Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Santa gifts

We stopped to see the grands' Santa gifts. What fun!

Cohen, all of 3 and 1/2 years old is officially a dirt bike rider. With training wheels and the cutest helmet. 


He's good at driving and the gas and the brakes. Just like his daddy. 


And the girls a Elsa Frozen jeep. So cute. And they, too, can drive. Pushing the electric gas and steer. 


Who doesn't like Santa? Except when you take your picture with him. 



Monday, December 28, 2015

Joyful, Joyful Christmas

I'm 

Christmas is the best. Everyone's on their best behavior, sharing, giving, receiving. Nothing could be nicer. 

As our tradition goes we say grace and eat first. To get it out of the way. People can go back and eat more anytime later in the day. 


We always read the Christmas story next. It's so sweet that the little ones are learning the Christmas Story. 


At Thanksgiving Dinner we draw names for Christmas gift giving. By Christmas Day we're ready to exchange our Christmas gifts to each other. We've only been planning and waiting for a month. 


Even adults tear into their gifts. 


Kids again. 


Adults again.


It was a Very Merry Christmas.


Christmas 2015 Starting at left around the couch -
 Julie, Cohen, Brandon, Peggy, Bobbie, Jennifer, Chris, Brynlee, Larry (just the corner of his head), and Trent

Starting at left on floor - 
Me, Joy (the new rescue dog of Trent and  Natalie, thus the post title), Natalie, and Brooklyn in Natalie's lap. 










Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pre-Christmas Day

And It's become a tradition. Fun. Joy. Peace. Christmasy. And everything tied into one. 

Just me and the little ones for a full day of  Christmas stuff. The pawpaw was in and out, mainly for lunch. 

A pizza lunch with Christmas snacks was on the menu. We wait for the pizza delivery guy, the door bell rings, the dog barks fiercely and everyone bombards the pizza guy at the door. 


Then there's project Rudolph. We've also done this same tradition at Easter with a bunny and egg project and Halloween with pumpkins and black cat projects. And I've got a Valentine Day in the plans. 


We all had a special Christmas hat to wear for the day. Cohen - Star Wars. Brooklyn - Elsa. Brynlee - Olaf. And me the Santa Red Hat. These three year olds are very into crafting. 


Even the 18 month old can make her own Rudolph. She keeps up with the big ones.


Rudolph's all done!


Then we sang Christmas songs. Turned a Christmas movie on. And opened gifts
that I brought just for today.


And played the rest of the day.  Games and snacks over and over.


And no nap!! They love me for that. 


We took a walk around the block to get some sunshine and look at the outside Christmas decorations at all the neighbors. 


One happy day with me and them.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Plus More October Celebrations

The youngest of the middle generation turned 3-0 . Geez, time flies. So the  family birthday cake for the month of October goes to Brooklyn for 3 years and Trent for the end of the 20's. 


We threw in our Anniversary celebration, too, all 41 years that tells our story and had birthdays and anniversary dinner on the river. 


Thankful always!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Day

A Happy Birthday to Brooklyn who turned 3. 


A girly girl for sure. 

Family, friends, food and fun and gifts to make her day.


Birthdays are the best. No matter the number.


Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

One

One little baby turned 1 in June. 

Happy Birthday Brynlee!

She wasn't too fond of her bday cake.


Even with big sister showing her the ropes.


The openings of gifts were quite entertaining.


Birthdays are fun!


Happy 1st birthday!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Pirate Party

Three year old Cohen celebrated with a pirate party. A perfect theme. 

A double water slide for all ages was the main attraction.


A full day of fun people eating and bringing gifts and sliding. 



Cupcakes and gifts were not to be spared.


Blessed with abundance of gifts from room packed full of guests.


Happy Birthday Cohen!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Three Years

You Happy Birthday Cohen!! 
Three years have flown by and we have enjoyed every moment. 


We are thankful you are healthy, smart, cute, and all boy. 


I know God has great things in store for you.


Happy Birthday. We love you!








Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mom is still around

The summer has become a mawmaw stay-cation while I keep the little ones while they are out of daycare. 

I'm loving every moment of it and feel blessed to be a part of their young lives. 


We've played, we've learned, and had a few meltdowns of course.



And accomplished a major milestone of learning to walk.


What will I do when summer ends and no more mawmaw stay/cation?


Gin









Sunday, April 19, 2015

Easter Tradition


Easter tradition with crawfish, egg hunt, and this year rain at the end. 


Our egg hunting helper. 



Even baby Brynlee was in on everything but the crawfish. She did a little egg hunting with one in her hand. 


And egg hunter captain. 


And our egg hunter police. 


Checking out the egg hunt collection. 


The egg whisperer.


The egg-stra special Easter bunny.


And HE arose.

Gin






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