Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wii are addicted

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It has been very busy around my house. Christmas went on for a week! Like so many of you, we received a Wii for Christmas from Santa. I guess the Elf worked because that was what the kids asked for. Along with that we got Rock Band. Now, night after night we can't stop playing with it. We are addicted! It is so much fun!

Sunday night my husbands family came over for Christmas they drove up from Houston. Grace got on the Drums and Uncle Ryan played the Guitar. That's not the funny part, the babies went crazy! Kelsey, our niece thought it was the greatest thing she had ever seen. She and Ty are both 2 years old. I video taped them with my new Flip video camera! Wow! If you don't have one of those cameras you need to get one. I hope you get a laugh out of it like we did.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Elf on the shelf....

I don't know if you have heard of this or not but last night while we were eating dinner "santa" rang the doorbell. When we answered the door this little Elf was there with a letter from Santa and a book about the Elf. You should have seen the kids eyes when we read the letter to them. They were so excited.

Here is a fun new tradition you can start in your home. Elf on the Shelf is a little elf doll that reports directly to Santa Claus. Kids can tell the elf their Christmas wishes. It was so cute Trey actually went up to the Elf careful not to touch him, "there are specific rules that you are not to touch the elf or his magic will wear off and he won't be able to talk to Santa" and Trey whispered what he wanted for Christmas. They may also want to be on their very best behavior as the Elf on the Shelf has Santa's ear. Some children also like to name their elf. We named our Elf Arnie.
The elf moves around your home during the weeks before Christmas. During the holidays the elf watches the kids carefully during the day. At night when the kids are sleeping the elf magically returns to the North Pole to report to Santa Claus. In the morning the elf appears in a new place which offers a daily hide-and-seek ritual for kids. Kids will love trying to locate the elf's new location each morning. Grace found him this morning and was so excited to be the first one to find him. Elf on the Shelf comes with a hardcover book that explains the story and an elf doll.

The only thing we wish we he would have gotten here sooner. I just love this. They actually cleaned the game room on their own last night without us asking! Wish he could stay year round but the book says he goes back to the north pole after Christmas and returns the next year. I would highly recommend one of these guys for your house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Parade

Saturday my dad took the kids and were in a Christmas Parade. I was really surprised how much Trey enjoyed it. It was really windy, but you know kids they didn't mind.
Ty was so excited to see all the cars and horses.

This is my dad's carriage and horse. He rebuilt it and painted it himself he really is very handy.
My dad gets totally into the whole act even with the Top Hat.Tom and I before we went out to his work Christmas party. I was pretty tired after a day of dress shopping with my brothers fiance, but hey a few hours without the kids is always a treat.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Freaky Friday!

What a day! We took Ty in to have a 3D CT scan done on his head. We have had some concerns about a prior surgery he had done when he was a baby and wanted to check somethings out.
We got to the hospital at 8:15a.m. The procedure is only 2 MINUTES, problem is he is 2 years old and he had to stay totally still. Right! Good luck with that. So they had to sedate him. He went down with a fight but we finally got it done and left the hospital around 1:00 p.m.
Here are some pictures we took of him. He looks so sweet when he is knocked out!
Ty in the tube "space ship".

The cool red lights. The pictures aren't that great because they were taken on a phone camera.
But you know how we are we must have pictures!!!!
Back in the room..see I said he looked like a little angel.
We were so glad. When he woke up he was in a good mood. Kind of out of it but doing just great!
Now onto my other son...

Trey came come today and said "mom, I don't get to go on the playground Monday". When I asked him why, he quickly answered me, "Because Nathan slapped me in the face so I punched him in the stomach twice." So...I thought to myself, how do I handle this? I am thinking good for you Trey, you defended yourself, but on the other hand, he needs to know not to hit others.

So, I got my composure together and proceeded to tell him that he shouldn't hit anyone and if it happens again to just tell the teacher. Not to hit back.
Then I ask him how it all started and he says "on the playground he pushed me out of the line then I pushed him out of the line, then he pushed me..then I pushed him...then he pushed me...then I pushed him. Ok, you see were I am going with this. '

My daughter is in third grade and has never gotten into trouble. This in new territory for me. He is only in Kindergarten and already been in trouble twice.

How could anyone be upset at that face??

The first time he got in trouble "drum roll" was for Kissing a boy, I was like! Yikes!!! Now I can say I think he was just showing his affection for a good friend and it was on the cheek, none the less it's just not something you want to get a email about from your child's teacher. It appears as I have a very passionate child, in good ways and bad.

I love this boy! It's going to be fun to see what the future holds with him.

Wow! I am glad this day is almost over. Tomorrow I am going to look at wedding dresses with my brother's fiance and Tom and I have a Christmas Party tomorrow night. It's going to be a fun!!! I'm just glad the clock starts over everyday. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Strike a Pose!

This weekend was the big day. After rehearsals and fittings the AG Fashion Show was here. We had to get there 45 minutes early for the girls to get ready. The Show was to benefit Junior League of Tulsa.
They really had the room set up pretty. Each table was named after each AG doll they had snacks and drinks set out on each table. It was so fun.

This was the first outfit she came out in. Grace was dressed up like one of her favorite dolls Samantha.

Grace and another little girl that was dressed like Samantha's friend Nellie. I love that balloon arch. That would be great for a party.Grace as Addy. Can you see the resemblance?? Just Kiddin :)On the Catwalk in Molly's PJ's

Grace with my mom and I. I can't wait we talk about going on trips together someday when Grace is older.I just love this picture of my mom and Grace. Such sweet memories.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

I need your help..I am wanting to put together a compilation CD with all the best Christmas songs. So I started thinking what better way to find songs than ask my friends for their favorites.
All you have to do is comment and tell me your favorite song. You can share as many as you want and if you have a great story about why you love the song share that also.
I found a list of songs online that you can look at, but these are just a few of the songs out there.
Please add as many as you want.

Feliz Navidad
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Do They Know Its Christmas
I'm Getting Nuttin For Christmas
Your a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Blue Christmas
Christmas Dinner
Deck the Halls
First Christmas
Frosty the Snow Man
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Holly Jolly Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It's the most wonderful time of the year
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Let It Snow!
Mary, Did You Know?
Merry Christmas Darling
Nuttin' For Christmas
O Christmas Tree
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silver Bells
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
The Little Drummer Boy
The Night Before Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up On the Housetop
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
White Christmas

Friday, December 5, 2008

Flashback Friday

Here it is 1989...I have the bangs going for me. Can you believe my dad rebuilt this car for me when I turned 16? It looks cool but boy it wasn't the easiest thing to drive. I only kept it for about a year and traded it in on a 280 ZX. Remember those??? In the background is my brother with the baseball cap on. He would have been 11 years old. Wow! Time sure goes by fast.
Oh..notice the jeans I am wearing "white washed, with the zippers at the bottom" lol, got to love them.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008