Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

This year we had three Thanksgivings!  I am so tired of turkey and dressing for real!
My three little turkeys!
Our first Thanksgiving was the first Sunday in November and we celebrated with my mom's side of the family.  It is a HUGE celebration with all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunt and uncle and 2nd and 3rd cousins.  We all have so much fun catching up and the kids have a blast!  This year my granny was missing since she had pneumonia and it was definitely not the same without her.  The only pics I took were on my phone and they aren't that great.

Our second Thanksgiving was with Brad's family on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  It is the first time since Brad and I were dating that we did Thanksgiving with his whole family.  It was really a nice day.  We were able to just hang out and chat with Brad's brothers and my sister in law, Amy, and all of the kids had a  really great time.  They all love getting to play and hang out together!  Once again I forgot my camera, but Brad's brother John took a family picture of everyone that I need to get a copy of.

Our final Thanksgiving was at my parent's house.  It was small with just my parents, us, my granny and grandpa and our family friends, the Butts.  It was nice and relaxed and once again the kids didn't eat much turkey as they preferred to play with Ara and Evie instead!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pumpkin Party at Parker's School

Can I just say one more time that I LOVE staying at home with my kids?!? One of the many reasons is becasue I was able to attend Parker's school party without having to ask permission or feel like I was in a hurry to get back. Each year, Parker's preschool has a Let's Pretend Party and they encourage the children to dress up in non scary costumes and they get to trick or treat and have a party in the classroom. Parker dressed up as an elephant or as he says, "elpant" which is one of his three favorite animals (lion or "lion king" and monkey are the other two).  Parker had a great time and got yellow icing from the cupcakes all over his costume!

Parker's best bud, Jack

Lulu and Grrr.  Parker was excited that they were both at his party! 

Halloween 2012

It seems like I am always delayed in posting this time of year!  'Tis the season I guess! 

This Halloween, we did our usual- family(with the exception of my Granny and Grandpa Bill and Shane, Staci, the boys and Skylar who were all sick), chili and hot dogs, but instead of a hayride through our neighborhood (which is a ghost town on Halloween...I mean people literally turned their porch lights out on us last year and one man closed the blinds on us...rude) we went to Parker's preschool for trunk or treat. They had a HUGE blow up slide which Braden and Cohen loved, Parker wouldn't commit to riding (he refused to take his shoes off and then kept sneaking up behind the man who was helping the kids on the slide) and Emersyn and Hunter enjoyed watching.

The veterinarian, elephant, and watermelon!

Braden and his sweet pre-k teacher, Ms Cindy