Saturday, May 12, 2012

Yearly Pictures of the Boys!

Lambert's Second Grade Photo

Maxwell's First Grade Photo

Mothers Day 2012

It's Mommies Brain!

The Moulenbelt Men made mommy a book for Mothers day that was titled 'The ABC's of Mommy".  Every letter of the alphabet had a word or phrase that reminded the boys of Amy - and all three of us worked on it.  It was tied together with a bow and Amy really loved it.  She also received a book and a bag made at school by both boys. 

Happy Mother's day Amy!


Maxwell's 7th Birthday Party

Dr. Maxwell

Dr. Maxwell uses his new Microscope

Pikachu takes a beat down!

Finally - Pikachu is open!

Dad separated his shoulder a few days prior to the party - so he was in a sling!

 Maxwell's Birthday party was a smashing success.  We had a great time at Katy Park with friends, cupcakes, a pinata, games, and presents.  It was hot - but not too bad as we got there early and celebrated fast!

Thanks to everyone who came and sent presents.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Shawn's Leatherman Supertool 300 Case is finally complete.

I have not made a case for an object this large, and frankly I struggled with it. I hope Shawn realizes it was a labor of love and doesn't judge it too harshly.


Thursday, March 08, 2012

Westward HO!


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A few of my latest sheaths.

It has been a while since I have posted up any of my leather work. I figured I would do so here.


Friday, February 24, 2012

It has been a while - Rodeo Update.

Today was an odd day for sure. It was 'Go Western' day at school. The Katy Rodeo is this weekend and every year the kids are able to dress up as cowboys to celebrate. They got their 'duds' on and took their supplements and I loaded the boys up in the car. On the way Maxwell seemed to be breathing oddly. I asked him if he felt fine and he said that he was.

As soon as he piled out of the car - he vomited all over the drive. I loaded him back in the car - and the person who loads him up closed the door on his fingers. Seeing red - I got him loaded back up and home. Cleaned him up and got him on the couch, with Mom's help. We think it was taking his supplements on an empty stomach as about 1.5 hours later he was fine and asking for food.

He was so upset not being able to go to school today as he looks forward to dressing up every year. I checked the schedule for the Rodeo and found they were doing a 'special Rodeo' at 9:30. I got his clothes cleaned, dried, and back on him and loaded him up.

Man - what a fun time. He got a chance to ride a mechanical bull, toss a lasso, hold snakes, pet animals and more! We grabbed Lambert from school and got Lunch at Chic-File-t. No more vitamins on an empty stomach! I took pictures and thought I would share.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Moulenbelt Christmas 2011

This Christmas seemed really toned down from last years craziness. Life is a marathon for sure - and you learn at every mile. Last year we learned that we bought too many gifts, focused on some of the wrong things, and our kids were frantic most of the day - and many of their gifts remained untouched once they were unboxed.

This year we put a lot of thought into what we were getting the kids and how many gifts were 'enough'. Of course, this is a 'first world problem' but it is one of those things we find ourselves obsessing about this time of year.

As you have seen I spent a lot of time building a Lego table and we bought more general Lego's as opposed to specific Lego's that don't leave a lot of room for imagination. We also bought fewer kits and spent a lot less money. We have already found that the playing is a lot more calm and the kids seem to be having a lot more fun.

Anyway, on Christmas Eve the kids were begging to open a gift - so we gave them something we knew they would enjoy as they wait before the big day. They opened one gift from GrandMelissa - their snuggie type blankets. They loved it and the present lust was appeased for a time.

Amy and I set up the Lego Table and the rest of the gifts that the kids could open before we woke up and went to bed about 11pm. At 4am Amy heard the kids awake so we let them open their stockings from Santa and went back to bed. At 6am we were reawakened for good and the gift paper started flying. They seemed to love their gifts - and then we showed them to the spare room and the Lego table. Maxwell fell on the ground and seemed to love it right away. Lambert wasn't sure what it was - but then got it as we showed him around the table. Lambert hasn't left it all day!

Amy had gotten a gift from me prior to Christmas as we got her a guitar that fit her a few weeks ago. Amy got me a Kindle and some old school shaving gear that I wanted. We stayed very simple too - and I am certainly happy for it.

To my friends and family that keep up with us on this blog - I want to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You have all been great to myself and my family and we are grateful for having all of you in our life.