Saturday, January 16, 2016

Colby's 11th Birthday

Colby just gets better with age, and we love him more and more every year. He a is a true peacemaker in our home...always quick to obey and eager to please us. For a boy who can hardly ever contain his enthusiasm, he sure is good at controlling his temper. He does not like raised angry voices, but he thoroughly believes in screaming for joy! I love that about him! And of course he is smart and talented as ever and continues to accomplish great things...including winning 1st place at the pinewood derby this year! He had a blast at his Star Wars birthday party with his all his best buds, except for Trenton who was out of town that day. Love that Colby kid :)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

I was not looking forward to New Year's this year because I knew Scott was leaving town to vacay with his brothers. And don't tell him I said this, but it was seriously my favorite New Year's Eve ever...thanks to Grandma! She found a list of fun New Year activities for kids and we decided to do them all! After decorating and hunting down everyone's favorite fast food, we then proceeded to make party hats and fizzy drinks, light up the disco ball and dance, pose in the photo booth, play the M&M game, build a fort, watch a movie with caramel popcorn (after which they kids started to pass out in age order from youngest to oldest). The big boys, however, made it all the way to midnight and had all the sparklers and noise makers to themselves. It was another happy, healthy year for us Gordons and you won't hear any complaining from me!