Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Morning Excitement

Christmas Morning was wonderful! The kids tore threw the 3 presents Santa brought, the one from Mommy and Daddy, and their stockings. Toby was good at slowing down so Lili could catch up and so we could follow along better. They loved all their stuff. Once Lili opened her car from Santa she was done. It took some convincing to get her to open the rest. After everyone opened all their gifts, Godfather came and said Mass. We did it last year and loved that we were able in the hustle and bustle of the presents to slow down and remember just why it is we're celebrating. Then after that David and me made eggs, bacon, pancakes, and fried potatoes for breakfast....SO GOOD! I've always loved Christmas Morning but now to see it through my kids eyes I love it even more. Enjoy the photos.....
I still have one more set of pics after this. :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

This is my absolute FAVORITE Christmas song. The video contains the intro from the movie (sorry about that) but stick with it to get to the song. I love the message!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

SNOW!

We were lucky enough yesterday to get a part of the big East Coast storm. We didn't get too much, just enough right around 4-5 inches to play in. I was SO happy because even though we live right below the snow belt, we still get plenty of snow each winter and it's ususally cold enough to be able to play in it for days. When we move, we'll be in an area where school gets cancelled for an inch *sigh.* I will miss our snowy winters....that is not to say that we won't get snow, it just won't be as much or as often. So we took advantage of it.... Still loving the snow at this point



Look at those rosy cheeks!




My husband right before he tackled my @ss...someone's on the naughty list now. ;)



He's wanted to do this for weeks....look at how happy he is!



Throwing snow



Ready, Steady, GO!



Yes, they like swinging in the snow....silly kiddos



I love how happy the kids were to play in the snow



Photo op


Waiting for there cocoa and watching movies



To see the rest of the pictures (including the above) Watch the slideshow.










Friday, December 18, 2009

FFF: The Out-takes

Before we get to the pictures, we have news. I don't know how many of my blog buddies are also my Facebook buddies so this may or may not be news. Greg has taken a new job in the Northern Kentucky area.....SO after the New Year (and I mean right after) we are packing up the house and moving four hours across the State of Ohio and becoming Kentuckians. We are a mix of very excited (for the new job and new opportunities) and very sad (because we are leaving EVERYONE and everything we know). It is a difficult move since this is the farthest Greg has every been from friends and family and I only left to go to one year of college. The kids, so far, are handling it well and since I've made it into an adventure they are up for exploring. So there it is, we are the crazy people who are trying to do the holidays and the packing/moving thing all at the same time. BTW, if you live in Northern Kentucky or Cincinnati shout it out...we love getting to know new people. Okay now onto FFF the Out-Takes....


So these were not for a Christmas card, however, had they worked I would have sent it out..... Smushing the girl...she was NOT happy

Now she's missing all together

And in the last one we are barely holding it together...we all fell over after this.
To all FFFriday-ers, MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Or as Lili says Navidad. :)


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We're baking cookies

The kids have been asking me to make cookies. So I got on Pillsbury.com (the site is one of my favs) and I found some fun and easy cookies. We got our supplies and set up the kitchen. We made Daddy some Coconut white chocolate bars. Then we made Gingerbread Reindeer (the easiest and cutest cookies ever) and Sugar Cookie Cut-Out Trees. We had lots of fun making messes and eating all the goodies while we baked. We still have a couple different types to bake but we need more supplies.


Hope you are all Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime!

Monday, December 14, 2009

O Christmas Tree














Let Us OUT, We Want to See Santa!









Friday, December 11, 2009

My Future Ballers




Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Great Tree Hunt of 2009

Sunday we set out to Hozak's to find the perfect tree. I had promised this year I wouldn't be so picky but I did have a few requirements: It couldn't be bigger than Greg and it had to have enough branches to hang our ornaments. As soon as I got out of the car I saw several that I liked, but I wanted the kids to be able to look. Of course when it was time to pick I couldn't remember which trees I had liked in the first place. SO, More looking...Toby found a great little tree but Greg said it was too small. And the kids were tired of looking so Greg trekked to the further sides of our area and found a very nice tree perfect for us....good job honey! Ready, set, GO!

My littlest tree hunter


Love this one with the sun


I like this one guys


I'm coming Lil!


Still Hunting...


This is it!


Someone didn't want anymore pictures. Can you see her angry eyes? She cracks me up.



She was more than happy to watch her Daddy cut down the tree


Everyone helped Daddy haul the tree down the hill
Now it's up in the living room but not decorated...maybe tonight.









Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We put the FUN in dysFUNctioanl!

UPDATE:Hello FFF people! We do have holiday traditions, however, I haven't done a one of them yet. I'd show you last year's pictures but those are on the back up drive and I don't feel like messing with it. So you get this lovely video...it is a tradition in a sense. We all love Christmas at my parents'......

So on Sunday NaNa asked the boys to bring down the Christmas tree. My brother announced he didn't need any help and promptly brought the massive (and bright) thing down from the attic. The kids were instantly in awe. Liliana kept saying "Wooooow, Merry MisMis" and "Bravo" which was as precious as it sounds. And Toby took to decorating it with toys and rolled up ads and so nicely encouraged his sister to do so too. It was adorable and hysterical all at once. As if their weren't enough hijinks going on, David decides to stick the Geotrax on top on the tree instead of the upper portion and then preceeds to turn it on. Oh yes we are that family! It was a riot and fun was had by all until a small strand of lights went out and then NaNa was none too pleased. Don't worry it all got fixed and the tree is shining as brightly as ever. Enjoy....

video

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dia de Gracia (or Day Of Thanks)

Finally got around to loading all the pics from Thanksgiving. We had a great day together with my family and Greg's family. We ate, drank, and enjoyed each other's company. We also really enjoyed watching the kiddos horse around. I hope everyone else had a very blessed Thanksgiving. I also pray you had plenty to be thankful for and that God will give you even more to be thankful for next year.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday 4th Toby!

This is my sweet Angel at five days old:

And here he is in all his 4 year old glory:










I love you baby boy! I hope you have a very special day and I pray that God will bless you the whole year through.



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Toby's Party

Toby had SO much fun at his party. All of the local family came along with Aunt Des and Jay, and Natalie and Eliana. He played the entire time with Lili, Jay, and Eliana so happy to have friends around to "share" his toys with. He got tons of presnts and made out like a bandit. Seriously, I have to manuver quite a bit to make it through the living room right now and we left the two biggest toys at Nun and Pap's. He hasn't picked a favorite because he loves them all, which is so nice to see. He was such a big boy on Saturday...he greeted each guest and put the packages on the gift table. He also made sure to thank everyone as he opened each gift. His manners made this Mama proud. Here are some of the pictures. Not all of them were good and there were alot of the same thing....I can't believe my baby's gonna be 4 on Wednesday.