Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Journey Through 2008

This post is simply a look back through 2008. We've crossed some major milestones with Macie turning 5 and starting Kindergarten to finally playing basketball (even though she doesn't want to)..The boys have learned some new dance moves, some cuss words (which we're working on), and best of all POTTY TRAINED - yea!. Some of these pictures need some explaining, so we'll start with me hold a small strawberry. This is hilarious and I shouldn't tell this story, but o well..Jason and I planted strawberries in our urns last Spring, not knowing of course. The picture of the boot and quarter is quite gross and funny. The boot is what Austin swallowed and passed successfully. I believe the story went something like this - Macie told him not to swallow the boot, so he did - hahahaha..Jason about flew the coup cause of this one..Well I guess the other pictures are self explanatory. Have a safe and happy New Year!!!!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Last Pics of the Year

Yesterday I had an idiotic idea that I'd take pictures of the kids, since I got new picture frames and the kids got cute, new clothes. That was screaming NEW PICTURES, NEW PICTURES!! So I get Macie all cute, which she wasn't all that thrilled about. Then moved onto the boys, which were more thrilled than Macie. I was interrupting their 4-wheeler riding, so needless to say they were not happy..The boys were crying before their pictures and Macie had her meltdown afterwards and I had to drink ;0) If my kids weren't some darn cute I wouldn't be taking their pictures all the time - hahahahahaha..So anyways, here's their last pictures for 2008 (you know their happy as hell)haha.

I forgot to mention that it took all day to get those curls

Austin

Eli

Friday, December 26, 2008

Toys R Us In Trouble?

I could literally open my own toy store and put Toys R Us outta business - for real, though...We are very fortunate to receive so many gifts!!! Today has been full of cleaning, taking the tree down and putting toys together. We still have several toys to put together or we could save them for next year's Christmas gifts - hhahahahaha (only kidding, but good idea)..The video I've posted is of Christmas morning. Austin is saying "What's that" - if your wondering..
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Here's a picture of our car coming home Christmas night..I thought that was pretty amazingly funny..The kids had a wonderful Christmas and thanks everyone for all our gifts..

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Santa just left my house and O MY!!! My kids should be excited in the morning. All 3 kids are sleeping in Macie's bed, so hopefully the kids will come in our room before they burst into the living room (that's always been the plan in past years, but their getting old enough now not to wait). I have 2 video cameras set up plus my camera - hahahahaa.
Today was not our day for toys..After I took Macie's Leapster back the boys Leapfrog ClickStart computer didn't work, so I returned that before church today - haven't opened the new one so keep your fingers crossed that it works..The boys wanted to play that all day today - bless their hearts.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (or raccoon in my case). The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

Christmas Eve

Well this morning was eventful to say the least. It started at 6:30 when all 3 kids woke up wanting to eat and open presents from us - which we did..Everyone seemed to like all their presents. Macie's leapster didn't work, which is just about our luck, so off to Wal-Mart I go it being barely 8:00..Of course, they didn't have the plain leapster I'd orginally bought her, so I bought her the new leapster 2, which is better b/c it hooks to the internet..Needless to say she loves it!!!
So we're going to rest up for the rest of the morning then hit the ground running..


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Early Christmas Presents

Tonight we opened presents with papaw Doug & Mamaw Karen..What a surprise the kids got!!
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Poor Macie has been wanting this doll head for months and as you can see she was very excited to open her gift..The boys got new bikes and can't wait to ride them. They fell asleep on the way home, so we'll have to turn them loose tomorrow. They absolutely love to ride bikes!!All 3 kids also got Leaspster games, which they will open the game systems tomorrow morning from Jason and me.Here's Eli just unwrapping his bike!!
Here's my sweet Austin boy!!

Eli was ready to go!! He would have rode his bike through the house if we'd let him - hahaha
Eli is on the left - Austin right..We know the handlebars are upside down (hahahaha) we just haven't fixed them yet..

Friday, December 19, 2008

PJ Christmas Party

Today Macie had a pj breakfast Christmas Party. They ate pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and a sugar cookie. Santa came by for a visit and to hand out candy canes, then all the kids got to open gifts from their teacher. She got each kid a slap hand which the kids all called sticky hands. You throw the hand against the wall and it sticks. That gift was a HUGE success. All the kids started screaming when they opened their gifts then the pandemonium started. Everyone was hitting everything and each other with the hands. At one point one kid did a nose dive into a filing cabinet - hahahahahaha



Here's Macie and two of her friends hitting each other with the "sticky hand"..Needless to say - everyone had a great time!!

Here's a picture of the boys trying to enjoy themselves. Austin sat and ate just fine, but Eli was uncertain. He's not feeling well, so he just wasn't sure what to do..Looking at this picture is a reminder that kindergarten is right around the corner for them and that's terribly sad..I can't believe they will be 4 in April..


Thursday, December 18, 2008

1st Crush

This is one of the sweetest stories I've ever told.
When Macie went to daycare there was a little boy named Chance who went to daycare with her. Macie quit going to daycare when the twins were born, so she had just turned 2 when she stopped going, so they were basically too young to remember each other. WELL, just so happens Chance is in her class this year and Macie just adores him. Talks about him constantly!!! She always says how she chases him around on the playground. According to her he sometimes plays with her and other times he tells her to leave him alone. I've tried to explain to her that boys like playing with their guy friends and maybe she needs to play with some little girls, but she's insistent on still playing with him.
Macie's class is learning how to write in complete sentences and several times a week they practice writing I'm guessing about someone in their class. Chance wrote a letter to Macie today, and it was the absolute sweetest sentence I've ever read!!! It brought tears to my eyes - hahahaha I know I'm a dork, but I don't care..I asked Macie why she likes Chance so much and she said "b/c he's ssoo cute"!! And I have to agree with her. He is a little cutie.

The sentence reads:

Dear Macie - you are my best friend

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Making his list - checking it twice..

Santa made his last visit to my house to make sure all the kids would make his "good list"..I'm not sure what the kids thought, but they did good. Macie was so serious the whole time - she was hilarious - BUT she loved her present from Santa..The boys told Santa their names and what they wanted - they loved their gifts also..Austin was look'n out for his momma - he told Santa I wanted some big diamonds - hehehehehe..I've trained them well :0)
Thanks Santa!!



I wanted to add this in real quick..The funniest thing just happened - haahahahahhhhaa I was in the kitchen making out a grocery list and the boys were in their room playing with Santa's toys they received last night and this is what I'm hearing "vvvrrrooooommmmm (car sounds) DAMN IT"...hahahahahahhhaaa Turns out it was Austin...Of course, that word was as plain as day..Austin is a little Jason in so many ways other than looks - hahahahahahahhahahahahaaaa

Aye, aye, A-Y-E!!!!

This video is of the obvious (ALL my kids playing duck, duck, goose), but that's not what I wanted to show you. I wanted everyone to hear Eli say aye, aye, A-Y-E!!!! I think that is so cute!!! And he says that all the time at the right moments..He's the family jokester..

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa and the raccoon

Well today has been quite festive, but yet bizarre..I'll start with the 70+ degree weather - I mean is it really December? I do have to admit though, I love it!! This morning the whole family worked on a Gingerbread house. I've always wanted to do this and
NE-VER AGAIN...

I realize I shouldn't be showing this picture, but everyone needs a good laugh every now and then...Nice, huh. hahahahaha

THEN - Santa came by on the White Bluff Fire Truck..
The kiddos always love seeing Santa..
This evening Macie and I plan on working on her teacher presents, so I'm really hoping those turn out. Thought that counts, right?
Okay folks here's where life gets bizarre..

After hours of being outside mamaw Patti, the kids and I were inside looking through the bags that Santa brought. Jason runs in the door panicky b/c he says a raccoon is in the garage..
Jason's like the lion in Wizard of Oz before he gets his courage - hahahahahahaha..Jason said he saw his fishing poles moving and he was thinking "what the hell". Then went to look and about crapped his pants..Thank God for his dad, who was here at the time and lassoed the raccoon and drug it out of the garage..I mean "REALLY A RACCOON", have you ever known of such a thing happening..I can understand a mouse, but a RACCOON. I'm just hoping it hasn't been there long.. I'll tell you one thing though, shim (she/he) was pissed off about that rope. Shim was hissing and thrashing at that shovel. So anyone in my neighborhood WATCH OUT!!! WILD RACCOON ON THE LOOSE..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

MAULED!!!

I'm on a blogging frenzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's what happens when you get in the floor after 5:00 - ya get M-A-U-L-E-D!!
Don't be scared - this is life in our house on most nights - hahahahahahaha - and sometimes it's
crazier than this..
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One more:

Here's a video of the boys playing duck duck goose by themselves. It's pretty cute!!! These videos are blurry and not sure why, but you get the general picture.

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She can read!!!

Macie has been bringing home books to read since about the 2nd to 3rd week of school..I'm proud to announce she's now reading on a level C. I've heard by the end of kindergarten kids should be reading on a level D. If you told me at the start of school that she'd be reading this well before Christmas I would have called you a liar..I regret not keeping track of all the books she's read. She brings home a new book about every other nite and is the 2nd top reader in her class - she really tries hard and therefore deserves this credit. It's simply amazing to have her reading - she's grown up entirely too fast :0(
Enjoy the book!!!!
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I have a video of her ABC's backwards in the next posting...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A-Mazing!!!

So tonight of all nights we decide to go out for ice cream :0D
When we get back home Macie starts singing her ABC's BACKWARDS..I was so shocked, but yet so impressed - b/c to this day I can't do that (I agree I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but that's hard). So anyways this was my excitement for the day.

Okay a couple of days have passed since this post..Here's the ABC's backwards..I haven't checked to see if it's right, so if it's wrong.. SSSSsoooorrryyyy!!!!
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

1st Basketball Game

Today was Macie's first ever basketball game..For only having 2 practices and not knowing what to expect I think she did good..She hustled and tried to get the ball as best she could, so that's all I can ask for for now..As the season gets started she'll improve..We've noticed she can shoot right or left handed, so that's cool and an advantage for her..It was so exciting to watch these small kids play ball, some were very good for being so young..I can't wait for the next game!! GO MACIE!!

1st Professional Haircuts

I know it's bad, but this is the first time we've taken the boys to have their hair professionally cut. Usually Jason burrs it..Before we left the house Eli didn't want to go, but once we got there I asked who wanted to go first and Eli said he did..They both were very good and still..I even kept some of their hair - hahahahaha..Too cute!!!
Jodi did an awesome job!!!!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Rare Glimpse

I know I've been posting like crazy here lately, but stay with me. I'll slow down. I captured a video of the boys today dancing in the car while we were waiting to pick up Macie. So many people never get to see the true side of the boys b/c they are usually so shy in public, so here's a glimpse of my world..Plus the video is hilarious!!! Austin's on the left - the one doing "The Punch" dance move-and I think he accidentally hits himself towards the end - hahahaha. Eli is on the right and at times attempting to sing..
Eli's main dance move in the past has been "Roll it up". He would hop around rolling he's hands around like in patty cake. Austin's main dance move would be "kick it" - he would hop around and kick one leg out. It's NEVER a dull moment, and I wouldn't trade it for nothing..
Excuse the song!!!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We Sat On Santa's Lap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay guys - get ready to die with laughter!!! I couldn't make this up if I had to.

We were invited to see Santa at Golden Ventures, so I said sure (thinking the kids would love it)..Let me just add real fast that the evening was over the top. They really went out of their way for the kids..They had cookies you could ice and decorate, they served finger foods, provided drinks and coloring pages for the kids. They also took pictures of your kids with Santa. So all that said on with my story..When I tell my kids we're going to see Santa the boys were kinda excited - now remember they have never sat on Santa's lap..After Macie gets home from school I tell her about seeing Santa later and she's sad b/c she wanted him to come to her house like he usually does every year (we've always got to have some drama)..We arrive at Golden Ventures and ice cookies, blah, blah..Now it's time to see Santa and remember in an earlier post what I said about the boys. How they're moods flip flop from day to day and how Eli would try an adventure before Austin - well not today..Austin was ready to sit on Santa's lap and ask for his 4-wheeler, Macie was really indifferent, but Eli did NOT want to go...I held his hand during our 5 steps to Santa then once he was up there I took off - hahahahahahhaha - AND he did fine...None of my kids can produce a good smile on cue (they get that from me unfortunately), I'll let the pictures speak for themselves..Then here's the funniest part of all..My most outgoing child -Macie - tears up while talking to Santa b/c she left her Christmas letter at home - bless her heart... She was so broken-hearted over that - (like I said - we ALWAYS have to have drama)..So I have Santa's address if any of you need it..I actually have his business card!!!

Santa Claus
#1 Jingle Bells Lane
North Pole

I didn't even think to dress the kids up, but most kids were..My poor kids..
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Excuse the red eye

Macie tearing up while telling Santa she forgot her letter.

Syllables

I took these videos yesterday of Macie playing a syllables game on the computer. She loves to do anything school related especially on the computer..Her teacher recommended this site and Macie really likes it.

I thought this was cute!!

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