Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE little guys!!!

On July 30, 2005 we had this little guy
Hunter Kelly McGee
8 lbs 1 oz

On July 30, 2007
we had this little guy
Chance Ben McGee
8 lbs 5 oz
We love them both VERY much!
On this day, July 30, 2009
we celebrated their 2nd and 4th birthdays
and this is how our day went....

The boys woke up to a few decorations

and a few presents

They both got bikes that they are very happy about!

They each had a decorated "birthday boy" chair
and a cup with a wacky straw.

The boys requested blueberry pancakes for breakfast,
so we used these little lovlies that we picked the night before.

A Birthday panCAKE

Make a wish!!

This is really fun :)

He REALLY did it!

After breakfast and showers we loaded up the bikes and took the boys to a park to ride.
However, we stopped for a few errands on the way and Chance fell asleep. He had a cold which included a runny nose that you can see

The training wheels we purchased didn't fit on the bike, so Kelly was the bike runner.
They did really well together, but no official bike rider yet.

Father and Son

Since we were riding on grass, we pulled Chance on rope.

It was FUN!

Momma McGee loves her boys!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blueberry Pickin'....I mean eatin'

Tonight we went out on a spontaneous berry picking trip. We loaded everyone up after dinner, drove 15 minutes, climbed up a hill, and found a dream field of blueberries. We were in heaven, especially Chance! We had our 2 ice cream pails and everyone contributed to the filling of the buckets, except for Chance. He ate, and ate, and ate, and ate....he would just scurry from one patch to another. He did take a few breaks for pooping, tumbling, running, rolling, or bounding down the hill. He was pretty excited to be in the wide open eating one of his favorite treats.

Now, if you have ever visited us around this time of year you'll know that you are missing out on THE yummiest blueberry milkshakes. Don't worry though, we will think of you while we are drinking them.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Cutest Thing

Kelly has been working on building a little play log cabin for the boys. He has cut up the birch, and tonight they were starting to build. Kelly told the boys to come on out to help and watch. Hunter ran right to the door to put on his shoes, and Chance ran right to his room to get all of his "tools". I didn't get a picture, but it was pretty cute.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What's For Lunch??

We have an addict on our is an addiction to TACOS!!!
One of the hardest things about being a parent/chef for every meal, is deciding what to make for dinner. Since the boys are the only ones home when it is time to start making dinner, I usually ask them if anything sounds good. Sometimes they come up with some great idea that I hadn't thought of. However, I have had to stop asking Chance! His answer is now ALWAYS
He doesn't really care if they are homemade or from Taco Bell, but he LOVES them.
Occasionally, we will stop and pick up Tacos to bring home and eat.
I ask Chance if he wants
and he tells me that he wants
It is always funny....and he knows it!
Believe it or not he will usually eat one whole taco and then 3/4 of the other one.
So, if you ever need an idea for lunch or dinner, give us a call and talk to Chance.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July and Biker Dudes and Chicks

For the Fourth Kelly of course, had to work, but the boys and I were invited by some friends to go to the little town of Nenana. It is about 1 hour up the road towards Denali, so I decided I could handle the drive. We got there about 10:15 and the boys had a pancake at the pancake feed while we waited for the fun to start.
Before we ate they wanted their picture taken in front of this "thing". I have no idea what this is called, but I am sure it has a name.
About 11:00 the fun started!!! They have Lots and LOTS of races for the kids and some for the grown ups too. Everytime you raced you got a quarter, and then $1.00 for the winner and .50 for second place. They did running races, 3 legged races, sack races and even a "potato race".
These are our friends Ali (6) and Saige (4), and one of their 1 month old twin brothers. Hunter was mid-sneeze in this picture, but I thought it was too funny not to post.

This is the potato race. A couple of ladies quickly drew these lines and circles with bags of flour and then put the potatoes in the circles. The kids had to run to the first circle and get the potato and then go to the second circle, get the tater and then run to the home circle. Hunter did really well with this one.

Chancey accidentally had a collision with one of the ladies who had the sack of flour.
You can't see it very well, but he was pretty white on one side of his head.

The final activity in Nenana was a "wood shavings money dig". They started all the kids on a line and they ran to this big pile of wood shavings where they dug for $$$$. Hunter got .76 and Chance just put the shavings on kids heads, and got some down his diaper...not on purpose.
We also had a fun picnic lunch that we packed with us. It was really a fun day, and we might do it again next year!!
We left Nenana around 2:30 and they boys fell asleep in the car very quickly! When we got home they of course woke up, so we vacuumed and unloaded the dishwasher just in time for Kelly to get home around 6:00. From there, we grilled hot dogs and had a nice fourth of July dinner with watermelon, pork n beans, and a veggie tray. After that we went out for Ice Cream at a little outdoor Ice Cream shop called Hot Licks. It was yummy and the boys were a MESS!!! Really we all looked like homeless folk!
After ice cream we were off to do our fireworks. But, we had to stop at the church to do our
"pop its" because they won't pop on our gravel. As soon as we pulled up to the church Chance started screaming and crying, "No church class, no church class" over and over until I was finally able to get through to him that we weren't there for church. The boys both loved popping the "pop its." We finally headed home to do the rest of our fireworks (which weren't many), but the boys were excited.

Sparkers were a hit.
Notice Chancey's homeless look.

Hunter was in heaven pretending his sparkler was a sword and he was getting the bad guys.

The finale!
I don't know how much fireworks are normally but this is what I got for $10.50:
2 pkg. sparklers
1pkg of six smoke bombs
2 pkg. pop its
1 small fountain
Maybe all fireworks are a rip off???
Well it was a fun day anyhow! It was fun to watch the boys have so much fun!!

Sunday after church we had some visitors, and they showed up on their motorcycles.
Jack and Laurie Meikle (Kelly's aunt and uncle), and their friends Yvonne and Dave were doing an Alaska/Canada motorcycle tour. We were so lucky to get to be one of their stops. The boys were thrilled to be able to "ride" the bikes and honk the horns.
(Really Chance was HAPPY to be on the bike)

So cool!
We love to have visitors!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Lazy Woman's Blog

My brother James and his wife Chelsea came to visit us for 8 days!!! We had so much fun with them, sightseeing, touring, playing, and talking to them. Chelsea did a fabulous blog on their trip, and I didn't take ANY pictures, so I am going to direct you to their blog Check back with us after the 4th of July....we might have a good blog by then!