Friday, May 6, 2011


 Gorgeous night Thursday night for our first "real" soccer game.  I don't know how real it was because I don't know who kept score (besides Cayden's Daddy!).  I don't think our team would have come out the winners if we did keep score, but it was LOTS of FUN to watch!
Aleah, Cayden and Cayley watching Cayden's teammates played.  They played 4 on 4, so Cayden was waiting his turn.


Cayden (Orange Shirt/Green shorts) chasing after the ball

Cayden (orange shirt).  LOVE this picture!  Look at the concentration.
 Needless to say, after his rotations (they played 5 minutes and then rotated players), Cayden came back sweaty and needing a drink.  These kids just run and run and run for those 5 minutes (well, most of them do anyway).  Like I said, it was sooooo fun to watch.  One of the boys on Cayden's team was confused and thought it was tackle football mixed with soccer and wrap up a child from the other team and bring him down.  So funny!  The parents on the side talked how the goal nets need to be bigger.  The kids would kick the ball in the general direction of the net, and miss by 2-3 feet.  Cayden did score a goal or two (not that we were counting), and had one bounce off the side pole of the net.  We really had fun!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Yard Clean-up

The Easter Bunny gave the kiddos a yard kit including purple rake, blue hoes, and green shovels.  We put them to good use this week!

(Notice the snow in the neighbors across the street?!?  Yes, we had a snow storm/blizzard warning April 30th!  Just wanted to share that with our friends and relatives in the South!)

Bryce, Cayley (purple jacket), Aleah (pink jacket) and Cayden

Makes me think...

of there were 10 in the bed and the little one said... ,
Except here "There are 4 in the bath and the big one said,
'Move over, I'm squished!'"  Although, if you know the lil kids,
 they don't always listen (imagine that!) so no one moved!
I think it's safe to say, the kids are getting a little too big to all be in the bath!

Bad Mommy moment:  I don't know who is who for the girls!
Edited:  I made one of the pictures bigger and I THINK I figured out who is who...
Aleah is on the Left and Cayley is on the Right. 
Every time I think I get their faces and facial expressions down to knowing who is who, I end up confused again!


We had quite the adventure over Easter Weekend.  My sister arranged for her family, my family and our parents to meet at a resort in MN.  It was a blast, granted we had some struggles.  Cayley and Bryce apparently drank a little too much chlorine water from the water park the first night we were there.  Just as we were about to turn the lights off for the night, we were startled by the sound of Bryce's tummy deciding it didn't want the chlorine water in it anymore, if you know what I mean...

We got to know the night/early morning housekeeping staff quite well, as they had to clean/disinfect our floor a couple of times plus bring clean bed linens and towels a couple more times.  Bryce was up most of the night, and then Cayley started in the morning.  Lucky for us, it seemed to only last through mid-morning, and things got much better as the day went on.  We were all better the rest of the weekend...

(Side-note:  Aleah then got sick Thursday after we got back and had to stay home.  Cayden luckily never did get sick at all -knock on wood!) 

Here's some pictures of our weekend...

Cayley and Grandpa
Aleah with Auntie Lisa

Daddy and Bryce - got to love that "Cheese" face
Easter Bunny Came!

Cousin Addy by the gifts from the Easter Bunny

Cayden and Bryce checking out their gifts

Bryce and Cayley hunting for Easter Eggs

Bryce:  "I found one! You get it!"  (he didn't want to go in the rocks)

Aleah found one!

Brycey:  "There's more!"

Bryce never did figure out how to put the eggs in his bucket carefully

Cayley getting a little help from Grandma

Cayden found one!

Strreeetch under the tree! (Cayden)

Mommy helping Bryce.  Not sure how I ended up with one of the girl's buckets.

Cayden searching under the tree for more.

Grandma and Aleah

Aleah and Bryce, sharing????

Cayley and Aleah in search of more!

The hunting crew... Grandma, Cousin Adison, Cousin Ash, Cayden, Bryce (is in my shadow), Me, Cayley and Aleah

Found them all!

The hunt is over!  (Not sure why everyone is looking at the ground)

Concentration!  Grandpa, got to love him!

In we go to get dressed for the day

What?  Auntie, you want to walk across the rocks????  You will have to come get us!