Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung by The Chimney with Care

Well....the stockings are just about the only thing left!  The tree is up and the Village is out and most importantly, ALL of the boxes have been put away!!!

Austin is getting excited!  He told me yesterday that the only thing that would make the tree look better is a few presents wrapped and put under there...I think I might wrap everyone elses but his and see what he says...I can be such a Scrooge!!!

Here's the tree-- minus the bow-- I can't find the silver ribbon to make a bow for the top.  I need to add that to my list...

Here is the village across the top of the Entertainment Center-- also notice that Russell has decided that was a good place to watch over the boys today, I wonder where he'll wind up tomorrow??

Some more of the Village on top of the China Cabinet

Main Street across the Buffet

The Farm in the Entry way...

And here is what I came up with for the Front Door...
I have been wanting a new wreath for the door for a couple of years and would look and look and just couldn't find exactly what I wanted or was willing to pay.  So this year I decided I would just do it myself.
I need to get some little trees to put in the pots and add a little bow to the top of them or maybe a bow on the lights??  Not sure what else I'll put out there but we'll just have to see.

Well, like I said the stockings are about the only thing left.  I bought the cutest bags for the boys to put their toys from Santa in...they look like Santa's face and I had thier names embroideried on the white fur of Santa's hat...they are going to look pretty cute stuffed with all of their goodies from Santa.  I'd like to find some stockings that match them but we'll just have to see what I can come up with. 

The cards have been ordered and as soon as they come in I plan on cranking those babies out and putting them in the mail...the Christmas Parade is this Thursday and the holiday's are OFFICIALLY underway!!!!

Hope you all enjoy this holiday season spending time with your family and loved ones!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We celebrated Thanksgiving at Scott's Mom and Dad's this year.  Jackie and her family were able to come home this year and help us eat all that turkey!!  We spent Sunday at Mama and Papa's and then hung out at Uncle Jeff and Aunt Ann's for some cake and coffee on Monday night.  Austin had to go back to school on Tuesday and then we hung out at the house all day Wednesday.
Thursday brought the Turkey and the dressing!!! YUM!!!
And then today we all met at Greenbrier for some Hushpuppies and then came back to the house to watch the Iron Bowl.  Although the game did not turn out in our favor, the Tigers at least gave them a run for their money!!!  So win or loose we LOVE our Tigers!!!!
Check out this little turkey...he has had a busy week!!

Jackie also took a picture of us for our Christmas cards while she was here.  Of course it had to be the COLDEST day we have had in a looooonnnngggg time, and the wind-- it was the WORST!!!
Bur we got one pretty good shot and luckily that is all it takes.
So the cards have been ordered and they should be on their way....check that off my list!!

Russell the Elf has made his appearance at the house and we are having fun watching to see where he "hides" each day!  Austin named him because he likes to go to Russell Stover for ice cream cones, so that is how we came up with his name.  You can even ask Jackson "Where's Russell?" and he'll go looking for him.  It's pretty cute.  Ausitn is having fun with it too.
The Snow Villages have been put out and tonight we put the tree up and will get it decorated tomorrow and hopefully put the boxes back upstairs and out of the way.  Then it's on to some wrapping and getting the last minute shopping done!! 
The blog has had it's holiday makeover and hopefully I'll get the rest of the decorating done tomorrow and can put a few pictures up of that.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and also hope Jackie, Rick and Jeremy have a safe trip home.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Tree Lighthing at Bridge Street

Last night we took the boys to Bridge Street for the lighting of the Christmas Tree!
We ate dinner at Red Robin (yummmm) and then headed outside to see the tree lighting.  They even had snow machines set up so there were flakes drifting through the air.

We shopped for a little while and then headed home.  I enjoyed the evening, but I'm not so sure about the boys.  I lost all three of them when I said I wanted to stop in a few stores...

It was a nice evening out with family.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Owl Puke! YUCK!!

Let's just say I am glad that I did not volunteer in Science lab yesterday!!! 
Austin had some "bones" that needed to come home with him.  I asked him where they came from and his response was
"You DON'T want to know"

Guess what....he was right!!!

They disected Owl Pellets AKA "Owl PUKE!"


Their job was to look through and see what they could find.  Austin has to take the bones that he found and glue them to some paper to see if he can figure out what kind of animal the nasty little thing ate!!!

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Sittin' on Santa's Knee

Guess where we went today!!!  Jackson just walked right up and said "Heeeyyyyy"
We had a hard time getting him to look at the camera though-- he wanted to look at Santa and all of the decorations that were around.
I had it all planned out-- we would get there and get our picture made first thing this morning.  That way he wouldn't be tired or hungry or grumpy.  I walked up and there was no one else in line.  Hee Hee!  SCORE!
I pulled him out of his stroller and he walked right over to him.  Santa asked if he would give him 5 and Jackson just turned and slapped him some skin!!  He first sat in a child sized rocking chair sitting beside Santa.  I guess that is for the little ones who won't get on Santa's lap (AUSTIN).  Then I picked him up and sat him right on Santa's knee and he just smiled and laughed!  He was a very good boy!
Merry Christmas
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Monday, November 16, 2009

He Knows If You've Been Bad or Good!!!

This year Santa sent a helper to our house to watch over the little boys that live here.  The Elf on the Shelf is going to help Santa and watch over Austin and Jackson and report straight to the North Pole on the happenings around our house from now until Christmas.

I wonder what he'll have to say?!?
We are gearing up for the holidays!! Shopping has begun and the decorating might even get started this week!  I might need to clean off the layer of funk around here before I put out the holiday decor but it's getting closer. 

Austin is a little worried this year about the tree.  He thinks that we will find Jackson climbing it at least three or four times before Santa comes to see us...he's probably right!!!  It's a good thing that I have not updated my tree yet-- I don't think nice glass ornaments and Jackson are a good combination!

But it is going to be a wonderful Christmas!
Are you ready???

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Look What I can do!!!

Jackson has figured out how to climb in chairs!!  I seem to remember that Ausitn did this much sooner but Jackson is just now figuring it out! 

No chair can escape him-- except for the couch-- it's a little too tall...

Nothing is off limits now....I'm in trouble!!!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Proud Moments

Please allow me to take a moment to brag!!

Did your school picture ever turn out like this??
Not mine!!!

I know I'm his momma but I think he is one handsome little boy!!

He also recieved a special invitation this week...

He also got straight A's on his report card.

Yep, we are pretty proud of the little guy!

Now back to reality-- he has about 5,000 nerf gun darts to pick up, dirty clothes all over the floor and he is annoying the stew out of Jackson....we now return to our regularlly scheduled life!!!