their lives.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Visit to Missouri

As in years past, Vince and I had a conference to attend so the boys spent the week at Grandma and Grandpa's house. The week spent in Missouri with Grandma and Grandpa is one of the highlights of the year for the boys. They LOVE being there and LOVE having special time with Grandma and Grandpa. This year did not disappoint.

Grandma and Grandpa did a great job of keeping the boys busy. They did all sorts of things like swimming, to a bouncy castle place, fishing, tie-dye shirts, fireworks, picnics and much more. Here are just a few highlights from the trip.

The boys went to a place called the Tree Farm to fish and play. They have swings set up in the beautiful Missouri trees.
Once Vince and I returned from our conference, we did fireworks. The boys (and their cousins) were all pretty excited!
This was Solomon's mode of fishing. He didn't catch anything.
 Ezra caught a fish.
 Uzziah sitting on the dock in his new tie-dye shirt, watching the fishing action.
 This is my favorite picture of the week. Asher and Uzziah.