Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

A white Christmas Eve! We headed to my aunt's house 45 miles away in the snow and by the time we left, it was in full fledged "Texas Blizzard" mode. Regardless, we had a great time and despite the 2 hours of anxiety filled driving that it took us to get home, the day was a good one.

I was testing out my new camera that I got for Christmas so just snapped a few shots. It's not a great one, but the subject sure is cute! lol

D and Mommy

My aunt and D playing around

Look at the snow! This was before it got REALLY bad tho.

I LOVE this pic that I got of D, but I had it edited as the background is pretty distracting.

The family that was there.

Once we got home, I let D goof in the snow a bit. This is him going "MOMMY!! It's cold and wet!!" You can SO tell he's a texas boy.

But he had fun!

Once D was in bed, I set up the presents and our stockings.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa's Village

This evening, we joined Beth and her family at Santa's Village in Richardson to let the kids explore all the cute little houses. The boys had a blast!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas gifts

In thinkin about what to make for D's teachers for Christmas, I came across this blog post:

And knew that was what I wanted to do. So here is the making of the first one. I have 4 more to go and will post a pic of all 5 when done.

Start with soup cans with a poptop. Then using a can opener, open the BOTTOM of them. Empty and wash them well.

I filled this one with Hersheys Kisses and a giftcard, and then hot glued the bottom back on. After I flipped it back over, I used scrapbook paper to wrap around it and hot glue into place. I also added two pieces of ribbon because I don't exactly cut the straightest and the edges of my scrapbook paper were a bit crooked. I'm all about honesty here.

Then I used the rest of that piece of scrapbook paper to make a tag with D's santa picture and threaded some ribbon through the pop top.

And of course gotta let em know what to do.

I love these!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Santa pic

On Sunday, I took D by our FAVE santa in Allen. D was practicing his smile in He's such a hot mess...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!! (Other than one near wreck...) You can read more about it on my own blog but here are some pictures of the highlights...

Wednesday evening, D decided to play "Ride Em Cowboy" with a donkey

Thanksgiving morning, Turkey Trot!

Our friend Dina joined us!

A "doodlebug" D caught at my aunts...

Decorating Beth's boy's tree on Thanksgiving evening

Friday, D was determined to wear my Christmas socks...I wasn't fighting that battle.

A Dickens Christmas in Mckinney, D LOVED the snowman!

Saturday, viewing the GORGEOUS tree at the Galleria

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Alzheimers Walk at the Dallas Zoo

This morning was the Alzheimer's Memory Walk which is held at the Dallas Zoo. We joined our friends Helen, her DH, and lil 2 year old K. We had a great time! Our 3 hour tour, included talking to the gorillas and the monkeys, the monorail tour, watching the tiger pace and seeing a rhino get fed. The boys LOVED it!

Me and my boy, ready to start this thing...

D loves the gorillas...

D was overjoyed, K

Checking out the chimps front of the flamingos...

Male sweet!

THIS is what I wanted to be doing today...zzzzzzzzzzz...

Nom nom nom

After the zoo was a birthday party at Gattitown for my best friends son, J!!! Happy 7th bday, J!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

National Candy Day aka Halloween 2009

I don't usually do Hween with D. In the past, he has not been allowed to dress up, even though we did usually do a fall festival. This year, as an extension of Red Ribbon week at school, I let him dress up. We also ended up going to the Firewheel Fall Festival this evening. As part of that, the stores at the mall did TorTing, so I compromised on my usual feelings and let D partake in the goodies. I'm not sure if we'll ever do "true" TorTing, but it was fun.

Here's the little pirate boy.

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of...milk!"