Sunday, December 14, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Andy enjoys the music during rehearsal at church (when he's not clinging to one of us). We tried to dress up for church today, but this is the cutest picture I got:
Jay was supposed to be practicing "Go tell it on the Mountain" here, but he was messing around. The actual program was pretty cute.
Andy got some cuddles with Mommy after he woke up from naptime.
Andy broke an ornament and says "I so sorry mommy" Jay sings his Christmas song: Over Thanksgiving we had a little marble fun:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Around here..

Thanksgiving is come and gone. December is in full swing. Andy is 2 1/2 and really has more of an attitude than he used to. He is also moving to the big kid room at daycare this week. I have a lot of shopping done, but a little left to do for Christmas, and I have all the supplies for making some christmas goodies for the boys' teachers, but I haven't had time to do it yet.
Here are some photos in no particular order:
We visited Santa at the local middle school. Andy has the cutest smile, but you will notice he is clenching his fists and will not really touch him.

Andy is super crabby every morning. He cries 80% of the time for at least a few min. in the morning, and then about 15 min. later he snaps out of it and is fine.

A big highlight over our Thanksgiving break was our marble run courses built by John.

We had a great time over Thanksgiving. Andy made a mess with his Ice cream, we played many games of Ticket to Ride, enjoyed some fabulous food and some good movies. On the weekend, Grandpa came over to work on the shed and got some Jay and Andy cuddles.
Here are some pictures of the guys working on the shed:
It was Disney day at preschool so Jay went as a pirate, and Andy went as Woody. We found a red hat in the basement while we were finding our costumes, and Andy convinced me I was "Jessie" from Toy story. He called me Mommy-Jessie the rest of the night and the next I wore a plaid shirt and pigtails to school and went with it.
I wasn't sure if we would get our Christmas decorations up this year, but I had the house clean by 8am on Saturday, and Jay offered to do a lot of it, so I supervised (and yelled a few times when they almost broke ornaments) and we had it done in a little over 2 hours. The boys turn on the tree lights right away when they wake up.
John got to go to the Broncos game vs Bills this week. They had great weather.
Jay and I tried our own copy-cat photo:
I finished my masters class this semester and we had a get-together for our final:) Here I am with a few of my Saudi Arabian classmates and my professor.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November is flying by..

We have done a lot more with sight words and math the last few weeks.
Here is our parking lot game:

We have been practicing sorting colors with Andy:

John bought a large white board from the hardware store and worked with Jay on some math> I think they drew bananas, lightsabers, pears, footballs and candy:)
They spend a lot of time being silly:

We can't help taking cute pictures of Andy sleeping:

Jack, Kyle and J.T. came over and we (they) worked hard on the cement pad for the shed.

Andy turns 2 1/2 this week and I can hardly believe how time has flown.

He is thinking....that he might want to go to Pizza Ranch for his half birthday:)
The blog posts are getting fewer and farther between because I am taking 2 masters classes and have school meetings and other stuff going on. I did get all the ingredients ready to throw beef/vegetable soup in the crock pot tomorrow morning though:) I'm already excited about it, even though I won't get home until 7:20 tomorrow night (just like tonight). Time flies...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Kid costumes Halloween 2014

I saw something like this on a website, and decided we could do it, so we dressed up Andy one night for fun:

Andy also wanted to be Batman (because Jay was spiderman) and because he had a cute costume that Aunt Lori made:) Here he is at his school party with his balloon and streamer:

Here is Andy with his school girlfriend Pippa:
We went to an event in our town and Jay dared to take a picture with the spooky backdrop. Andy wouldn't get close.
Here are a few pictures of the kids together. It was a little chilly on Halloween night for trick or treating, so Andy was a cute little dinosaur.