Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Card 2016

I know most of you already have seen this, just wanted it on here for the blog.

Snap shots

Snap shots from the last few weeks:
There were a few days BOTH Oliver and Peter took naps at the same time and it was AWESOME!
The toy room is usually a mess, and also I scored on that doll house bookshelf on a garage sale site!
Decorating sugar cookies is always fun. 
Our ward party was a whoville party.
We made fake snow one day because, you know, Texas rarely has any snow.
Santa drove by our house one night, and the kids loved it!
And Thomas' Kindergarten Christmas program and party.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving Break

This year for Thanksgiving break we just stayed here with our little family, so I planned out a "stay-cation" for our family. It was a lot of fun.

Both Thomas and Dustin had the whole week off! We started our break with decorating the house, every year I tell myself that I'm going to wait till after Thanksgiving and every year I come up with a reason why we need it up earlier, ha. This year since I knew the following week was going to be crazy and tiring I wanted to get the Christmas out while I still had energy. 

I love Christmas, and my goal is to have our whole house decorated one day, and this year was our first year where we made the boys' room all Christmas-y and they love it! Especially Oliver, Thomas did say he could sleep all day in that bed. Peter's crib is also with Christmas bedding but I forgot to post a picture of it. 

This year I finally got some outside decoration. I want to do lights outside, but that might have to wait till next year, who knew lights are so expensive?
And the decorating of our trees, my favorite part.
So everyday last week I had something planned. On Monday we went to the Gaylord Texan to see the Ice sculptures that had the theme from the movie "Santa is coming to Town", it was a lot of fun and cooler than I thought, but the line was so long and there were so many people it was hard to enjoy it once we were there. It didn't help we were freezing, I saw they provided coats so I didn't stress what we were wearing but those coats were not that thick, so if there is a next time I will be better prepared. But the kids enjoyed it though.
Then Tuesday we went bowling, and Wednesday Dustin took the kids to see the Troll movie while I prepared for Thanksgiving. We also raked some leaves, watch a lot of Christmas movies, slept on the trampoline.
Then Friday we went to see the Holiday Train, and again there was a huge line, so we didn't go inside it but we did see Santa!
Saturday we decorated gingerbread houses. This is probably my kid's favorite tradition, they have been asking for a few months now when we were going to do it. I underestimated the time to make it this year since I had to double everything now that we have more kids, I just need a kitchenaid, that would have saved me! But I'm glad that we still did it, and the kids did great, Thomas did his all by himself. Oliver was good at putting the candy where the icing was, and Peter did pretty good too, but he also figured he would rather eat the candy then decorate.
The first one is Thomas', then Peter, Oliver, then I did one between helping the kids.
The other day we also made snow globes. Peter wasn't too happy that his dog was inside, ha ha. 

It was a great Thanksgiving, and my first time cooking a full turkey in the oven, and I didn't burn it and it tasted pretty good so yay! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break too!