Wednesday, July 15, 2009

May the Force be with you!

Happy Birthday Ben! Ben turned 3 July 5th. He wanted Mac N' Cheese for his special dinner and then the next day we had a Star Wars party, complete with an appearance by Darth Vader and a pinata! It's was so cute when Darth Vader walked out the door, all the kids had black balloons and got to throw them at him, he whipped out his light saber and kept them off! So Funny! The pinata was also toddler friendly, you pull the strings until the right one pulls the trap door and all the candy falls out! We had the kids make their own personal pan pizza's on pita bread, (turned out awesome!) and then we played stick the darth vader control's on darth's chest! Good Times! I decided that instead of buying toys, we would let the kids pick whatever they wanted to do for their birthdays, like some sort of trip as a family,(hopefully Wild Waves when they get older!)and then I will take all of the pictures and make it into a shutterfly book! YaY for New Family Traditions! I love birthday parties! We love you Ben!

Tae Kwan Do

Nate has been taking Tae kwan do classes! He's actually really good at it and has learned self control, can stand still for 5 min. and kicks like he's the karate kid! Well he's still wild, crazy and his independent self, but at least it's a little bit more under control! I love watching him in class!

Catch Up!

One of our favorite family activites is to take the ferry out to whidbey island, to go see Fort casey, and old fort built in the 1890's. it's now a state park and you can climb all around and in it. It's also a hot spot for kite flying! The kids love it! We spent 4th of July day there, Ava has her red, white, and blue outfit on!