Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Winter Events...

This last year Charlie had it in his head that we really needed some sort of 4-wheeler. I am completely terrified to drive my own 4-wheeler (thanks Mom) so we thought that getting a Side-by-Side would be really fun.

Before Christmas rolled around Charlie had one in his sights. I tried to tell him that we could wait until the summer...what did we need it for right now anyway? I figured it was too cold and it would just sit in our garage untouched until the warm weather came our way. I was dead wrong! We have had so much fun with our new toy-especially in the snow. I really can't tell whether it's Charlie or Max that gets more excited for snow-I haven't ever seen Charlie have this much fun. I wish I could explain to you what he looks like as he travels down the road on the sled! :) Here are some pics of our last adventure.

Charlie and Max celebrating that it snowed!

For our last 4-wheeling adventure we got together with all of our nieces (minus 2) and (my only) nephew and a few great friends and had the greatest day together!

Alex, Brooklyn, Hudson (squeezed in the middle) & Cari

Max & Alex (this is Max's sign for "Hit It DAD!)

This is a pic of my niece Kinley...she was a little nervous so she opted to ride with Charlie. (I didn't get any better pictures of her because I passed the camera on to Charlie and he was having way too much fun to take any pictures.)

What is so funny about Kinley riding with Charlie is that the middle seat on this thing stays nice and toasty and her Dad worked so hard to get her all bundled up-it took him no less than 30 minutes to get her in her gear. Aren't Dad's cute! ;o)

Before we headed out into the cold we gathered for some warm pizza and when the kids were almost completely frozen we headed back in for some nice HOT chocolate.

Cari, Alex, Brooklyn, and Andy

These two never ventured outdoors but they sure enjoyed the festivities!

Candace and Kaysie

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Max's team colors...

Before I start telling you this story, I want to give you some background first...just so no one gets the wrong idea. ;)

As most of you know, my husband grew up in Powell, which means that he was a Powell Panther. I was a Rocky Mountain Grizzly Bear. Since Max was old enough to talk we would tease him about who was better the Panthers or the Grizzlies. We'd ask him what he was going to be and depending on which parent he wanted to tease he would pick one. As Max has gotten older he has acquired some great friends from Lovell...they are the Bulldogs. So of course we started to tease them about the "stinking Bulldogs." (Just for the record when the Panthers or Bulldogs are not playing the Grizzlies, we love to cheer for them :)

So here it is...
My sister Lauren was playing in a basketball tournament a few weekends ago. We were watching her game over the TV and after a sad loss it was time for Max to go to bed. In his prayer that night he said, "Please help Aunt Bug (that's Lauren) win and not those stinking Bulldogs." As he finished his prayer I had to keep myself from giggling, Lauren's team wasn't even playing or going to be playing the Bulldogs!

The next weekend was State Basketball and we decided to venture down for the tournament. One morning we headed to the games a little while before the Grizzlies were due to play. As we sat and talked to Lauren and her teammates we were watching another game that was being played. This team's colors were blue-not the Bulldogs however. A few minutes into the game I looked over at Max. He was really, really into the game and cheering his hardest. It was at that point that I realized what he was saying..."come on red team, beat those Bulldogs." "Get those stinkin' Bulldogs!"

Apparently our teasing has gone a little too far! On the plus side-Max has taken my side! GO GRIZZ! hehe

Sorry Bulldogs! You can't have him! You either Panthers.

Here's the Goofball!

And here's the other one!