Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Collage...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Hayes Family!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cold Weather = Inside Fun!

Another cold weekend.....we bundled up a couple of times to get exercise outside, but mainly had to find fun activities indoor. This is an example of one of them:



Some more exciting news: The YMCA had their Annual Christmas Party last Friday at Crown Center....and Patrick received a VERY prestigious award - Employee of the Year! WOW...he was shocked but very honored!

Good times...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

First comes the Deer, then comes the Tree...

Deer Hunting and Tree Decorating.....gotta love it!




For the last 2 years, I decided to go hunting with the guys on the last day that we plan on being home for hunting and both years, Pat gets his deer on the last day we are home to hunt....I must be GOOD LUCK!


Can you see the difference between the next 2 pictures?Yep, Pat shot the deer in the head and the right half of it's antlers broke off....CRAZY!

On a less "bloody" note.....we bought a brand new Christmas tree this year. (We decided the small 2 foot tree I've had since college should now be replaced with a new 7 foot one) Brody was such a GREAT help this year with our new Christmas tree. We had such a fun night decorating. I love this picture.....he's concentrating so hard to get it in just right place!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun...

It's officially the Holiday season.....my favorite part of the year! There's just something about about this part of the year - Thanksgiving, both Pat and my birthdays, Christmas, New Year's.....I LOVE IT!

We spent last weekend on the farm and below is a picture of Brody and Easton being so proud of their LONG line of toys!!
Here's a close-up....
The four older kids got to sing at church on Sunday. Here they are practicing the day before. They sang "The B-I-B-L-E", "ABCs", and "The Itsty Bitsy Spider".......the whole church was laughing out loud! (I'm pretty sure I saw tears in my dad's eyes...it was VERY special day)
left to right - Brody, Keara, Brooklyn, and Easton
Here's Brody and his "Crappa" lounging around after our Thanksgiving meal!
A couple weeks ago we celebrated Thanksgiving with Pat's side of the family. We tried and tried to get a good picture of Grandma Ethel and her great-grandsons. This is the best one I got - here's Anderson, Brody, and Kolton.
Happy Holidays!




Monday, December 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged...

Chelsie tagged me with these questions - and I have to admit I've never done one of these before, not even through email...I'm usually the one that stops the chain of those "get to know me" emails......so here goes!


Husband's name: Patrick Scott Hayes

How long married?: 3 years

How long dated?: Almost 9 years......yes, I know, it took him FOREVER to propose...don't get me started :)

How old is he?: He'll be 29 next Sunday. Happy early birthday to him!!!

Taller?: He's taller by about 2 inches - I have to pick my shoes wisely, or I'm taller than him!

Who can sing the best?: He'll say he can, I'd say I can...Well, it might depend on the song...he can hold his own with "Three Blind Mice" or "Old Mother Hubbard" - (Brody loves to listen to his nursery rhymes in the car...it drives Pat crazy) otherwise, he mostly listens to Sports Talk Radio.

Smart: Hmm...good question? For the sake of an argument, I'll say it's a tie! Sports - Him.... Math, numbers, etc. - me.

Laundry: It's weird....a couple years ago, I would say he did his, I did mine & Brody's. Nowadays, I do it. He's more particular about how his clothes are folded, so I've adjusted. But he still packs his own bags when we go on trips or go home for the holidays....

Paying bills: Mostly me...he's just responsible for giving me the receipts! If he did the bills, he would question me about every transaction :) It seems to work.

Who sleeps on the right side of bed: He does....but he would rather us sleep together in the middle on our KING size bed all night long! Me...on the other hand, need my space when I sleep~weird, I know. We've had many discussions about this thing I have about needing my own space when falling asleep.

Mows the lawn: Mostly Pat....he LOVES it! But I also love to mow....so I'll help out quite of bit with mowing.....now mowing and racking the leaves - I'll gladly let him do it!

Cooks dinner: Probably both of us....mainly me, just because I'm home most of the days to plan out the meal....but I just have a hard time figuring out WHAT to cook....once I do, I'm fine. He helps me decide.

First to admit they are wrong: WOW...this is the hardest one...we are both STUBBORN.....I'm leaning more towards....wait, no, I don't know. Ok, me (see how hard that was?)

Who kissed first: He kissed me....we were watching "Big Daddy" - I'll never forget it!

Who wears the pants: We don't wear pants in this house either!

Here he is!

Now I'm tagging:

Ann, Sinead, Michelle, Traci, Bethany, Kiley

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chiefs vs. Saints

Pat and his buddies at the Chief's Game yesterday! Travis, Dane, Joel, Pat, and Jason - wish they could've brought better luck to the Chiefs :(

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bundled up...

Just wanted to share this cute picture of my little man. This was Sunday night....we were all bundled up because Daddy had flag footbal game and it was COLD! When we got home, we started a fire and I snapped a few pictures....this one just stuck out at me.
Well, Happy Wednesday.....I can't believe Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! WOW...

Monday, November 3, 2008

More Fall photos

Wow, 3 posts in one day! I just feel like so much has happened and I want to share all of it! These are just some fun Fall pictures from the last week or so.
Daddy was throwing leaves at Brody after he jumped into the leaves & I captured this picture.....CLASSIC!Ready, set, JUMP!We carved pumpkins with some of our neighbors last weekend. The kids mostly played in the leaves while the adults carved all the pumpkins....but they had so much fun!I think all together we carved 8 pumpkins, so this family pic was taken before they were all displayed.

Almost forgot these....

I can't believe I almost forgot to include these pictures. My dad is going to kill me....but I couldn't resist! Everyone was getting in the Halloween spirit! Here's Grandma and Brody.
Grandpa Rick loves to get his picture taken...can't you tell? What's funny is that his hair used to be this shaggy when he was in high school.......oh, those were the days!

Halloween Pics...

Here we are getting ready for Trick-or-Treating!! Brody was Lightning McQueen's Pit Crew!!! (If you haven't seen the movie CARS, you may not know who that is...as we found out during the night)


Enjoying his Combine Pumpkin.....thats what that drawing is supposed to be (excuse my artistry)
I know, I know........was a great looking family!!!! Not sure who we are supposed to be...punk rock daddy, and crazy wig mommy, I guess!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Fun...

Ok, so we got invited to go to the KC Pumpkin Patch this past Sunday. It was sort of a last minute decision to go, so I left the house without my camera. So the pictures below are taken my cell phone so they may not be the best quality. With that said, we went and had a great time.....hay rack rides, HUGE pumpkin patches, haunted barn, petting zoo, pumpkin launches, you name it!



Here's Brody and Addi. Her and her parents live close by us and the kids go to the same daycare.....so they have a great time together.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chiefs Game...

Well, Grammy Kris came to visit this weekend so we thought.....why not take her and Brody to their very 1st Chief's game! And did we pick a good one......they WON!! To Denver, no less! Great game....except it was H-O-T!

We had GREAT seats....Brody wasn't sure about the noise level in Arrowhead Stadium...scared him a little....Chiefs fans are CRAZY!

This is a picture of their 1st touchdown of the day....Go Larry!
Me and my baby boy! We had a fun, busy, exciting weekend!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tiger Bike Night 2008

Last Friday night was "Bike Night" at the Tiger's football game. For those of you who are not from Clay Center.....a HUGE group of "Bikers" gather before the game to support the Tigers and help to get them geared up for the game. My mom and dad enjoy being apart of this event every year. (I shot a video of them, but every time I upload it, it turns it sideways on me....any suggestions on how to fix it?)



Brody loved seeing all the motorcycles go by and kept saying "Rrrrmmm, Rrrmmm!"

Adorable.....huh?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Chase Me Daddy"

video

This is Brody's favorite game to play! "Chase Me Daddy" is what Pat hears the minute he gets home from work!

We haven't had much going on since Labor Day weekend....plus, I must mention, we received the 1st place finish in the Annual Palmer Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament. Yea, go Jerry's Juicers! Thanks to Stacie and Barrett for asking us to play. Once I get the the team picture, I'll be sure to post it (hint, hint Stacie or Kristin!!)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

85 years YOUNG!!!

Pat's Grandma Ethel turns 85 on Monday and we celebrated her birthday with her today. We don't get to see her as often as we would like, so it was great to be able to be there today to help her celebrate with all the family. We love you Grandma! (I tried to snap this picture really fast because Brody was getting irritated with Mommy...as you can tell by his facial expression)
Pat's cousins, Mike and Jeremy, both have 6 month old boys & this was the first time they were all together....so, of course, we had to take a picture. Here's Kolton, Brody, and Anderson. It's weird that my little baby is the OLD one now...(sniff, sniff)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Family Fun in Omaha...

We spent this past weekend in Omaha with my family. We went to the Omaha Zoo on Saturday along with about 100,000 other people!!! It was packed....I've never seen so many strollers in my life.....well, except the last time we went to the Omaha Zoo!! Oh well, the kids loved it! We spent the rest of the weekend just hanging out at Allen & Sinead's house.

This gorilla just sat right by the glass and Brody (and Daddy) got to see it face to face.

Looking at the giraffe's...
Pat, Brody, Easton, and Mom are all looking at the monkeys!


Easton and Brody "posing" in front of the elephant. They didn't quite understand what picture we were trying to get.
We lined the kids up by age...starting with the oldest at the top. (Keara, Easton, Brooklyn, Brody, and Braxton) along with Grandpa & Grandma, of course.


Brody pestering Brooklyn again....this time with sticks!

Check out Ann's blog - she might have some more pictures from our weekend also.