Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fitting in time for family

June was a busy month and we packed a lot into the little time we had together with our extended family.  So here is what we did when we weren't attending graduations or throwing 2 year olds birthday parties:

Swimming...The boys always love swimming!  Kres especially likes going with Talon because he throws him high in the pool.

 Mikel likes it because Talon will actually go swimming!
 Beckham just likes being Michael Jackson and he will watch our MJ DVD over and over and dance to the songs, but even MJ needs a little down time.
 Card playing is in abundance.  There were on a Cribbage kick this time around.
 Snuggles, you can never get enough snuggles!

Exploring, Annalyn liked our shower!
 Altercations.  Talon had a little altercation with a case at work.  His head was slammed into a desk and got a couple of little gashes on it. 

 Bentley was not ignored.  We still found time to play with him.
 Lots of Pokemon/ game playing. 

Root Beer Floats made for a delicious snack one night.
 Cynjyn volunteered to blow up Annalyn's new pool toy.
 and apply sunscreen so she could use it!
 She loved it, I promise!
 Hand and Foot into the wee hours of the morning is a must!

And then we have to include some games Kres and Beckham can play.
 Cynjyn takes the photos, then she doesn't have to play the games!!
 Did I mention snuggles?
 Hair cuts too, Annalyn got them this time.

And Kres!
 Lot's of laying around...tired out older cousins from playing with energetic younger cousins.
 We did manage to take Ky and Krissy up to Freemont Street to see our favorite 80's cover band: Alter Ego.
 They liked them!!
 Tired people!!

Beckham and Cynjyn using he facial masks to refresh their skin!
 I had free tickets to an afternoon magician, so we went.  We got there a little early, so we hopped into the restaurant and ordered some desserts to pass the time.  When we got into the show, the regular magician had been called away for an emergency, so they had a sub which was basically just a comedian.  It was funny, but I'm sure Kres and Beckham would have enjoyed the real show more.

 Cynjyn and Annalyn did a lot of dancing.
 Cynjyn entertained by building a massive fort in the family room while the rest of played a game.

 We went to IKEA!

And did I mention snuggles?  Always lots of snuggles!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Annalyn turns two!

Annalyn's birthday is June 18. They were going to be gone by then, so Krissy suggested we have a little birthday party for her. Ky and I brainstormed and came up with a Sesame Street party. We literally planed and organized it in a day. We involved everyone in our prep for the party.  Tanner fed and entertained Annalyn while playing cards.

 Cynjyn and Ky made Elmo plates
 Talon did a cookie monster box for a feed cookie monster bean bag toss.
 Krissy drew an Elmo for a pin the nose on Elmo.
 I made dinner which was Big Bird Nachos, Grouch veggies and Elmo fruit plate.
 Ky and I made the sign...this party his brought to you by the letter A (for Annalyn) and the number 2 (She turned 2!)  Cynjyn made the grouch garbage can for our marshmallow toss.
 I'm glad some people in our family have the artistic talent!

 We ate dinner
 For once, the adults were at the island and the kids took over the table.
 Our first game was a guessing game, how many gummy worms (Oscars pet, slimy), cookies (for cookie monster) and pixie stix (Abby Cadabby's wand) were in the containers.
 Everyone was thinking hard on that.  Talon and Kres won!

 Our next game was pretty fun.  We divided into teams of two and took turns tossing mini marshmallows into the Oscar garbage can.  The tossers were blindfolded and that was pretty fun!
Cynjyn and Garry and Krissy and Talon started the night off tossing and catching.

Beckham and Tanner
with Mikel and Grandpa
me and mom

 with Krissy and Tanner

 Kres and Talon

Kres and Ky

Ky and Garry

 Cynjyn and Beckham
 Annalyn played the game by putting the marshmallows into Oscar while eating a cookie!
 She "tossed" and  I use that term loosely, the cookies into Cookie monster.
We did the cookie game next.  Notice Annalyn just watching the weirdo's try to get the cookie from their foreheads into their mouths.

 She's not understanding why??
These two almost look identicle!
 Krissy thinks it's better if you close your eyes and just concentrate, that cookie will just slide into her mouth right??
 Tanner takes a very relaxed approach to the whole thing.
 Our last game was to put Bert's rubber ducky between our knees and run down to the door and back
 Kres, Talon and Mikel were a LITTLE competitive!

 Tanner annihilated Ky.
 We finished with Strawberry shortcake for dessert and Annalyn got her own mini cake with two candles to blow out. 
 We had little gift bags with Elmo's Crayons, and his goldfish too!  The party turned out adorable for a last minute thing and was super fun for all ages!