Monday, January 26, 2009

Highs and Lows

Anderson goes through stages of being very mischievious (I should say more mischievious than usual), and last week was one of those weeks. This time, however, he has several battle wounds as evidence. On Monday I found him in my bathroom with my foundation make up all over his face (and the counter)--no battle wounds from that one except a sore hiney. That was messy, but then it got worse. He got a bad black eye that swelled up really bad and then bruised. And then, as the grande finale he climbed up a piece of exercise equipment and fell off onto a steel beam. He came walking down the stairs with blood all over--his head, face, arms, legs--everything. He had literally busted his forehead open--it was scary. We went to Children's and they stitched him up and amazingly, he didn't even cry! I think he enjoyed the attention--on the way home he said, "Mommy, I feel absolutely wonderful!" And here I was hoping he'd learned a lesson!
On another note, since we moved Anderson and Griffin into the same room, I've been slowly turning Anderson's old room into a playroom. I came up with a cheap, easy wall decoration for the wall that I thought I'd share...I just took each of their first three birthday party invitations and framed them on top of a piece of scrapbook paper that has to do with the party (i.e. water paper for the swimming party, grass for the park party, etc). The frames were $3.00 each at Wal-Mart. The boys love it, and it's a fun way to remember their parties! I've got the frames for Collier's second and third parties to finish the whole thing off as they come.
This last pic just shows Collier's favorite activity--playing in the dishwasher. Maybe it's the third child, but this time around, when I'm trying to cook dinner I just say, "Have at it!"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My little musicians...

I've never uploaded a video before, but I decided to give it a try. One of the kids' favorite things to do over Christmas was play some instruments and sing a Christmas song. They were so cute--even Collier got into it!
By the way, if you want to hear the volume on the video you have to scroll to the bottom of the screen to pause the playlist (otherwise you just hear music).
video

Friday, January 2, 2009

What A Christmas!!!

I hope you all had an incredible Christmas season...we enjoyed every minute, and I just hate it's over! These are some pictures from some of the fun things we did over the past couple of weeks...

We had such a fun time at Zoolight Safari--the highlight was the train ride!







We went to a Christmas parade in front of Daddy's office...


Nana made each of the kids a stocking when they were born. She finished Collier's this year--they are so special!!
Aunt Nanette made us all the pieces for a Jesse Tree last year, and we really enjoyed doing that together. My friend, Jessica, had a good description of what it is: A Jesse Tree, (Jesse being the father of David-the line from which Jesus is born), is a centuries old Advent tradition based on the lineage of Christ. The children participate in the stories of Advent by hanging handmade ornaments on the tree that represent O.T. events from Creation to the Birth of Jesus.
The boys loved making a gingerbread house this year...and we liked eating it even more!

Nana and Poppy came over for Christmas Eve!

Christmas morning was SO much fun! I forgot to put the kids in their Christmas pajamas, but amazingly they didn't even notice :)

The boys got guitars and a drum set--we've really been enjoying the concerts (check out the rock star hair)!

Griffin got a boat with 2 motors--he was so excited!!!

Anderson was in awe of his train set!

My parents had us, Granny and Papa Dave, and Aunt Nanette and family over for lunch on Christmas Day. It was so much fun!

Collier loves her new ride on toy!


We love our grandparents!!