Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Polar Express Day

Thursday the 15th was Polar Express day at Barrett's school, they got to wear their P.J.'s and watch the movie. I was a little worried to send my BIG boy in smocked pajama's, but hey that's just who I am. Thankfully, Barrett didn't seem to care. {I have been lucky with him, he doesn't say to much about the clothes I lay out} YET!!!!

Jack had to jump in for a picture too. NOW.....He on the other hand must be wearing a cowboy hat and boots at ALL times. Yep! Fun times!!

Weekend in Dallas

On December 9th we loaded up in the motorhome and headed to Dallas for a fun filled day! Every year for the past 4 years or so we have gone to the Gaylord Texan to see ICE. We almost decided not to go this year, just because things have been so busy during the holidays, but the boys REALLY wanted to go. We invited Ryan's sister Dori, Eric, and her boys to come with us. Our first stop of the day was Bass Pro shop to have the boys picture with Santa and do some of the activities there.

Bass Pro had some great decorations......I NEED this tree for Rough Creek!!!!!!!!
Here are the boys with Santa, Barrett looks silly and Jack well, not amused! Thank goodness we got there early for that, some people that got there after us were not going to have their pics taken until 6:00 that evening!!! Crazy! We only waited about 30 minutes, Thankfully!!
Next we moved on to the carousel of Santa's reindeer. It was so cute and the boys loved it!

Sweet Brothers!!!
Boys and toys that they will NOT be given :)
Next was lunch at one of our Fav's, P.F. Chang's!!! Yummy fun with Chopsticks!

We met up with our cousins and were ready for ICE, Shrek the Halls!! All of our BOYS!!!!

Our family waiting for ICE.
The main event......

The boys had SO much fun on the ice slides, they were just REALLY cold!! Barrett ended up stuck and had to be pushed down, HAHA!
After the awesome ICE exhibit we were on to the Kung Fu Panda snow tubing. I was excited about this, I won't lie. We ALL headed up to try the snow hill out. Jack was SO mad because he wanted to ride by himself but he was to small :( Barrett on the other hand, wouldn't go down with out one of us with him. HA, kids are so funny!!
Daddy and Jack racing down!!
Barrett and Aunt Dori zipping down the hill, SO fun!!
We had so much fun but the Gaylord was very, very crowded. We looked around the hotel for a few minutes and decided the crowds were to much. We left and headed out to have some dinner at Uncle Julio's. I knew there would be a wait, on a Friday in Dallas, but 2HOURS?? REALLY?!? We had 6 hungry, rowdy boys with us, yeah just imagine that please! We endured and waited outside by the fire while the boys played and it wasn't terrible. Our dinner was yummy and we had such fun catching up with Dori and Eric!!

It was a was a great day full of fun and family!!! So glad we kept the tradition alive!!

CSE Staff Christmas Party

The beginning of December was SO super busy(one of the reasons I am SO behind on the blog)! My friend Leslie, generously hosted our CSE staff Christmas party and I was honored that she asked me to help her. Leslie's house was beautiful as always, and we had a HUGE spread for the teachers and staff.

Dr. Neal, the fearless leader! Love her to pieces, she is one of the sweetest people ever!!! Such a blessing. She is giving the teachers their instructions for their "project".

The teacher were divided into groups and had to dress up with their given supplies and make up a song. I have to say they were very creative and funny!

The staff ate, drank and had a GREAT time! We are so blessed to have such a great group of teacher and staff. I was HAPPY to serve them and be able to say THANKS for all that they do!
Dr. Neal had a cute little thank you gift for Leslie and I.
Merry Christmas CSE staff!!!

Skippy and his Games

Our Elf, Skippy made his annual appearance the first of December. He has since been up to a lot of mischief and even had a health scare when the Jack threw him off of HIS backhoe! Here are a few places Skippy was found this Christmas season.

Riding a backhoe, even if it ended unfortunately!

Turning the toilet water green!
Making snow angels in the flour!
We enjoyed our special Christmas visitor, see ya next year Skippy!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Barrett's Christmas Program

On December 6th Barrett had his school Christmas program, "A Holly Jolly Christmas". Here are my boys before heading to the program.

We were so excited to have Big B and SuSu with us for the evening, they came to see B's program. I had asked Barrett earlier in the week what songs he was singing in the program and he couldn't remember?? That is never a good sign, HA!

Here is my my little songbird before the program, talking as usual!!
Barrett was SO excited that HE got to hold the bells during Jingle Bells. Two kids from each class were chosen to do it. I was so worried he was going to BONK the kids in front of him with the bells!!!

The program was very cute, our teachers did a great job!! After the program we headed to Posados for a yummy dinner. It was a great night!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Reindeer Shirts at School

On Tuesday I headed to Barrett's school for a fun project!! I brought lunch and ate with him before we got started.

The teachers had a fun reindeer t -shirt planned.

We had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed it! I was only a little covered in paint:) We made a lot of little reindeer shirts and a few messes, but it was worth it!

I took Barrett home early with me, which he loved. We then went to pick up Jack from MDO, he was so excited to see B come in to get him!

Yes, Jack wore his hat ALL day! Daddy dressed him obviously!! It was a busy day! I am so blessed to be able to stay home and do things like this for my boys!

Raccoon my house

My silly boys were in quite a mood bright & early on Monday morning. They decided to start the day of with raccoon fights?!?!Really?!?! I might add this took place before I had even had my coffee!

Yes, raccoon fighting. Apparently, it's a great way to start your week!

Fun times Friday

Last weekend Ryan & Barrett were hunting again, Jack & I opted to stay home. We may have been home, but Jack provided plenty of entertainment!

Yep! That happened! Just a boring Friday evening at home. Never dull!!

Canton Thursday...again!

Last Thursday Leslie, Jennifer & I headed to Canton first Monday...again!! We always have such fun shopping and visiting. It was a gorgeous day, a little cool but I'm not complaining!! We shopped and had our usual yummy lunch of baked potatoes and pie (don't judge):)!!

While at one of our favorite stores, {Brassy Blueberries} a girl approached me. She told me she didn't want to sound like a stalker, but she read my blog & wanted to say HI. I was so flattered, that was the first time I have had that happen!! Haha! Famous in a small town:). It was so nice to meet a sweet reader!!

Another fun day with great girls!!!