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Monster Jam.

Feb
02

Every January Monster Jam comes to town, the kids look forward to it and cannot wait! They see and hear the commercials and know it’s coming. This year was Bentley’s first year. Ryan and I thought he would freak out with excitement but he shocked us and was so unimpressed by all of it. He was having an “off day”. He loves monster trucks, loves playing with them and loves watching them on TV. He was actually a little pain in the butt that day. He threw several things including his cup and it rolled down the stairs onto the track where the trucks were and during intermission one of the crew members waved the cup up to see if it belonged to anyone….at least we got the cup back. 

Cameron and Easton of course loved every minute of it. I looked over at Cameron several times and he was yelling with excitement and was so pumped up. We had pit passes so we were able to go down to the track before the show and get pictures with the drivers and check out the trucks up close. The kids were totally into getting their flags signed and pictures with all of them. But because we had pit passes it seemed we were there forever and waiting. Bentley was getting restless and all he cared about was waving the damn flag around which was all fine an dandy until someone came and sat in front of us. I mean it’s ok if he whacks us with the flag but not the poor lady sitting right in front of us. We got these flags a couple years ago so we only had 2 and of course the one year we need another flag they are not selling them. So Bentley fought with his brothers over the flags. Easton was very good about sharing his. Although Bentley was having an “off day” he still loved it:) 


The kids got some screen time while we were checking out the trucks during the Pit Pass time. 

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Monster Jam Party.

Jan
10

So a little over a month ago we had the boys’  birthday party. Even though their birthdays were still like 3 weeks away we like having their party the first weekend of December. It’s a little bit away from Christmas but still in their birthday month. They wanted to have a Monster Jam party with a bounce house. Well since their birthday is in December we had to warn them that it might rain and if it rains we cannot have a bounce house. We told them that several times and they still wanted to have it at home.

So the birthday weekend comes and its pouring rain and actually it poured all week  and was suppose to let up on Sunday the day of the party. That Friday I was running errands for the party and it was crazy out. Pouring and windy. I was soaked every time I got out of the car. So Sunday morning comes around and it’s just crazy out! We had a few down pours and one lasted for a while the  backyard flooded and water came into our bedroom:)) Yep water all inside our room, it could have been worse….down the street it was a river and cars were flooded, so thankful that didn’t happen. SO we got a little water in the bedroom and had to pull out some of the padding and replace it. We were a little displaced for a few days but nothing too bad. And we went on with the party and the sun decided to show itself but still no bounce house. Everything was waaaayyyy too wet for that.

Even though there was no bounce house the boys still had a great time. And really that’s all who really matters. I am not concerned with everyone else {I mean a  little bit}, as long as my boys have fun that’s all we care about. I ordered this cool Grave Digger pinata and filled it with gold fish, graham crackers and m&m’s. Instead of having your typical party favors I ordered these little monster jam boxes and the kids filled them up with the snack pack of goodies that filled the pinata. It was so funny watching the kids try and hit the pinata blind folded. So after the first time around we took off the blind fold. It was a little hard for them:)

At first I wanted to order a cake shaped like a monster truck but then after calling around and getting some quotes I just couldn’t see paying that much for a cake. Then when Cameron said he wanted me to make his cake I started  thinking and looking around. I came across this blog where I got the idea for the cake and thought to myself I could totally do that…..and I did!!! The boys loved the cake and thought it was “super awesome”. 

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I made 3 cakes put two together and then the third one I used for the ramps. I used graham crackers and brown and gold sprinkles for the dirt. I had some posters of the invitation made and used for decorations and I also put up some pictures of the boys at a recent Monster Truck show we went to. 
I made the little fabric flag garland, I just love making these! Its super easy and looks so cute. Then afterwards you can use it for decorations around the house. I hung these ones I made for the party in the playroom. So it kinda has a Monster Truck theme now. I also took the posters I had made and put those in there too along with the all the monster truck wall decals. The boys think its so cool.

 Eating left over birthday pizza for breakfast the next morning:))

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Monster Jam.

Feb
18

Last month we took the boys to Monster Jam. They roll through town every January and this is our third year taking the kids. Well this was Easton’s first year and surprisingly he did pretty good. He managed to sit still for about half of the show and then started to get a little squirmy and antsy the last half. Both Cameron and Easton had a blast! We went with some friends who had never been before and they had a blast as well, I think they probably loved watching the boys’ reactions more than anything:) The expressions on their faces are really priceless.

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