Friday, January 17, 2014

Santa already?!?!?

Ethan got bumped in the cheek when we were at the gym playing at the end of November. Then Lauren opened the door into his face on the other cheek. He ended up with 2 black eyes for about a week. As soon as it started to heal, he got bumped in the same spot! We ended up taking him to the doctor to make sure he didn't break anything because there is a knot under the skin. The doctor said he is fine, it just might take a few months for the bruising to go away. Poor guy might have the dimple there forever. Here is my little bruiser with his homemade snowman from joyschool. He wanted to show it off before he ate it!

For playgroup on December 3rd, we went to McCord's candies where the kids got to make a candy cane. I had Catherine that day, too and they had so much fun!
I ended up getting 2 free tickets to see Max & Ruby: The Nutcracker suite in Indy on December 8th, so Lauren and I had a date! It was really cute and just the right length. If it was any longer, she wouldn't have lasted. She is really into being a ballerina, so this was a great way to see dancers in action. The boys ended up going sledding with my mom and then we all had dinner together.
She was way excited!
December 6th, we had our church Christmas party. The kids got to see Santa and I got to hear what they wanted for Christmas! It was a great night!
Dylan came home from school one night and said, "Mom I need to ask you something and I need you to tell me the truth. Is Santa real?" It was really hard to keep a straight face, but I explained to him that Santa is real. His friend doesn't believe in Santa and Santa doesn't stop at his house! I saved him for one more year! Yeah!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Our first big snowfall

December 14th, we had a lot of snow! It was so much fun to play in!
 Lauren wanted to be buried in it!
Ethan just loves playing in the snow!
And Dylan enjoyed jumping on the trampoline in the snow!
We got out the ruler to measure it and we had over 6 inches! This was the fun snow to build a snowman, so we did in the front yard.
Winter time is so much fun!

My birthday!

Ricky decided to do "No Shave November" this year. Thankfully my birthday is the first of December and he shaved it off for me. The kids helped him shave it off and thought it was fun. I am not a fan of facial hair, so I was very happy to have it gone!
My kids are the best! I love them so much!
We got to spend my birthday in Illinois for Thanksgiving with all of my extended family this year since Thanksgiving was so late this year. It was nice and relaxing and we spent the day playing games with family. The best way to spend a birthday!


Ethan went to his best friend's, Jack, birthday party at Buccaneer Bay indoor water park on November 24th. He had a great day and I would say that it was a successful day!
Lauren's class did a little Thanksgiving program on November 26th. It was really cute and Lauren even said her part in front of everyone! I was very proud of her. Her teacher, Mrs. Salmon is on the right and has been sick and away from school, so Ms. Young, on the left, has been her substitute teacher. She adjusted better than I thought she would and it has been nice to have 2 teachers! Her poster says, "I am thankful for my Aunt Crystal." Too cute!
Thanksgiving Day we went to Ricky's parents house, which means I got to snuggle with these sweeties all day! They are getting so big and I still have a special connection with Alexa. I can get her to sleep every time!
I think Ethan was on the Ipad too much on Thanksgiving. I told him to look up for a picture or I was going to take it away and this is how he looked at me. I think he was a little tired, too. Silly boy!
Lauren was happy coloring next to her pie. I love my little sweetie!
Ricky was reading a bedtime story to the kids and I thought it was so cute. I cherish these moments with my kids.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, too!