Sunday, November 30, 2008

Through the Eyes of a Child

Sam and Luke enjoy getting a hold of the camera and taking their own pictures. Here is what they enjoy taking pictures of!

Luke was completely amazed that we had all three of these cars in ornaments!! He insisted on putting them right next to each other.

Sam thought it was funny to shove the camera into the tree and take a picture, this one was kinda cool.
Most of the ornaments are on the bottom center portion of the tree, but this was a great memory to have of the boys really participating in a tradition that Travis and I started 10 years ago. These two little, innocent souls inspire me to be the mom they need and the woman of God it takes to raise men in this world! I love you two sooooo much!!!

Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree!

One of our favorite traditions is getting our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year was exceptionally fun because the boys are much more aware of the traditions and enjoy helping. I am not sure what was more fun: decorating the tree or posing for pictures!!

This picture sums up the roles we play in this family!!!! Sam is taking the picture!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The only snow we will see

The boys have been asking what snow looks like. One of my friends e-mailed me a blog sight that has alot of kids crafts. This one looked manageable to me, and alot of fun for the boys. Anything that has to do with glue and making a mess, they are all in for!! We made the snowflakes out of q-tips and glued them together, added glitter and let them dry.

Sam was more interested in making glue artwork!!
This was a fun craft, and since we are having a pretty lazy day (except trying to catch up with the laundry), I thought it would be a fun time to attempt!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Finger Lickin' Good

The boys and I surprised daddy with some homemade brownies (his favorite). The boys both love to help me make cakes or muffins, and they get so excited pouring most of the ingredients in the bowl! Sam is wearing an apron that my aunt made for me when I was a little girl! Luke is wearing one he made in Community Bible Study last year.
The best part of brownie making!!Sam is the baker and waits patiently with his hot glove to remove the brownies.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Many Characters of Sam

Sam always emerges from his room with an interesting outfit on. He is really into my boots right now and pretends he is exploring in the jungle with them!
He also loves to play his guitar and rock out! Notice the matching jacket with the guitars on it, always fashion forward.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Family Sacrifice

I started teaching some classes at the gym about a year ago, one of them being a spinning (cycle) class. My family has been my support system, especially Steph, who give constructive criticism and lots of encouragement! I make them come to classes in rain, hail, sleet or snow! Here they are (Todd, Steph and my dad) at one of my classes. They always have a smile no matter what I put them through! Thanks guys!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Maggie May

We have a new addition to the family. Her name is Maggie and she is a Great Dane. She has been really good, except for the occasional accident in the house. She has helped keep things more tidy, since you can't leave any shoes or clothes out for fear of bite marks!

The boys took a few days to get used to her, but now they have initiated her one of them. Finally another girl in the house. I insisted on a pink collar!