Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spirit Week

The week of Thanksgiving they had Spirit Week at the school. The first day was Crazy Day. You could include, backwards, crazy hair/hat day, inside-out day, etc. . . . Pretty much anything goes. This is what the boys came up with:

We got these wigs for 60 cents after Halloween. What a steal, huh?


We had a great time with David's brother Bill and his family last week. They got in Tuesday afternoon and left Saturday afternoon. We were able to spend Thanksgiving with them. It was really nice to have family around for the holiday.

We didn't really "do" a whole lot. Well, we ATE a lot! ;-) A lot of Super Mario was played on the wall with a projector. And when the kids went to bed the adults played games. Other than than, just being together was nice.

The Boy Cousins

For a while, Uncle Bill had the kids lined up against a wall in the living room. They played "Dodge Nerf." He would shoot Nerf bullets and the kids would try not to get shot. It was fun to watch. Finally the kids decided that Uncle Bill should be against the wall, and THEY should get to do the shooting! That was even more fun to watch! ;-)

Pretty soon we had a full-blown wrestling match with the dads and the kids. Are you surprised? I'm not. I was only surprised that they waited 4 whole days to start their wrestling match!

On the last day the kids played with the Legos in the living room, while David and Bill installed a new upstairs toilet! (Loud, 'Hooray!" from us on the new toilet!)

Brooke was on the phone.

This is Ethan, my newphew.
Cole and Kit - they are exactly two months apart in age.
Ethan and Logan are 3 weeks apart.
Good-bye Uncle Bill and Aunt Katharine

Sunday Pictures

My camera's been getting dusty lately. Sunday morning I determined to get some nice photos of the kids while they were all cleaned up and ready for church.

I like this picture because you can see Brooke's little pony tail. She wouldn't put that dog down all morning.

They are a handsome (and pretty) bunch, aren't they?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's Been Awhile. . . .

It's been awhile since I've been on the blog. Things have been busy around here, but that is not my only excuse. A couple of weeks ago my computer got bit. . . . by a nasty bug! It was not pretty. We ended up having to take our computer to get fixed. That was a sad day. :)

So now I'm thinking about the blog posts I need to update you on. I will probably pick and choose, because a lot of things have happened since the last time I blogged. Let me think of a few for you to whet your appetite. . . .

*We got our first snow today - the day after Thanksgiving! Nothing stuck to the ground, but it was fun and SUPER exciting for the kids to watch those flakes coming down from the sky.

*My husband's brother and his family came to our home for Thanksgiving. We were so blessed to have them and we love them a lot. I'll definitely be posting some pictures of our days together. (Though I admit, we had so much fun the camera didn't even come out for a few days. We were too busy enjoying the company.)

* I went Black Friday shopping. . . .at midnight! I went with my brother and sister-in-law. It was perfect! It curbed my appetite for the busy shopping of Black Friday, I got some great deals, and didn't have to leave the house at 3 in the morning!

* The kids have been growing up. Brooke is developing more and more each day. She's expanding her vocabulary right now, and it's such fun to hear her try new words. The boys are enjoying their Thanksgiving vacation and keeping me busy, as usual.

Soon I'll fill you in on the details, but for now I trust that you had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving day. Now on to the next food-filled holiday! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Going' To Town!

I thought you might enjoy this little video of Brooke on her rocking giraffe. That girl goes to town on that thing!

(Jessica, can you hear Logan in the background saying, "Wica! Wica! Wica!" ???)