Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Christmas Morning 2013

I vowed to get my holiday photos up before Valentine's Day. Nailed it-with two days to spare!!!

 The three Smarties on December 25th, 2013. I'm still wanting to write 2012, in which I am now two years behind. But then again, that's how I roll.....behind and out of the loop. In any case, we had a wonderful Christmas day!

The kids passed out goodies and I fixed breakfast and we stayed at home and watched A Christmas Story and all was well. Any day that I can eat a late breakfast, light a fire, watch a Christmas classic, and open gifts with my favorite four people in the world is pretty darn close to perfection.

Finley wanted the American Girl Doll with blond, curly hair.

Slade was in desperate need of a new bike. He loved it!

 Ahhh, the magic wand. A Christmas hit this year.

Merry Christmas! Side note: Kyle and myself were in attendance on this day, but there is no photographic evidence to prove it. For all you know, we were passed out on eggnog in the basement.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cookies for Santa

 It's a good thing Kyle made a run to the grocery store on Christmas Eve because he remembered to grab a batch of cookies for Santa! I, on the other hand, did not remember. Good ol' Dad!!!

 Santa received a selection of United Bakery's best holiday cookies. I felt bad that we didn't "make" them, but guess what?!? Santa did not care! No cookie is better than another cookie in Santa's eyes.

One particular person thought he needed to sample all the cookies.

After they set them all up, they moved them to the fireplace.

 They left some cute notes, too!

And he had to sample the milk, as well. It was good.

Now they are ready! Lots of work to get Santa a decent snack.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Social Studies, Snow, Super Bowl Sunday..........

Today we woke up to a couple of inches of snow!

 It snowed quite a bit from 7am to 10am although you can't see the crazy flakes from the photo.

After church, we went to eat and came home and bundled up to play!  The boys and I threw snowballs and ran around in the snow.

 This was the most Gunnar has ever enjoyed the snow. I think it was because I bought him new Texas Tech mittens and his hands were warm. He stayed out for at least an hour.

Snow angels were made.

 And lots of footprints in the snow!

 Little bitty snow angels.......

 Finley had a friend over and they finally came outside after I continued to throw snowballs at her window!

 Slade rode around the neighborhood all afternoon.

 And nothing better than warming up with hot cocoa in your undies!

Saturday morning I took Slade to Tech to compete in 5th grade UIL Social Studies. That's him posing. Saturday afternoon, I received a text that he place FIRST!!!!! We were pumped!!!

This is our Super Bowl par-tay! As you can see we went all wild with cinnamon toast and pizza pockets! We are such an exciting bunch! 

Gunnar had a weenie and strawberries. Finley watched cartoons in Gunnar's room. We had a great weekend! Brrrr! Stay warm everyone!!!