Last week our not-so-little-anymore Cameron turned eight! To celebrate, he invited a couple of friends over for his party. After we had our cake and ice cream and Cameron opened gifts I took the boys to see Monsters vs. Aliens. It's a great movie if you haven't seen it. Cameron made out like a bandit this year with his gift cards. With the money he made on his birthday, he bought a Nintendo DS and two games! He said he had a great birthday and thanks everyone for the gifts.
That's Cameron's buddy Bryant on his right and Jack on the left.
We didn't get any pictures but we also went to the bowling alley last weekend for a company employee party type thing. Sorry, I took the camera but left it in the truck and it was pouring rain and I didn't want to change shoes, get wet and change shoes again. Cameron and Kevin both helped Cade bowl again but for the most part he did it by himself. I bowled my best game ever (128 and I'm proud of it thank you) but Dana just had to bust out her best game ever and beat me by bowling a 420 or something like that. Maybe it was a 148 but I don't care anymore because she's still rubbing it in.
So now some good news! I'm officially an Alabaman, er, Alabamanese, uh, Alabamian, I officially live here in Alabama! Dana and I both have our Alabama driver's license, I finally received my permanent badge at work (yay!), and one of our four vehicles has an Alabama license plate. And now that I think about it, one of my vehicles doesn't run so that makes us fit in even more, doesn't it? I guess I should put it up on blocks in the front yard to make it official.
Remember when I accidently shaved the side of my head and Dana laughed at me? And then Cade shaved a spot on his forehead and Dana laughed at him? Well, today Dana decided Cade was looking too shaggy and couldn't go any longer without a haircut. The plan was to cut his hair with the clippers to about the length of his still-growing-in bald spot, or about 1/2-in long. Not too short but about as long as we could go without it looking funny. So Dana carefully picks the correct size comb for the clippers, turns the clippers on and shaves right down the top of Cade's head before realizing SHE NEVER PUT THE COMB ON!!! She didn't stop until she went the lenght of his head either. Poor little Cade. He was in shock and Dana having to leave the room with her jaw on the floor and laughing at the little guy didn't help. She ended up cutting the rest of his hair pretty short but not nearly as short as his new, nearly bald stripe. At first he cried because he didn't like his hair but he got over it after we talked about it some more and I showed him how cool it feels when you run your hand across it. When Dana finished he ran into Kevin's room to show the other two boys and shouted, "Ta da!" I had told Kevin and Cameron ahead of time so they knew what to expect. Needless to say, Cade will not be going anywhere without a hat for a few weeks.
And to think Dana got onto Cade for cutting a small spot out of his bangs!
I know everyone is waiting on pins and needles to hear about the soccer games. I'll just say I stink as a coach. Cameron's team is 0-2-1 and Kevin's team is 1-2. The Reynolds boys continue to play well though and I'm very proud of their effort because they both give it everything they have every time.
Kevin found this little rut he likes to jump. He likes this picture and asked me to share it with everyone. I like it too.
Cade decided he would try riding through the ruts too. He didn't make it though.
The only picture I got of Cameron jumping the rut was the one time he dropped his front wheel too soon and crashed. He was not a happy camper.
The birds still haven't hatched and someone drove through the puddle with the tadpoles so there aren't nearly as many of them left. The few remaining don't have legs yet but we're still keeping an eye on them. Fun stuff.