Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Shaving at 4

Maddox received a very cool shaving kit from Grandma and Grandpa Dorn this year for Christmas. He uses it every night...and he smells goooood when he's done. He also received some tattoos from Rylan through his gift exchange at school...note all the tattoos on his head, arms, legs, etc... I let him put them on all by himself.
"Mom, did I spread it good enough?" shaving cream, razor, mirror...all set!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cookie Monsters Inc.

As we were baking cookies a couple weeks ago for St. Joe's Annual Cookie Walk, Gavin and Maddox decided they'd start a cookie company now that I have this mixer fit for a "professional". Gavin decided that they'd charge $1 per cookie...and immediately started taking orders, with my help. Maddox likes to help for about 5 minutes, then he's done...he's not worried about the profit...Gavin is! So, needless to say the little moneymaker has come home with quite a chunk for his piggy bank. It's all good fun...except for the clean-up...we could do without that part, but it's all worth it in the end.

Gavin labeling baggies he made for each of the kids in his class and his teacher.
Our taste-tester hard at work!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Meet Santa and his elf....

Sarah Silverballs...

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is.....hmmmm!
Just had to share a couple of photos from an entertaining Christmas party last night. Thanks for all the laughs!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oh the Joy of Snow...

Maddox was the first to notice the first snow of the season! He pulled the blinds up out in the living room. The rest of us were back in the bedrooms getting ready...he yelled..."It's Christmas!" then made sure we all came out to the living room to see. He doesn't get excited about much, but obviously snow tops his list! The boys both insisted on wearing their snowboots to school...can you say "dorks", but it was a battle I wasn't willing to fight this morning. Besides, it was the first snow and they were soooo excited.

Maddox finally realized that the snow was gone after he made it home from pre-school. His bottom lip hung down as he said "Mom, Christmas is gone...." I just thought it was funny that he related snow with Christmas SO much...cute, regardless!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mallory is 1!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl...we're so lucky to have you!

My how you've grown...

Hope you had the best-est birthday ever!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Forrest Gump

Gavin writes in his journal at school almost every day. I am amazed at what he writes at this point. He always has some good stories to tell. This one made us laugh a lot! Our kids are always doing inappropriate things...it may be because they see inappropriate things or hear them too...from their Dad, of course. About a month ago we watched Forrest Gump with the boys. We skipped through the "bad" parts!(At least the really bad ones) This is Gavin's journal just as he wrote it.

November 9, 2009


The movie my family watched is Forest Gump and he was in the army and he went to Bootcamp. The man taught him to learn what it is like in the army. When he was in the army he had a friend named BuBu and Bubu got shot and Forest got shot in the bottom. His leader stepped on a bomb. His leader had two little nubs sticking out. His great grandpa died in the army. His dad died in the army. His other grandpa died in the army. He was mad that Forest would not let him die at first. But in the end he was happy that Forest helped him.

Gavin's teacher wrote...I have not watched Forrest Gump- but I think you did a great job retelling it. I wonder what she was thinking when she read it!

One more...he's going to have to take his journal back to school with him in the morning, so I wanted to share this one too.

November 23, 2009


I went hunting on the weekend with my Grandpa but we did not get any deer. But we did see thirteen deer. and I shot at one but missed and my gun is not powrfol anuf to kill a deer. I shot a bullet at a leff (leaf) and I shot my gun at a tree and the bullet came flying back at me. I allmost got hit with the bullet. I like deer hunting too but I am mad because we did not get ane(any) deer. But I am happy. I got to go deer hunting with my Grandpa and I am happy I got time to spend with him. I like my Grandpa because he takes me hunting.

His teacher wrote...You do have a good Grandpa. I hope he takes you again---I'm waiting for deer meat.

There are many more...I completely enjoy reading his journal...how can you not!

My Daddy is a Verizon Man

On Monday morning Larry visited Maddox's pre-school class. He read them a book that we made a couple years ago when he came into Gavin's class. I think they liked it!