Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Goofy Kids

Good thing Jeremy has a strong back for Tyson's new balancing game

Tyson concentrating on Let's Go Fishin'

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fun on Christmas Day

We had a very nice, full, fun, busy day at our house on Christmas. The kids were super excited and it couldn't have been any better! I'll let the pictures tell the story.

Here is how we spent our morning, opening gifts from Santa:

Santa's handiwork on Christmas Eve

Miles hugging the new kitty, Nippy

Tyson with his Spiderman bath hoop

Tyson helping Miles out with his gift

Miles trying out the gravity car

Ready to practice on the new yellow hoop

And here's how we spent our evening, with my parents and brother:

Tyson using a real nutcracker

Miles can't catch Uncle Ross, he's too fast!

Tyson with his Cars shirt

The boys concentrating on "fishing"

Ross testing out his new pillow

The post-present-opening mayhem

The boys attacking Grandpa Rodger (wearing his new slippers)

Mungie likes the gravity car too!

Later this week we get to have Christmas all over again with Jeremy's parents when they come up to visit!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Decorating Cookies for Santa

Today was both wonderful and exhausting... the kids are sound asleep and Jeremy and I are decompressing! I'm going through some Christmas photos and I wanted to start with some of the boys decorating cookies for Santa last night. They had a blast and I can't wait to continue this tradition every year.

After we finished up with the cookies, we sprinkled reindeer food onto the front lawn before the boys went to bed. Fun times on Christmas Eve!

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I truly appreciate all of you that take time out of your busy lives to stop by and visit my blog.

Tyson and Miles hope your holidays are safe and wonderful as well!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Preschool Christmas Party

Yesterday was Tyson's classroom Christmas party. I had signed up to help by volunteering to make take-home baskets. I didn't get a sitter for Miles so thankfully I didn't have much to actually "do" during the party other than make sure the reindeer baskets made it into the kids' backpacks. They were little felt baskets from the dollar bin at Target that I filled with candy canes, a small chocolate Santa, a jingle bell, and a holiday pencil. Sorry, didn't take any pictures of those. But I can assure you they were cute, and very simple to assemble with tissue paper and a ribbon.

We also handed out the reindeer necklaces right at the beginning of the party. The timing was perfect because the kids were just sitting down to sing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Some of them looked at us a little confused at first, but most kept their necklaces on throughout the party and I'm pretty sure they were a hit!

One of the moms had brought snowman sugar cookies from a bakery. Man, were they HUGE! I found it amusing to watch the difference in behavior between boys and girls at the snack table. The girls would either turn their noses up at the snack (C'mon! It's a sugar cookie!!), or just nibble a couple bites and say they were done. The boys, on the other hand (Tyson included), would chow down until every last bite was eaten and every drop of juice drank. So funny! And hello, sugar high...

The kids also played a fun ring toss game (Miles loved being the button-pusher that turned on the snowman music) and decorated a construction paper Christmas tree for a craft.

It was a fun party but I was a little glad when it was over with! That morning my car was loaded down with the reindeer baskets and necklaces, teacher gifts, snacks that we buy for preschool each month, and some sewing orders that needed dropped off. I was happy to see it all go, and cross a few more items off the ole' to do list!

And I was very proud of Tyson for not crying during the party like he did when I attended his Halloween party. He sort of ignored me this time, which I'm not sure I liked either, but it was good that he knows while he's in preschool he has to listen to his teachers, even if I'm there too.

Good job, Mr. T!

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