Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tyler's 10th Birthday Party


Tyler had his 10th birthday on Saturday night at Papa's Pizza. He had about 6 of his friends there from school. The boys had a good time playing on the play structures and eating pizza!

Tyler got some great presents for his birthday. He got the new Guitar Hero 3 game, a new football, some money, a new baseball bat, a new jacket and some clothes. He is one lucky little boy! I still cannot believe that he is 10 years old!

There was the cutest man at the pizza place that was making balloon animals and hats for the kids. He made Tyler the coolest looking birthday crown!

Papa tried on Tyler's birthday crown. So funny Papa! You are crazy!

Matthew got a balloon made into a "Tommy Gun". He decided to go after his Dad with it.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Kaela's play....ANNIE

***Just a reminder**** You should be able to click on each picture and make it bigger!!!

It's a hard knocked life! Kaela was in the winter production of Annie at her middle school in December. It was a really good performance. She sang, she danced, she performed! Kaela played one of the orphans in the play. She is the 2nd girl on the right. She did an excellent job and we were so proud of her.

This scene is from the "New York City Scene". Kaela is wearing the black and gold dress right behind the little girl playing Annie.

Kaela practiced really hard to learn the songs and dances before the performance. It took a big committment on Kaela's part and although at times we didn't know if she would make it through, SHE DID, and she did it with style and grace!

This is a great scene with all of the orphans are singing "It's a hard knocked life" Kaela is in the back row in the blue and white jumper.
Kaela, we are very proud of you! We know that this was a little outside of your comfort level, but you have such an amazing voice and we are happy that you had this experience. These memories will go with you all of your life.
We love you!

Friday, January 11, 2008


After a very stressful month, we are finally moved in! Praise the Lord! We feel so blessed to have this wonderful new home in Hillsboro. We have 4 bedrooms and a den. The kids are very happy and getting settled in their new rooms. We have been busy working and unpacking boxes.

I love the kitchen in our new house. It is very open to the dining room and the living room.

The neighborhood that we moved into has a great community center with 2 pools, a park, basketball courts, and a fitness center.

This is a great start to a wonderful 2008!