Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10 on Tuesday

1. We were sick with the flu last week. It was a real party around here.

2. I've been adding stuff to my other blog lately. Here and there. Seems like I get to one or the other. That is why I am making them into one blog. Just makes a whole lot more sense.

3. I took some pictures of my kids tonight. And I was pleasantly surprised how well it went. Regan was a big help. I wanted a picture for our Christmas card. And I got one. (well I got more than one - but specifically that too.) Like this one...
Oliver at 1 year (plus one month)

4. I don't know if I am ready for winter yet.

5. The last two pregnancies once I got the flu my body had trouble stopping throwing up again. It's like it remembered oh yeah we do this... and then I just couldn't stop again. I feel queazy again and that is lame-o.

6. Since I am making my blogs into one, I wanted to ask you a few questions and you can answer then in the comments or send me an email at steedr at gmail dot com.
• What are your favorite topics on my blog? Food? Photograph stuff? General Life? Crafts?
• What do you wish I posted more of?
• How often do you check on here? Do you like when I post every day? Or a couple times a week?
• What encourages your comments?

7. Doesn't that last one count for like 7-9?

8. I made a good supper tonight that I made up. I'm gonna make it again with a few tweaks and then I'll share it with you. Easy and fast and yummy. Winning combo!

9. I love it when Regan has days off in the week.

10. I hate it when you drive into Lethbridge to take your passports in to drop off and you forget your pictures....

Monday, October 29, 2012

Alden's Lego Party

This boy has his birthday party a week or so ago and I thought I'd share what we did.
Birthday Boy with the cake

His love for lego has been going on for years but we've never done a lego party until now.

Here is his invite:
Lego invite
I totally got the idea for the invitation from an etsy site called www.etsy.com/shop/crackersart.

For the goodie bags I made these just with colored card stock and colored bags.
Goodie Bags
Inside they got some lego candy, a lego mini figure and a "lego" pop.
For the goodie bags

First I separated his lego into different groups for the games (which took a while!)
Ready to build

And set up the decorations - which were not very many since he is 10 and really he doesn't care! HA!
The table with a game in the middle (guess how many legos)
Table decorations

I made all these signs up for the games. If you want a copy of them let me know and I'll email them to you!
Game signs

When the boys first got there they built cars and raced each other
Building cars
Racing cars

Then after a winner was found we moved onto a tower building race. They all had a small platform and had a race to see who could build a stable tower in 90 seconds.
Tower Building Race

Then we all the boys got a straw. And a container of small pieces was dumped onto the table and they each had a plate. For 30 seconds they had to use the straw and suck the lego and put them on the plate. Whoever got the most won.
Sucking Lego Game

Then we moved onto Creationary. Which is a real game but I just separated the boys into two teams and then the each had one boy go and had to build the same thing as fast as they could until their team guessed it.

Then we moved on to food! Alden had asked for homemade pizza. So I made pepperoni and Hawaiian. This was when the boys were the quietest!
Pizza time

Then the cake!
Birthday Boy with the cake

(In case you were wondering... this is how I did the cake)
Lego cake before icing

The we did presents and the boys built one of Alden's presents while they waited for parents. I realized that at this stage getting him with each boy after he opens their present is a crazy idea that just didn't work! But here they all are... kind of.
Alden's 10th Birthday party

It was crazy to have that many 10 year old boys in my house! But man did Alden have fun!! Happy Birthday to Alden!

Linking it up here:
Salt Tree and Get Your Craft On and Someday Crafts and Southern Lovely and Seven thirty three

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10 on Tuesday

Since yesterday was Alden's 10th birthday, I thought I'd do 10 things about him. Along with 10 of my favorite pictures of him.
Meeting Lucy for the 1st Time
1. He is the goofiest funniest child. Love his quirkiness.
Dad & Alden
Mr Bunny & Alden
2. He is so stinking handsome.
At the Lake
Mom & Alden
3. He is soooo into Lego. I mean looooves Lego. Hence the lego party we are having tomorrow for him!
Those Goofy Glasses
Classic NS
4. He has such a soft tender heart. Always has and I hope always does.
5. He was a giant when he was born. 10 pounds 12 ounces. And 22 1/2 inches long. Funny that he is soooo skinny now. But he is really getting tall. His pants are size 12 to get them long enough but we have to tighten them as much as they'll go on the waist to get them to stay up.
Alden @ 5
With G&G
Alden & the Tramp
6. As I was looking back through all these pictures tonight (I totally got all caught up in it and did it for like 2 hours) I was remembering how much fun we had. He was such an easy baby and an easy kid to mother. I was totally 100% spoiled with him.
11:34am: Alden & Me
7. By far of my favorite things about him is how comfortable he is with WHO he is. He doesn't mind if he likes different things that others. He is totally okay with it. And I hope that never changes.
8:33pm March 15, 2012
15 January 2012: 11:22 am
8. I have been trying and trying and trying to find a series of books that will make him fall in love with reading. But as hard as I try, it seems things like Big Nate (illustrated novels) are all the kind he'll do.
june 15: the Boat
Oct 15: A REAL smile
8 is Great
9. He has a great general knowledge about a lot of stuff cause he is always asking Regan random questions. Like tonight there was a big discussion about the way Lego mini figures have changed over the years. So they looked it up and talked about lego through the ages. But so often it is on topics like how your small intestines work or who the past prime ministers were. And all kinds of topics.
10. I am amazed that I have a 10 year old. I can still remember so much of when he was born and when he was little. I found a little notebook the other day of funny things he said when he was 3. I am so glad I wrote that stuff down cause those are the little things I've forgotten. But man was I killing myself when I found that notebook :) And so were Alden and Lucy when I was reading it to them :)
Okay scratch that. It's more than 10 pictures.
And I just have to say I love this kid!