Friday, July 10, 2009
Chad and I didn't register for good china when we got married. It really didn't seem practical for us at the time. Chad and the boys (on their own) went to Ted's Jewelers and picked out a beautiful set. They picked out Opal Innocence by Lenox, and got me started with 4, 5-piece settings. So all of you that think I am hard to buy for.....there are now plenty of choices!! :)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
After all the planning, stress, and work that went into this party, it turned out exactly how I wished. The night before, we had terrible weather. It rained and rained! I was up most of the night checking the weather channel for updates, hoping and praying that it would pass overnight. Well, lucky we were! Not a single drop of rain during the party. The cake turned out awesome (Slice of Heaven Bakery) and the inflatable light sabers were a hit! Everyone had a great time fighting Dark Vader and learning some moves from Obi-Wan.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Another biggie for us this month is Cole's 5th birthday on April 24th! I cannot believe my baby is about to be 5 years old. I don't know where the time goes?? Does it ever slow down? It seems like yesterday I was cradling Cole at 1 month old while helping Carson walk, he, just shy of 1 year old. Two in diapers and drinking formula isn't easy on the wallet, but I would go back in a heartbeat!! Sleepless nights and all!!
We are ready for summertime! The mornings are still cool, but the afternoons have been nice and warm. With only a month left of school, we have been discussing vacations. The boys have been on 2 Carnival cruises, been to Disney World twice, and had many visits to all the area attractions (beach, zoo, etc.). We are somewhat limited to what we can do because of their ages. I really love Disney, so that would probably be my choice, but Chad doesn't want to go when it is so hot. I will post when we make a decision. Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
We took the boys to see the long awaited Monsters vs. Aliens movie last night. It definitely rose to the occasion and receives a 5 star rating from the Dykes family! We chose to see the 3D version. It was very similar to the 3D shows at Disney World. We have taken the boys to Disney twice, and last night was the first 3D show that Cole actually wore his glasses the entire time. Carmike 12 had many showings of the movie, so the theatre wasn't too crowded. That in itself was worth the $9 ticket. I included some pictures of us wearing our 3D glasses.
The next movie we are looking forward to is, Disney's Up,a comedy adventure about a 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. Release date is May 29,2009.
Another one we can't wait for is, Warner Bros. Where the Wild Things Are; The story centers around imagination, and the way that children use imagination to play, escape, and even practice life skills. The book was first published in 1963, and it won the 1964 Caldecott Medal as the "Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year." If you haven't read the book to your kiddos, you should do so before you see the movie. We love, love this book! The movie doesn't release until October 2009. Forever, I know!! We also have X-Men Origins, Earth 3D, Under the Sea 3D, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on our "To See" list.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Top Row, Left to Right: Alex, Dylan, Carson, Bauer, Jace
Bottom Row, Left to Right: J.C., Pierce, Colby, Cole and Carter
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I know the boys aren't babies anymore, but they are growing and changing as much as they did when they were babies!! We are still having firsts so that is exciting! Carson and Cole will start t-ball this year and are very excited! Chad is going to be their Coach and he is as excited as they are. They will have their first practice coming up soon. I will update with pics!
Carson is loving Kindergarten and we adore his teacher. His reading skills have improved and he is now able to read books. What a huge step! He is so proud to be able to read books to US! He also received Good Citizen this month. He recently learned to ride his bicycle with no training wheels, and has his first loose tooth. He is constantly wiggling it trying to make it come out.
I decided to keep Cole at home with me this one, last year. Since they are only 11 months apart, I never really had a lot of alone time with him, so I felt like he deserved to have that (and me too!) We spend our days basically doing whatever comes to mind at the time. His favorite thing right now is Power Rangers. He knows all of the rangers, their suits, and their moves. He wakes up thinking about them! He likes being little and isn't interested in taking any "huge" steps, so until he starts Kindergarten in the fall, we will enjoy being little. We have applied for the magnet school and should know if we got in or not by March 16th. Let's keep our fingers crossed!! Until next time....