Sunday, November 25, 2012

Family Vacation

Oops a wee bit late posting this - however I had a ton of photos to go through!!
(Caution - photo heavy post!)

We rarely go on family vacations because traveling with five or six kids is hard! Hotels usually don't allow too many kids in one room and its just expensive for food, gas, attractions. Yowza!

This year, however, we decided to take a family trip to Bremerton, Washington to visit my sister and her new baby. 

We also took in the sights of the area. Bremerton has a neat ship that you can tour. It was an actual Navy Destroyer from the Vietnam war. The U.S.S. Turner Joy has now been retired and used as a floating museum. 

The boys LOVED IT! I'd rate this as a MUST DO on your "Things To Do In Bremerton" case you have such a list. 

It was  self-guided tour and much of the ship was available to crawl in, around, and on. to the pix!

Scuba Billy

Even Alex had fun in the Naval  Museum playroom

Scuba Owen

Brayden playing dress-up

Owen playing dress-up

...And Abby too!

Brayden posing

The boys playing in the fountain thingy

Brayden thought these statues were pretty cool

The family posing in front of the ship

Billy Jr

On the ship..going down below deck

Billy Jr in the sleeping quarters

Brayden loved the bunk beds

Billy Jr did too

...And Gabe too

Triple decker bunk beds...hmmm I think we should get some for the boys!

Owen in the engine room

The boys were in awe

The jail for prisoners. Cool!

Billy Jr in front of the medical room

At the front of the ship

The steering area? For lack of better term...

The U.S.S. Turner Joy!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kendama Crazy!

Oh boy...that is all I hear every day, every minute, every second in my house! Kendama has taken over our lives!

This is not a new craze though, as much as the boys may think how "original" they all.

Remember these?

Pogs - when I was in middle school "everyone" had a set of pogs to play with and trade.

Then a bit older, the hacky sac was the way to go! Kids would stand around in big circles and pass it around to eachother, or do neat tricks, or see how long they could keep it from hitting the ground.

Then there was the Tamagotchi. I LOVED my Tamagotchi...for about a week. Then it got really boring and the batteries died. Electronic pet things are just too much work for a kid!

The Kendama is a fun little toy in which you have to perform certain tricks to go to the next level.  The kids go crazy over it. Even the school had to make a special coned off area for Kendama players.

I think my son sleeps with his Kendama.

Can you guess what the boys are asking for Christmas this year?

Here is a video on Kendama tricks, in case you were interested. ;)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Update in Instagram

Oh how I love Instagram! It makes my pictures look so "hip". ;)

So because I haven't updated in a month - here is a fun update post via Instagram pictures.

Gabe has been enjoying being the only big kid at home with mom. He spends his day playing with his busy bags or following me around the house. ;)

Abby has started to eat crackers - yay!

She also has learned to crawl..

And look! Proof she DOES have hair..

The boys have been enjoying her too in all her girliness. I found her in her room with a tiara on that the boys had put on her the other day...

Also, if you can't tell - Abby is a big of a camera hog. She poses for pictures. I don't pose her. However that could be because she's been seeing a camera lens in her face since birth! haha
(Abby and Nana)

Alex got a haircut! woah! Who is that kid?! Doesn't he look handsome and all grown up? :)

Then came Halloween...

The boys were (left to right) a "hipster", a cabbage patch doll, a rock star, Steve from Minecraft, a dark angel thing, and a fireman

Abby in her church Halloween party (indoor) outfit:

And in her outdoor trick-or-treating outfit:

We got our family pictures taken this weekend! So we should have those up here on the blog soon :)

Until next time....