Saturday, December 31, 2016

He's Baaack!

The beginning of December means our elf is going to return! Skippy showed up again this year. The kids were thrilled to see him each day and see what he had gotten into or what he brought them!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve 2016

We started our new normal for the holidays so on Christmas Eve, I spent the day getting things ready for Christmas while the kids went with John to his family Christmas. They came home late Christmas Eve afternoon and we headed over to mom and dad's for our traditional dinner and cookie baking (no pics since I was helping bake!) as well as getting their Christmas pj's and book. Then home to get some sleep and wait for Santa!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas festivities

Making and decorating cookies with friends! 

Decorating our house with something new and fun! Olivia begs for these every year so I thought this would be a good year for them! 

Going to see Christmas lights! 

Christmas party at gymnastics.

Decorating at home.

School program and class party

Making gingerbread houses at Mammy and Buppy's.

Decorating Mammy and Buppy's tree. All I can think of when I see this picture is, "here Russ, work on this."

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Since the holidays look different for us this year, we made the best of it. The kids went with their dad to eat at his mom's house. They came home and we headed to Mammy and Buppy's for the remainder of the day. All in all, we have much to be thankful for and enjoyed our day. I had dreaded it, but the sun still came up the next day!

 We are all done eating, but Easton wasn't....he wanted to keep his plate a bit longer to eat.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween 2016

This year we went to Boo at the Zoo!  It is definitely something we will do again!

We painted pumpkins! 

We carved pumpkins at home and with Mammy and Buppy! 

And last but not least.....we had a great time trick or treating with friends. We came home to Mammy and Buppy at our house and ate chili and "mummy dogs." The kids love to pass out candy so they sat on the front porch eating their dinner while they passed out candy. Happy Halloween!!