Saturday, December 22, 2007
"look Mom , I'm Mary."
We've been preparing in lots of ways.... getting a Christmas time haircut... such a handsome lil dude!
(we soon had 40-50 degrees, so we had a little window watcher as he sadly saw the potato-buttons fall off, and the apple-eyes slide out...) we reminded him, that when its cold and there is more snow, he'll be back again some day!! OH!!!
and I did an adorable little photo shoot the other day with the kids for the last page of my calendar.
( put one together as a gift for all the great grandparents)
They were SOOOO cute, so as soon, as they are edited , I'll share.
Hope you are all enjoying these last few days.. and that you'll stop to reflect on the TRUE reason for this glorious season.
Monday, December 17, 2007
well, thats just what we did last week. Took both kids in to help (actually they cried, and played and caused mahem..) but help, they did... with sorting gifts and bagging for CHRISTMAS for EVERYONE!!
and on Christmas Eve day, we will continue the tradition of bell ringing...
Not sure , if Brigham will stay in a stoller this year.....
and yes, mom and dad were with him.. see my pregant with Tatum legs in the background!!! lol
hopefully it will not be terribly cold, but it was a tradition I grew up with , and wanted to continue with my own family.
we will leave Tatum with Grandma.
and on Christmas day, Andrew and I will head to the resource center to help give rides, or pass out meals, or whatever. another little tradition we wanted to do to give back and show our kids that not everybody gets a million presents, and has 6 coats, and lots of shoes, and plenty of food...especially cookies(thats what we're in to right now!! LOL)
and so some baking has been done..and lots of cookie eating =p.
four cookie exchanges last week and two brunches.
making goodies for neigbors to be delivered tomorrow. and cookies for Brig's program at school. I so wish my 3 year old was a bit better at 'helping' with this task....we're getting there with lots of practice!
and a bit of crafting has been done:here is the stable scene for Brigham's nativity at preschool.
The kids have been working hard on all the figures, and we get to see it all put together tomorrow at his class program.
we keep catching him singing his songs... its SOOO cute. I think a tad more effort is going into this program than the thanksgiving one.
I've got my camera all charged and waiting to capture that notarias.. "HI MOMMY!!!" on video!! LOL
and some crafting has been done: saw it on Ali Edwards blog. so adorable. and yet, I thought I had enough pins and buttons.. holy cow!! I blew right through 150 pins and will have to go get another bag of buttons.
was really liking the all green one seen here too for our master bedroom. oh, maybe next year!
and I made this fun wall hanging out of my december kit from Scrapbook Obsessions. actually made one for a friend too. I just love these papers and can't wait to scrap this year's pictures with them.
* and I've been relaxing on my couch as I look at this:
I have not neglegted my kids with all the business.!! we went to see Santa Thursday night, and got some really cute pictures. I'll share them once I edit them some. And Friday we had some good friends over for a festive holiday dinner...on my new holiday..ok..well winterware..LOVE them.
Saturday my mom watched Brigham all day and we did some Santa Clause shopping. A winter storm came in , and dumped 11 inches on us!!
Brig was snowed in at grandma's until about 8pm last night.. and we were snowed in at our house!! church was cancelled.
I spent the day organizing my pictures and watching holiday movies on the Hallmark channel. Andrew even watched the sappy movies with me, in between FF scores!!
well, Gotta go get something done while both kids are asleep! I hope you are all having a GREAT MONDAY!!!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I always feel like we do something fun, or something funny happens, or I just want to speak my mind(usually not funny LOL) or the kids do something cute, or my husband does something out of the ordinary, or I do something spacey(like everyday!! LOL).....and I always think to myself..
"this would be such a perfect thing to blog about"... and well, life happens, and we just keep going, and then I never blog.
I am a slacker like that. Or do they call it procrastination???
so, I thought I'd give a peek into our whirlwind of the last few weeks.
Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday, and that you spent some good time with family and/or friends. oh, yeah, and that you had fabulous food =)
Brigham's Thanksgiving feast/program at school the week before Turkeyday.(well, not so much of a program, as it was they stood on their mats, and wiggled and waved at the parents, and TRIED to sing a couple of songs. Some of the kids even included the hand motions.
Mine finally figured it out during the last verse of the second song!!LOL
and we crafted a turkey cupcake!!
We stuffed ourselves with Grandma's down home farm cooking on Thanksgiving Day.
Tatum and Brig were the life of the party.
My grandma just adores them both, and at 87 years old, still gets down on the floor to play with them.!!
We actaully took a video that we got at the library. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK---
does anyone remember that? took us down memory lane for sure. My cousins are still in highschool so not to far off for them, but we got quite the chuckles as we looked back at this show.
Brigham of course LOVED it, and is now repeating... junction, junction, whats your function all the time!!
We made these cute little turkeys.
Love the concentration and the tongue out!!
not a fan at first..
hope you're having a GREAT week =)
Monday, November 19, 2007
step 2: wait for a big stream to come out and then see if the water turns '"lello".
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here is a replica of the 'moon prints' leading up to the new Neil Armstrong Engineering building. The dedication was Friday night, and we got to go inside and check it out. Complete w/ moon rocks, and a capsule hung from the ceiling. Its a very cool bldg design as well, but I didn't get a pic of it!!
Brigham after the game, intensley watching the band as it marches by. He has informed us that he wants to be in the band. He was playing his 'air trombone' and having a blast. We never even told him how to, he just saw it and mimiked it. gotta love it.
Here is the statue of the boyish Neil Armstrong as he looked during his Freshman year of campus.
put your hands up and 'shout'... Brigham never missed a beat!!
proudly showing off his Purdue Pete with the hammer down on the ground.(the phrase he told everyone as he pointed to his cheek!)
the family =)