Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thanksgiving/Christmas 2009

This must tell you how crazy our lives are that I am just posting now about Thanksgiving and Christmas 09. First up was Scotty's bday. Can't believe he is 6!! We had our usual Peter Piper Pizza festivities with his good friends, games and of course, pizza. He was so happy..It's hard to believe he had such a hard start in life and has turned out to be so healthy. We are blessed for that. He is such a sweet little guy and I am so proud of him!

We had our usual Thanksgiving programs..Spence's was cute..he didn't sing but did take part in the feast..Hence his lovely hat. He is learning so much and growing every day! I swear he is the biggest and tallest kid in his class.

As far as our holidays, they were eventful! We decided to stay around here and had a relatively quiet Christmas. We had Abbey's winter piano recital at a nursing home. The people there really loved it! She did so great..she is getting really good. She played "Silver Bells" and "We Three Kings". Her teacher is Amber Shelton and she does such a great job with her. We had Spence's little Xmas party where he pretty much devoured a cupcake! They read a story and sang "Jingle Bells" which was Spence's favorite song for Xmas. The kids also had their fun Winter Parties at school and did fun crafts, games and had a snack and book exchange.

Christmas day.. The best part was the fantastic trampoline that we got from Grammie and Pop Pop. The kids were so excited! Spence got a little motorized car that he loves that sometimes works, sometimes not..that's another story involving Craig's list that we won't talk about! Scotty got some toys, a Wii game and an awesome new scooter. Abbey got some clothes, games and perfume. Do I really have a daugher old enough to wear perfume? It was a great day and an awesome end to a great 2009. We felt very blessed for all we have been given and for the fun snow we got multiple times this winter. It was a great year!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

U2 Baby-

We were so lucky to get floor seats for U2 this last month. Some friends of ours got 4 tickets and we all went. Steve and I have always wanted to go but never had the chance so this was IT! It was at the new Cowboys stadium and it was SO huge. We got there early thinking we had a great spot and then all the shoving started..people moving and pushing towards the was at that moment that I realized I was a little old to be down there, crammed in with a bunch of people. It was SO hot and everyone was sweating..not to mention, we are at the height of the swine flu pandemic! However, once U2 came out and the music started, I forgot all about that..It was incredible to be that close and I could feel the base pumping in my was cool. It took me back and I didn't feel so OLD after all!
Anyway, it was a great time and something Steve and I will never forget..thanks to our buddies the Barkers for scoring the great tickets!

Photo Shoot

I was just going through some pictures on my computer and realized I never posted the newest pics of the kids that we had taken in May of this year. My friend Anne has a new photography business and takes amazing pics! We went to this great park in Denton and the kids were SO fun to photograph! They had fun and I can't believe how cute they turned out. It makes my a little sad to think they are growing up so fast but anyway.. they turned out great and I will always cherish these sweet pics..thanks again Anne!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Back to School!

I can't believe I now have 2 kids in school! That is the sign you are approaching "old"! I was so excited for them to start back because we definitely ran out of things to do by Aug 1st but once they were gone all day, I was a little sad..I have to admit. Scotty was SO excited to start Kinder. His teacher is Mrs. Dunning and she is so darling. He was ready a yr ago to start so he wasn't nervous at all!

Abbey is starting 4th grade and her teacher's name is Ms. Stewart, who I know really well! She will be a great teacher for Abbey this year. Abbey now switches teachers for different subjects to kind of start getting her ready for middle school..did I really just say middle school and my child in the same sentence. It's weird! Anyway, they looked so cute as they walked to school together..they really are good buddies and Abbey is such a good and patient big sister. Abbey was for sure rockin' the 80's look..which also makes me very old since that trend has resurfaced! I should have kept my sweet leggings and off the shoulder "madonna" shirt with lace gloves..jk.

Anyway, I love them both so much and am so proud of them! I hope they have a great year!

Abbey's Temple Trip

Abbey was able to take a temple trip with the Activity days girls right before school started. It was a neat experience for her and I let her take my camera to take some pics of her and her friends. She actually did pretty well considering she took like 100 pictures..she was clearly excited to have use of the camera! She learned alot and the temple always has a special spirit so I am glad she could take part in this activity. She's growing up so much!