Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Santa Came To Our House!!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Real True Hug

Kevin doesn't give away hugs easily.  Yesterday he went in to his Kindergarten teacher's room to deliver a present we made for her for doing such a great job with Spirit Team.  Our friend Geraldine was in the classroom at the time and she was able to capture the moment perfectly.  I just had to share it with all of you!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Last day before vacation!

The boys have never been so excited for Christmas as they are this year.  Kevin is trying to guess all the presents under tree.  They want all the gifts wrapped NOW so they can see what shapes they come in.  Today is their last day of school for 3 weeks (Kevin) and 2 weeks (Zach).  I've rearranged my schedule so I can join Zach at his school party and I'm sure Kevin will be having a fun day at school too.  Yesterday Kevin had a Spirit Team performance, or actually 4 performances.  It was very cute and Mrs. Russo, Kevin's kindergarten teacher did a very good job trying to get 200+ kids organized and dancing.  

I think I'm finally just about ready for Christmas.  The presents are bought, now I just have to get on the wrapping!  Now if I could just get the rest of the house organized, I could see what I'm doing around here!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I know I'm getting behind on the whole blog thing.  It used to be that I would wake up, check on the other blogs that I read and then do my own.  Now, I get up and get sucked into the world of Facebook.  Now I constantly know what every one of my friends are doing and even get a peek into the world of people I used to know.  Unfortunately it has left me lagging behind in my own world.... putting off waking the boys up for school, putting off going shopping for Christmas, putting off going for a run.  I'll just blame it all on Facebook!  

I did finally get to go out shopping yesterday and was semi-successful.  Zach and I are going to go out for a little bit today and see what other things we can find.  I think I'm done shopping for the I just need to find something for that other big boy that lives in the house (the one who has everything).  

Thursday, December 11, 2008

That's Just Ducky!

Rather than repeat the story, I will let those who want go over to Garrett's blog and read our latest happenings.....

Monday, December 8, 2008

Everything Christmas

We packed our weekend so full of Christmas, we had it coming out of our ears!  It started Friday night when we went to the metro station to see the Holiday Train come in carrying Santa.  Unfortunately we couldn't see very well and we learned that we could actually see better if we were in the we'll know better for next year.  The boys were able to donate toys to the fireman to go to Toys for Tots before the train arrived though.  Then Saturday morning we went to the Santa parade in downtown Newhall.  Very short, but sweet.  Followed by a Literacy Arts Festival at Hart Park, where the boys played in a little bit of "real snow".  From there the boys and I went to Michael's so we could begin some of their Christmas projects for gifts. The rest of the afternoon was like Santa's workshop around here.  The boys were working on gifts while waiting for their Gingerbread house to dry so they could decorate it!

On Sunday the boys sang at the Church's program.  As always, it's cute to see them sing.  Then we got to enjoy a visit from Aunt Susan, Uncle Dennis, and Namie.  I had told the boys they could paint one of our windows as they had seen windows painted downtown during the parade.  So Uncle Dennis jumped right in and helped them create a beautiful window painting.  Immediately following their visit, we walked over to the Christmas tree lot around the corner from us, picked out a tree and carried it home.  Kevin especially liked looking at all the past ornaments this year.  We followed that up by going to the hospital where they had their annual tree lighting festival, came home to make pizza, and finally got to bed.

Now I quickly am catching my breath before starting a new day.  We are packing in more today as we head down to Denise's house for her annual holiday open house right after school.  I got the Christmas cards and letter done, so now I just have to get them ready to send out.  I still have absolutely no Christmas presents bought....with the exception of 2 e-bay purchases which I am hoping that they will get here in time for Christmas!

Hope you enjoy the pictures of our fun-filled weekend!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Rockin' Thanksgiving

As promised, I said I would post about Thanksgiving.  I had to wait for some more pictures, but as usual I didn't have my camera out nearly enough.  Most of the pictures that I got were of the gang playing Rock Band.  Cody and Lauren enjoyed this the most, although Garrett was right there with them.  And of course the boys liked being the singers, but only for one song.

My parents came down on Wed. and my mom jumped right in, making an apple pie.  I made the pumpkin and pecan.  My dad taught Kevin how to play Chinese Checkers and Kevin went to sleep that night starring at the game board, thinking of a strategy to play the next day.  The rest of the gang came down on Thanksgiving day.  We had more than enough food for everyone and the pies were delicious.  

Friday consisted of hanging out, playing more Rock Band, walking to the park and just being together.  My parents headed back up north on Saturday morning and the plan was then the rest of us were going to head to Ventura for the day.....but plans changed after hearing about how bad the traffic might be on Sunday and my brother and family all headed back up on Saturday afternoon to try and avoid being on the road for 10 hours.
Zach's ready to Rock the House!
Kevin found his old friend to snuggle with.....and he doesn't do this with many people.
Zach found a new jungle gym to climb on.

Thanks guys for a totally rockin' Thanksgiving!!  We miss you all already!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Countdown Begins

December snuck up on me.  I'm trying hard to get in the Christmas spirit.  We got out Christmas decorations yesterday.  The inside of the house is nearly decorated.  The boys could not wait until this morning when they could take out day 1 on all three of their advent calendars!

I will post more tomorrow about our wonderful Thanksgiving!