Thursday, December 30, 2010

two words for 2010
















...blessed and thankful...

Friday, December 24, 2010

merry christmas!!!







{thinking the candy cane would help...i thought wrong}


dad tickling me helped....





wishing you a very merry christmas!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

custom wrapping paper

i saw this roll of plain-o wrapping paper in the midst of all of the pretty paper at HL and i had a light bulb moment...




 why not let the kids create their own wrapping paper.  so that's what we did.  i spread the paper across the table and they (we) went to town drawing all things christmas....and i'm not sure what he was drawing but he was enjoying himself!




here are a couple of presents all wrapped up in our custom paper.



in a way, i hate to rip up all of those sweet little drawings....








Friday, December 17, 2010

all i want for christmas....

reagan lost both of her top front teeth within about a week of each other.  just in time for christmas..."all i want for christmas is my two front teeth."  i was trying to get a picture of her missing teeth the other night and she was giving me everything but....so here are the many poses of reagan....








after i asked her 100 times, "show me your teeth" this is what she does.  can you sense she's not very thrilled about her new look!



Saturday, November 20, 2010

turkeys and twine

i'm sure everyone has seen the mittens garland going around blogland....i love it but i'm not quite ready to decorate for christmas.  so, last week i thought why not turkey garland!  this little craft started out as a family affair but i quickly became the one to finish it {i don't recommend starting it before bed time} luckily it was a pretty quick and easy one.  i traced every ones hands a few times on different prints of scrapbook paper.


 i also made some pumpkins and pilgrim hats.  then, i modge podged them all to give them a little extra stiffness.  next, i took some felt and cut out feet, beaks, eyes and the gobbler thing {anyone know what that thing is called?}.  after all that was glued on and dried i took some twine and glued them all on the twine.  simple as that! 
























 you could also have everyone write what they are thankful for on their turkeys for a little extra fun.  hope everyone has a great thanksgiving week!




Friday, November 19, 2010

FREE STARBUCKS!!!!!

just in case you haven't heard.....starbucks is having buy one get one FREE now through 11/21 between 2-5!!  i personally don't care for coffee {at all}, but i do like their carmel apple cider and hot chocolate with a shot of vanilla {takes out the bitter taste}. now go enjoy a cup of joe....or cider :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

october in a nutshell

i realize i have not been posting regularly so i'm going to give you october in a nutshell....a pretty big nutshell, but it will bring us up to date. 

the weather last month was awesome! lots of sunny and warm days. we started off the month with a trip to feed the ducks.



mason was a little unsure at first....


but it didn't take long for him to get into it... 


fun and cheap entertainment!

we also went to the circus which the kids loved.  we sat pretty high up but there was plexiglass in front of us so the kids could stand and move around a little which was great.  mason LOVED the elephants.  he also loved waving his glow stick around, every time they turned the lights down he had to have his stick...side note on the sticks...i went to the $ tree before the circus and bought glow sticks and boxes of candy to keep from spending a small fortune while at the circus (learned that from last year).  our buddy bradyn and cousin peyton were there also.

the one to the bottom right just cracks me up.....







dad had a birthday....he worked really late that day so we modified our party...we celebrated more a few days later....





we went on a hay ride and to the pumpkin patch






reagan is a city girl, the smell of the country was getting to her....






mason claimed his pumpkin....





mason got his first hair cut in october. he played in the sink and ate nerds while jeremy cut....after the first cut i just knew i was gonna be makin' a trip to the hair cutters the next day but it turned out ok....







mason showing off his new do...



and the most exciting thing in october was we got a new cousin and nephew! gavin eli.....






proud papa...

cousins and big bro peyton


mason wanted to hold him....





and we finished off the month with a community block party at church....

reagan was a princess and mason was a frog....

our buddy bradyn was buzz and his dad was woody....they looked so cute...



mason was in meltdown mode, i think he was coming off of his sugar high and did not want his picture taken. overall we had a busy and fun month!