Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grandpa Darley came to town!

How Lucky are we, to have both Papa Benson come to visit and now Grandpa Darley.
The kids had such a blast. Their favorite time was squirt gun war with him.

The future artists

Karlie and Nathan's friends came over and made these great masks and put on a play. I just wish I took a picture of the actual play :(


Karlie, was trying to show off on her bike. Since this summer she's been riding great with only two wheels. She decided to do some tricks, like the older neighbor kids. But then she fell head first off her bike, we are lucky that she only had to get stitches.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The 2010 Balloon Festival

We were so lucky to have a chance to go to our Balloon Festival by our house. Our friends gave us tickets, for J.R.'s graduation. The Festival had magic shows and forty balloons went up. Here are some pics of our favorites.
It's fun to live here, hot air balloons are a constant in the sky. We had just last night two air balloons land close to our back yard. They let the little kids jump on them to get the air out and they help roll it up. So much fun.

Visiting a piece of NY.

We were so blessed to have My Uncle and Aunt and cousins come visit, while J.R.'s dad was here too. We hoped onto a ferry and visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. While we were at Ellis Island, they had the Barbie from all over the World showing. So we got to see Barbie's from all over and Karlie got to pose as one.
They all were so cute, except Brazil's she had almost no clothes on.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Nathan's Big Bug Blast Party

We had so much fun, we had 20 kids, I'm so grateful for some of my friends that stayed to help.
I had a bug hunt, I put plastic bugs all over the yard and had them pretend they were other bugs trying find other bugs to eat. They had a blast finding them. Then we had to be ants and learn to be gentle to carry our food home. So I had them carry big balloons that were filled with water and had a race. Then we did a stop and go, but instead of running we had to act like a bug that was called out.
After that we had fun playing in the water, slip n slide and pool. Nathan was so happy.

To go long with the bugs/ worm theme. We had dirt and bugs/worm cupcakes and cake.

Nathan's now 4

I can't believe my little man is now 4.