Monday, November 26, 2012


I am having problems with Blogger and I haven't been able to upload pictures all weekend.  It may be a bit of a break between Blog Posts.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Parties

 The kids had Thanksgiving feasts at their school before the fall break.  They were so much fun!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Party #2

The second party this month was Emerson's 4th birthday. It was a Hello Kitty party at Chick Fil A in the morning and it was so fun.
I took very few pictures, though, and I didn't get any of Aaron.
I had a great time catching up with my friends while the kids enjoyed themselves in the play area.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Today I downloaded 107 pictures from my camera that have been taken in the last 16 days.  Most of them were from parties.
The first one was Braysen's third birthday party and it was awesome!  It was absolutely Aaron's dream backhoe party! 
Laura did such a good job with the details!
Birthday Boy!  It was at place that has a bunch of bounce houses.  And then separate rooms for the festivities.  Fun!
It was in the morning, so there were cereal bars, grapes and bananas.  Love!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

21 Months Old

Please forgive me for the poor quality phone pictures.
Abby is 21 Months old today and it is clear that babyhood is slipping away.  She often sits in the regular kitchen chairs without her booster and now she's eating cereal with milk with a spoon and I see her growing up so quickly. She is doing well with regular cups, too.
She still wears a size 2T and unless she surprises me with a huge growth spurt, I think she'll be there for a while.  She wears size 4 diapers and size 7 shoes.  She sleeps 12 hours at night (she goes to sleep between 6 and 7 and wakes up between 6 and 7) and she takes one nap in the afternoon for about 2 hours.
She talks ALL THE TIME now.  It is really quite something.  Of course, there is only occasionally a word that I recognize, but she has added two words - Broken and Yuck Yuck.  Broken is funny because she says it so pitiful.  So sad it's broken!  She is so expressive!  It is something to behold.
We have been decorating for Christmas so the antlers came out.  The picture below is before swim on Monday.  I love it!  A bathing suit, no shoes and a warm winter coat! She is doing fantastic in swim.  She had a substitute teacher on Monday and I fell in love with him.  He really pushed Abby and it was amazing to see what she can do. And she loves the water.  She brings me her bathing suit every single day and wants to swim!
Abby is also a lover.  She wants to hug and love on everyone she sees! People tell me that all of the time.  At church she makes her rounds and hugs everyone. 
Baby Girl, it makes me tear up to see you growing up so fast, but you are a precious child of God.  We love you!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Aaron's 44 Month Interview

What is your name? Aaron

How old are you? Three

What is your favorite color? Red

Who is your best friend? Daddy

What is your favorite animal? A big crocodile

What do you want to be when you grow-up? A fireman

Who is your favorite person? I already telled you Daddy

What is your favorite book? My Johnny Tractor books

What makes you happy? You

What makes you sad? When I get in trouble

What is your favorite food to eat? Big boy cereal (oatmeal) and yellow Daddy’s cereal (Chex)

What is your favorite song to sing? Jesus Loves ME this I know

What do you like to play? Cars

Friday, November 2, 2012


I took an overwhelming number of pictures on Halloween, but I don't feel like I got very many good ones.  Abby had the absolutely cutest outfit ever in the world that she wore to her school party and I didn't like any of those pictures.  I think I'm going to have to dress her in it again!
During the day on Halloween, Aaron wore this pumpkin shirt that Dee got him.  Papa came by early in the day because he flew into the airport by our house.  So Aaron put his fireman's costume on over this shirt for Papa to see.  Then he took it off but left his fireman's hat on and went and found some sunglasses.  It was so funny because he said, "wait a minute, I have to go get my glasses."  I had no idea what he was talking about then he came out with these.  He got them at swim a few weeks ago!
Jory left work early so he could be home to Trick or Treat, but then he got stuck in traffic so the kids we dressed and waiting for him.  They ended up playing outside.  It was such a nice day.
We took the kids around the neighborhood in their wagon.
Aaron with his bucket
Waiting for Daddy
These pictures are out of order, but here they are about to head out for Trick or Treating.
I have more pictures of Abby, our Sweet Bee, I'll put in another post.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

We have the sweetest Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine. It's free and there are so many fun things - including a very cool play area.  This is a picture in the Hay House.
This is the mini tractor track.
The kids love it.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any good pictures of them on the pumpkins, but we had a great time!