Saturday, October 6, 2012

Greatest day of Cooper's life

We found this really cool place right by our house called Mighty Sports Center that has paintball, lasertag, nerf war obstacle field and other cool stuff.

Will and Cooper had a great time shooting each other for a few hours.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cooper's bedroom makeover

Cooper's bedroom has been in need of some sort of decorating/organization for years. My friend gave me a full size mattress and mentioned that it would be fun to surprise him and redo his room one day while gets was at school.

I decided to attempt to build him a new bed, so that took some time to finish. But after a really long day of work yesterday, it is finished!! ( ok, except  for the curtains that I need to exchange today because they didn't end up working... umm and the crown molding I feel compelled to put up to hide the crappy ceiling to wall line...)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

U of M vs. Alabama

Shanda and I are at Hilton Head South Carolina for four days without the kids. This has been a break through weekend - she has decided she loves watching football, dressing up in her hot U of M #1 jersey and ordering all the bar food she can handle. Game has not started and she has already ordered fried pickles, fish and chips and contemplating the Nachos. Go blue!!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happiness is a huge unhealthy feast at Cook-out!

Happy Birthday Willy!

Kids Against Hunger

We had a great opportunity yesterday to do some service as a family. Kids Against Hunger is an organization that is dedicated to reducing hunger in the US and abroad. We worked for two hours to package meals that are highly nutritious. Each person that works for two hours packs enough food to feed a child for a year.

What I really loved about this was that every person in our family, even Paris, could help. We worked in teams assembly line style to pack rice, soy, veggies and seasonings into 6 serving pouches that we then sealed and put in shipping boxes. The kids can also color the shipping boxes which will become walls for their homes, the wood from the pallets become parts of buildings.

They have packing events around Charlotte that anyone can sign up for and attend. The website is I know we will definitely help again.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Quote of the day from Will ...

"Oh yay I found a lucky charm on the bottom of my foot!" He says excitedly as he pops the lucky charm in his mouth.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paris Dance Recital

Paris had her dance recital tonight. It was adorable. Cooper and Will complained plenty - i think Cooper told me he was dying several times-but when the cute girls came out and danced they were riveted.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fun with Shanda in New York

I decided to take Shanda along with me on my work trip to New York. We saw the city, time square, Rockefeller plaza, great food, a spectacular show ( Spiderman) and had lots of fun in the city that never sleeps. Attached are a couple of pics from my phone.