The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Winter Phone Pictures

I needed to back up my phone tonight so in the process I pulled all of the pictures off my phone from this winter. I thought I would share a few here. They aren't great quality since they are phone pictures but they captured some of our moments over the winter. Mostly I realized we have been sick SO MUCH this winter. Spring can come any time now! Here is miss Ella snuggling on the couch while sick.
 Ella after she fell asleep a different time on the couch....while sick.
The kids playing on our pond one nice snowy day.

Jack at the doctor...of course he was sick.
 This is what it is like trying to get Ella to sleep...

 Building a snow fort with the best packing snow EVER. We had a few good snow days this year!

 Ella doing some serious concentrating on her painting project :)

 Owen and Grandma worked hard on theirs too. He is planning to sell it for $1,000


We had an eventful evening at our house. The kids were playing in the boys room as we were waiting to leave for hockey when we heard a very loud thud. Apparently Jack was graciously helped off the top bunk by Owen (over the edge) and catapulted off the bottom bunk head first into the door. He got a big old gash on his forehead. It was bleeding. A lot. So we wrapped him up and off to the emergency room we went. The first few pictures are the finished product (after 6 stitches) then I added some pictures from before and during the process. I recommend only looking at the first few if you are squeamish but I had a few requests to see the before pictures so I added them. Here is my boy!

 Don't go past here if you don't want to see the gross :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pinewood Derby!

Today was Jack's cub scout Pinewood Derby. He had almost no interest in building his car this week because I don't think he realized how much fun it would be. Once he decorated it last night (with Ninjago stickers of course!) he started to get excited...and nervous! Here are the first few cars that got weighed in. Jack's is the gold #3 car.
 Jack and Owen waiting for the fun to begin.
 Checking out the track and probably discussing their racing tactics. 

 The boys all lined up before the races.
 The derby cars :)

 Love this kid so darn much!
 Cars again!
 Still loving on Jack!
 Jacks car getting ready for its first race. Jack was so nervous he wouldn't win anything...we don't quite get the "its just fun to participate" theory yet.
 Watching his car come down the track.
 Not too excited he didn't win that first race.
 At the results table.

 This picture makes me tear up every time. He is so embarrassed and excited at the same time because he just found out that he got second place. Classic Jack. Love this boy!
 Receiving his award for second place in his division. He was so, so proud (So was I!).

 His ribbon with a little metal car on the bottom!

Here is a video after one of his races that he won (it is a complicated procedure and the track is rigged to calculate the time and automatically put it into fancy excel charts so they end up racing in each lane at least once). Owen and Ella were so proud. I love these kids and how much they love each other even if they drive each other crazy!