Friday, December 14, 2012

Kindergarten Christmas Party

Thankful that I was able to visit my Kindergartener at his school this morning.

L and I at his school
Waiting for his turn to make an ornament

My son always plays with the BIGGEST kids in his class!

Painting a napkin holder

My little artist

Playing with some friends

Making "Thank You" cards!

My Sweet Boy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Photo

The Santa, unfortunately really change over the past year... but the kids are cute. :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tooth Fairy!

At 3:30am, our bedroom door flew open and L announced, "MY TOOTH FELL OUT!"  It was loose for several weeks but, even wiggling it right before bedtime, I thought it would be a few more days.  According to him, he just woke up and it popped out.  So my husband got up to confirm, and put the little tooth in a ziplock bag.  The next morning he was so excited!  Seriously, this kid was as excited about losing his tooth as he will be Christmas morning.

His tooth-less grin

L was super proud of his tooth and so he made this note for the tooth fairy:

"I want to keep my toof"
I was always under the impression that the tooth fairy pays you for your tooth, but according to Super Why, L says, "it's okay to keep your tooth AND get money."  So, now he's got his tooth and $5 in a ziplock bag... at school... because of course he had to show all of his friends.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Festival

I love the Christmas Festival at our church: breakfast, pony rides, carriage ride, ornaments, gingerbread houses, sugar cookies, and pictures with Santa.  My kids had such a great time today.

Christmas Festival 2012

E, O, and L at our Church Christmas Festival
L, O, and E
Last year, E was too fearful to ride on the pony (more than a few seconds), but this year she said she was not afraid, "because God is with me."

Pony Ride 2011
Pony Ride 2012
Last year, L rode timidly on the pony.  This year, he nearly climbed onto it by himself!

Pony Ride 2011
Pony Ride 2012
My two older kids have grown so much.  I'm just amazed.


2011- 2.5 year old E
2012- 3.5 year old E

2011- 4.5 year old L
2012- 5.5 year old L

Last year, the older kids were really too young to decorate a gingerbread house, but this year, even E was able to do it.

E, with her house

L, with his house

The biggest change of all, of course, is Baby O.  Last year he was really just an infant and this year he's a curious toddler.


Some things of course haven't changed.  They still make goofy faces, run to the car, and use too many sprinkles on their sugar cookies!

2011-- Running to the car
2012-- Running to the car
Sprinkling her cookie

E and her finished cookie, 2011
E and her finished cookie, 2012
L, icing his cookie 2012

We don't have our Santa picture back yet, but here's the one from last year:


 Photo for 2012 to come...

Thankful November: Day 30

Day 30:  This month, my kids and I have talked a lot about being thankful.  At the beginning of the month, we started to list some of the those things.  Here was our complete list at the end of the month:

Thankful November: Day 29

Day 29:  I'm thankful for time with my sweet girl.  She really loves playing games these days and I'm so thankful I'm able to sit in the floor and play with her while her little brother is napping.

Thankful November: Day 28

Day 28: I'm thankful that my older two have such a great relationship-- Even with my oldest going away to Kindergarten.  They really are best friends!

My Two Oldests

Silly E!

L's "Football Face" & E's "Football Face"

L's "Football Face" & E's "Football Face"

L's "Football Face" & E's "Football Face"

Goofy Kid!

He is growing up SO FAST!