Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Birthday "Mi" Guy!

Well, yesterday marked Miles' 5th birthday! We had a great time. He woke up to the birthday tradition! A balloon and SUGAR cereal!!! This is a tradition we started in our family when Avery turned four. Just for fun, I wrapped up a box of generic Lucky Charms . He had so many cool gifts that year, but what got the biggest reaction was the box of no-name cereal. So, about 10 pm the night before Miles' birthday, I sent Brent out to get a balloon and cereal. It was too late to pick up a balloon from the dollar store, so we thought Lunds would have the best selection. Well, we don't go to Lunds and it had no birthday boy balloons. But, Brent bought one anyway. I was so annoyed at what he came home with, but I'm actually thankful now, because it took this blahg and made it a blog.

Here he is admiring the cake he helped to make and frost!

As one friend said, "it's never to early to instill a sense of mortality."

All in all, it was a good day. I'm so grateful for this guy. He is so creative. Here's just a few more pics of a little scene he created all on his own with sheets of craft foam earlier today. The black thing is the sky with the moon hanging in it. The blue thing is a house with windows. It has a backyard with a white fence. I know it doesn't look so amazing, but I enjoy his mind so much, that I had to share.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our Trip to St. Louis

Well, Avery had a few days off of school and so we decided to take a trip back to the old stomping grounds of "the Lou'". Yes, it was the only time we had in the next six months to get to St. Louis. This is such an exciting trip for our family because it feels like half our hearts are there. Our friends, our Nana and Pop Pop, free Zoo, free Science Center, Lion's Choice Roast beef sandwiches, 10 cent ice cream cones, Donut Palace and more! So, it's not that hard for the boys to endure a 10 hour road trip when they know what's at the other end of the ride. Unfortunately, our camera did not make the haul. Fortunately, Joy Bidner (of the St. Louis Bidners), took some great pics I'd like to share.

The Pumpkin Wasteland at Rombachs! It looks cool and smells like it's the end of pumpkin picking season!

Our Donut Palace Tradition!

Kids at Bidner's Farm

The FAB Four!!!

Ava finally gets to hold Baby Girl Scheetz!!!

Well, if I write anymore, I'll be officially neglecting my children. Oh the irony. FYI, you don't have to be a registered blogger to comment anymore. No more passwords to remember. Blessings to you all!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jillian's First BLING!

Joy and Ava picked out this tasteful piece of
jewelry for our little lady. It matches, perfectly,
one of my very favorite Jillian outfits!