Monday, December 19, 2011


We got an Elf on the Shelf. Blake named him Cupid.

Christmas activities

December 9th
We painted reindeer pictures

December 10th
We went to Burns Park Holiday lights. It was nice and warm in the car listening to Christmas music and driving through the lights.

December 11th
Family game night! We played Imaginiff. It was lots of fun!!

December 12th
We went and bought teacher Christmas gifts. We haven't had the party yet so shh, it's a secret ;)

December 13th
We made chocolate colored pretzels. They were very yummy!!
December 14th
Blake helped me mail our Christmas cards.

December 15th
The kids went on an Elf hunt. Santas elves made a treasure hunt and at the end the kids found a gift to open. It was Christmas pajamas. Blake was a little disappointed but the girls loved them haha

December 16th
We went to the movies to see Chipwrecked, the new Alvin movie. It was really cute.

December 17th
The kids got to spend the night with Papaw and Mamaw while Chris and I went to my work party. They had so much fun. Their church had a live nativity that the kids got to be a part of.

December 18th
We had planned to look at Christmas lights but Blake wanted to stay at home and play his new game Cootie. Thanks cousin Drew!!

December 19th
The kids made snowmen ornaments. I got the idea from Pinterest. They turned out super cute!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More Christmas Fun!!

December 5th We were planning on going to the Christmas parade but they had to reschedule due to the weather. So instead, last minute, we sang Christmas songs on the Santa Tracker chanel(which is SUPER cool btw), popped popcorn, and watched Polar Express. Fun family night!

December 6th Haley had her Christmas choir concert so we went to watch her. They did so good! Poppy, Nana, Aunt Ashley, and Stella came to watch too! About half way through the concert one of the boys passed out and fell off the top risor. It was so scary. But he is ok!

December 7th  The kids opened a new book to read.

The Night Before Christmas! The kids really enjoyed it. 

December 8th We decorated a gingerbread house. It gets messy but the kids love it(ok ok maybe I do too)

I thought it turned out really cute!! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas activities 2011

Advent Calendar

This year I thought it would be fun to do an advent calendar with fun activities for the kids.

Decemeber 1st we went to the Bryant Parade of Lights. It was a VERY short parade! We had fun though.

December 2nd Blake and Kate went to Target and each picked out a toy to drop off at Toys for Tots. Kate really didn't want to part with that Cinderella doll! lol

December 3rd we took the kids to the movies to see Arthur Christmas. It was a very cute movie. Blake really liked it. Kate got tired of it about half way through though.

Arthur Christmas 3D

December 4th we made hot chocolate and wrote letters to Santa.
we made cocoa stirers

Blake writing his letter

Kate writing "letters"

You can tell she was with daddy all day-look at that hair!

Can't wait to mail them!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Kate!!!

Kate is one today! I really can't believe how fast time goes by. We had a great party thanks to everyone who came! Her doctors appointment is next week, so I'll do another post with all her accomplishments and stats!
Kate's invitation

eating cake

opening presents
Kate with mommy and daddy
high chair

cookies that Heather made birthday banner

pink lemonade, cookies, and snacks

smash cake and cupcakes

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Blake!

We had Blake's party yesterday and even though there was ice on the ground, we still had a great party! It was pirate themed. Blake loved his decorations. He kept saying "that looks great mom". He's so sweet! Among his presents were a basketball goal and a bike. He loved everything!
He's starting to get excited about Kindergarten. Before he kept saying that he wasn't going, but the past few weeks he says he can't wait! He does great at preschool, but it's only half a day. We'll see how he likes eating lunch and taking a nap at school.
Blake loves to play make believe. He's doing really good reading and loves to be read to. He draws pictures ALL the time. I find paper all over the house that he's drawn on. He's getting really good(I think he'll take after his poppy!).
He's 44 1/2 inches tall, weighs 46.5 pounds, wears a size 13 shoe, size 5 jeans(that we have to adjust the waist on), and size 6-7 shirt! I think he's gonna be tall! ha
His favorite drinks are chocolate milk, sweet tea, and Dr Pepper. He likes chicken strips, grilled chicken, catfish, apples, oranges, celery, pretzels, gold fish, brownies, zebra cakes, and candy candy candy! He has such a sweet tooth-like his moma ;)
I thought it would be fun to do a little interview with Blake to be able to look back on and see what he was thinking. This is how it went:

1. What is your favorite cereal? Cookie Crisp

2. What is your favorite toy? hot wheels

3. What is your favorite TV show? The Wizards of Waverly Place

4. What is your favorite game? Mario Party 8

5. What is your favorite book? Happy Birthday to You by Dr Seuss

6. What is your favorite restaurant? McDonalds

7. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

8. What is your favorite animal? monkey

9. If you could change your name, what would it be? Rockstar

10. What do you love about each person in our family?
dad: he teaches me how to ride my bike
mom: she gives me care and love
Haley: she takes care of me when my boo boos hurt
Kate: she loves me and gives me kisses

11. Where would you like to go for vacation? Disneyworld

12. What do you think you'll like best about Kindergarten? making new friends

Isn't he the sweetest?!

Here are the pictures from his party

video video

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kate is 11 months!

It's really hard to imagine that this time next month my little angel will be turning 1! She has the sweetest personality. I would say she's getting so big-but she's not! ha! She still weighs 15 pounds. She's eating table food now and drinking milk from a sippy cup as well as nursing. We took her to get her hair trimmed for the first time the other day because it was getting in her eyes. She did really good! Here's a list of her tricks! haha
pulls up
pushes stroller and walks
says: dada, mama, nana, bye, hi, hello, la la
signs: daddy, more, eat, drink, bye, num nums, good    Kate signing
points to: hair, nose, eyes
blows kisses, plays patty cake, puts the phone or her hand up to her ear and says hello, shakes her head yes and no, gives sugar(with open mouth of course), likes to sing and dance
still only has bottom 2 teeth
takes 2 naps a day
likes to play with her toys and look at her books
she loves music

sitting on "Mr Cow"

looking at Ms Gaylen

pushing stroller

pretty girl