Thursday, December 27, 2007

getting ready for the big guy

my sister, being the good mommy that she is made sugar cookies from scratch on christmas eve so santa would leave some presents...i doubt he would have appreciated the break and bake that he would have gotten at our house otherwise! we got there just in time for the cookie making to begin! as you can see, mm was very excited!

here is sweet maggie. she is so funny. i love her imagination. she is bound to be a writer with all of her stories!
bug even got into the action with gran's help.

as you can see he was pretty impressed with himself...but typical grady...he only lasted making cookies for about 1.2 seconds, then he was off again!

mm got carried away with the sprinkles...i bet santa really liked this one!

then it was on to the reindeer food...i was responsible for this one...i know that we have to take care of the little guys since they have to lug the jolly old man all around the world in one night with little thanks! leave it to me to provide the messiest activity!

of course, maggie was unsure that the reindeer would like the birdseed...she is too smart!

the finished product!

progressive party

we had a great time at our neighborhood progressive party. thanks to the lingenfelters for the appetizers, the bakers for the dinner! we had the deserts at our house. it was so nice not to have to chase kids and have some real adult conversation. thanks everybody!

long time no post...

okay, so we have been crazy! i know that i haven't posted in forever, but i will make up for it...we have lots of pictures to be shared from all the christmas activities...stay tuned!


we went to the aquarium last week and had a great time with my nephew, will.

don't you love this picture...i wish that maggie and katie were in it...that would have been incredible!

this was hilarious...grady was busy "racing" at the sea lion tank...he didn't pay attention to the gigantic sea lions that were swimming past did, and she didn't like it!

grady was a sleepy boy after running around all morning...this is is proof!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

grady bug needs a haircut!

this is the before of grady's haircut last should notice that there is not an after picture. i had to hold him down just so she could pass the scissors through his bangs one time...i am not sure when it happened, but my sweet baby has turned into a monster...ah i mean a toddler!

christmas decorations

nothing fun to post, but we did get out wreaths up outside last night!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

christmas past

we have been super busy and crazy so i have nothing new to share. i decided to steal this idea from a friend to post pictures from last christmas...we are really looking forward to this christmas even though santa has not been shopping yet! agh!

Friday, December 7, 2007

who said accountants are boring?

we had john's christmas party last night and had the best time...j.k. boatwright knows how to party. it sure is a lot more fun gambling when you don't have any money at stake!

i love these girls. we always have the best time. carla, kelly, beth (and melanie, not pictured) are john's girlfriends at work!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

i heart jib jab...

for making me laugh SO hard!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

we have been elfed

here we go again...dancing fools! i can't tell you how many times i watched this. click on the link below to see the whole movie.

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an oldie...

this is an old picture, but i love it! it is amazing to me how much mm & g love each other. they are so little but they are so lovable.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

let the season begin!

so we are a couple weeks late getting our decorations out this year, but we started this weekend.

here is our is so pretty and smells SO good!

mom got mm this pink christmas tree for her room...she LOVES it!