Cuz we do! 10 whole pounds of them!
Monday, June 28, 2010
The majority of my pre-party prep time (probably a good 4 hours) was spent making these cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears for each of kids. Then I forgot to hand them out until the very end... and never got any of the kids pictured in them! :( The Minnie Mouse ones were darling (if I do say so myself)! Here is Eli wearing his ears after the party was over. All in all... I am thinking it is a safe bet to say that Eli probably won't have another party for 10 years! :)
At age four Eli is a stinker! :) He loves to sneak food, make messes and tease both his brothers. However, he always is willing to share the blame with Dallin once he is caught! :) Eli has a classic case of being the "middle child". He can not decide if he wants to be big like Connor, or a baby like Dallin.
Eli is our affectionate child and he loves to randomly come up to you and tell you he "wubs you" and plant a wet slobbery kiss on your lips (but only for his Mom! Somehow he has decided he won't kiss Daddy or the brothers on the lips... but is still more than happy to share kisses with them on the cheek). When Eli gets in trouble he will ask through tears, "You wub me still?". No one can stay mad at him when he does it... and I am quite certain he knows it! :) Eli loves to snuggle together under blankets.
Elijah has a very contagious little laugh that I love dearly. At four years old he is a very handsome little boy, tall and thin. Eli is fun loving and seems to make friends easily. Eli seems to have caught the McKeehan gene (and like Connor) is very competitive by nature.
Eli is still the "quirky" one of the bunch and we love him because of it! You are never sure what he is going to do or how he will react to things. Eli still loves anything pink and princess and we still don't know quite what to think of it! :) Monsters play a huge role in Eli's life right now and he refuses to walk into any room that does not already have a light on in it.
Thanks for being our miracle baby, Eli. We love you! Happy Four! XOXO.
I wish I could take credit for this awesome cake, but it was made with love by my more talented and gifted friend, Hyde.
The batting line up! They divided the boys up into two teams and played a mini baseball game with a Nerf bat and ball for about an hour. The boys loved it and even the kids who I didn't think would enjoy it seemed to have a great time!
Clearly they were VERY into it! :)
Then it was time to go upstairs to the party room for pizza, cake and presents.
With almost twenty 7,8, and 9 year-old boys we saw a lot of this...
and some more of this!
Connor is the only child I know that does not care for cake. So we put his candle in some chocolate ice cream!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
For the grand-children's birthdays in our family Nana and Poppy normally send the kids the amount of dollars as years old they are in their birthday card. However, turning 8 is a special birthday in our family because it is the year we get baptised. So for Connor turning 8... Nana and Poppy sent Connor $50! $5 for tithing, $8 to spend as he pleased, and $37 to go in the bank to start his mission fund. What a great idea, thanks Nana and Poppy!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Me: "K, what?"
Connor: "Why was the toilet paper rolling down the hill?"
Me: "I don't know, why?"
Connor: "To get to the BOTTOM! BAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!"
I don't know why, but this actually struck me as really funny! I laughed pretty hard. Maybe because it is his first joke that has ever made any sense, or maybe because it is such an 8 year old boy thing. What I do know, is that I love my Bear, and I love that he makes me laugh!
DISCLAIMER: the comedian has now come out and told me he is NOT responsible for making this joke up. He heard it from a friend. (Phew! Good thing we have not baptized him yet. That was a close one! ;)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
So I may have only been posting about baseball this past month, but believe it or not, there have been other events in our lives (squeezed in between practices, games and tournaments)!
We have been trying to beat the heat by spending almost any free time we have at the pool or splash pad!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
For all two of our faithful followers out there... I thought I would update you on the Padre season status. :) We finished out the season winning the rest of our games (Cardinals included)!
However, we lost our first place ranking because of a forfeit at the beginning of the season. The first time we played the Cardinals we only had 8 players and you have to have at least 9 to field a game. The cardinals did not seem to care and still wanted to play... and we beat them. Several weeks later the cardinals (clearly jealous of our boys' mad skills) decided to call in that forfeit causing it to count as a loss for our team... and dropping us from first place status to second. Don't worry we beat the crap out of them the second time we played them (and opted not to call the game at the 10 run lead) to thank them for their kindness... 25-4!!
With the season ending we have award ceremonies tonight. Tomorrow however, starts the playoffs for the Championship!! I fully expect our boys to take first and shove it to the Pirates who like to gloat in our faces every chance they get at the ball park that they are first place (not do to skill... because I could handle that... but because of dumb luck!). Thursday and Friday night are the big games! I am not sure who we will be playing and in what order, or exactly how many games we will actually play those nights, but I can hardly wait! :)
Although, I honestly believe we are a better team- I am still a bit nervous because the Pirates are a good team too, and they have shown that they can beat us. I know it will be a fun and nerve racking game to watch. And I have to admit this baseball season has ignited a new love for baseball in me that I did not know I had. (or at least for Little League ;)-
And as for crying... I rented 'A League of Their Own' to show Connor their was no crying allowed in baseball! :) So far it has worked. Last night another player on the team came up to me to tell me that his Dad made him watch that movie too! ;)