Friday, December 31, 2010

We had to see Santa!

Before school was out we went to the mall for pics with Santa. I could not believe that you can't take your own pictures now even if you are outside of the set up. I was really upset that I was unable to get pictures of my children that day. Well on the way home from Sedona I thought well let's just go to BassPro and see Santa again. So we went and yes we had to wait but that's okay I got me some pictures of my trio and I even got a FREE photo from BassPro. I love that store!!!
Yep Miss Ashlyn not loving Santa at all this year. She screamed as soon as I started to give her to Santa. Oh well that's growing up and I actually think it's cute when kids scream and cry. That's just horrible of me but that's how I feel.
Here is Mister Teagan and how he changed up his wish list two days before Christmas. I told Teagan that Santa most likely did not have time to change his gift and that maybe he could get Lego Batman for the Wii for his birthday. What a stinker!!
Last year at the age of 3 Rayle thought that going to see Santa meant he was getting his present that day. WOW did we have some tears that day. This year one year older and wiser too he has learned to let Santa know what he wants and that hopefully on Christmas Day his wanted gift will be under the tree.

Last few from Sedona

We celebrated Christmas on Wednesday morning. The boys were very excited for their stockings. My mom always gets gifts that fit into a stocking and she generally does some kind of theme. Last years was princesses and knights.
Here are our stocking hung by the fireplace or well TV hutch. Every stocking has our names on it. So fun!!
This year the theme was cooking. The kids got children size cooking utensils and aprons. They even got to use those items to help make breakfast and dinner that day.
Here is Rayle whisking eggs to make French Toast.
Teagan also got a turn to whisk some eggs. It was so cute!!

More Sedona

Picture of my mom and the kids. Ashlyn did not like the hat but I through on mittens and she was stuck with it on:)
For fun we came up with some games to play that were like Win it in a Minute. The boys LOVED it!! It was pretty funny to watch too. Here they had to fill a cup with mini marshmallows.
Here is Teagan blowing a ping pong ball into a cup.
Ashlyn wanted in on the fun and she was stacking cups.
This had to be the FUNNIEST game and Rayle obviously got into the game. They had to stack 7 pillows and they could not fall over.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Sedona Christmas

To celebrate Christmas with my Mom and Jon the kids and I headed up to Sedona. We left on Sunday, and we came home today, Thursday. It was nice to get out of our house for a few days and relax in a beautiful place. The resort we stayed at was wonderful and the kids had fun playing somewhere new. Brian was unable to come up as he had to work. We have missed him and wished he could have been up there with us. We had lots of fun and here are just a few of the pics I took. I will upload more another day. I need to prepare for tomorrow.
Checking in...trying to get a picture of my kids all smiling or looking is so HARD. Here is the best one out of the three I took; before someone jumped off the bench.
This is a tree made out of poinsettia plants. It was really neat!
Rayle and Teagan LOVED the leaves on the ground and they had fun throwing and kicking them around.
Ashlyn LOVED sweeping the floor. I need one of these for at home. She could clean my floors everyday!!
This girl LOVES phones. You can't put yours down for a second or she'll have it scooped up and talking to someone. She will even find it if it's in reach which she has been able to reach MANY things. We always have to be careful where we place our stuff, my mom found that out this week too. (Yep we just unplugged that phone right away! No calls for her!)

December Happenings

Where did December go????
Oh yeah this is what happened!
There was little time for sleep and relaxation.
We had a few turkeys on the loose.
We enjoyed some food.
We were attacked by crazy Russian Dancers.
We felt it best to just lock everything down!

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whose Walking Whom?

Introducing Rambeau our little boxer boy. We got him the week before Thanksgiving, and what a CUTIE he is! Tank loves having a lil buddy to play with. I will catch them rolling around outside playing. It is so CUTE! The kids love playing with the pup too. Ashlyn will clap her hands and bend down to him. It's so funny to watch.

She LOVED walking the puppy. She thought she was pretty big stuff!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A BIG Thank You!

On Wednesday I was pretty much laid up in bed. I was SO sick. I am so thankfully my sweet Teagan is 6 years old and not any younger because he pretty much made himself, Rayle, and Ashlyn dinner that night. He also did all of his homework with very little help from me. What a GREAT kid!! I am also so grateful that my mom lives close and she was able to come and help me that night. I am feeling just a tad better, but still feel it all over my body. Not sure what is wrong with me, my chest is tight and my whole body was achy and I did throw up those 4 peanut butter crackers I ate on Wed. I know I should probably go to the doctor but Brian is working like crazy and I have no energy to get myself to a doc app. with kids. I have been really SICK at Christmas when I was a little younger (tonsillitis when I was 17/18 totally missed like every holiday meal:( in those years) so I don't want to be sick. Body please get better soon!!!!!