Monday, January 1, 2018

NYE 2018

New tricks to end the year.

Always up to something.

Budding artist

Preparing to see The Illusionists at the Kennedy Center in DC New Years Eve (this was Adam's birthday present from us). Boyd was insistent that we find his bow tie. The one he wore about 8 years ago from Great Grandpa Ramsey for his funeral. Found it and he sure looked good. Boyd said he needed his sunglasses because important people wear sunglasses. 

Waiting in the concert hall before the show. 

This hall had all the countries flags. 

We found a quieter place on the steps to wait and be silly before heading into the theater. 
We believe in magic. A good show and way to end the year. We all had different favorite parts and magicians. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

From Mid December to Christmas jumble of photos and happenings

Mom and Boyd getting comfy in Santa's sleigh.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Non traditional dinner and delicious.

Thanks Santa.

Cozy and hilarious.

Thanks Santa. The knock hockey board is a hit.

Watch your mouth game is tough.

Snuggle bug in his new robe.

Did I mention Boyd turned 9???? We celebrated by taking a few friends out with the birthday boy to celebrate. Bowling, a few arcade games, pizza and back home for playing and cake, followed by Christmas lights on the drive home. A great trio of boys made the night fun and laid back for all.

Good times at Garaffa's Pizza

These three are some serious competitors and witty as can be too.

Can't believe there are this many candles. He is growing up.

Dash away.

Reindeer one mile run. 1st in his age group.

Putting a smile on mom's face.

He has his own way of cleaning and organizing.

Lego tape. So cool.

The monkey that held this guy when he was a baby.

Partying on a school night. 2nd Annual trip down south for the light show. 

Also a helpful cookie maker and decorator. 

The start of the reindeer run.

This is what I call a post race good time. Wipe out style and Christmas village.

He drove his nerf cart in the snow. Look at those tracks. 

Santa came to our neighborhood clubhouse for a nice event.

He read the Night Before Christmas but we decided he was probably a helper Santa because he didn't seem too familiar with the story.

Dad getting into the Christmas spirit decorating some cookies. 

Boyd didn't tell him what he really wanted since he was only a helper Santa.

Fun with friends enjoying a not freezing afternoon at the park.These two are loud and wild together.

Boyd has the reputation of being fragile at school. His teacher said she wants to wrap him in bubble wrap. Her wish came true when this great packaging arrived.

Harry Potter heading to a Harry Potter themed birthday party. Boyd sent his RSVP by Owl.

Only Boyd asks for froyo in Winter but we had a coupon.

Snow angels in the snow.

Pretty soon he won't need a boost to put the angel on top but it is tradition.

Gosh I love this kid.

Boyd setting up the manger. That tricky lamb.

A nice day for golfing in the field.

In the spirit.

Such a nice view.

Sensitive. He was so sad when all our guests left before Christmas.

Stacking challenge.

Hard to believe his hand was ever that small.

Mr. Helpful.


This years homemade ornaments turned out awesome. Boyd was so creative with his Elmo hat, bird hat, Yetti, cammelon, tiger, and Harry Potter themed ones. Somehow we missed a picture with our pals Stephanie and Noah for our annual tradition.

Boyd loved his friend and Olympian from Serbia, Amela was so much fun to host and train with.

Pool sharks.

Mom win.

Only my child would use the adjective cooky kooky to describe himself. We love that he is kooky too.