Last week we went to visit Santa! Brooks just looked at him and Cason freaked his freak! Big time. Haha!
We celebrated Reece’s SEVENTH birthday Saturday! I can’t believe our Christmas baby is 7!!
As soon as Officer Hubby arrived home from work Saturday morning we let her open her gifts from us and we ate cookie cake! Yes we did…at 8 am. That night we had dinner at Cypress Inn, the birthday girl’s choice! Afterwards, we carried on with our tradition and went riding to see Christmas lights! It was a fun day!
One of my very favorite things about Christmas is Christmas Cards! It makes me so excited to see what’s in the mailbox during December! I heart snail mail! I make it a priority to send out a card every year…I don’t think I’ve missed one year since Griffin was born! I bet I have them all…I need to dig them out! Anyway, here’s this year’s card!
Last week(or maybe the one before that..ha!), Griffin had his first band concert! For these kids to have not known how to play AT ALL three months ago, it was GREAT! I was so proud of them!
He is still loving playing all the percussion instruments! He is constantly drumming on anything and everything and it kinda drives me insane.
But that’s ok!
We celebrated Reece’s birthday a couple of weeks early this year! When you are born 5 days before Christmas you get to do this sort of thing! ;) She wanted a Frozen party-of course she did, along with every other birthday girl! And she also wanted an ice skating party! Perfect! It was freezing in the arena BUT we had a cozy little fireplace in our party room!
She was too shy to blow her candles out…cue your BFF’s! haha! They handled it! I LOVE this of my sweet little niece peeking through the glass!! We love our birthday girl! I can’t believe she will be SEVEN on Saturday! She has her birthday all planned out! ;) And also…our cute little party favors! And, for my records, her invite:
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Officer Hubby was off work so it was EXTRA fun! We never have the same off days, only for Thanksgiving! BUT, this year, Christmas and New Year’s fall on his off days also so we get to spend ALL of the holidays together!!!! YIPEE!!
We ate Thanksgiving lunch at my sister’s and then we were lazy pretty much the rest of the day. We spent the weekend decorating for Christmas and cheering our TIDE to an Iron Bowl VICTORY! I heart family time!
Prepare yourself for a mish mash of a post! I haven’t had time to blog about anything lately! I’m not even sure any of this is in order! In fact, it’s not. haha!
We had a fun Halloween! It was pretty chilly here that night so we didn’t do too much trick or treating but we still had fun! We always go to my sister’s house and trick or treat with my nephews and we ALWAYS go by Big Mama’s house! It’s her thing! I heart traditions!
Say hello to my pretty peacock!
I’ve always been that mom that didn’t want her kids to be scary stuff for Halloween. But now that we have almost teenage boys, I had to get over it. Yes, these are scary. No, they didn’t wear the masks around Brooks and Reece!
Last week I went on a field trip with Peyton’s class to the NASA Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville! It was fun! He had the best time!
Brooks ate his first sucker while we were there…
We bought a brand spankin’ new ride! We went ahead and upgraded to the Suburban. I LOVED my Yukon, but needed more room! I was in love with the new look of the Tahoe/Suburban so there you go! I will be glad when I figure it all out…it’s smarter than me! haha!I eat lunch with the kids once a week at school and Peyton FINALLY let me sneak a picture of us! No, I don’t eat lunchroom food….I bring whatever the kids want and unwrap it and put it in a lunchbox. haha!
Josh has a friend that wanted our silkies to hatch some eggs for him. He brought a few over that his hens laid and…
We became grandparents again! HAHAHA!
Baby Brooks is now 18 MONTHS OLD! Yes, we still call him baby. The baby he will always be! ;)
A little of what he’s up to these days:
- He is into EVERYTHING! He is ALL boy. Climbing on everything…testing his boundaries, etc.!
- He still loves to eat…and only has 5 teeth. Not even any molars yet!
- He is talking up a storm. Sometimes you can understand him and sometimes you can’t.
- He loves to sing!
- He loves bath time!
- He loves to play outside! Feeding the goats is his favorite!
So that’s just a little of what our B is doing these days!