Monday, December 19, 2011

Magical Christmas Lights

To say that Finley and Zane are loving the Christmas lights would be an understatement! Every morning they request "tree on" and wonder why Julie's, our neighbor, reindeer are not on all day long! They look out the windows in the evening and notify us with such excitement when our neighbors lights come on!

Meeting the reindeer up close!!

So it was a no brainer when I found out that the coffee shop down the street had a light show set to music that we would take Finley and Zane. I don't think they took a breath the entire 10 minute show. They were in awe!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Happiest Holidays to all!

Ho Ho Ho!!

We took our annual Santa picture today and I was pleasantly tears, but no smiles either!!

We did get great big smiles after all was said and done when they were snacking on their candy cane treat!

We lucked out and there was SNOW too. Yep, snow! Not sure how or why it was there but we had fun playing in it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday treats for toddlers!

When I saw this on Pinterest I knew that it was what I wanted to make for Finley and Zane's friends at school! Finley and Zane enjoyed helping me make the playdough and I loved the peppermint scent that lingered in the air for the rest of the day!!!

I added a candy cane cookie cutter to the package! I also made an extra batch for F and Z to play with and they are having fun cutting out christmas trees, candy canes, and gingerbread men!

I love Pinterest and have found so many wonderful ideas from so many creative people! Thanks for sharing, y'all!

Here is my take on gifting Peppermint Playdough...

Monday, December 5, 2011

So very thankful...

I am so very thankful this year...
for my wonderful family...for the 2 most precious children, Finley and Zane....for the sweetest furry babies, Tank and Vader...for an amazing husband...for the bestest friends a girl can have...for a lovely home that I am having fun decorating on a super tight budget!...for an adorable new addition to the family, my nephew, Little Paul...for technology so that I can keep in touch with those near and far...for my health and the health of my family...and for so much more.

We celebrated thanksgiving with a casual late lunch/early dinner here at our house. It felt good to host back at home this year!

Playdoh time with Papa! Papa Tank entertaining F and Z while momma tends to the kitchen!

Then it was time for a little Turkey craft for the littles! I made a paper turkey and everyone got to decorate a feather!

Our turkey with feathers!

My little monkeys!

They are pretty proud of their newest trick! It is definitely monkey see monkey do around here!

Just hangin' around!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Uncle Ryan and Aunt Jan tie the knot (Part 3)

Saturday was a day of prepping for what was a beautiful wedding! Mommy got her hair and make-up done...wish I could do that everyday! It was fun visiting with Jan and all her friends on the morning of the wedding!

Finley and Zane got all dressed up too! They looked too precious! And daddy looked quite dapper in his tux!

Jan and her sister!

Grammy getting all dolled up!

Flowers sent from Ryan...awwww!

Mommy getting dolled up too!

Our attempt at a family pic!

Bella groom's cake!

Got to see Ashley...yay!!!

Congratulations again to the beautiful bride and handsome groom! We were so glad to be a part of your special day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Uncle Ryan and Aunt Jan tie the knot (Part 2)

Sorry I am a little slow these days! With the approaching holidays and a little part time job my free time has decreased a bit!

On Friday of the wedding weekend we were able to visit the Audubon Zoo in the morning. It was a gorgeous day and it was really fun to see all the animals. I would have to say after visiting the zoo, I don't think Finley will be a vet. She was not too fond of all the big animals. Zane however wanted a closer look!

Later we attended the Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner. It was great fun! Finely and Zane stayed with a wonderful babysitter...they just adored Miss Jenna!