Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas...LATE!

Well, I printed out several copies of our Christmas card this year and then only mailed out a handful! Christmas (and Thanksgiving) came and went SO fast this year!! Next year, I hope to slow down and enjoy it a little more.
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and we hope that you have a wonderful 2009!! Here is the Christmas card that I made and printed....but didn't mail:)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ryder 'tries' to crawl

Ryder will be crawling ....SOON!! It is SO fun watching him get up on his knees and 'try' to crawl. Sorry the video is so dark.

video

Thursday, December 18, 2008

ABC gift for the kids

Every year I try to do a 'homemade' gift for the kids. Something from Mom, made just for them. I have made quilts, pillows....hmmm...maybe that's it:) Anyway, this year I have made an ABC book for them. All four are the same. I love the badge holders that hold the photos. It will be easy to change the pictures later on as we would like.

If anyone is interested in purchasing the badge holders, let me know and I can find the ebayer that I purchased them from. I bought them awhile ago and don't remember the exact cost, but they seemed quite affordable to me. Must have been or I would not have purchased:) You can also buy the badge holders at office supply stores, but we don't have any of those close to us....and I think they were cheaper on ebay anyway:)
Here are a few of my favorite pages. I printed two per 4x6.



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Program

Every year the elementary school here does a Christmas program. It is always so much fun!! The gym gets packed with standing room only. Here are a couple of video clips of the kids. Hunter is in the green striped shirt in the first video and Jake is in the white shirt on the front row in the second video. I wish I could have gotten a video of their music teacher! She is fun to watch! She does a WONDERFUL job teaching all of the kids their songs and actions!!

Warning...these video clips are long, especially Jake's. They are also pretty shaky, due to the fact that I had a three year old and 7 month old hanging on me:) I will try to get some good pictures tonight. We got to the afternoon program 1/2 hour early and still didn't get close enough.
video video

Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa Baby


My Santa baby!! All I want for Christmas is happy kiddos. ...and a few less fits from the three year old:) oh...and maybe a few more hours of sleep in a row from this little guy:)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Let's get BBQ'd

About a week ago, I was in the kitchen doing dishes(an endless task:)), when Zac came in and said, "Mom, watch me get bbq'd." I figured I must have misunderstood what he was saying. I mean, what in the world? So I asked him what he said. He said, "Hunter taught me how to get bbq'd, come watch me."

So...I went outside with him and this is what he did. Hunter shortly joined him so that I could get a picture of both of my bbq'd boys:)


Almost everyday Zac tells me, "Mom, I'm gonna go get bbq'd, I'll be right back."
Oh..the things kids do and say! They put a smile on my face....EVERYDAY!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

More bean bags and a quick THANK YOU!!

I am such a slacker!! It has been a week since we got home from our Thanksgiving trip to Utah and I am just now posting:) I am SO bad about getting the camera out while we are traveling and visiting!! I guess I just get caught up in the fun. I only took a couple of pictures the day we left. BUT, if you want to see a few more pictures from the Barlow Thanksgiving, check them out at Heather's blog.

We had such a great time in Utah!! Thanks to everyone for all the good food, fun card games, and fabulous accommodations!! I am SO THANKFUL to have such a wonderful family!


This is what I was busy doing the day before the big(10 1/2 hours) drive to Utah. After my boys saw Zac's bean bag, they decided that they needed personalized bean bags and that it would be fun to make some for the cousins that they would be seeing. I don't know if the cousins were quite as excited about them as my boys:) Actually Taylor told me they were so SUPER cool. We had fun making them and the boys had fun giving them, so I guess that is what's important. Right?

Now for the ONLY pictures I took during our Thanksgiving break!! Again, I am such a SLACKER!! I love this picture of sleeping Zac. Jake HATES it when I take his picture while sleeping, or anytime that he is in his pajamas.

Hunter getting ready to leave.

Thanks again Mom and Dad for letting us stay, for the food, fun, and especially the entertainment:)