Thursday, November 22, 2007

Just clowning around

Don't you just love Peytons new look. This wig is one of her favorite things to play with right now. She's starting to figure out that she can do silly things to make people laugh. She especially likes it when Drew wears the matching wig with her.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Another year older and Wiser too

Today is Drews 38th Birthday. We let him sleep in, made pictures for him, made him breakfast, and sang. Hudson and Camryn cleaned their room as a surprise for him then asked if they could be paid for doing such a good job. After Church we went to his parents house for his birthday dinner. His sister and her family was there also to help celebrate. Pati-sue (being the great mom that she is)made his favorites for dinner. Ribs, german potato salad, asparagus, and green salad.

The kids and I got him a Cleveland 60 degree wedge that he had asked for. A special thanks to the nice guy at Rodger Dunn for walking me through the store and finding the club for me.Who knows what I would have come home with on my own.

This is Drews way of showing his friends how old he is (with Rylees help).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

American Pride

This last Friday,Drew and I took the kids to a ceremony honoring the Veterans of the Greater Long Beach area. It was a touching tribute to the wonderful, giving, and brave men and women who served and are serving in the US military. We heard some amazing stories of bravery, strength, faith, and determination. There was art work by children in the area and memorabilia displayed, Patriotic music, civic leaders, a keynote speaker, and a reception. I'm really glad the kids got to hear and see what Veterans Day means instead of it just being a day off of school.

WE are very proud to recognize our Fathers as Veterans of the United States Military. My dad, David Hardey, served in the United States Army as a helicopter mechanic in the 101st airborn division during the Vietnam War. He served from 1968-1971. Drews dad, Bob Ashcraft, served in the United States Navy as a medic during the Korean War. He served from Jan. 1951 - Nov. 1954. Truely, a force to be reckoned with.

Certificates they recieved

Friday, November 2, 2007

Don't be scared... It's just us

I just love halloween.I love decorating the house, the costumes, and the spooky stories that go along with halloween. As for the halloween night rush to get homework done, get costumes on, make-up done, eat, trick-or-treat, get home, and try to get kids in bed at a reasonable time because there's school in the morning, is not the highlight for me. Anyways, spending the evening watching the kids have so much fun makes it almost worth it.
Devyn quit pretty early on. How many scary costumes does it take to make a 4 year old stop asking for candy? Answer 3. She went back with Drew to Nana and Papas to hide in the corner. She sure was a cute Miney Mouse though.

Peyton LOVED trick-or-treating. She walked to almost every house and left each doorstep with a "BYE" and blowing a kiss. We call her monkey girl so this costume was perfect for her.

Rylee (like me) loves to dress up for halloween. She had fun walking Peyton and Tabitha to the houses. She definatly is a lot of help.

Cassidy, Hudson and Camryn the spookiest spooks around. I got to do their make-up and think they turned out pretty well. Especially since I can bearly draw a stick figure. Camryn looked great as she glided across the sidewalk on her heelys. She looked like she was floating.

Then of coarse there's us.

We were greeted at the door by this fun gorilla. The kids favorite costume of the night. They giggled for quite a few houses after that surprise.

Hope you all had a Spooktacular Halloween!