More family pics…

We took some family pics last week and we just got them back. You can check them out here:

Martineau Family

Koen turns 2…tomorrow

HappyBirthday

Well, today was Koen’s 2nd birthday party (his actual birthday is tomorrow). I am struggling with how to describe a two-year old birthday party. Chaos doesn’t quite seem to do it justice. As crazy as it was, we still had a blast. Koen had four friends that attended, Carter, Zane, Cannon and Hyrum. Here they are right before they attacked the cake and ice cream.

TheCrew

The theme was “Choo Choo Trains” which happens to be the big thing for Koen these days. Brigett decided to get creative so she and I built a Choo Choo Train cake last night. I think it ended up pretty nice, although I don’t have any plans to trade in my day job. Here’s a pic so you can judge for yourself.

TheCake

So, all in all, Koen is pretty excited about his birthday. He went with me to the store this morning to get his candle, and he picked out the number 2 candle. I guess that would have been the time to explain that candles are made out of wax, and that wax is really not all that tasty. I didn’t, but Koen learned the lesson anyway when he tried to eat his candle. He decided that the cake and ice cream were better.

If you want to check out some more pictures of his party, you can click on the picture below:

Koen's 2nd Birthday Party

The Loot – 2007

Well, the madness has come and gone…well, it is still lingering a bit, but you get the idea… I think Santa may have had to rearrange his travel plans around our house. Braden is apparently too young to use the “Santa won’t come if you don’t go to sleep” threat and decided he wanted to stay up half the night. Anyway, here are some pics of the kids with some of their loot.
Maddie
This year Maddie has been into High School Musical and Music. She was pretty excited to get her purple ipod loaded with High School Musical 1 and 2 as well as Hannah Montana and Hilary Duff. She also got some speakers she can use to play her music in her room when she wants to dance and some High School Musical dolls.
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Peyton
Let’s see, she likes babies… This year she wanted a baby alive and a changing table for her babies. New dress up shoes and games were all just icing on the cake. (I think that as of this writing, the new baby alive has “peed” on every member of our family…)
  Peyton
Koen
He has been talking about getting a choo choo train for the last two months so he was pretty excited when he scored the train table and all the extra pieces. All we had to do was tear him away from his chocolate and candy canes to get him to actually open his presents…
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Braden
Ummm… He didn’t really care about presents (which his siblings took advantage of to get to open a few more presents). He was pretty excited about his hammer table (look familiar to any of you Martineaus?).
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Brad and Brigett
We are diligently saving our pennies so that we can replace our flooring. We took it easy on the gifts and went with cologne and perfume (cologne for me and perfume for Brigett in case anyone was wondering). Hopefully within the next couple of weeks we’ll have some new flooring to show off.We all had a blast this Christmas and we hope you did too. Here’s to a great new year.P.S. You can go see more of our Christmas pics by clicking on the picture below:
Christmas 2007