Friday, April 8, 2011

Catching Up.....again

I feel like life is always about trying to catch up.....I'm doing good to just hang on for the ride. This is just a smidge of what we've been up to the last few weeks. The boys had Art Night at school in March. Each grade focused on one particular artist and tried to create art similar to the artist. The preschoolers learned about Picasso. The face on the left below is Aiden's recreation of a Picasso. Not too shabby. We also had the yearly Pinewood Derby race for Scouts. Noah made his car to look like an orange popsicle. Pretty cute idea I have to say and he got 1st in his age group. Another kid in his group actually beat him but he got 4th place out of all the age groups so Noah got the 1st in in his age group. Confusing for little ole me.

I've posted about Drew's birthday and the birth of his "birthday buddy", cousin Luke but I realized I hadn't posted any pics from his bday party a couple of days prior. Drew is a hockey fanatic and loves the St Louis Blues so Todd made him a "St Louis Drews" cake.
Love the expression. I can just hear him saying "Don't you dare take a picture". He should know me well enough that I'm going to take pictures anyway. :)
His brothers and cousins made him a birthday card. So sweet.
That night we got to watch the cousins for awhile. This is how I like to watch a movie. 7 of us cuddled on the couch watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. (and watching Drew play Pokemon on his Dsi)
Drew opening his Electronic Arm from us. He built the arm all by himself and it has a controller he uses to move it and pick things up. I think I have a future engineer on my hands. He loves building and creating and he's all about the electronics and solar power lately.
This past weekend I attended a Mary Kay Career Conference in St Louis with some of the other ladies in my unit. We had a lot of fun and learned sooo much! It was a VERY inspiring 24 hours. (sorry the pic is blurry, it was the only group shot I got)
Sunday night Todd and I met up with some friends and saw Bret Michaels in concer for the 2nd time in 6 months. It was a great concert once again and Bret told the audience he loves it here so much that he wants to come back in late fall, early winter for another concert. Woohoo. I am there!
Aiden has been the one with a large social calendar lately. He's had 3 birthday parties in 3 weeks and has another one coming up in another week. Here he is at Gem City gymnastics. Those preschoolers had a ball there and loved that big foam pit. Aiden would run and jump into it doing a "cannonball". My little wild man.
Looking forward to the hot weather coming this weekend. I have to work then meeting the family out at the cabing. I can't wait to get pictures of all of the kids out there.


Mom said...

Good pictures Kelly-as usual....I really like the popsicle car!

Kat said...

Sounds like y'all have been keeping busy!
I'm anxiously awaiting the hot weather too. We actually got up to 70 here yesterday. It was amazing! Now it is only 50 here today, but I'll take it. ;)