Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy New Year (Early)

We had a wonderful Christmas. We got to spend time with a lot of our family. The time always flies by so fast. I am busy taking down decorations and trying to reorganize with our new stuff. I am sure many of you are doing the same things. I have a ton of pictures to share that I hopefully will get loaded eventually, most likely next week. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and has a Happy New Year as well.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!!

We had Christmas this weekend at my husband's parents. We had a nice visit and a good time. Colton always enjoys playing with his cousins. Right now there are 4 boys soon to be one more when the newest cousin arrives in April. I can't believe next year there will be 5 boys running around. Tonight we will have our family Christmas at the house. Then we head off to my parents this week to have Christmas there. I am looking forward to seeing family and spending time with everyone. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday with the ones you love.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Funnies of the Week

Today at school Colton got a dreaded color change... He has only had a couple so far this year and we have made it clear that he should not make a habit of getting them and this is not the behavior we expect of him. Being a teacher I know at times we have to make examples and sometimes are not as serious as others when he gets them. Today his class comes to lunch and he looks very sad when I go to talk to him, I ask if he got in trouble and he almost cries and says yes he got a color change so I ask him why. It was for talking when he wasn't supposed to. His teacher tells me what happened and says don't be to hard on him, lol! School is ending and the kids are leaving and I see him out of the corner of my eye go around the corner. He is supposed to still be sitting with who is left of his class. We start calling him and looking for him and can't find him and he isn't answering us. We are starting to panic because we can't find him, he is hiding from us! We probably all walked by him at least once. He is in big trouble then once we do find him. We typically go to Sonic for happy hour but not today we are learning consequences of our actions. He whines about this all the way home, the whole 5 minutes lol! I tell him if he says anything else about not getting to go to Sonic there will be no games today either. He pouts himself to a nap. When he wakes up he starts right where he left off whining about Sonic. I guess he was dreaming about it. Scott gets home and we are discussing the events of the day and talking to Colton about his actions. He said something about playing a trick on me by hiding and Scott said did you get to go to Sonic and Colton said no guess that makes the trick on me. I had to die laughing!! I was washing dishes, maybe he did get the point, we will see. It was a good opportunity to discuss why not to hide and all those topics too.
A couple of days ago he wanted Scott to play ATV racing with him. He calls it 3 wheels we have explained they are 4 wheelers but he refuses to accept this fact. Scott had to make some calls so I said I would play with him. They try to win so they can get more tracks and racers. My racing ability is lacking, to say the least, if I just finish before time runs out it is a miracle. Colton is very picky and wants to be in first place, gets upset if he messes up and all that kind of stuff so my racing is killing him. I am in last place running out of time and his face is like oh great! It just made me laugh to myself thinking of how many times in the future I will probably see that very same look. Not that I will love it when he gets older and it is oh great Mom how embarrassing but I just had a flash forward to the future I am pretty sure of that!
Just wanted to share some of our stories from this week.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tree Trimming Time!

Colton is now a pro at decorating trees. We put ours up and I wasn't really planning on decorating it all then but he was so excited he started getting stuff out of the boxes and placing ornaments on the tree and I just couldn't say no to that! We did this the week of Thanksgiving and yes I am just now putting up pictures, sometimes I am slow at getting things done. He also helped his Nona and Pops with all their Christmas decorating too. Poor Nona will probably have to redecorate several things but he had a blast. I guess next year he will be able to do it all himself or at least I am sure he will think so anyway. I just love seeing the joy in his face and the way it lights up while he does these kinds of things. That is what the meaning of it is all about.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Precious Baby

We got to go this weekend and visit our new niece and cousin. She is an angel!! We are not prejudice at all though. We had a great time and can't wait til Christmas to see her again. I took a ton of pictures so I will share a few. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It is almost here!!

Last week for Thanksgiving we got to spend a lot of time with my husband's family. We had a great visit that lasted longer that our usual getting there late Friday night and leaving either Sunday right after lunch or late Saturday. Tomorrow we get to go spend time with our new niece and cousin and the rest of my family, I can't leave them out even though they all know she is the main focus! Thanks to all the great parents of the kids I keep I get to leave early so we can spend some of Friday there instead of getting there late. We can't wait to meet the new addition to the family. I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One of those days!

I am sure that most of you can relate to having a day like this, it wasn't really bad but I feel frazzled and grumpy, yes I admitted it, don't tell my hubby. Things are going good but possibly too many irons in the fire and not enough time to myself is to blame. Today I just feel as if I have been going around on E for most of it. The infamous "me time" I would really love to have some!! Used to I would feel guilty even thinking this but now I say it without shame I just need a few moments to myself. So for all of you who can relate I hope you get a few moments of me time for yourself. Hopefully a good nights sleep will help! Goodnight to all!

Family Pictures

I love pictures, I am sure some of you are shocked! I wanted to get family pictures taken so that we could use some for our Christmas cards. That and the fact that Colton is almost 5 and we have never gotten a good family picture taken made me determined. Don't get me wrong we have plenty of pictures but none taken at session just for us. I know a photographer who took our pictures, Shantell.

Colton was not feeling well the week before and he was exhausted and really not wanting to cooperate but we did get several good pictures. I am really pleased with how they turned out so I wanted to share a few on here. I left out the Christmas card ones so the surprise is not ruined, lol!

His face in this picture says how he felt about the whole thing, it is priceless!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2008

She is here, my niece!!!

I now have a niece!!! She was born Saturday afternoon to my brother and his wife. We get to see her this weekend, I am not sure I can wait but I HAVE to but for the record, I can't stand it! I can't wait to see her and hold her. She is their first baby so it is so exciting for them. Colton has 3 boy cousins on my husband's side of the family so a girl cousin will be all new. He loves babies and is so sweet with them. I am afraid she is going to be a little spoiled esp. by me!!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday. We had a lot of fun during our break. Friday shopping was so fun and entertaining. We now how more gifts than we know what to do with!! I love the holidays!!