Create your dreams every day...

Create your dreams every day...

Thursday, December 31, 2009

things I want to remember.....(part 1)

christmas eve at deda's

getting to see my great-nephew huston and niece, lisa

watching the little ones open gifts

watching the "big" ones clean up

watching the little ones play with new toys

watching grayson open up his mom's "old" mickey

(deda made it for her when she was g's age, 3 years old)

watching the snow cover the ground

(and getting nervous about driving home in it)

thinking how pretty the snow looked, and thinking it would

be even more spectacular if we didn't have to get out in it!

we actually did TRY to get out in it, had our car and jamie's car all packed up ready to travel back to tulsa-getting ready to pull out of the drive, we got word that the turnpike had been closed--we unpacked BOTH cars and went back inside (do you know how much stuff 2 families with 2 kids haul around at christmas time? well, think triple that!!!) we would now be sleeping over at deda's, yeah!!!

playing whiz-bang to pass the time
(by the way, I think it was more fun to be the spectator:)

playing with our new christmas toys!

how about a game of twister?

these 2 are game for anything that will keep everyone entertained tonight!!

playing scramble on sissy's phone, thank goodness for internet!!!

playing in our new christmas jammies

smiling for neenie:)

he doesn't have a care in the world about the

blizzard swirling around outdoors

having fun with his new puppy

(thank goodness we don't have to take him outdoors to potty)

enjoying extra time with the little ones

going a little stir-crazy!!!

this girl does not like to sit still, she was a little anxious:)
but so entertaining!

evidence of the slumber party, we just lined 'em up!

we were wall to wall beds!

just a small sample of our "stuff"

"wake up, caleb, we need to go home to see if santa
stopped at neenie's house"

cuddling for a few more minutes as the cars were
packed for the 2nd time in 24 hours
oh, christmas is a lot of hard work, I need to rest...

preparing for the snow drifts

jamie and joel were in front of us on the road, she sent this picture

to me, titled "UGH"---it took us 3 hours to get home (twice the time it usually takes)

traveling up our drive, couldn't get up the driveway

we were all so very tired, but grayson couldn't wait to see what santa brought

in reality it was now christmas afternoon, but we "pretended" it was christmas morning and continued with the festivities!!! i wanted a picture of the boys in their matching p.j.s so jamie is trying to pacify them for a few seconds

look this way, please
(one out of two isn't bad, is it?)
merry christmas!!!

stay tuned for part 2.......

Sunday, December 20, 2009

....if the shoe fits

Deda caught Morgan trying on Dada's shoe....

"What? It fits doesn't it?"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

working on a wink.....

Grayson and Kelsey are having snacks while we get ready for Morgan's party...
This is the first time he seems a little annoyed that
Neenie keeps snapping pics of him...
I call out his name....
He tries to ignore me...
Then, he decides to practice his wink for me...
Isn't he the cutest?!

Monday, December 14, 2009

...he's one!!!

Little Morgan is one! Well, he will be officially on the 17th. We celebrated with a party on Saturday and the kids (and adults) had so much fun. We weren't sure what he would do with his "smasher" cake---Grayson didn't want anything to do with his on his first birthday. But, Morgan approached his cautiously, taking tiny bits of the icing and licking it off his finger. Below is his cute reindeer cake, fashioned after the party invitations Jamie made for the big day.
Isn't that a cute cake? It was yummy, too!!!

Here are the boys watching in anticipation. Look at that grin. And,
I LOVE the way Grayson has his hand on his chin...

Here's Morgie listening to us sing "Happy Birthday" to him. He just sat very still
and grinned while we sang, enjoying all of the attention.
Yummy cake!!!

Grayson was quite the little helper. Of course, he's had a lot of practice opening presents by now. He loved seeing everything Morgan opened. And, he had to try out all of the new toys, too. I'm sure he wanted to make sure they were all in working order for little M.

Oh, birthdays are so much fun!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

.....under the tree!

I got a few gifts wrapped and under the tree. I couldn't wait to see how the finished product would look with my new tags.

What do you think? I like, I like!!!

Now, if I can just make sure the cat doesn't tear them off! She just pulled a newly knit scarf off the dining room table, Roger found her playing with it on the floor!!! Caleb, you better come get this cat!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Seriously, these were so much fun to put together...

Some close-ups.....

All made with scraps of whatever I had on hand.....

Now I'm ready to do some wrappin'....

I also finished another layout....
These pics were taken while Jen and I were watching the boys one weekend. G decided he wanted to take a bath in the sink! He can talk his aunt sissy into anything....he barely fit!!!
He's such a sweetheart.....

Off to do some wrapping, yeah!!!

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