Friday, September 28, 2012

Drake is 5

Well, my Drakey Doodle Dandy turned 5 last Friday the 21st (a week ago). 
 I just cannot beieve he was born 5 years ago and I cannot say enough about this sweet guy.
He is still huge for his age (97% in height and 97% in weight...he has stayed the same percentiles for several years now and his pediatrician predicts he will be about 6'4)
He is very athletic and has been very good at any sport he has tried so far (soccer, baseball, hockey, tennis, swimming)
He is very strong (usually doesn't know his own strength)
He loves being a big brother
He loooooooves his baby brother so much.  SO much in fact that he wants to love on him a little more than he should.  I have to remind him to be gentle quite often.
He thinks the world of his big brother and wants nothing more than his approval...but he is also not afraid to fight back anymore, which usually ends up in Hunter getting hurt.
Drake also, though, has a heart of gold.
Despite being burly, he loves his girlfriends and his girl cousins
He loves to play dress up
He loves to play in the kitchen and help me cook and bake
He loves to play games
He loves Ninjago
He loves to tell stories and has the BEST imagination (which I often have to remind him that what he is telling me is a "story" and didn't really happen:)
He has never met a stranger.  He makes friends wherever he goes
He likes to sleep in boxers like his Daddy
He thinks his Daddy hung the moon and cheers for AL with him
He still climbs in my lap and reads books with me
He writes really well (I spell the words for him )
He does not seem to have a mean bone in his body.
When he gets in trouble (which is often) it is usually because he is being silly and not listening (or for using potty talk)  But he never does anything out of meanness.
He has a huge sweet tooth and would eat candy all day if he could
He also has a loose tooth with the tooth already growing in behind it (even though Hunter does not have even one loose tooth in his mouth!)
He also has an extra tooth (which now gives him 22 teeth in his mouth when most kiddos have 20...But enough about his teeth!)
He is such a sweet beautiful little boy and will make the best husband and daddy one day
He prays for homeless people a lot (we have homeless people who sell newspapers and we buy one from them frequently...and he always asks questions about them and prays for them)
We are so lucky to have you in our lives and God really did know what he was doing when he surprised us with your sweet little life!

This was his last first day of pre-school (does that make sense?)  (Also, this was not on his birthday but I have to document it!)  He will be in Kindergrten next year and we will savor every moment at his sweet school.  He has the same teachers that Hunter had and I know he is in for a great year!

hanging up his bag

signing in...

My 3 little boys

Blowing out the candles on his "donut cake" before school

Pop with Baby Ty

Opening up just one gift before shcool

And of course loving it!  The Green Ninja!!!

I got to go in and read on Drake's birthday...he chose Ronnie Wilson's Gift

Grammie came with us too and got to see his school and class

After school we went to Five Guys for lunch (Drake's pick) and then picked up Hunter and went to Sweet Cece's for ice cream.  All of this with Grammie and Pop in town which made it extra special!

Later in the evening after dinner the boys got to open presents from Grammie and Pop for both their birthdays

And then on Sunday night we celebrated with my parents.  Drake's birthday party is not until Monday so we are spreading this puppy out!

Happy Birthday Sweet Drake!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hunter is 6!!!

I cannot believe I am a mother of a 6 year baby is 6!!!! 
 I could go on and on bout this little man...but will try and keep it short:  
He can test Kyle and I more than anyone I know
He is incredibly stubborn
But more than those two things, he is one of the smartest little guys I know
He loves puzzles
He loves intricate color by numbers
He can name most all the states in our country
He can count to 1,000 by tens
He has only been in Kindergarten for 3 weeks and can already read almost everything he sees (it is shocking and now Kyle and I really have to be careful what we have out, what we watch, what we try to spell).
He has a big sense of humor and has the most infectious laughs...I can also see him having a very dry sense of humor when he gets older.
He loves tiny legos
He loves soccer and baseball and is very very fast.
He loves to beat up and boss his little brother Drake around, but he loves to sing and love on his baby brother Ty.
He loves to snuggle with Kyle and me
He loves to come get in our bed in the early morning
He LOVES animals and is kind to all of them
He still misses Divot
He asks lots of questions about God
He loves music
He LOOOOVES Angry Birds!

The morning of his birthday we began the Angry Bird theme for his birthday this year...

My big 6 year old ready for school and getting ready for some cinnamon rolls and a cupcake before school

Little man smiling for Hunter's Birthday

I was so excited to be able to make cupcakes for Hunter's school!  At his pre-school we could not bring in a snack due to all the allergies, so all we could do was to come in a read a book.  So it was fun this time getting to make these for Kindergarten!
(I copied these from the crafting chick's blog...hers were way cuter, but I did my best!)

And now I need to back up a parents were going to be out of the country over Hunter's birthday so we celebrated with them the Saturday before.

My dad did a scavenger hunt (which we video taped but got no pictures of)
which ended at his car...

A new basketball goal!

First Angry Bird cake of the week

And because they were out of town they sent pictures to Hunter of "people wishing them Happy Birthday all around the world."  These were just a few pictures they sent him that were some of my favorites...

(Have no clue who this lady is...other than it is a waitress)

I do know this guy!

But not this one...but that cheese looks yummy!

My personal favorite

Hunty's Birthday Party

And the life size angry bird game that we made...and it was so fun!!!

And the sling shot that Kyle made...I am so happy to be married to a handy man!

And they got some swimming in too

Starting the hunt for the Golden Eggs

All the eggs had gummy worms in them except one egg had a red angry bird in it and Drew found it and won an angry bird kite

Smashing the pinata