Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We had a great Christmas!

We had a truly wonderful Christmas full of friends and family.  The boys are at such fun ages.  This was really the first Christmas that Caden really understood what was going on...it was one laugh after another!  You can be getting excited about having video added to the blog soon because Frank gave me a video camera!  I'm just working on editing the video into smaller "blog friendly" chunks.  I know that none of you want to watch all of our video...just the highlights!  In this next pic, you can't really see anything exciting, I just thought you would enjoy seeing Caden's rockin' bedhead.
My parents gave the boys a "roller coaster" for Christmas.  Mom actually got it a while ago, but we just got it out at her house on Christmas eve.  Caden LOVED it.  It's just a simple little car that rides down a little ramp.  If Caden rode it once, he rode it a hundred times.  We're going to be putting it in our backyard...I have a feeling that my boys will be spending LOTS of time outside.
Pushing the car up the hill:
Uncle Paul is going to help Graybaby race Caden:
Tonight while we were eating dinner, Caden spotted some powdered doughnuts that someone gave Frank as part of a Christmas gift...is this pic incriminating or what?!

Monday, December 29, 2008

A day with friends...

A couple of weeks ago, we brought some friends home from school with us.  These sweet cute girls' parents had a Christmas party to attend, so we were more than happy to have some playmates come to our house for the afternoon.  Caden especially enjoyed it because the older sister is on of his favorite friends at school.  I always laugh because Caden will do whatever she tells him to do...I guess he's just starting early at doing whatever girls tell him to!
Here's baby sister...she's an absolute doll!!!  It was certainly fun to have some "pink" in the house (even if it was just temporary!).  
And, of course, Grayson was sure to be in his chair promptly for dinner time!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Baby in a bag...

Kel came over one night last week and brought presents by for the boys.  It was the start of their Christmas "present fest".  They love when "Tellie" comes over to play...she is super fun for them!  Grayson had an especially good time because he was quite taken with the bag that Kel brought the gifts over in.  So we fulfilled his wishes and put him in the bag.  He had a ball!!!  Be on the lookout for more Christmas posts to come!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bad Blogger!!!

I'm sorry that it has been so long since I've posted!!! I know I'm a HORRIBLE blogger! I hope that you will forgive me. Maybe you'll accept this cute pic of the boys as my penance?? Things have just been CRAZY busy around here...school, sicknesses, part time jobs...you name it, we've done it! Tonight I attempted our Christmas cards. We shall see how they turned out when I go to pick them up tomorrow. Caden was looking at me like I was nuts when I started dressing them up after dinner...that's usually when we put on jammies!
The boys are just growing up too fast, and that's all there is to it. Caden says something new everyday...he's so funny. Today, instead of napping at school, he would yell his teachers name (first and last no less!) and then say, "I NEED SOME BANANAAAAAAAAAS!!!!" That boy ain't right, but we love him anyway. He's gonna be a MESS!! He's definitely "all boy," and that's what all of his teachers (school, sunday school, mmo) tell me...too bad, I'm a teacher, and I know what that's code for! I'll just have to be sure to get them all very nice gifts...love covers a multitude of sins!
Grayson is steadily crawling...too bad it's backwards! Caden did the same thing, so we're thinking Grayson is going to figure out how to "put it in drive" any day now. He cut his first tooth last week, and he is babbling up a storm. We went for his 9 month appt a couple of weeks ago, and he failed his iron test miserably. When we went back for a retest a week later, it was fine, so now he's off formula and onto whole milk. We now easily go through 2 gallons of milk a week at our house. What am I going to do when they are teenagers??? We are also transitioning Graybaby to table food. Bless his heart, he LOVES food!! He literally trembles when you come near him with something that he things he's going to get to eat. Hey, what can I say, the kid loves life, and he's livin' it up!!
Ok...I've really got to go clean the kitchen. I'm going to try my hand at being a mother of 4 tomorrow. We're bringing 2 girls (4 yr old and a 9 week old) home from school so their mommy can get out a bit. Caden's going to LOVE it, but I'm not sure how Grayson is going to feel about his competition in the nursery coming home with us. It should be fun!!