Friday, December 26, 2014

Cousins + Grandparents Visit

We enjoyed an early Christmas visit from the boys' southern grandparents and cousins last weekend. It was LOUD with four boys aged 4, 6, 10, and 10 in the house. But it was really great! They had so much fun, and we enjoyed having everyone stay at our house. Tyson and Miles are asking when their cousins are going to come back and visit again!

Tyson and Brooks working on Snap Circuits together, while Biscuit gets a treat

Photos Around the House

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! Our Christmas was very nice, but went by a little too fast. I'll be posting pictures soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share some random photos I've taken of the boys around the house during the month of December. Enjoy!

Tyson had fun dressing as a Minion when we were going through our dress-up clothes

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stretchy Band Craziness

What are stretchy bands, you might ask? Well, they are something you NEED if you have young, rambunctious children!

I stumbled upon a blog post on And Next Comes L for "homemade stretchy resistance bands". It seemed like something my kids would enjoy, so I picked up some spandex the next time I was at the fabric store and whipped up a couple. It's just a long strip of stretchy fabric with the short ends sewn together to form a loop. I figured if the kids weren't into it, I hadn't wasted much time or money making the bands.

You can suck your thumb and still look cool wearing a stretchy band

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We are certainly getting into the Christmas spirit over here! The kids seem to be the perfect ages (4 and 6) to enjoy the holiday festivities and are very helpful and into the various tasks (decorating, baking, putting up lights, etc.). And I love the fact that I can decorate as much as I want and don't have to worry too much about little fingers grabbing or breaking things! Those early years were amazing and went by too fast, as we Moms all know...

Anyway, I just wanted to share some pictures of decorating we've been doing around the ole' homestead. Fun fun!

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Sewing Orders

I feel like I've got a pretty good handle on Christmas orders, and other busy tasks associated with this time of year seem to be falling into place. I'm sure there are some things I'm forgetting, but hey, everything seems under control right now! :-)

Here are some sewing orders recently wrapped up (yes, chevron is still kind of a big deal)...

Car Caddy for M.P.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Household Chores

The boys' new favorite evening activity is washing dishes. Needless to say, Jeremy and I are into it! Tyson came home last week after preparing for the Friendship Feast at school and announced that he knows how to wash dishes and wipe down tables and counters. Most evenings since then, he has been washing the plastic dishes after we load most of the dishwasher, and Miles is helping too. It was the cutest thing watching Tyson show Miles how to do it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Polar Express 2014

This was our first year riding the Polar Express train! Tickets sell out in June and I actually got some this year. The kids were so excited, and the train ride did not disappoint.

Trains, cookies, hot cocoa, dancing, singing, a North Pole sighting, Santa, jingle bells, Frosty... what more could a child want?! The magic of Christmas is priceless. I hope the boys are still into it and we can go again next year!

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