Monday, September 22, 2008

More Videos

In case you are wondering why I am not brave enough to try and get Brendan and Maddie together in the canoe by myself, this video should explain it. I would fear for my life.

Here is a quick video of Brendan doing the birthday cake thing.

Fall soccer has started up, and this is from Brendan's first game.

First, him playing offense.

After he scores a goal or two, he generally gets to play goalie or defense. Here are a few clips of him doing defensive plays.

Brendan Turns 6!

For Brendan's 6th birthday Madelyn & I got to take in cupcakes for his class & watch them celebrate his birthday. Madelyn like being a big girl & being in his class.
We had Brendan's party on Saturday the 13th. It was raining of course but it is better then the cold we had last year. Brian set up a beer tent to cook the outside food in & I moved some toys into the garage so all the kids had some things to play with. We had a total of 7 kids! And they all played together great.
We had food! We had fruit w/dip, chips & salsa, chips & french onion dip, Doritos, hotdogs, rolls, deep fried turkey, baked beans, taco salad & potato salad. And of course cake & icecream.
Brendan opening his presents, batman galore!

Brendan's cake.
Blowing out the candles. Way to go!
Playing inside after a hard afternoon of partying!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Renaissance Festival

We went to the Renaissance Festival a couple weeks ago. Here are the photos from it.
We saw the Queen taking to the mud actors and she pulled Brian in to try to understand them. Madelyn & Brendan were shy at first but as the day went on they opened up and of course then Madelyn wouldn't stop talking.
Madelyn petting one of the jousting hoarses.
Watching the joust.

Brendan as a handsome knight.
Madelyn as a fairy queen.
After a long day of course Madelyn fell right to sleep. She would not let go of the of the sword that she wanted more than any girlie crown or girlie thing. Of course Brendan got one too, he got a long one while Madelyn got a elf one. (I am guessing that elf meant short)

Friday, September 12, 2008

First Day of School

Brendan's First Day of School! Brendan was so excited about starting school again. Here is the big dog with his new shoes, backpack, tee-shirt & new hair cut! Here is Brendan by his new school sign.
We all walked Brendan on his first day. Madelyn did very good with leaving Brendan at school.
Here is Big Dog Brendan at his table. He is #3.
After only a half day on the first day of school, Madelyn is ready to have her Brendan back. Here she is waiting right at the door for him.
Finally getting let out for his first day of school. We had to sign the kids out on the first day so the teacher could find out who went with who. Here it is his turn to get signed out. Oh and yes that is his teacher Miss Morrison.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Lugnuts Baseball Game

Last Tuesday we took the kids to a Lugnuts baseball game in Lansing. The kids got to play outside for a couple of minutes before we went in.
Before the game the team warms up and we found out afterwards that they also sign autographs before each of the games on the 1st baseline in the outfield.
Maddie liked watching them throw the ball.

For the game our seats were right in the front row at the first base line just past the first base. We had a lot of foul ball action going on in our area.

All in all the kids had fun, Madelyn ate her body weight in peanuts that daddy had to open for her all night. Brendan liked watching the action up close and in your face. We even had a pop-fly ball get caught in the couple's lap who was down on the level below us. I would have moved out of the way so fast.