January 26, 2012

More Stitches

Nate crashed on his bike yesterday riding home from school. Banged up his head, hip and elbow. Luckily there were no broken bones just a gnarly road rash on his elbow and a huge chunk of flesh missing! It took three stitches to close it up. That brings the count up to 33 stitches. Yes, he's keeping track of how many stitches he's had in his 12 short years. At least these weren't on his face like the first 30!

And, of course, football starts again in a week and this is his throwing arm! Can't be the QB if you can't throw the ball! Again, he's lucky he didn't break anything!

January 10, 2012

Jake's 11th Birthday

Jake turned 11 on Sunday. We let him open his birthday present from us on Thursday before Larry left for work.

A really cool Airsoft gun!

Then on Saturday we had a party at the park. We played kickball and had yummy treats! Jake walked away with a wad of cash from the family!

Instead of a party with friends this year, the birthday child gets to go to dinner with mom and dad at a place of his choosing. Jake chose (with some persuasion from us) to go to Olive Garden.

Then it was off to the Mall to spend some of that birthday money that is burning a huge hole in his pocket. New Vans!

Happy Birthday Jake, we love you!

January 7, 2012

Jill's Birthday

I had a great night out with Jill celebrating her birthday! Dinner and a movie...always a great time! I made her pick me up so we could ride in her new Yukon. This was her Christmas present from her sweet husband. Who gets a car for Christmas!? I guess Jill does...lucky girl!

It's hard to believe that we've been friends for 20+ years. We might not see a whole lot of each other but she's always just a phone call away. I love it that I can call her anytime day or night and she's there for me. Besides Larry, she's probably the one person that knows me better than anyone else. Thank you Jill for being the best friend anyone could ever have! I love you!!

Happy Birthday!

January 2, 2012

Airsoft Gun War

We got together with a bunch of friends and went out to the desert to shoot guns. The dads brought real guns and the kids had airsoft guns. The weather was unseasonably warm and perfect! The smaller kids took off their shoes and played in the creek and the bigger kids had a blast shooting their airsoft guns. It was a great day hanging out with good friends and a perfect start to the new year!

The Ellsworth's were all decked out in their camo. I love that family! They are always so much fun!

Sniper Cody

I love watching these little girls play. I think Maura is being a little bossy here...they all look a little scared...haha!