Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jace turns 3...Gage turns 13!!!

This is Jace waiting patiently for us to get all the kids together so he can open his gifts.


He loves these finger skateboards.


Spike The Dinosaur... We were so excited to get this for him.  Anytime you asked him what he wanted for his birthday he would tell you he wanted the dinosaur that talked, walked, roared... then he'd start acting it out for you. At night we'd tuck him in and his last words would be about the dinosaur and all the things he could do with it.  So the night before his birthday we went out and bought it.  We brought it home, put it together, got it all charged for the next day.  Instead of wrapping the dinosaur we decided to wrap just the controller to and let him find the dinosaur hiding in the front room.  So he opens the controller and is so excited because he KNOWS its the controller for the dinosaur.  He pushed the buttons and got it to walk out from next to the couch,that's when he decided this dinosaur is actually pretty SCARY up close! It didn't stop him from playing with it...he just wanted to play with it from a distance.  Anytime it started to get too close to him he would take off in the other direction.  This first picture is about as close as he liked to be to him.


We did finally get him to take a picture with Spike but we had to turn him OFF first.  I am happy to say 2 weeks later him and Spike are friends and he will now touch him even if he's ON. :)


For dinner that night Jace's choice of restaurant was...McDonalds (no surprise there).

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After dinner we went back to our house to have some Birthday Cake/Brownie.  He wanted his cake to be a dinosaur cake...this is what I came up with.  He was excited about it and STILL talks about his dinosaur cake.

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Sharing his cake with Spike.  For this picture we had to promise him that we wouldn't turn him on.


A few days later Jace and Gage got a package in the mail from there cousins. This is such a cute knee hockey set.  The kids have been having fun with this,


Gage got his favorite thing in the whole world... Money/ Gift Card!


On Sunday we had a combined party at our house for Jace and Gage with both sides of our families .

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Here is Gage the morning of his birthday.


R/C helicopters.  Hours of non stop fun!




Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Party...

Tonight we went to an awesome Halloween party. Halloween has kind of snuck up on us this year so we weren't really prepared with costumes, luckily the kids aren't too picky so we used some old costumes from the other years.

Kaysha decided she wanted to use my costume from last year and be "Sally" from Nightmare before Christmas.
Gage thought it would be fun to be a "Nerd". He put this costume together by himself. I think he did such a good job!
Zane couldn't really decide what he wanted to be (doesn't surprise me) and I didn't feel like going out to buy just anything at the store so he decided to be a "smartie pants". He might decide on something else by the time Halloween comes.
Jace fell in love with Zane's old "spider man" costume the second he saw it. Here he is bored waiting for everyone to finish getting ready.
Cyra found Kaysha's old "Pegasus" costume a couple of weeks ago and decided that was what she wanted to be... that is until we were at the store today and she saw all the other cool costumes...
This is the ONLY picture I got of her the whole evening. Oh well, hopefully I will do better on Halloween night.
Here is MY "Edward"...

I think this was the funniest costumes of the night. Here are the "Simpson's" a.k.a.The Lowrys. Take a look at Russ... Jace was scared of him most of the night.

M"Auggie" is going to kill his parents for this!
There was a pumpkin carving contest. Well, it's not really a contest when James is involved. Here he is trying to hurt himself.

1st Place pumpkin skull head

Gage taking after his dad...
Gages cannibal pumpkin
Zane carving his pumpkin...

Zane designed and cut this all by himself. I think James is going to have some competition in a few years.

Kayshas pumpkin
In order from left to right: Jacob, Bella, Edward. Yes...I WAS dressed up!
Jacob and Edward fighting it out over Bella...
He got over it when he set eyes on this beautiful girl. It was love at first sight...
(Beauty and the Beast)
Thanks for the fun party! Can't wait for next years.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Birthday season...

Between birthdays and the holidays this is the time of the year that we seem to be having one party after another. We love every moments that we get to hang out with all our friends. On Wednesday it was J-RADS (a.k.a Jared) birthday, so of course we had to throw him a BIRTHDAY party.

While he was at work we snuck down into his place and decorated it with balloons, streamers, signs and treats. The kids we so excited that he was going to have a party down there...that is until we told them it was a grown-up only party.:(
You can't have a party without sour patch kids, peanut butter M&M's and chips/salsa...

Here is Darin demonstrating to Jared how he should be wearing his new gear...

For dinner we met some friends over at the new Olive Garden that just opened up a couple of days before. We expected it to be so crazy there, being opening week, but it was great. It was so fun and relaxing, even though poor Darin and Darcie had frozen lemonade spilled all over their table, and Jared didn't get his meal until everyone was just about done was still a fun night.

After dinner we planned to go back to Jared's for cake and ice cream but that didn't happen since we were forever at Olive Garden (we got there at 6:30 and left at 9:30). So only a couple of us went back to his place to watch the new Brian Regan DVD (This guy is hilarious... if you don't know who he is look him up!)

Since we didn't eat the cake and ice cream Wednesday night the kids all got to go down to Jared's Thursday after dinner to sing Happy Birthday to him and eat the cake... (oh yeah... and drive him crazy as they all ran around!)
Jace waiting patiently for cake...

Cyra eyeing the piece she wants...

Happy birthday to you....happy birthday to YOU... Happy birthday dear Jared...happy birthday to YOU!!!

You're awesome Jared! Thanks for being such a great friend to all of us and for all that you do!
We love you!
The Jensen Gang