Thursday, December 18, 2008

School Parties and Gingerbread Men

The boys had their Christmas Parties at school this week. Here are a few pictures marking the festivities. I even made some dairy and egg free cupcakes for Dylan's class so he could enjoy one too! Here is where I start asking for some extra prayers! They are home with mommy now until after New Years!

Dylan enjoying some Party Snacks

One of the twins considering taking Dylan's Pretzel.
(she was not even close to being successful!)

Dylan reading his new book from the book gift swap.
He got "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
His teachers say this is his favorite spot to be in the classroom.

This would be the party craft/snack for Jacob's Class.
Decorate an ice cream cone into a Christmas tree. It was so cute!
Jacob was threatening to eat it all...I was trying to convince him it was a decoration only!

Jacob and Mrs. Jenni at his Christmas Party.
We love Mrs. Jenni!

Gigi and Dylan dancing to Christmas Music in the kitchen!

Gigi came over for dinner this week and afterwards we decorated some gingerbread men.

The Final Results! Mom's is on the left, then Jacob's and then mine.
We had fun and Jacob doesn't understand why we can't eat them now.
1. They would put us in a sugar coma
2. They would taste like cardboard!

One of the songs the 3K and 4K classes sang. We Wish you a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Jammies

These two have been awfully cute lately. You would think they are acting particularly good for the big man at the North Pole! Dylan has now pulled every bow off each present under our tree and each of our nutcrackers has lost a limb (or head). But tape and glue guns have made those problems all better!

Gigi made the boys a Cookie Calendar for the month of December and we're down to 15 days from today.

It's has really helped Jacob understand that Christmas is not "Tomarrnoe". And we particularly love the special calendar she made Dylan that is Egg and Dairy free. Thanks Gigi!

We hope you and your family are ENJOYING the holiday. Try not to be stressed and busy all the time.

Slow down and smell the cinnamon, hear the bells and watch the children.

Enjoy it all.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


We had pictures taken recently (we were long over due) and they turned out pretty amazing. Here are just a few of the good ones we got...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Santa Visit

We made our visit to see Santa at Brookwood last night. Jacob has been so excited about this. We've talked about what he was going to ask for, what he would say, whether Santa would remember him or not and in general he was giddy with excitement. When we got to his lap, Jacob got stage fright and like the little boy in "A Christmas Story", he couldn't say a word! So Mommy and Daddy helped him tell Santa what he wished for. He was just in complete awe. Later he told him that Santa did remember him though - so that's a good thing!

Dylan was excited to see "Ho Ho Ho". He walked right up to him with a smile on his face, but the minute I put him on Santas lap, he had the biggest scowl on his face! He didnt cry or seem scared, but not exactly excited! This was a pretty decent picture given his expression. Part of me wishes we got the scowl expression in the picture. Jacob never cried in a Santa picture and I think those are the best ones of all!!

Ages: Jacob 4, Dylan 18 months