Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Fun!

We've had a great day.  The boys didn't get up until like 7:30 and then we did presents and headed to Mass.  We usually go Christmas Eve, but I was scheduled to read, hence we went this morning.  I have to say it is much smaller and that made it nice although getting the boys moving this morning took some doing! We then spent the rest of the day playing with their new stuff and ate a huge turkey dinner. So a great day of just being together!  Adam was SO excited to give Andrew the pillow he made him!
Andrew's new favorite toy, a Gup-X, courtesy of Santa! Andrew kept saying "he remembered!" all day!

Adam got this transforming dino from Santa

They got this castle from Grandma and Grandpa and ogre in front (which goes with it) from Great and Great-Grandpa. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa's Been Here!

The boys made cards for Santa and left cookies (even some of their favorite fish biscuits!) and milk for Santa!
 
Santa's been here!

We are ready - Advent Wreath is full!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Recent Pictures

Andrew and his "latest invention"


Making Christmas cookies

Mailing letters to Santa

First major snowfall!

Snow angels!

Perry!

We found this mask in a DVD case and they boys were having a ball with it!

Christmas Decorations

Since we don't have a mantle anymore, I did these on the stairs. I saw it somewhere last year. I really like it.

Adam decorated his room!

Outside - we also have reindeer up now

 
I bought battery operated advent candles so we could do the wreath and not worry about the boys and real candles!

Childrens' Musuem

I took the boys up to the children's' museum over Thanksgiving break as they had Monday off from school and since Ray had to work that day, we were already back.
Andrew kept getting stuck even though Adam tried to help him

Dr. Andrew

Shopping!


Fishing!

Adam had an audience!

Gifts

I used jam I made this year as Gifts in a Jar



I had the boys do ornaments for family - Adam really did a good job!


I did my usual cross stitch ornaments. I still have ours to go. But that doesn't have to be mailed!

Birdseed Ornaments

 
We made birdseed ornaments to hang in the trees outside. 
 

 

Honestly, hanging them was the worst part because they boys couldn't really do it, even I couldn't reach most of the tree limbs I wanted without a ladder!




Andrew's School Picture


Pow-wow

Adam's school did a pow-wow for Thanksgiving and each class did a small song or performance.  Adam's class sang "Albuquerque Turkey."
This is what he was holding (they all were).


Andrew had fun hiding in the tables!