December 16, 2014

Risk and "Photoshop"...

We spent less than 24 hours with the PA Maces but we made the most of our time together!  Enjoy this quick video below...


December 13, 2014

Gingerbread Houses...










Joshua's finished project...






and a little video of his explanation...

Will and his finished project...




and an explanation from Will....






Eli enjoyed this project so much as you'll notice in the pictures below...




...his car...

and a little explanation from Eli...
Micaiah was disappointed that we couldn't make an A-frame but didn't bite when I offered to "hot glue" the graham crackers together.  "No way!  Then I couldn't eat it!"  So he settled for the flat roof.



December 11, 2014

December 4, 2014

Little BMore Drummer Boy's Middle School Winter Concert...

It was a joy to watch Micaiah last night in his first band concert.  I think it brought back many memories for Wes from his band days...

 Here are two videos of the performances last evening...









December 2, 2014

Trains, Trains and More Trains...

It seems like all little boys go through a fascination with trains.  Some more than others.  

Our oldest loved Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his train friends.  Our second liked trains but not as much as the first.  Boy #3 was much more into making the tracks that the trains would run on than the trains themselves.  Boy #4 has taken the train fascination to a whole new level.  

We have spent many afternoons riding the light rail train.
 But he loves steam engines better than diesel or electric trains.  Especially the Western Maryland Steam Engine.  
For example, we went to the library the other day and he said to the librarian at the information desk...
 "I want a train book but the train can't have eyes, a nose or a mouth."  
 So she led us to the adult section and he left with a handful of books that he was thoroughly excited about!

So anytime we pass through Cumberland we make it a point to chase the steam engine.  He has recently become a little more anxious about hearing the train whistle so sometimes he demands to watch the train from the car.  This time while we were waiting for the Steam Engine a CSX train passed by...





 The boys played while we waiting for the steam engine to cross the railroad bridge and then we followed it to the station to see it up close and personal.




Frosty the Snowman

He has been practicing a few Christmas songs but this is a favorite that we hear frequently throughout the house...

 

Fun with Poppy...

The boys told Poppy earlier in the week that they wanted to have a snowball fight when they saw him over Thanksgiving.  Poppy joked that he was going to be ready just like Elf.
Well, he wasn't joking.  When they got out of the van he opened up his cooler full of snowballs and fired them in rapid succession...of course I didn't get out of the car fast enough to capture his attack but I did capture the boys retaliation!







Thanksgiving at Grandma's...

 We had a blast with family at Grandma's house.  It's always such fun to see the cousins playing together and brothers resorting to their childish ways.

Can't quite remember what we were laughing at here but I can almost guarentee you that there was snorting that followed...
  We topped off Thanksgiving dinner with Home Alone 2.  I think Pap John enjoyed it just as much as the kids.



Cousin Shenanigans...

They always have fun when they get together...it's such a joy to watch...