Thursday, November 25, 2010



So these were my last minute "gotta have some Thanksgiving pics" attempts. Our turkey day consisted of...staying in town last minute, Dad and Cutter going to his parents, Mom having a sore throat and staying home w/ croupy Christian, watching Toy Story 3, eating cheetohs and left over pizza. What a feast that was!!!

Needless to say, things didn't work out the way they were planned,
BUT all in all it was a good day!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What's happening here....

I just thought I would post a couple things happening here. Well, we have gone from colds, to hives, to croup! AWESOME! Luckily it's all Christian and Cutter managed to come through his cold fast and with no other issues. Christian's hives really started coming before our Christmas tree outing, BUT we were getting out regardless!

This is me driving Christian around at 4 AM on Monday morning. It's what we do to clear up his cough. We drive around with the windows open so he can breathe in the cold air. He must not have been in the mood to smile.

We took a trip to the dr. and he was given a clean bill of health. However, he was given some DISGUSTING medicine for his cough!!! I tried 1st to give it him and knew there was no hope without trying to disguise it. I called for get him something to mix it in. Gatorade was the choice and this stuff was so DISGUSTING a whole bottle of it wouldn't help. Next...Hi C drink from McDonald's and a talk about "you just gotta take it, and then take a drink right after...if you don't mom and dad will pin you down!!!" So Christian chose to do it on his own. :)

This is Collin trying to reason with Christian about taking it.

Whew...the sales pitch worked...Christian going for it.


NEXT...the cry and Christian saying his stomach hurt...THEN...

The blogger in me should have gotten the puke shot. :(
However, I know it was freakin' payback for me doing the same thing when I was little.
(mom and dad, I know you are loving this)

In the end Christian won and we didn't attempt anymore.

TODAY...we had Cutter's Thanksgiving picnic at school. So we took Christian and his cough and headed out. I could not wait for the looks I was going to get once Christian started barking like a seal. You gotta do what you gotta do.

Cutter and his fake smile.

Christian took himself and his cough to the corner to play in the sand.

We made it through the picnic & with no major coughing. Whew!

LASTLY...we will be making a trip later to Walgreens, AND lucky Christian will get some ice cream! He doesn't know it yet, but we'll even get him a topping for it! Our choice...another prescription, a pill this time, that we will crush and sprinkle on top. YUMMY!!!

I am sure he will LOVE it!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas is in the air...

After a week of kids being sick, last night they were finally well enough to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! That's exactly what we did...I think we all needed out. ;) The big outing of choice was the Outlet tree lighting. We made it a whole evening event.

First things first, we needed to eat!
Pizza Hut was the big win so Cutter could use his Book It certificate.

Next stop...outlets.
Cutter could not get enough of the lights.

The big moment...the tree is lit!

We got out of there and our last stop was...

There always has to be ice cream for a night like this. :)

Great family bonding time AND now...
who needs Thanksgiving...bring on Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Back in Business...

It's that time of year...planting the winter grass. We've been waiting patiently for it to grow in, now that it's nice out. Cutter and Christian have done a great job playing on our small patio, but today was the day they got to get out on the grass!

Look at Christian go!

Come and get me Christian...

Just liked this one...

We are LOVIN' our green grass!!!
(That is until Koda starts peeing on it!!!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm rubbing off on them...

well, Christian at least...

Last night he got all in this pose and yells out...
"Take our picture!"

How could I resist?
I think he even has an eye for a good photo op!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Part 2


After the pumpkin carving, we had about an hour or so before we had to start thinking about the evening. Collin's parents stopped by after they got in town, and Michelle came over to keep me company while passing out candy. :) Good times were had by all!

Our friendly police officer and GI Joe.

Collin took them off for some trick or treating with his dad, and was given camera control. He came back and said "They were so fast...I couldn't get pictures!" WHAT??? Panic set in and I was sure I was going to have to take them to the neighbors again to do some picture staging. Well, as I went through pics, Collin came through with some. I guess he didn't literally mean he didn't take any?!

Boys checking out the puking pumpkin.

I guess this is what he meant by fast...he had a lot of 1/2 shots.

Hmmmm....I wonder where the hat and mask are?
OH, and how far into trick or treating they came off?

Christian with the big score...PLAY DOH!
(somehow today it magically disappeared)

As soon as the boys got back it was regular clothes, and time to dig in!
Cutter's first choice...popcorn! Good choice!

When the night settled down we headed inside. As I was hurrying around the house cleaning, getting baths done, and getting the boys settled for bed, here's what I found in our bed...

I guess he was done! I'll take it over his puke fest last year! :)

Halloween 2010 is in the books!