Jayden’s 8th Birthday interview

July 22nd, 2015

1. What is your job going to be when you grow up? Dig up Dinosaur bones

2. Who are your best friends? Christian, Body, Patrick, Lincoln, Walker, Ali, Isaac, and my cousins

3. What do you like to do with your friends? Nerf wars

4. What food do you like best? Mac & Cheese

5. What do you like best about school? Doing math and science

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6. What do you like to do with Mommy? Play everything and hug mommy

7. What do you like to do with Daddy? Play basketball

8. What do you love to do most? Jurassic World Legos

9. What is your favorite color? Blue and green

10. What do you love most about yourself? Im funny

11. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? Spend it on Legos

12. What is your Grandmother’s name? Bunny

13. What do you think your brother will be when he grows up? A famous guitar player

14. What does daddy do best? Cooking

15. What is Mommy good at? Taking care of me

16. What do you like best about your mommy? That she loves me

17. What do you like most about Daddy? I get to see him at school

18. How strong is your Dad? He can lift 50 lbs!

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19. What is your Mommy’s favorite thing to do? See Poppy

20. What time does Mommy wake up in the morning? 3:40

21. When does Daddy go to sleep? After he says good night to me

22. What are you afraid of? The dark

23. What are you proud of? When I graduated preschool

24. If you were to get anything you want, what would you ask for? to have a good family

25. What is the healthiest thing you can eat? Strawberries

26. What is your morning routine? Say hi to Mommy, go to the bathroom, watch tv

27. Give me an example of a good deed? Soccer

28. Tell me a knock knock joke….
Knock, Knock
Who’s there?
Minion’s Jurassic World.
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Dear Jayden,

July 15th, 2015

Dear Jayden,
Its the night before your 8th birthday and right now you and Peyton are giggling in your bunk bed together. Both of you begged to sleep in the same room tonight, a first of many I am sure!

I can’t believe how fast 8 years have gone. You are an amazing little boy and really came out of your shell this year. You have so many friends, it’s hard for you to pick a favorite.

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You did really well in first grade and can’t wait to start 2nd. Math is your favorite subject, you love counting and talking about numbers. You are amazed that numbers never stop.

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Ducks are still your favorite animal, you still love mac & cheese, and you are still the best at wearing your clothes inside out and/or backwards!

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I love how independent you are, but still need me and ask for hugs. (Your hugs from the back are the best!) Although independent, you can be shy, you don’t like all the attention on you, unless it’s your birthday or a special day.

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I will always love the dimple on your cheek, which seems to get deeper and cuter the bigger you get. I love your jokes and your many questions you ask throughout the day.

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You love your Daddy, adore your Gpa, and pray for Poppy all the time. It’s been a difficult time for Poppy, but you’re handling it really well. Youre such a loving little boy!

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I love your good nights to me as I walk out of your room, and how you ask for Ducky to be wrapped in sheekie before bed. I love your prayers and how much you love God.

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Happy Birthday sweet boy! Have a fun 8th year! We love you so much!

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Keep God in your heart.
Love, Mommy

Jayden’s Jurassic 8th Birthday party!

July 11th, 2015

I can’t believe we are celebrating Jayden’s 8th birthday already. We had fun planning and setting up for his Jurassic World party. It is dinosaur city here at the Mester house. The Jurassic Lego city on our Lego table is getting huge! Ill have to post a picture of it when it’s finished. But right now it’s party time!

Jason made an adorable watermelon dinosaur, and the boys and I made dino footprint sugar cookies!

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A Jurassic World cake….

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I always want at least one picture with the birthday boy….

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We were happy to find a dinosaur pinata and Jurassic World decorations at Party City. (The boys and I made the poster).

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Finally, Party Time! Jayden has so many friends, they are all so sweet and had such a fun time!

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It’s hard to keep Jason away from his Egg….

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Water balloons! (best invention ever…. they fill and tie themselves!)

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I love when Coach Mester shows up at the party! The kids line up and listen so well when he’s here! Rules and info on all things water balloon….

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and GO!

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Pinata time!

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Happy 8th Birthday Jayden!

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Jayden opened gifts after everyone went home…. Thank you for everything, family and friends!

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Happy 4th ‘Merica!

July 4th, 2015

We started our 4th with Krispy Kreme and Starbucks…. If you know us at all, you know we aren’t big on sweets but on holidays and birthdays we try to let it go.

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Pool time, ritas, fireworks, corn hole, and Shay!

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My annual fruit and cheese flag…. Jason was in charge of the cheese this year. Red, yellow, and blue? why not!

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Half price Sonic shakes too!

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We were so sad my brother and sister in law didn’t make it in town this year. But the 2nd annual Ring Of Fire still had to happen! The boys (all three of them!) were excited to set it up this year.

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Sparklers, my favorite!

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Sparklers in a cat litter jug anyone?

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A few fireworks before the Ring of Fire…. (The ROF is on video and its hilarious!)

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Happy 4th ‘merica!

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Happy Birthday Me!

June 25th, 2015

I can always depend on these three to make my birthday special. How lucky am I to have three cooks make me a breakfast burrito this morning!

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A selfie stick? Best present ever! Im sure they will think differently very soon!

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We went to see Inside Out (really cute!), then more celebrating in the backyard…. grilling out and pool time!

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Happy Birthday Me!

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Happy Birthday Mom!

June 23rd, 2015

This sweet lady is a one of a kind mom, bunny, sister, wife, and friend to so many! Thank you for taking care of us, loving us, and for being the best of the best! Blessed are the people who get to meet her and know her! Happiest of birthday wishes to you! We love you so much!

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Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

June 21st, 2015

Happy Father’s Day to this sweet man! Seeing him raise our boys has been an amazing journey. Best daddy, husband and friend!

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Happy Father’s Day and early birthday celebration!

June 20th, 2015

We had Michelle and Grandpa over to do a small celebration for Father’s Day and my birthday. We haven’t had Michelle over in what feels like forever so it was nice to see her and catch up over dinner and drinks on the patio again. The boys love Charlene as much as we do! She brought over some of best cupcakes ever and mustaches…. what’s a birthday without a little mustache?

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Peyton and Jayden were excited to give Grandpa and Jason their Father’s Day gifts. They gave me specific instructions to help them find some #1 Dad t-shirts and a coffee mug. We didn’t find the mug, but found one with a chalkboard, thank goodness!

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The next morning we went to church then walked over to their annual car show, with free root beer floats!

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We also visited my dad. He is still in the hospital but should be going back to rehab this weekend. (He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago for low platelets. They should be at least 150, Dad’s were a 4. His arms and legs were full of black bruises. It’s awful).

We love you Poppy! Feel better!

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summer is on!

June 20th, 2015

Summer has been a busy one…. just like everyone in the world I have been taking most of my pictures on my phone, and it’s time to get them off! Hello summer!

The usual, every day & evening we are in the pool….

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Our garden is still growing strong!

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The library, always a favorite.

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Invisible pens are super fun when youre 9 & 7 years old….

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BFF!

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more backyard entertainment….

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It’s superman!

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Our church had an outdoor concert. We invited a couple of the boys friends to go with us. It was a blast and the weather was perfect…. Full moon and all!

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hello ear infection

June 17th, 2015

I really thought sending Peyton to camp without ear drops for two days he would be fine. They only swam one day so I honestly thought we wouldn’t have anything to worry about. But yesterday on the ride home Peyton told us his ear hurt really bad. So much that he told one of the counselors but they never heard from the nurse.

We did the best we could to make him comfortable for the night but this morning he was still hurting so after dropping Jayden at basketball camp, Peyton and I went to the doctor.

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He has swimmers ear and can’t swim through the weekend. :(

 

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