Tuesday, November 20, 2012

And Now Four...Not Kids!

Can you believe it? The boys turned four on November 12! Where in the world has the time gone? What an awesome blessing these two are in our lives and we are so very, very grateful for the health and happiness we have been given these past 4 years with our boys! We pray for many more!!! 

Camille, Macey, Reed, Madison and Braden. This picture makes Braden and Madison look like giants compared to the other three.
 Uncle Craig brought his tractor to do a hayride with. I forgot to mention that the weather was absolutely beautiful. You never know in November but it was sunny and in the 70's. 
Some of the kids waiting for the tractor to get unloaded. 
We did a hayride at our house and the kids loved it. 
Sweet siblings, Ava Grace and Caleb then Maddi and Preston. 
 I ended up just blocking off half of our garage and decorating it with gingham and cow print. We had bbq, hotdogs(for the kids), baked beans, coleslaw, mac-n-cheese and chips for lunch. 
 "Baby" Cece, Camille's sister
 Isn't Natalie so beautiful?!! 
 I was waiting to light the boys' cupcakes when Ryan tricks me and has everyone sing Happy Birthday to me. We had the party on November 10, which was my 34th birthday! I was a little embarrassed. 
 Now, four year old big boys! 
 Kylie was too cute after all of the singing. I went over to her and she looekd so sad. I asked her what was wrong and she said as serious as she could be "Nobody sang Happy Birthday to ME!" Come to find out, that wasn't the problem. She was really upset that she didn't get a candle on her cupcake.
Sometimes life isn't fair:-) 
 Caleb and Kylie are big buds. He was seriously trying to get the icing off of his face, but he just couldn't quite manage to do that! 
Reed and Garrett
Braden and Camille....we will have a lot of great pics of these kids when they graduate some day!  
 Uncle Craig with "his boys"
 Great family picture...not! 
 My sweet grannies with Braden, Kylie and Reed.
I was mad that I didn't do these pictures before Charley left the party. 
 I decided to make salt dough ornaments for the kids to paint.  These are super easy to make! 
The recipe is very simple: 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of salt, and water added to the dry ingredients until a soft dough is formed. The dough is similar to dough for a pie crust. Then you just roll it out, cut out the shapes and bake overnight at 225 degrees.  
 The kids painting their tractors.
No, the tractors did not look exactly like this when the kids finished. I just let them paint the tractors green and once they were dry, I added the yellow and black to make them look a little more like a John Deere Tractor.  I think they turned out really cute and now each kid will have an ornament to remember the party with!
 This was our gift for the boys
One last thing, we also made salt dough handprints with the four grandkids.  After I baked them, I painted each one with craft paint then sealed them with PolyAcrylic. They turned out so cute! 

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