Tonight, Nana and Ada took the boys on a special outting!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Here we are posing after decorating our Christmas tree. Steven did help decorate, too, but he injured his foot on a shard of glass from an ornament...TWICE! What bad luck! It was actually bleeding quite a bit! So...He sat on the couch most of the time.
Our Elf arrived yesterday! Here are the boys getting their special package all the way from the North Pole!
The boys really did like reading the story again this year! It is a cute one!
We named him last year, but did not write it down in the book like you are supposed to. No one could remember what it was, so we renamed him Sneakers.
My cutie pie!
We always have so much fun picking out our tree! Although, this yr, we were only there for about 5 minutes! We walked in and immediately found the one we wanted! We decorated two trees this yr. The live one went downstairs, and the artificial one went in the bonus room. Hopefully Easton will cooperate and not take off all of the ornaments!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Getting ready for Thanksgiving this year was such a good experience. It wasn't at all hectic. Everyone was helpful. And...I didn't have to work or be on call! The kids always enjoy helping with the cooking so the food preparation that Thanksgiving brings, was fun for them! Don't they look so sweet here! I told them that they were displaying great teamwork and that the Wonder Pets (TV characters that base their show on situation that call for working together) would be so proud! It also made their Momma very proud!
The funny thing about this picture is that the apron says, "This Lady Can Cook"!
I thought that Easton would be in the best mood. He had taken an early nap, and had also only had a light breakfast. I thought he would be ready to eat, eat, eat! As you can see, I thought wrong. This is what he did the whole time we ate! He was not still tired...just grumpy!
Here is Parker, eating with Jacob! He actually ate quite a bit, but of course was ready to be done eating and to start playing with his cousin Jacob! I told him that Thanksgiving was about eating! Not playing! Ha ha ha!
We ate at Randy and Susie's house this year. We trade back and forth between my parent's and Steven's parent's houses each yr to make it a little less hectic. It is so nice staying in one place! The food was fantastic and the company was great! I am not quite as good of a mom, though when we are there! I am too consumed by my desire to chat with everyone, that I completely forget to chase my kids. Sorry to anyone who watched my kids more than I did! I guess that shows how much I enjoy my in-laws!
I wanted to take more pictures, but I guess I forgot!
Monday, November 21, 2011
I was sitting here thinking about my two lovely little boys and just how blessed I have been to have such sweet additions to our family! I cannot imagine my life without them! I thought I would share a few pictures that have a special place in my heart with you all!
This is a video I made for Easton and Parker in hopes of capturing some precious memories of the kids. Just in case it doesn't work...here is the link.
Here is my sweet little Parker right after he was born! I cannot believe that was almost 4 yrs ago! Time goes by too fast!
Parker's hospital picture looked like he was trying to box the camera! His lip was curled and his arms were punching the air! I still think it is crazy that they tried to take them at 1 in the morning! So...we took him at 5 days old to JC Penny for his first picture day!
This was the Christmas before Easton was born! Parker looks so small to me here! I can't believe that little Easton is now wearing this shirt! I don't have many pictures of Parker's birth bc it was right on the brink of all the facebook stuff. Our computer died and we lost a lot of our downloaded pictures! Luckily we did print all of them!
Here I am heading out to the hospital to have Easton! I was so excited to meet my new little boy!
I love this picture! We were all so excited!
Here I am in the middle of a contraction and Rachel thought that this would be a good time to take a picture! Considering I was going through childbirth naturally, I can't believe I even smiled!
Sweet boy! I love you sooooo much!
Easton at 4 wks!
Here we are at Rachel's college graduation! It was our first out of town trip with two little ones! It went so well! Having two was so easy when Easton just slept through everything! Now he is a little bulldozer that destroys the house! Lucky for me, Parker also enjoys being a bulldozer and I have two times the mess! But...I love every crazy minute and wouldn't trade them for anything!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
So...what is it about my shoes that the boys love so much??? Shoes have honestly become one of Easton's favorite things! If he sees a pair, he instantly says his version of the word "on" and insists that I assist him in getting them on his feet! My mom, unfortunately, lost a pair of his tennies. When I picked up a new pair at Walmart a few wks ago, Easton clapped as I put them in the cart. That was before he made me put them on him in the store! The lighting in the room is not the best for pictures, but I did my best to capture the boys in their mommy attire!
Here is my long legged little model! He looks so girly as he stands here in high heels that it almost makes me laugh! He is just so skinny! Skinny and cute! Sorry again for the underwear picture! He was wearing his footed pj's, but had a hard time wearing shoes with them. So...of course...the pj's came off!
The funny thing is, Steven's basketball shoes were in the room, too, but neither child wanted to wear the big boy shoes! Just the heels!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Parker really enjoyed himself, too! He at one point, turned around at someone's doorstep and yelled back to us adults that this was the best Halloween ever!!! He loved it!
The adults dressed up, too! We both went as things we had been in the past. Costumes can be so expensive. I was a very warm whoopie cushion, and Steven was a pirate!