Monday, December 26, 2011

2 More Christmases


We headed to Collin's parents house for dinner. The kids got to open a couple more presents, and added more goods to what they already got the day before.

Then we headed home so Christian could put out his reindeer food.
He made sure to let Koda know it's not for her!


My family arrived and the piles started.

Then the madness began.

Perfect gift from my parents for the straw loving boy.

Also, there has been a lot of Lego building going on.

Cutter even stayed in his pj's all day!

We had some good food, good company, and a good time!

Christmas 2011 is DONE!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

And the fun has begun...

WHEW....we made it through the class parties.
My gingerbread house making skills paid off.

I should also mention how CUTE the egg shell jingle bells turned out!
Could kick myself, I forgot my camera for Cutter's party. However, it went GREAT!

Glad that's all for Christmas FUN!

We had our 1st Christmas yesterday with Collin's family.

No matter how good the gifts are...

The trampoline is always a hit!

2 more Christmas's to go!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dear Cutter and Christian...

Allow me to tell you a story about the good times of being a "homeroom mom". Oh wait, I can't, because there are none!!!

As you are in bed, resting, warm, and snuggled up, I am slaving away in the kitchen, still unshowered, in gym clothes, lower back hurting, and making 13 gingerbread houses for a 4 year old preschooler who lives here! After these lovely homes are made, I must then transport them back to school, still standing, so that on Thursday your classmates can stick candy on them, which they will then take home, and their dog will probably eat! AWESOME...all my hard work gone! Good times!!!

Don't think you are off the hook, my little 6 year old! I probably have a backache because yesterday I was bent over your play picnic table, spray painting 8 egg cartons, of which I had to go back to the store for more paint, AND now have a sore forearm from pushing down the stinking nozzle from which the paint comes out! I did manage to wake up (figured I would have been dead from the fumes) and the fun started all over again. I then had to cut these egg cartons, so I would have 90 something pieces, which each piece then had to have a hole punched in it, and then bagged for separate classes. SO FUN!!!

All this joy...

So, like your brother on Thursday, you and your classmates can make this...

Yes, I will post this, because who knows where this keepsake will be in 10 years?!
I bet chewed up by a dog! Good times!

Well, my handsome boys, the good times are that I can do this for you. I will probably be back working in a couple years, so I will take all the good times that my "homeroom mom" title gives me. In the end, I am truly blessed that your dad works so hard, so I can be there for you both. I LOVE IT and I LOVE YOU!!! to shower!!!

LOVE, Mommy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We gave it a whirl....

This year we attempted to spread a "little" Christmas joy!
It was a rainy day, so we made some treats.

We packaged them up.

Uh, then repackaged them for the rain.
Then headed out.

I love my little helpers!

They had no problem braving the rain to ring some doorbells.

My view as I sit in the warm car...dry!

Gotta was a little fun!
My "little" treats might turn into bigger ones next year!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's that time of the year....

Time to get our Christmas tree up.

Topped the night off with some hot chocolate.

Not bad for a Monday night activity.