Thursday, April 23, 2015

Birthday presents and Thompson Park :)

Now the the girls are really good at riding bikes, and with plans of bike rides this summer, it was time to upgrade the girls to mountain bikes.  Mom and Dad decided to go in with us on the upgrades as their portion of the girls' birthday gifts.  
Madalyn ended up with a 24 inch...its a bit of a reach for her, but it should last for a while and she has no problems mastering it.  

Marissa ended up with a 26 inch and she fits it beautifully!  It should last her a good long time!

We decided to head to Thompson park so the girls could test out their bikes and we could spend some more time with Mom and Dad.  

I got to snap these pictures on our walk...

I love them so much :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fun at Target!

Saturday we had an open house at our home.  Since we needed to be out of our place for a while, we decided to meet my parents in Watertown and do some shopping for the girl's birthday.  We met for breakfast and then headed to Target.  For those of you that don't know, my Dad had surgery on his foot a little over a month ago.  He is doing great, but still has his moments of swelling and pain.  Someone mentioned that he could always ride in the shopping cart and before I knew what was going on, he was in.  LOL

Love it!

He looks pretty comfy...although I'm not sure how long that would have lasted!

The kids thought it was the best thing ever!

Of course you can't go to Target without getting pictures with the Target balls!

Poor thing!  The sun was in her eyes!

Marissa was not pleased with the idea of standing up on the ball, so Madalyn was holding her on ;)  Such a good little sister!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Sand...

Every year when the snow finally leaves, the girls get busy outside.  They sweep the driveway and make a pile of "sand" and then bring out all their sand toys.  They work hard getting all the little rocks and sticks out of the sand to make it more fun.  

It makes me laugh every year.  We used to have a sand box and they never used it so we got rid of it.  I guess this way, since its only there for a while, they can't get sick of it and it's "new" every year!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bean Boozled take 2...

Let me just start this post out by saying that our girls BEGGED to do this game.  We told them it was bad and they didn't care.  LOL  

They actually really impressed me and handled it better than I did I think!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bean Boozled :)

For youth group this month we decided to torture the teens.  We had come across this Jelly Belly game called Bean Boozled.  Curiosity got the best of us and we decided who better to test it out on, but the youth group ;)  Our plan kind of backfired because we didn't have a ton of teens this month.  We started to feel bad and figured we should play with them... :/  
So when you buy a box, here is what you see...these are the "flavors" that are found inside.

You can get just a small box like the above picture, or you can get a game box with a spinner like this one...

We opted for the game spinner and decided to throw a wrench in things.  We bought a bag of sweet tarts jelly beans as well.  We also brought a book full of Bible Trivia.  We went around the table and asked each teen a question.  If they got it right, they got a sweet tarts jelly bean (guaranteed to be good).  If they got it wrong, they had to spin for their fate, although they still had a chance of getting a good one.  I will tell you that they aren't many good ones in the box!  LOL

We have an awesome group of teens and they were all really good sports about it and I think, although they all left a little queasy, they did have a good time!

We only had a couple rules.  You had to chew the bean at least 5 times.  If you absolutely could not swallow it then you could spit it out at that point in time.  The only other rule was to have fun ;)  

Here we go!

Julie told me to give her a "thinking face"...I should have thought longer...

...because the barf was awful!  

By the time we were done playing, the basement of the church smelled so nasty.  The smell of these this is soooo bad.  Matt had skunk spray...

Canned Dog Food...

Another skunk spray...

Moldy Cheese...

Josiah got his right!

Poor Abraham got Skunk Spray a second time.  We had already had 2 skunks and figured we had to get a licorice...  :(

In case anyone else gets curious, we have another box still wrapped up and saved for another time.  
It makes for a lot of laughs!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

1st day at the park this year!

The kids were so excited to have the opportunity to go play at the park on Monday!  We met a couple other Moms and their kiddos there and turned them all loose.  It was a little windy, but the sun was shining and the kids had a blast!

My littlest extra baby even got to go enjoy some sunshine!

The twins and Madalyn found these stumps that had been capped and painted on.  They thought they made great seats...

She kept waiting for me to not be watching her closely so she could sneak a bite...I knew better!

Marissa has such a big heart!