Happy Birthday, Matey!

This past weekend we celebrated Noah’s 7th birthday!  He chose a “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” theme, which turned out to be really fun and easy to decorate around.  We had a family party at our house and then a party with some of his friends from school and church at our neighborhood clubhouse.  Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and there was an inch of ice on the playground, but we still had great fun!  The boys made pirate swords and hooks, dressed up like pirates, walked the plank, dug for treasure and made treasure maps.  My mom made Noah’s amazing pirate ship cake and cupcakes and he had so much fun celebrating all weekend long.  Happy Birthday to our sweet little pirate!

Noah's pirate ship cake and pirate cupcakes made by his Grandmother!

Justin, Noah & Jake

Cannot believe he is 7 years old!!!

Andrew dressed up too!

Layla even got in on the pirate action!

Blowing out the candles!


Happy Halloween

We had an “Incredible” Halloween this year!


Are You Ready For Some Football?!?

When Noah announced that he wanted to play Upward flag football INSTEAD of soccer this fall (we only do one sport at a time!), I could hardly believe it.  I wasn’t sure how much he would like it and I definitely wasn’t sure if I would like it, but it has been a wonderful experience.  Noah is loving every minute and insisted that we get him a mouth guard and some receiver’s gloves last week so he could look and play like the “real football players”!  Just like other Upward sports we have been involved with installment loans for bad credit at yahoo finance, the emphasis is on learning the game and having fun.  I love that they memorize scripture and have a devotion time at each practice and game. I’ll leave you with just a few pictures (ok, more than a few, but I just love all of these!) that really capture how much Noah is loving this game!  Yesterday his team played a double header and he ran the ball the length of the field for a touchdown and had 4 really great “tackles”!


Popcorn, Anyone???

We officially have 2 scouts living at our house now!  That means double the fun of scouting, but also double the amount of popcorn we have to sell.  🙂  We haven’t gone door to door yet, but looking at these fine boys in their uniforms, I can’t imagine that anyone will be able to say no!

If you would like to buy some popcorn (you don’t have to buy the $50 tin even though that’s the one Noah will point out first!), please let us know!


First Day of School

Well, these boys headed off to the first day of 1st and 5th grade today.  I missed them terribly, but they both reported that they had a great day!  We are so proud of both of them!

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