Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monster Truck Birthday!

Carter celebrated his 4th birthday with a monster truck/gymnastics party! The kids had free rein of the equipment, which was a huge hit! Here a few pictures from the day...enjoy!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Carter-Roo!

I can't believe my baby boy turned 4 today. Seriously, where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday that I woke up not feeling well, knowing that there was no way that I would be having a baby a month early while Sam and my mom were out of town. However, God had other plans, and a few hours later he arrived happy and healthy! Although that day was one of the scariest of my life, the blessing it brought me is unmeasurable!

Happy 4th Birthday, Carter! I can't wait to see what God has in store for you this year! We love you!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

There's nothing better than spending a cold (snowy) day in your pajamas making gingerbread houses with your Gaga!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love this time of year for many reasons: the sights, the smells, the lights, etc....but mostly for the joy that it brings. I feel that this is the first year that the kids (mostly Carter) really understand what is going on, and it is been fun practicing some of my kindergarten skills on them!

Yesterday we made red playdough and got out the Christmas cookie cutters!

The kids have a "Little People" Nativity that I got out a few days for them to play with during Advent, and Ally has been obsessed with it since I opened it! She began by just carrying Baby Jesus around with her ALL THE TIME (he even sleeps with her), and now it has progressed into Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus! There is a baby bottle from one of her baby dolls that she uses to feed Baby Jesus, and it has to sit right next to the manger! Here is a picture of them on her mimi (her very special blanket) watching a movie with her! If she isn't holding them, and they aren't resting on her mimi, then she is carrying them around in a tupperware bowl!
We let the kiddos watch "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" last night in their Christmas pajamas!
I had the opportunity to help Carter's class make bird feeders for their playground! It was cold outside, but they had fun making several different types of feeders and finding places to hang them!
After Carter finished his feeders, he found this bike and rode of it the rest of the outside time (about 35 minutes) with some of the other boys in the class. Now I know why he says "playing outside" is his favorite thing about school!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dear Santa...

The kids wrote their letters to Santa yesterday, and they did a great job dictating what they wanted me to write and decorating them! Carter wants an Army helmet, batman costume and marshmallow gun! Ally asked for a princess dress (with high heels and crown) and Cinderella baby doll!