Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lots of new words!

We had a really fun Thanksgiving Day and weekend! The boys SO enjoyed spending time and playing with everyone! We spent Thanksgiving in College Station at Josh's folks and brothers coffee shop and then headed back to Josh's folks house for a few days. We had a nice time with Josh's cousin and his wife, Josh's folks, aunt, and grandparents too.

Noah is in love. Seriously. All you hear is, where is Rex? Where is Sam?
Over and over. Here he is with "his cat" as he says, Rex.
Andy and I Thanksgiving Day at the coffee shop.
Josh and Andy playing on the green in Josh's parents back yard
We really had a nice weekend. Deborah took all these photos and posted them, so I thought I would share them on here:) I will have to post the ones off our camera soon too!
We really had a nice week. Josh and I even went to the outlet mall Thanksgiving night at midnight! It was quite the shopping experience! The mall was packed, more than I have ever seen in my life. We got some great deals. It was very fun! We both were shocked by the number of little kids there and were very thankful ours were back with Josh's folks.
On the way home tonight we stopped for dinner. Andy took a bite of rice and looked at me and said "Hot!" Then I was singing him one of his favorite songs "On Top of Spaghetti" at bedtime and he said "door" at the rolled out the door part!!! Noah said something new tonight too! He gave me some big hugs and said "I'm Sorry Mama." I said "Sweetie, why are you sorry?" He said "I sorry you don't feel well." I reassured, "baby, I feel fine!" He responded "Oh it's okay then, don't worry about it!" Ha!!! You never know what he is going to say! So funny!
Tomorrow after church, we get to decorate for Christmas!!!! I am SO excited! The boy are also going to open their "Thanksgiving" stockings. We have all kinds of fun little things for them, like Thomas train Christmas movies, fun holiday socks, funny light up things, and little cars wearing Santa they will get their stockings with these things now and can play with them during the season instead of after. Then Santa can fill their stockings again! This may become a tradition around here:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So Thankful!

I am so very thankful this year.
Thankful for my amazing husband. Who is so caring, loving, and thoughtful.
Thankful for my sweet oldest son, Noah. Who is full of spunk and can always make us laugh.
Thankful for my sweet baby Andy. His smile seriously lights up the room and makes me melt.
Thankful for our amazing families. Our fantastic parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts & uncles, etc. Our lives our full because of you.
Thankful for my faith and belief in God.
Thankful for the opportunity to love our children and teach them God's word.
Thankful for the roof over our head, the job that produces the paycheck and the time at night when our little of family of four is together.
Thankful for the local park that wears the kids out and gets them good naps.
Thankful for new friends. Old friends. All my friends. You keep me sane.
Thankful for our health. It may sometimes have blips, but not bumps. Thankfully.
Thankful for the mounds of laundry. Because it means we have mounds of clothes.
Thankful for the toys everywhere. For they mean my children had fun playing.
Thankful for good books. Sometimes checking into a fantasy world is good medicine.
Thankful for crafts and projects. Hobbies are good for me.
Thankful for Thursday night TV and watching shows at night with my hubby.
Thankful for date nights. (maybe I should list that one twice!)
Thankful for quiet moments with each child.
Thankful for those noisy moments too.
I am just so overwhelmingly thankful.
I hope that all of our friends and family have a very Thankful, Blessed, Loving, Fun Filled, Thanksgiving too!
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Belated Posts...

I am so sorry I am so behind on posting pictures! Our computer has decided it does not want to recognize our camera card...meaning I need to load up the kids, go to either Walgreens or Wal-Mart and put the 800 pictures on discs....but instead of doing that...I have been shopping for crafty supplies for ALL the presents I have been making! I am having so much fun this year making things. :) I am even hoping to enter some craft sales soon!

My biggest project right now is Andy's stocking. Yes, he has already had one Christmas, but used an adorable First Christmas I am trying to make him one as fabulous as the one I made Noah. Only with Noah's, I only had one kid to chase around, not let's just hope this thing gets finished prior to Andy's tenth Christmas:) Kidding aside, if I have to stay up all night four nights straight, this thing WILL get finished. Really. I mean it. :)

Our boys are doing great. Noah is hilarious as usual. I have so many funny things written down that he has been saying lately, but Andy is getting into everything, so I keep getting distracted from posting them!

I guess some of the funniest stories...

*Every night Noah calls us back into the room and says "There are robots in here!" or "I just saw three tigers" or "I hear the birds, will the tree fall?" Something crazy. He cracks us up with his imagination.

*We drove up to Josh's jobsite the other night and Noah was so excited to see a forklift and it was "moving!" Imagine the squeals from my child as he realized it was his Daddy driving that forklift. Noah kept yelling "MY Daddy is Bob the Builder?!?" "MY Daddy!" It was the CUTEST moment ever:)

*Noah has some funny names for things. Sandwiches=maychurch; smoke=smilk; skunk=stunk... if I say, "Noah, do you want a sandwich?" He will reply, "Yes, maychurch please." But if I say, "Noah, do you want a maychurch?" He responds with "hahaha, Mama said maychurch!" Meaning, we know he knows the difference, but is just being silly and insists upon his pronunciation. It cracks us up!

We have lots going on right now! I finally finished the buffet I was refinishing. Josh and I are about to refinish our kitchen table, I am making lots of crafts for gifts and maybe to sell, doing Andy's stocking, going through the boys clothes, and attempting to keep up with our laundry, mail, etc. Sometimes I think I need a clone of myself:)

Well, the monkey (Andy) just got INTO a kitchen chair...gotta run!