Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas 2017











Christmas was wonderful as always. This year we just stayed here and it was nice to take it back easy since Dustin and I have been very busy the past few months.
Christmas Eve we went to church then had Christmas dinner with Dustin's friend and his sister. We decorated sugar cookies for Santa, and did the Nativity. We opened Christmas jammies along with super hero dolls my friend made, the boy loved them and slept with them that night.
Christmas morning was awesome and Dustin did sooo good this year. He did the twelve days of Christmas for me and on Christmas day he got me 12 oil painting supplies, I've been wanting to oil paint for a long time now and it has been about 8 years, it's been so fun painting traditionally again. Then we headed to Dustin's grandparents' house for breakfast. It was a fun day.
Also later that week it snowed just a little bit, the boys were pretty excited for a few seconds, they remember what real snow storm looks like so they weren't too impressed.

December Snapshots









A few snap shots from December.
The boys are always loving on Elizabeth. 
Oliver loves making and decorating cookies.
I was in charge of our ward Christmas party and it was a The Polar Express theme. (Hence why I'm catching up on this blog here)
And Oliver lost his first two teeth in December!

Elizabeth @ 8 Months

Happy 8 months to this sweet little girl. She is one busy body and wouldn’t hold still for a picture, so this is the best I got. She is climbing, cruising on everything, she loves paper if she sees it she will hunt it down and try to eat it. She loves food especially soup. She loves her brothers and her daddy but she is a momma’s girl all the way. She will wave goodbye. she is our little squishy.

Gingerbread Houses




Decorating gingerbread houses are my kids' favorite tradition and always ask when we are going to do it so we usually do it during Thanksgiving break. I guess, I should say the two older boys love it, Peter just ate the candy the whole time, so I pretty much did his house, ha ha.

Christmas Tree Decorating





The kids had a blast decorating the Christmas trees. Christmas is always magical with kids.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thomas is Seven!

 I can't believe Thomas is 7! 
There is no one like our Thomas, life is just better with him around, he is definitely a light in this world. He is such a cool kid sometimes I feel like he’s an adult in a kid’s body. He doesn’t care what people think about him, he’s fine doing his own thing but is a friend to all. He always wants to do the right thing. He’s a homebody and loves when we are hanging out at home as a family. This kid is going to be an awesome artist, he designed his own birthday cake, he drew it all out for me he not only draws but he writes books and animates movies.  When he watches a movie he will pause it and analyze everything to see how it works, it’s awesome and annoying, just watch the dang movie!  but I know he’s studying it so I let him. Well, I could go on but I’m so glad the Lord trusted me to raise this special boy who made me Mom. 



Elizabeth at 7 Months



Miss Elizabeth is 7 months! And she is a doll, and we all just adore her. She has been saying "mom" for a while now, and I think she said hi the other day. She finally has a nap schedule, not sure why it took so long and is sleeping better at night, there was month there we weren't getting any sleep.
She loves to eat, but LOVES taco soup! ha ha.
She now has two bottom teeth and army crawls super fast. She adds just right amount of sweetness to our family.

Halloween Activities

About over a month ago we took the kids to a pumpkin patch. Thomas was there, he just refused to take pictures.


My kids love decorating sugar cookies, well, the older two; Peter just ate any cookie in front of him he didn't care if it had frosting or not.
I took the younger kids to the library trick or treat and they had a professional photographer there. I think this picture is the cutest thing ever, I was so mad I forgot Lizzy's BB8 head band.

Us at the ward party. It was crazy because the weather was "cold", gotta love Texans, we did our trunk or treat in the building and it was a mad house.




Trick or treating!






And some random pictures of Elizabeth because she is adorable in her clothes.