Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Labor Day weekend and More!

With summer coming to an end and school in full swing us Woodruff kids are settling in to a nice "fall" routine...but we couldn't let summer go away with out one last HORRAY! So on labor day weekend we had a BBQ. Uncle Rick, Auntie Jocelyn, Uncle Matt and Auntie Beth all came over to help us say good bye to summer. Mommy said that really Labor day had something to do with workers, or something like that but I think it's just a good excuse to have a fire and roast Marshmallows. You know what, that is just what we did. Well first we grilled and hung out, then while the grown-ups where getting the fire going we all played in our yard. Here is Shane crawling around..he was having so much fun!

Our Neighbor Courtney who is a big kid (Mommy said she's 18) came out and played with us too.

Silly Uncle Rick though his stick was a butt poking stick, and he got Daddy!
Once the fire was going nicely it was my favorite time, time to ROAST MARSHMALLOWS!!! Check out the stick that Uncle Rick is using..he could roast 4 at a time. How cool!

With our Marshmallows we made S'Mores. Our favorite way to make them is with Peanut butter cups instead of chocolate bars. Mmmm, Kylie sure enjoyed hers.

and So did Aiden.

I was so excited about mine that I did a silly pose!

Even Shane got in on the Marshmallows goodness! Here he is having his first Marshmallows EVER.

After all us kids had ours Daddy and Uncle Rick made some S'mores of the grown-ups
Auntie Jocelyn had some wine with hers!

Then she snuggled up with us. Although honestly I think she just wanted to sit with us so we could keep her warm. Hehehe!

After that we had to go to bed. So I am not really sure what happened, but here are some pictures that were taken while I was snoozing.
Looks like Uncle Rick had a beer.
and boy did that fire get BIG!

Mommy said that fire was so hot and bright that she took this picture of Daddy and Uncle Rick with out her flash!

Auntie Beth looks like she was feeling all snuggly and having lots of fun sitting by the fire,
and Uncle Matt, well who knows what he was doing. He's always so silly.

In other news, Shane has learned how to stand all by himself in the last two weeks. He is so proud of himself. He loves it when we clap and say "YAY SHANE SHANE!" Oh and this is the new smile he does when he sees a camera. Such a ham bone.

So now that Shane can stand he also thinks he's pretty clever, Mommy was changing his diaper and he crawled away and stood up, and well this was the result!
So, because Mommy has NOTHING else to do while I am at school Kylie and Aiden convinced Mommy that they should do some easy bake oven cooking. Here is Kylie with her Easy Bake oven waiting for it to warm up

Aiden wanted to get in on the action too!

Time to add the flour

Kylie let Aiden add the oil

Now mixing, mixing

and spreading it in the pan

Even Aiden got to spread some in his pan

and NOW to put it in the oven, you have to be careful cause it's pretty HOT

Since I was at school while all this was happening I had no idea about it, but when I got home I found that Kylie had made me a easy bake oven "Brownie" Ummm, yeah they aren't so great

But Mommy says what can you expect when you cook with a lightbulb. Kylie on the other hand was thrilled with her results. I suppose that is all that matters.

and well, here is one more of Shane, just because he is so darn cute!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Days and Patriots and Aiden's hair cut!

Hi everyone, Sorry it's been so long since our last update. Time seems to be slipping away from us pretty fast. We've been very busy just soaking up our last few days of summer, and getting ready to settle into the fall...and anyone who knows us knows what Fall means in the Woodruff house. Football!!!!! To be even more exact PATRIOTS!!!!!!!! No member of the house is to young to participate in the football excitment. Here is Shane showing off his Pats Pride and homage to the great #12 Tom Brady!!!

I love this picture of my baby brother! He looks so cute with his 4 teeth, just smiling and standing like a big boy! Which reminds me, Shane is now crawling EVERY WHERE! and Pulling up on EVERYTHING! He is such a happy good baby. I love him so much! I promise to make mommy take some more pics and videos of Shane and his new tricks for you all to see!Here is Kylie and I in our patriots Shirts just relaxing and playing some games. Oh and don't mind that thing on my head, I have part of my batman costume on. It was to hot for the rest of the costume.Aiden has a patriots shirt too..here he is wearing it. Check out that mop of hair on his head! That was before he got his hair cut!Here Aiden is after getting his hair cut. Not a great picture, he wasn't in the mood. I will have Mommy take a better picture later!
So the Patriots aren't the only exciting thing happening in the Woodruff house, guess what else is going on, to me inparticular?!?! Give up? I STARTED KINDERGARTEN! I absolutly LOVE it! My teachers name is Mrs. Castriotta and she is SO NICE! Here are some pics Mommy took of me on my first day!

Here I am all ready to leave! Mommy said we "HAD" to get a pic by the door cause Memere always took a picture of her and Auntie Rose at the door on their first days! What ever, I just wanted to leave!

Here we go, out the door and ready to leave!

I live close enough to school that I get to walk to school!

I was so excited to get there that I RAN most of the way!

Here I am infront of my class room about to go in!!!

I found my cubby NO PROBLEM! Here I am hanging up my back pack and ready to start the day!!!
While I was at school Mommy and the kids carried on with their day as usual, Although while I was gone Shane learned how to drink out of a juice box! Mommy said he was so excited because it had ELMO on it, and as you learned in our last update, Shane LOVES elmo!When School got out we went right home and had an early dinner because not only was tuesday (8/31) my first day of school, but it was ALSO Kylie and I's first soccer practice. Kylie wants me to mention that she got PINK soccer socks. Oh and how she still won't wear shorts.....Any way here we are warming up with Coach Carrie (She was my soccer coach last year too). ALthough it didn't take much seeing it was already 97 degree's out. Oh and a little side note, I found a pic of Aiden and his new hair cut! I think it looks good, but mommy says she misses his curls!