Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: I am not going to share with Gammie!

A few weeks ago we went to my sister's house to make Christmas ornaments and cookies. After putting icing on Grayson's cookie, Gammie asked for a bite. Grayson would stretch his arm out as far away from Gammie as he could get it. He was not about to share his cookie. It was, in his words, MINE! For more details on our fun afternoon click here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sydney's Dance Recital

About a week ago, Sydney had her winter dance recital. She has been dancing now for 3 years and she LOVES ballet. She is so graceful and beautiful when she moves.

She loves getting all dressed up in her costume and putting on makeup. She thinks she is such hot stuff and of course, she is.

She danced to "Where are you Christmas" and did an incredible job. I am such a proud mommy.

She will be taking more ballet and a tap class starting in January. They are offering an Adult Hip Hop and Jazz class. I am going to attempt to dance again. It will be very scary for me and the people in the class I am sure, but it will be lots of fun. I will update you when I start and promise to share all the juicy details...oh, it will be o so juicy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A New Bed for Baby Jesus

The other evening I was straightening up the living room after the children had gone to bed. As most of you know, there is no use doing it while they are awake. I was picking up a few things beside the wooden manger scene that my J-Mom painted for me one Christmas. My father cut it out of wood and she painted it up knowing that one day I would have children and that this would be the manger scene they could play with. I notice something a little different...

Do you see it? Let's take a closer look...

Yes, someone in my house has put baby Jesus in a little pink cradle. Oh, how sweet!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grayson's 2nd Birthday!

Today is my baby boy's 2nd birthday. Some days I am so surprised he has lived this long, he is such a dare devil. But he is and we love him more today than we did the day he was born.

In honor of his birthday I will share with you the event that happened last night.
First, I always put my hair up in what my mother calls a "topknot".

Sydney then decided that she needed to have her hair put up in a ponytail.

As you can probably imagine, Grayson had to have his up, too.

He is such a goofy little boy.

Below is him on his Big Wheel that he got for his birthday. He has to ride it in the house for now due to rain outside. Say a prayer for my Christmas tree!

Happy Birthday, Grayson, and many more!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Look what I did!!!!

I am so talented sometimes it just plain scares me. Creative Memories has the wonderful program, Storybook Creator Plus, to design books, page prints and pictures. I created a beautiful picture for my mother-in-law, Peggy, for Christmas. (No, she does not read my blog, she has no computer.) Peggy is a major puzzle freak, she has more puzzles her in guest bedroom closet than the puzzle store. So, being the inventive daughter-in-law that I am, I created the following print from pictures I had taken (since my son would not be still and smile for me) and uploaded it to make a puzzle. She is going to love it. I can't wait!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Candy Cane Tag

I received this little Christmas meme from my sweet baby sister, Reynie. Please check out her blog it is way too much fun. She just cracks me up. Since I have been too busy the last few days to get a post together I will post this. Enjoy!

Okay and for the rules...We have to copy the question into our post and answer them, then add a question to the list. We're supposed to tag 3 people. Then you have to leave a comment to those you've tagged to let them know. So here we go!

1. What is your favorite Christmas Movie? The Nativity Story

2. Favorite Christmas Song? Carol of the Bells

3. Favorite Holiday Memory? Christmas Eve dinner at my Grandmother’s house.

4. What kind of cookie/treat do you like to make? Peanut Butter Balls

5. Have you ever made an igloo? No…we can barely make a snowman here in Georgia.

6. Do you love Starbucks? Yes, even though I am not a coffee drinker. I love their hot chocolate.

7. What makes the perfect Snowman? Well, duh…snow.

8. Best gift you have ever received? My cricut…a scrapbookers dream.

9. What is the snowman's name on Rudolph? Ok, I am so going to copy Reynie’s answer…Sam.

10.Silver or Gold? Silver

11. What is your favorite Christmas decoration? My singing snowmen from Hallmark.

12. What's your Christmas decorating style? No style, just anything and everything that looks like Christmas all crammed into my house.

13. Do you hang stockings? Yes, four of them.

14. How many days do you celebrate Christmas? The day after Thanksgiving to the day after Christmas.

15. What was your favorite ornament on the tree as a child? The green round ball thing that tweeted like a bird…it drove the cats crazy.

16. Where will you be spending this Christmas? In Florida with family.

17. What was your favorite holiday tradition as a child? The Christmas Eve feast and lighting the Advent candles.

18. What's your favorite Christmas food? Turkey and all the fixings.

And my question…

19. Do you like colored light or white lights on your Christmas tree? For me, only white.

And I'll pass it on to these unsuspecting fellow bloggers…I know the rules say 3, but I am only doing 2.

Sunflower Hill

From Tiaras to Timeouts

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth.

Sydney lost her 2nd front tooth last night. Bless her heart, she has lost so many teeth in the past few months that she will soon have to gum her food.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Card

Click here to see my Christmas card that is posted on The McMommy Chronicles. I am so honored to be on her blog. She is great!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mission: Shopping

Thursday, November 27th 11:30 p.m. - Mission: Let the Shopping Begin.

We leave to be one of the first ones at the Disney Store at the mall. We must find the best deals at midnight, it won't wait till morning.

Friday, November 28th 12:00 a.m. - Mission: Disney Store

We arrive at our destination only to find a million other crazy shoppers. We shopping for 20 minutes in the overheated store, then hit the line. Waited in line for 1 hour and actually did more shopping in line than when we were not in line. Amazing!

Friday, November 28th 1:30 a.m. - Mission: Plan of attack

We find ourselves a cozy spot in the food court at the mall. Chick-fil-A was nice enough to be open at such a lovely hour. We spread out our sale papers and made our plan of attack. We decided that to get the laptop that Dannielle wanted we needed to be at Best Buy by 3 a.m. to get a ticket.

Friday, November 28th 3:00 a.m. - Mission: Best Buy

Due to the extremely long line the mission was aborted. We decided to go sit in the Kohl's parking lot until it opened at 4 a.m.

Friday, November 28th 4 a.m. - Mission: Kohl's

Kohl's was just as crazy. I can't believe people actually shop this early in the morning. Are we insane? Yes, and we love it. I quick run through the store and a long 1 hour wait in line to check out and we were off to Toys R Us.

Friday, November 28th 5:30 a.m. - Mission: Toys R Us

More wild people at Toys R Us, we shop, we stand in line for over an hour. I purchase a Leapster Game for $24.99, just to find it again at Target for $15.00. Lowest prices of the year, my hinney.

Friday, November 28th 7:00 a.m. - Mission: Target

I am very tired now. Let's get in and get out. Fading fast...GREAT SHORT CHECK OUT LINES.

Friday, November 28th sometimes in the morning - Mission: One more store and food.

Make a quick stop at Family Christian Bookstore, then to some Bagel place. I am the walking dead.

Friday, November 28th 9:30ish - Mission: Sleep

I love my bed. Zzzzzz....

Friday, November 28th 12:00 p.m. - Mission: In-Laws house

Two hours sleep in clearly not enough, but it will have to do. Off we go to the In-Laws house to spend some quality time. Mom In-Law, Peggy, and Sister In-Law, Leigh, and I head off the Wal-Mart and Target for more shopping. Then back to house for eating and socializing.

Friday, November 28th 10:00 p.m. - Mission: More Sleep