Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dressing for December, Week One

Oh how I love dressing Abigail for Christmas.  Every year I think I don't have enough Christmas clothes to make a month, but it always stretches.  We will see.  A lot of what she's wearing this year she has worn for several years and this will be the last year.  So we will see what the future holds for Dressing for December and I will enjoy it while I can!  I am also really enjoying the season this year as the kids are old enough to participate in and enjoy a lot of the goings on!

 On November 30, Aaron and his best friend Luke got to go to a 2nd Grade Camp Party at one of the teachers' homes.  They rode horses, went for a hike, made S'mores and drank hot cocoa.  It was super fun.

After that they went to a Christmas Festival at Luke's church and Aaron loved the snow hill!

December 1!  Kim brought Abigail two super cute Christmas outfits on Thanksgiving and this was one of them.  Love!
 Lunch with Sis!


On the 30th I was diagnosed with Anemia, which explains a lot and I started taking supplements and drinking grass.  It's horrible but I feel a lot better!
 Yeah, we don't do Elf on the Shelf and I can't understand why so many people do.  We do the Giving Manger, though, which I LOVE and so do the kids!  We also do A Meaningful Christmas and Advent Calendars

The kids had breakfast with Jory at school on Friday the 2nd for All Pro Dads.  The theme was College Day, but Sis had a field trip and had to wear a Dragon shirt.  Jory called and told me that a former Cowboys player spoke.  Aaron got in the car after school and excitedly told me that a former Dolphins player spoke.  (The player played for three teams, two of which were the Cowboys and the Dolphins, it's just funny how my boys identified.)
 Since Sis couldn't wear Christmas clothes to school her Dressing for December was her snowflake PJs Grandma Beth got her last year.


Saturday the kids made molasses cookies.  It was a new recipe from Southern Living and they were SOOOO good!  I'm obsessed! 

Sis wore this snowflake outfit from Kim and John.
 We got new stocking on Saturday!


 The kids' stocking are the exact same as what we had before but we couldn't get the same color so we just got three new ones.
Saturday night the Woods' kids were here and everyone had a blast!

 Julie brought me Sleepy Time Tea Saturday.  I have now slept 4 nights in the past 7 months.  Three have been this week.  Julie is claiming the tea.  Jory is claiming it's getting the anemia controlled.  I don't care what it is!
 Sunday Sis had a party at Chuck E Cheese.  I am loving this Gymboree sweater I bought this summer on the $5 rack.  It's coming in very handy!




 Monday the 5th



The kids are very into Uno right now!  And I love this shirt from Grandma Sheri so much


Tuesday the 6th in Reindeer

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Andrew 31 Weeks

 We had a great doctor's appointment today!  Andrew is about 4 pounds and doing perfectly. 
In two weeks we start our weekly appointments!

At the end of December we will schedule his birth

 We're getting everything in place
 And I really don't feel like this but I do want to meet him and it is funny.
 We saw a little hair today!

He's measuring very average to slightly above average (except for his head which is above the 97th percentile - like all my kids!)  He has been taking more than his fair share of iron so I started supplements today, but everything looks great!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Abigail wanted her picture taken with her daddy before school because they matched (they didn't).
 Taking in the gingerbread houses
 Aaron lost his fourth tooth and it came out when he was at school.  I got to see the space at lunch


Polar Express!

We had a family fun Saturday!

We went to the IMAX at the museum in Fort Worth for a PJ Party and Polar Express Watching!  The kids read Christmas books in the car on the way.

Hot chocolate!


Ready to watch!

It was so fun and after we explored the museum for a little bit.  Dino Dig!
We went to lunch in Fort Worth and then came home to rest and enjoy the rest of our weekend at home.

Decorating for Christmas

We spent the day after Thanksgiving getting ready for Christmas!

 Tree decorating



 Working on their gingerbread houses for school.  They did them all by themselves and were such intense, hard workers!


 Hot chocolate and Christmas Music for decorating time!



All done!
 Looking for more ornaments!


Ready for Christmas!

 Andrew's first ornament