Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Funny Things Kids Say 2015

So here it is.  The long anticipated....


Patton, "Mom, I accidently spilled jam on the floor"
Me, "oh.....where?"
Patton, "I ate it!"
-Patton, age 3 1/2-

Kennedy got her 15 month shots a few days ago, and has
been very cranky since.  Yesterday, as Patton and Kennedy were 
eating a snack, Patton just randomly went over to Kennedy, and
with so much love and tenderness he put hi little hand on her
shoulder, looked deep into her eyes, and asked, "You ok?"
Kennedy nodded and they both kept eating.
-Patton, age 3 / Kennedy, age 15mons-

Bennett cannot say "surprise" to save his little life.  It is always
-Bennett, age 6 1/2-

Bennett, "Mom? You know what I'm going to do when I die?"
Me, "What"
Bennett, "Get buried in Mexico.  I've always wanted to
go to Mexico"
-Bennett, age 6 1/2-

-Kennedy, age 15mons-

Bennett prounounces the word, "Wagon" as "Ya-gon"
-Bennett, age 6 1/2-

Whenever I put Kennedy in bed, she puts her little bum up
into the air and giggles with glee as she snuggles
down into her pillow.  The girl likes her sleep!
-Kennedy, age 15mons-

Bennett has learned a lot about the first Thanksgiving
and the "Pill-Grams" in first grade this year
-Bennett, age 6 1/2-

Pattons uses of words like:
"Seriously"     "Actually"
        "Totally"      "Awesome" 
-Patton, age 3-

Kennedy goes where her brothers go, and does
whatever they are doing.  Always! She will not be left behind!
-Kennedy, age 15mons-

"Patton, you need to sleep so you can get tall tall like Daddy"
"No, I just stay little, Pleeeaaassseee I stay little?"
(How do you say no)
-Patton, age 3 1/2-

Patton, "Shake your booty! Oh ya!
Me, "Patton, Be appropriate!"
Patton, "Mom, its not appropriate.  Its funny!"
-Patton, age 3-

Me, "Ok Patton, lets put all the cars back in your basket"
Patton, "Rodger that Mom"
-Patton, age 3-

Kennedy will frequently make eye contact with me, then squint her eyes, curl her
upper lip and breath like an animal.  We call it her, "Muscle Face"
-Kennedy, age 16mons-

Me, "Did you sleep good last night?"
Bennett, "Yep!"
Me, "What did you dream about?"
Bennett, "Bacon!"
-Bennett, age 6 1/2-

"Whew", I was one thirsty guy!!!"
(Patton, after chugging a glass of water)
-Patton, age 3-     

Me, "Patton, your job is to pick up those blocks"
Patton, "Aye aye, Captain Ma'am"
(followed up by a sarcastic salute)
-Patton, age 3 1/2-

"I'm soaking hot!"
-Bennett, age 6 1/2-

"Mom!  Catch me! I'm going to FELL!"
-Patton, age 3 1/2-

-Bennett, age 6 1/2 / trying to say regular.....always

(Until next years crazy sayings)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Christmas and the End of 2015, Hello New Year!

Well Christmas has come and gone, and I have to say it has been a great one for us.  We had a pretty mild winter in North Dakota.  Life has been pretty good for us this year.  We have had a lot of ups and downs but the good Lord always seem fit to bring us out on top.  This Christmas we decided to spend time at home with just our little family and focus on the meaning of the season.

It warmed up to above freezing just long enough for to get the decorations out before it got below freezing again

Lars has become a permanent fixtures in our home.  He is confined to laying only on his bed.....its a real hard life.  Once it warms up outside he is going to have to figure out what grass feels like again

Kennedy is just getting cuter everyday.  She has been alot of fun the Christmas season with oohhs and aahhs, everything has been exciting

A very nice person dropped off ALOT of cloths for our little Kennedy.  Here she is modeling your new snow cloths

This one is pretty funny actually.  Bennett had his year end Christmas play.  What you don't see in this picture is there is a video that goes along with this.  Its about 10mins long and Bennett has his hand in his pants the entire time :-)  We will definitely be saving that one for black mail later on in his teenager years

We just wish if we were ever to move we could just pick this ole' house up and take it with us!

We did alot of fun activities for the kids with alot of the local families that also stayed around for Christmas

This is the gingerbread men they all made. 

What has always amazed me is that the 1yr old and the 3yr old can keep their gingerbread men still looking like gingerbread men and then our 6yr old bust out his Picasso and makes......something very abstract. Good times

One of our warmer days. Patton actually left the house to do a little exploring

Just some random pics of our little ones, cant get enough

Bennett has become quite the little chef.  Always wanting to make his own thing and then of course sharing his new creations to everyone for a taste test :-)

One our our better, happy days in the snow

Kennedy's first pigtails

Haley had this fantastic idea to take the whole family ice skating downtown.  Everybody was super excited and just couldn't wait to get on the ice.

Then reality struck and......we all fell down :-)

This picture took 5mins to compose....Mom had to hold everybody up, but regardless we had alot of fun.....we only mad it about 10mins and then we all decided we were good :-)

It cant be Christmas without somebody getting sick, it all started with Patton and then slowly trickled down until it finally ended with me

Christmas Morning was Awesome!!  Bennett found his orange from Santa and Patton wouldn't stop playing with his skylanders

Kennedy got a new bike from Santa. She was beyond excited for this new great toy.

Its always fun putting all the new toys together

Mamie and Pop sent read along books and this kiddos could not get enough of them. We do love then fact that these 3 always want to be around each other.  Makes a parent heart warm

So Bennett asked Santa for $2,000.....what can I say the kid reaches for the stars.  Well Santa decided that he would bring Bennett $2,000 pennies :-)  I think we are going to find pennies throughout our house for the coming year.......thanks Santa!

Kennedy also got her first "baby" Hours and hours of play time.....only catch is she wants Haley or I there to help her out. We don't mind!

Date Night!!!! Haley and I did a world wind marathon of all 6 Star War movies and once complete we went out on a date and watched #7.  It was awesome!
......wait did I mention we were all sick??  Well we thought we were done with stomach bug and then during church the following Sunday. Every single kid complained of their ears hurting!!! So after church we took another family trip to the doctor were we received 2 ear infections and 3 colds.

Just being goofy, Haley is a great Mom!

These 2 decided they were done playing in the snow.......they had only been outside for 5 minutes!

Did I mention I was the last one to get sick?!!  Lars and I were confined to the bed for 2x days!  NOT fun.

We did get a chance to take a trip to the indoor pool and play center.  Always something to do!

Kennedy's first time on the slide.

Sometimes we just need to take a little break

Just love hanging out with my boys!  They wearing you completely out and keep you young all at the same time :-)

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from us.  2015 was awesome.  Cant wait to see what 2016 will bring!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thanksgiving and Christmas Prep

Well it has been a fantastic start to a great Holiday Season. We started it off a little sad with attending Grandma Repponds funeral in Iowa.  It was a lot of fun though because we were able to see where my Dad #2 grew up.  In this small town of Maxwell, Iowa they had built a Veteran Memorial and they place bricks of every Veteran from that town.  Here are my Dads and his 2 brothers.  A really neat tribute

I really do enjoy where I work.  This is my latest well location. I love driving out into these open lands and very few people actually go.  This site just happens to be just 20 mins from our house!

Well Bennett has been really bugging me to take him turkey hunting with me and I finally caved in and took him with.  He really wanted to get a wild turkey for Thanksgiving
 This is the flock we were chasing.  They were actually part of a larger group that would split up during the day

 The first day out it was a little rough for Bennett but that afternoon we did a little shopping and got him his first pair of winter coveralls.  I absolutely love it!!  

 Mom of course has to have her pictures, which secretly I am very glad to have.  I really do love having my boys enjoy the things I do.

 Patton kept saying, "look Dad, I big. I go hunt turkeys too".  Couple more years and he will ready to go

 I was so impressed with Bennett. NOT to many 6yr old can hold still in 12 degree weather for a few hours waiting for that perfect shot!  Extremely proud Dad moment. He did love looking through the binoculars and whispering me updates on which bird would taste the best :-)

 The day before Thanksgiving we finally put one down.  Bennett was like a little hound dog as soon as we shot he was off like a flash to drag his turkey out of the brush

 We were also able to help my buddy Chad get his first turkey with a bow.  It was a great 40yrd shot!

 We used an old recipe from my neighbor and smoked that turkey until it was so dang juicy and tender I don't even have words to describe

 Bennett was going to give his turkey leg 2x thumbs up but one had was busy holding that delicious turkey

 So as some folks know, pheasant hunting is really big here in North Dakota.  We had the opportunity to take my big brother Jake and all the kids out for a morning pheasant hunt..........
 ........well they were great bird dogs, but we did harvest one bird!  The kids that it was awesome and cant wait to come back next year to do it again!

 Along with Thanksgiving is Haley's birthday!!!!!

 Cheesecake + Cupcakes + Good Friends = ONE HECK OF A GREAT PARTY!!!!!

 Any chance we get we try to get out and hunt birds.  It is an absolute blast and a lot of fun.

 We don't let cold weather stop us.  We sit in front of our big window with the sun coming through and have ourselves and old fashion picnic.

 It sure is a lot of fun watching our little ones play together.  They are always coming up with new games and ways to entertain each other.

 This little girl is packed with personality.  She does this cheeser grin with her little snaggle tooth and squinty eyes. The funny part is she does it on purpose :-)

 Bennett is always trying to start new business.......he just hasn't figured that sometimes you have ask for money for services rendered.  But hey, at least he is learning selfless service!

 I've said it before but we have truly been blessed with great neighbors.  John got a new tractor and of course our boys are always wanting to go for a ride.  If I remember correcting right before this Bennett had dragged his wiggle bike over and asked Mr. John if he could give it a tune.  John of course gave it the works :-)

 Well we adopted another little kitty and the boys have named this one "Lars" he is not really a cat, not sure what he is, but he has a great disposition and we sure have come to love him. I said, PACKED with personality!

 When Bennett goes to school these two have a great time together

 We eat a lot of pancakes in our house, I mean ALOT OF PANCAKES

 She has figured out about half the roll, just needs to learn how to finish it out :-)

So I got an early Christmas present, I got my big TV back :-), The answer is yes I am VERY HAPPY!

Thanksgiving Dinner.  We had family and friends and lots of good food
 Good times with good folks

 Just hanging out with cousins

 Aunt Haley promised the girls a toenail painting party.......Bennett and Patton would not be left out.

 Bath time fun.  Haley called this one "squishy face"

 We just thought this was really cool. We told Bennett to go pick up his blocks but in the process of doing so he stacked them according to color and likeness.  He is always thinking of something

 Kennedy is so cute with Lars, they love playing together

 Patton has become quite the little photographer.  I believe they were playing dress up and Haley was the doctor, fun times

 Oh this little girl never stops moving.  She has to move pretty fast to keep up with her brothers

 We did "lose" Lars for a few days.  We left for one of my drill weekends and Haley did lock Lars in the garage and Lars was not smart enough to think we would ever come back, so he hitched a ride with a guy that leaves 50 miles away.  Thank goodness he had a collar and this kind man called us and we got our Lars back........Lars ALWAYS get locked up when we leave now. He is very much a people person

 Haley's Mom & Dad helped donate to the cause and Haley picked out this "hello" sticker for our door.......not quite sure how I feel about that :-/  I mean a "hello" sticker??  But if she likes it then I love it :-)

Patton and I like to sit downstairs and sing along to music on YouTube.  I guess Haley had been watching us for a while.  Its the little things

 In preparation for Christmas Bennets school put on a big Christmas production.  The best part was during the last song Bennett decided he needed to stick his hands in his pants for the ENTIRE song! Don't worry we have video, it will last forever :-)

 Well, we finally got some snow that looks like it will stick around for Christmas

To kick off Christmas time the city lights a tree in the middle of town.  It was really cold that night but no way were we going to miss free hot chocolate and cookies
Killdeer, Christmas Tree

 Bundled up against the cold, hanging out with Daddy

Side note, had the chance to fly down to Texas and visit some old friends and of course, enjoy some good Texas BBQ.
Well on to Christmas and another great year