Thursday, October 27, 2011

Star Student of the Week

This week Jaden was star student in his Turtle class. When you are star student you get to bring home a backpack with Franklin the Turtle and you make a poster with your favorite things. Franklin is your guest for the weekend, and you are suppose to take him on adventures. So on the way home from school we stopped at Michaels for poster making supplies. We got all the essentials you need for a great poster including glitter glue pens. Here is Jaden making his poster. Franklin supervised the glitter extravaganza.

He used every last ounce of glitter glue.
The poster had some questions to answer and stick on there. One of them was "What makes you special ?" His reply was " that all the girls like me."

We took Franklin on lots of adventures. We went to the zoo on Sunday after church. We decided that Franklin would like to visit his turtle friends. And I had a groupon to the zoo that needed to be used.

Jaden was so excited to get to the turtle pen and when we got there these turtles were "wrestling". We quickly walked away from this group and around the corner to the other turtles that were not wrestling.

We stopped at Wendy's for a little fast food. Franklin likes french fries.

On Friday night we went to Flores for dinner, where Franklin had chips. We don't normally eat out so much, but since we had company it was a special weekend.

Standing proud by his finished poster hanging at school.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Camera Thief!

What happens when you tell Brody he can't use your camera? He waits until you are not looking then he takes it from the office. Then he takes a few pictures. Then he hides the camera in his room. Here are some of his pictures.

He happened to hide the camera the weekend of Jaden's birthday which had me in a tizzy. I could not find it anywhere. I did not even know that Brody had taken it. We had family over and Rian needed a nap, so we pulled Brody's pack n play out of his closet and when we opened it up out popped the camera. Little stinker had not only taken the camera he hid it. We never use the pack n play anymore, so it would have taken me forever to find the camera. I laughed out loud when I saw the pictures he had taken. Unfortunately, he is in a hiding stage right now and it is driving me nuts. I just found my favorite lipstick and some of my rubber bands in his backpack. Silly boy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dino Park

As part of Jaden's birthday festivities, my parents took the boys to the Dino Park outside of Austin. I stayed home, but from the stories I heard a great time was had by all. Here are some pictures of the park.

This is how this dinosaur walks Papa!

My mom said she would read the information signs to Jaden and his reply was " I already know that Grandma" ! Ha! The truth is, he probably knows more about dinosaurs than was posted on the signs. And I know a few times he had to correct Grandma and PaPa on their pronunciation of dino names. I can't imagine the awe that Jaden felt seeing life size dinosaurs. I think this park is the perfect outing for a dino enthusiast!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jaden's 5th Birthday

We celebrated Jaden's 5th birthday yesterday at JW Tumbles. It was tons of fun!

Happy Birthday Jaden! We love you!

My how time flies. What a fun birthday for such a special boy. God has blessed our family in so many ways, but the greatest gifts we have are our family and friends. I am so glad we all get to do life together! Can't wait until the next celebration. Thank you to everyone who helped make Jaden's day so special. You are much loved!