Wednesday, December 23, 2015

X-mas is Right Around the Corner...

We are super excited around here waiting for Christmas. All the gifts are bought and wrapped and now the fun begins!!

The kids built a fort together the other day - super cute.

In a moment of weakness I may have caved to Keira insisting she wanted a Nemo fish for Christmas and B being in an indulgent Christmas mood.  Although I am pretty sure Chase and I are really the two who are enjoying the fish the most lol.

Snuggle time cuteness. 

Chase had his last Karate classes and broke a black board! My little ninja!

Chase also was invited to a gingerbread house decorating party - I was imagining a cute little house - check out this AMAZING house they had to decorate. What a fun holiday tradition!!!

Tomorrow the real fun begins...

Zoo lights...

Family parties...

And Santa oh my...

I hope everyone else out there is enjoying the holiday season too!!!

(My only regret this year is that I think it would have been fun to find some place doing the traditional 108 Sun salutations for winter solstice.  Next year...)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blog Catch Up

Things have been busy this winter!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving this year.

Nothing like good food with family!

B went on a business trip for the first time in awhile and Chase and I of course had to take a selfie to send to him.

One of the few naps Keira has taken - caught on camera...

This year Keira and I went to Frozen Disney on Ice with a friend - Keira was mesmerized.  A fun time was had by all.  Lights, candy, Frozen songs oh my!

We decided to give Chase his big Christmas present for this year early.  Who doesn't want a 6 foot bean bag? I must say it is pretty amazing and big enough for about 3 of us to cram on at once.

We also had our neighborhood Christmas party and Keira got to meet Santa for the first time.

I love this picture it looks like Keira is telling Chase a secret.

It sure is hard to get a good picture of both kids!

Looking forward to Star Wars coming out!  I am making B watch movies 4 - 6 to get caught up!

Now it is just finishing wrapping presents and getting ready for the holiday!  I can't wait.  For some reason I am really excited this year!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Red Stripe

Chase received his red stripe today. So proud of him! Only 3 more tests until black belt!

He also won the highest tester award this time!

...Keira of course knew where all the cool kids were...


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Chase's 3rd Grade Class Photo

Here is Chase's 3rd Grade class photo.  I can't believe how big he is getting!

I always like to compare to the previous year's for fun...

Kerby Rosanes

We took a family trip to Barnes and Noble this weekend and I picked up the Animorphia coloring book by Kerby Rosanes.

The images are animals that are filled with or that morph into the coolest doodles.

When I got home I googled his stuff and I am in love with it all.

His doodling style is amazing and I am pondering getting some prints for the house.

If you have a chance check his work out.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween 2015

Happy Halloween!!!

I love Halloween - Costumes, Candy, Parties, FUN FUN FUN!

This year we had a Ninja and Minnie Mouse (Keira was also going to be a Ninja but decided to be Minnie last minute, hence the store bought costume - but she is pretty darn adorable in it).

Chase's costume was homemade and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Knocking your sister out with weapons #everyboysdream

Chase posing in his costume.  I made the armor and bracers out of EVA foam and sewed the costume based on some other clothes he had.  I was very happy with the results.

How cute is super spunky little Minnie.

Here is a picture of Chase posing....and Keira trying to match his pose...

We had a little family party which we ended with some Trick or Treating - Keira loved it!

This year we split into two groups and let Chase do some serious Trick or Treating (last year he felt held back by Keira).  He was very happy with his haul this time...

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!!!

Good luck to all the parents out there...Halloween and a time change oh my!

Fall Catch Up

We have had a busy last few weeks!

Chase competed in his first Karate tournament and won third place in patterns.

Chase had his Night of the Notables (a Colorado History school event).  He was William Byers the creator of the Rocky Mountain News for the event.

We celebrated Uncle G's birthday with some Voo Doo donuts.

Chase completed his red stripe Karate testing and passed with flying colors - what a rock star! 

We hit Boo at the Zoo.

I cut my hair and got my nose pierced.

And a Halloween Sneak Peek from the school parades...

Chase is going to be a Ninja.

Keira was going to be a Ninja as well but after experiencing Boo at the Zoo and figuring out what Halloween was all about she changed her mind last minute and insisted on being Minnie Mouse.