Monday, October 31, 2011

jaren's birthday party

Yes, I know that I am all out of sorts!  Jaren's birthday was back in August (and I know, I still haven't posted the summer pics yet) and yet, here are his party pictures?  What?  Well, we were finally able to arrange his party just a couple of weeks ago - so here it is! 

Ten Boys + Paintballing = A TON of fun (okay, and maybe some minor injuries)

 Jaren went paintballing for the first time this summer and decided that he MUST do that for his birthday party.  After the party, almost every boy said that they wanted to do this for their next party as well.  So, I guess getting shot at (and hit) is a fun thing?  This course - Ghost Town Paintball - was fabulous!  The people were super nice and very accommodating.  The boys loved that you could use all three courses too.
This is the happy un-birthday boy with his cake!

The whole crew that came to the party.  Don't they look scary?  Happy 11th birthday buddy!  I am glad we waited and had the party you wanted!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Canada's got Talent!!!

A friend of ours got free tickets to the taping of the Alberta auditions for Canada's got talent, so off we went on a road trip to Calgary!  It was a long way to go for just a few hours, but it was a TON of fun.  As you can probably see from the picture, we had awesome seats too!  We may even be on TV next spring!  Hooray!  It was really cool to see how they do things when the show isn't live.  You can tell why they need editing - and they sure coached us how to CHEER, BOO and even say, AHHHHHHH!
One of the coolest things was Martin Short being one of the judges.  He was funny and witty and quite enjoyable - by far my fav out of the three judges (i have never heard of the other two - but "Stephan," one of the other judges seemed  to like himslef a lot).  By the end of the night, I think we were pretty hoarse from yelling, but like I said it was super fun!  Maybe, we will even go again next fall!