Friday wrap up

Just wrapping up a few things that have gone on over here recently…

Maxwell has started playing basketball! No games yet but I think they will prove to be entertaining…

basketball

Maxwell’s class with the dreidels they made…

dreidel

and the good behavior notice he got from the class elves, Jingle and Bells!  :)

jingle bells

I took this crazy crew to a birthday party…

bday party

where everyone had fun…

fun

including Baby!

bab

Advent Workshop night at the church…

advent

Spencer and Samantha at the mall for cookies and a visit to Santa!

mall

Spencer told Santa he wanted a “remote controlled shark” (oh goodness!) and Baby wouldn’t sit on Santa’s lap but did get some reindeer ears!

santa

Samantha’s teacher sent me this picture form school this week which made me laugh…

school

I took the whole crew with me to the doctor for a follow up on Baby’s ears (they’re fine)…

doctor

and then we hit up the early bird special at the Mexaurant.

dinner

Finally, Christmas art projects with Mrs. Susan!

fun

art

Phew…lots of fun and lots more to come before Christmas is here! Have a great weekend!

bopping around

Bopping around with the Bobbsey Twins again!

bobbsey

bobbsey

bobbsey

bobbsey

twins

bobbsey

bobbsey

and here’s Mr. Maxwell too for good measure!

maxwell

Happy Thursday!

Christmas Cookies

I totally was not planning on doing this on Saturday but we ended up making some pretty awesome Christmas cookies in the afternoon! We needed an activity and had plenty of cookie supplies on hand so thought, “why not?!”

My two helpers cutting out the dough while Baby was still asleep…

cookies

and then the whole crew was up to decorate!

cookies

Samantha liked the sprinkles…

cookies

Correction – she LOVED the sprinkles! ha!

cookies

They all worked so hard….

cookies

cookies

and did plenty of taste-testing along the way!

cookies

I’d say we ended up with some festive – and delicious – Christmas cookies!

cookies

‘Tis the Season!

A Birthday!!

WHAT?! It’s Daddo’s birthday??!!!! I’m so excited!!

daddo

What do you mean I don’t get to see him today? :(

daddo

Well, good thing I colored him this fantastic picture…

daddo

daddo

and so glad Spencer worked so hard on this picture for him…

picture

picture

and Maxwell made him a Millennium Falcon!

mill falcon

Happy Birthday Daddo!! Hope you have a zip-a-dee-doo-da kind of day! We love you!

Also, please go back and see the birthday cuteness from 2012 and 2011!

Christmas concert

On Friday of last week, Spencer had his Christmas program and it was as cute as could be. I really had no idea how Spencer would do “on stage” but he did GREAT! I was so proud of my buddy! He was looking extra sharp for the program…

concert

concert

I might have had to bribe him with a marshmallow or two to wear the collared shirt but that’s beside the point. :)

concert

Because that’s just what I do, I got there extra super early so I could get a front row seat. I was glad I did too because, the way they had it set up, there were very few front row seats at all. But, they did have the kids up on a higher stage than Maxwell’s year so you could see them all better. Spencer was excited to see us right up front!

concert

He did exactly what he was supposed to do during the concert. He didn’t sing the loudest, and he definitely didn’t do all the hand motions, but he stood still, paid attention, and gave me an awesome double thumbs up after every song. Yes, I got a thumbs up – and even some finger guns! – after every single song. It was awesome. He looked like such a big boy standing up there and I was just so proud of him. It was a HUGE crowd of parents watching them and he just took it all in stride.

concert

concert

I just love this kid so much.

Thumbs up to a great Christmas concert!!

concert

And a little flashback…Maxwell at his 3s concert…
concert

and Spencer at his!

christmas concert

Two handsome boys!