Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thanksgiving in Washington!!!

We spent Thanksgiving in Washington, with Joel's family, this year! It was a very different kind of Thanksgiving than we have ever experienced before. Every single person got the flu. It would only last about one or two days and no one had it at the same time. So it went through the entire week of having a new person sick every day. Needless to say we stayed inside most of the week and watched a lot of movies.

Joel has had extremely bad luck with Thanksgivings. The last time we had Thanksgiving in Washington he couldn't eat Thanksgiving dinner because he had mouth surgery the day before. This Thanksgiving he was the lucky one to get sick on Thanksgiving Day and couldn't eat very much. Poor guy!!!

Crew on the other hand was totally ready to get his Turkey grub on!!
Crew had so much fun playing with all the toys that Grandma Johnson had out for the kids!!!
The start of Crew's climbing days!!! Little did I know this would turn into climbing up and standing on our kitchen table!!!
Crew had so much fun playing with his cousin Zachary who is a few months older than him!!
I ended up getting sick the night that we went to zoolights but I was so sick of being in the house that I didn't care and pushed through it.

It was pouring rain the entire time we were there and we were pretty soaked by the end. I wouldn't expect anything less from Washington though! It's all part of the fun experience!!

Joel's sister Melanie and her cute family came with us. The kids loved the lights and the rain didn't even phase them!!! They thought it was great!!

On our way to the airport to come home we stopped and visited Joel's Grandpa Johnson. It was so good to see him and visit with him for a while.
Hopefully we will have better luck next year when we are all together and won't get sick!!!

Crew's 1st Birthday and Halloween Adventures!!!

Crew turned 1 on October 27, 2010! We had such a fun day with him!!! We took him to a pumpkin patch with a little petting zoo. He loves animals!!

Later that night we took him to Pirate Island for dinner!! He was the cutest pirate there!!

Crew hanging out with his buddy Mason!!! They had so much fun playing in the straw and were covered by the end!!
And of course had to eat some!!!
I love my little skeleton!!!
This was my trunk that I decorated for Trunk-or-Treat but then we got rained out and ended up just having it in the church..... Oh well I have my trunk planned out for this Halloween!!
Trick-or-Treating at the church
Crew got one cool tattoo!!!
On Halloween we went to this cool pirate exhibit that this family does at their house. It was pretty amazing!! It was planned after the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
A look of what it was like inside!!!
We had such a fun month of October!!! It was filled with fun Halloween activities!!! October may be one of my favorite months so why not celebrate the gorgeous fall weather and Halloween all month long!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

YO HO YO HO a Pirate Party for Crew!!!

I thought it was about time that I blogged Crew's 1st Birthday Party and try and catch up in the blogging world!

We celebrated Crew's 1st Birthday on October 23rd. He had a pirate dress up party! It was so much fun and to be honest I have no idea how I could ever top this party. I think a trip to McDonald's may be in order for his 2nd Birthday!!!

Arrgghh Matey!!!
The Birthday decor!!!
It was pretty cold outside so we decided to have everyone eat in the garage. It worked out perfectly!!!

There were so many great costumes!!! I love Halloween so I am going to have so much fun with Crew's Birthday every year!!

The kids played pin the eye patch on the pirate (crew)

All of the kids were so excited for Crew to open presents. It was so fun that Crew's cousins and Aunt and Uncle from Washington and both sets of Grandparents were able to come to Crew's party!!!
Opening the Loot!!!
Crew's treasure chest cake that I made!!! It turned out better than I could have imagined!!

Blowing out his candle!!

The cutest bugs in town!!! My friend Whitney is beyond talented and made these costumes the day of the party!!!

The pirate clan!!!
Crew testing out his Birthday Cake!!!

Crew loved the 4 wheeler that we picked out for him!! We had such a fun party and I can't wait to do it again!!! That will be here before I know it seeing as how it is already June!!! ahh I've got to start brain storming!!!