Sunday, January 25, 2015

Alpenrose Holiday Show...

Kate had the opportunity to dance at the historic Alpenrose Dairy Opera House over the holidays with her performing company.  Their show was entitled, Dance through the Decades.  She did an amazing job! She had 4 dances that she had to remember. I thought for her first performance she might forget something, but she didn't miss a beat. Lots of family and friends came to support her. And what a fun new family holiday tradition this became this year.   

Grandma and Grandpa Thompson 
 One of her best friends Emmy
Cousin Heath
  The Cousin Crew
 Oh Kyle!
This is a video from their practice but still gives you a good idea of what it was like.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

He's 10!...

Wow, where does the time go? 10 years old.  It really does start to go fast, and life never slows down enough for me to realize what has passed. This year we celebrated with family at Grandma's house with ice cream cake and later celebrated with school friends with a party at Sky High Sports.  I think its safe to say that Zach had an unforgettable birthday this year.  

The boys had endless trampolines to jump around on and yet they hung out in the dodge ball court most of the afternoon. Competative much? They were all such good sports and all had a great time.  Zach has made some wonderful friends.  A few of his friends' little sisters came to keep Kate company too.  And Ryan was in heaven bouncing all over the place.  


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree...

Come rain, snow or shine we were determined to find the perfect tree! Justin picked this year's winner, our tallest yet.  It was a little disastrous when while sawing the tree down it toppled over on top of Ryan. Luckily he survived with a few tears.  The pine needles got the best of him.  Poor guy, he wasn't the biggest fan of Santa either. It just wasn't his day.  The big hot ticket Dear Santa items this year was a puppy for Kate and an ipod for Zach.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Give Thanks...

 Its always a treat to have family in town for the holidays, and although I am spoiled being able to live by most of my family, its fun chaos to have more come to town.  Everyone but Jeff and his family were in town for Thanksgiving.  Now what to do with the masses?!  Besides eat and play around each others homes, we spent the day after Thanksgiving playing at Villa Sport. I love that all our kids pick up where they leave off when we get together.  I hope my kids appreciate the blessing of having cousins to play with.  

Ryan doesn't really have a cousin his age but he doesn't seem to mind much.  He is such a happy boy.  For as much as I struggle with my babies emotionally, I really am grateful I have them.  How could anyone resist this swing loving boy?! He was in heaven swinging back and forth.      

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Yearly Pics...

Well there is one benefit of having all fall and winter babies, and that is being able to catch them all for documenting age pictures. And its no secret that I have the best sister in law, who at a last minutes notice, hops in her car after a few texts, to snap a few shots for me.  The weather and kids were cooperating this day.  I love these kids of mine and love the personalities catured.