Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Colton's Talent Show

I was happily surprised when Colton told me he wanted to tryout for his school talent show with a piano piece he had been practicing.  It's really hard to get up in front of your school, especially by yourself.  He was excited!  He tried out and made it!  Over the next month he practiced his piece, "Flashdance...What A Feeling", over and over until it was perfect.  I was so proud of him!  Here he is at the talent show.

Right before his performance...

and during...
He did a fantastic job and what an amazing accomplishment!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I love the expressions of my children when they are playing basketball.  They are so determined!  They LOVE that game.  Bryan took a break this season, so these pictures are of Colton, Kyle, then Morgan...

Morgan played a team with a couple of her friends on it.  In this shot she is being guarded by her friend, Makayla.

In this one Morgan is guarding Makayla, and Morgan's friend, Bree is behind her  (#20).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun

As I've mentioned previously, Colton and Kyle are in "buddy classes" this year at school.  All their parties are together where they are matched up with a buddy for the year.  Here are some pictures with their buddies and some fun ones of them at their class Valentine's Party.

Me with my cute boys!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bryan's hot pink cast

As a boy, you have to be pretty sure of yourself to ask for a hot pink cast.

Bryan broke his arm while trying to carry a volleyball while riding a bike to the park to meet some friends.  Mistake number one.  Mistake number two was not wearing a helmet.  Thank goodness his arm caught his fall and not his head.  Pretty sure he'll remember his helmet from now on.

When he went to get his cast he told them he wanted it to be bright pink.  Some of his friends at school (of the female variety) dared him to do it.  He thought that was great and had no issue with it.  When we got home I was the first to take a Sharpie to it.  I wrote "mom" with a nice heart next to it.  When he showed up to a joint Young Men's/Young Women's activity at the church that night, he held up his arm and made some comment about making sure his mom wasn't the only signature on his cast.  He also picked up a bunch at school the next day.  He was pretty happy about that.  Here it is 24 hours after getting it...
Wrapping it in bubble wrap for all his soccer games over the next month quickly got old, so he was very happy the day his cast was cut off.  If your cast wasn't evidence enough Bryan, you can be assured, you are definitely loved!