Monday, May 30, 2011

moments of the past 2 weeks.

Taylor turned ELEVEN this month.
On the ELEVENTH that is.

Am I ready for this??!

Easton + I attended her presentation on her State (Washington) report.
Where she received 105% (extra credit)
I am SO proud of this girl, she has been such a great student this year!
Birthday party with the fam.
Her party was a hit! It was also a workout for me, but I LOVED it. We made Hawaiian haystacks for dinner + vanilla with coconut frosting heart shaped cupcakes for dessert.

I decided 11 year old parties are the best...they're not too cool yet for crafts (made tiny owls out of felt) or scootering around the neighborhood spying on boys or just being absolutely silly with music blaring.

She has made some really good friends here.
Some days I catch her with red teary eyes pleading to stay another year. But other days she asks if we can move TODAY! (we're all a little anxious)She'll make new friends, but it's always hard to leave the old.
Connor's birthday was the 26th.
He turned NINE.
I made cupcakes for his class. In NY homemade treats were not allowed so I took full advantage of this rule being lifted this year.


It was perfect timing because the class was delivering their 'bug reports' that day. He picked the 'Hercules Beetle' - I always think of Connor as pretty shy - thoughts are changed. He had everyone laughing, oohing and aahing. So funny.

{class singing Happy Birthday}
Every morning the week before Connor's birthday, Brody would wake up and say you know what the day after tomorrow after tomorrow is Mom? And then yell CONNOR'S BIRTHDAY! He wasn't really excited that his brother was turning a year was knowing there will be LEGO ships to build.

This is all it takes for happy boys in our house!
Finally the end of May, right after Connor's bday, first Sunday to be going to church coat FREE. Yay! Little tulips all around our place are sprouting daily.
After church the Naivalu + Foley Families joined us up Maroon Creek Portal to enjoy some new spring weather + take in a picnic. I awed over the buds growing on the trees. You appreciate this kind of thing after 8 months of snow! :)
It was seriously perfect.
No shortage or food, laughs or BOYS...

I made these
So easy + a total hit!
3 T Butter
1/2 cup yellow cake mix
10 oz mini marshmallows
6 cups rice crispy cereal
white chocolate melts
Melt butter, stir in cake mix, melt in marshmallows, add rice cereal. Pat into 9x13 glass dish. Cool. Melt chocolate + pour on. Sprinkle the sprinkles.
Easton especially enjoyed running up + down the super long picnic tables + just about giving me a heart attack every time.
He also enjoyed finishing everyone's s'mores + hot dogs they mistakingly left sitting on their plates...
We saw horses walk past our part of the wood.
TEN kiddos playing for hours...
Could not be complete without some scrapes + cuts.
{Brody was not the only one}
Taylor + TEN boys!


[BrookeO] said...

Oh I love this post, I didn't want it to end. Really 10 boys? We have the opposite problem around here, poor Jones! Love the parties and the cupcakes for Connor are still my favorite thing! I am going to have to try the krispies - yum!

Love the post!

Kristin said...

Wow! Lots of fun being had by your family! Can't wait till you come here, though the boy to girl ratio will be about the same.