It’s Christmas Time in the City

Happy Friday!!  Just think, in a few short weeks, Christmas will be here.  Crazy to think.  I’m so ready though.  How about you?  :-)

Christmas Tree

The kiddos and I put our tree up 2 weeks before Thanksgiving this year.  I know, I know.  Some of you are thinking I’ve committed a major crime and should be punished to the fullest extent.  I was afraid to tell the hubby because I thought he might come unglued.  Turns out, he loves it up just as much as I do.  I know…SHOCKED.  Honestly, I’ve never put it up that early, but my middle man was BEGGING and I caved.  I’m glad I did thought because I’ve really enjoyed having it up and have yet to get sick of it and feel like it’s been too long.  Besides, last year I got the tree out of the box, but didn’t decorate it.  I was a little overwhelmed with having a new baby to worry about other shenanigans.


Aren’t they perty?!  BTW – Don’t be shocked if Santa doesn’t bring “THE CAT” (aka Peanut) anything this year.  She peed all over the bathroom floor this evening and I’m pretty sure Santa is PO’d.  She is always referred to as “THE CAT” when in trouble.  It’s that or “VOMIT”.  It all depends on the crime.  Don’t worry, we still love her…most of the time.  Right now she’s eating the Christmas tree.  Can’t wait to see what’s in the bathroom tomorrow.  I’m sure she’ll “decorate” it a lovely shade of green.  I’m already getting mad at her.

Advent Program

My little lady was in her very first Advent Play at church this year and it was so cute to watch all of the kiddos!  We got lots of video and the pictures are sub-par because all cameras were to be taken to the back of the room.  If you can see her, she’s the one in the red hat and pink shirt (4th one from the right of the kids sitting.) I probably should have circled her.  Meh, just trust me on this one.  It’s her.

Allison and Liam

This girl has also been obsessed with weddings and getting married lately.  I think she saw me kissing Santa and now wants to be married or something.  Crazy girl. Although, when we do kiss, she let’s out a big “EEEEEWWWWWWW!”.

The boy isn’t too pleased with her plans either.  She said, “Let’s have a wedding.” His reply, “Ok, but then we pretend to be ghosts.”  Sounds good to me buddy.


This little dude is now 14 months.  Yup, an old man already.  He started fully walking 2 days before turning 14 months.  I waited foreeeeeeeever with this one.  I wasn’t worried in the least, but just so anxious to see him toodle around.  It’s cute as crap.  Well, crap isn’t cute, but maybe cute as corn???  Like the little cocktail corn?  I dunno, it’s almost midnight and I’ve only had Cheesey Balls for supper.

Allison and Mommy

We’re a super serious family.  No joking around here.  Fun will not be had.  No senses of humor for us folk.  Anywho, that’s what I’ve got.

A Veteran’s Day Parade

Happy Veteran’s Day and a HUGE thank you to all the veterans and their service to our country!

I’ve had all the kiddos at home with me since late Friday morning.  It’s been glorious, for the most part.  We took in a parade on Saturday morning, which was suuuuper long (2 hours), but a lot of fun and nice to get outside and enjoy our 80 degree temps.  We’ve been waiting for this :D

Teething Noah

This little guy has been a teething monster.  Everyone has been having a blast with this.  I mean, he’s in pain and very irritable and the hubby and I are unable to do much of anything.  There may or may not have been late night parties that involved crying from all parties.  He was also up at 1am and finally fell asleep on the couch at 3am.  Good thing he’s cute or I might lose my cool.

Mini Ponies

After being up for an unplanned 2 hours the night before, who wouldn’t want to take in a parade at 10am?  Might as well, since sleep is just not in the cards.

Kids and Flags

Patiently waiting for the parade to begin.

Camel Me and the Kids Mini Semi

Mini Semi 2 Jesse and the Kids Shriners

The hubby was super excited to see the Shriner’s.  They are pretty dang cool!  We all loved the little show they put on in the parade.  Such a fun group!  Pretty sure the hubby will be one when he’s old and retired ;)

Me and the Kids 2 Pom Ladies

These are the POMS.  Seriously?!  If I am privileged enough to live long enough to see my 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, or even 100’s, I’m definitely joining this group of ladies (insert whistles)!  I’ve always wanted to be a back-up dancer and since that didn’t happen, this is as close as I will get.  These ladies were rockin’ it like nobody’s business!

My Boys

While the girl and I were at church, these two goofballs got to party it up with daddy for a couple of hours.  Cutest kids I know!  They love to play in our vehicles.


We ended Saturday evening by roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.  This is our first campfire at this house and we’ve been here almost a year and a half.  I have a feeling we’ll be doing a lot of this this winter :)

A Weekend Recap – Haircuts and Sand

Isn’t it just so easy to post pics to Instagram and type a little blurb instead of writing a little ol’ blog?!  I love writing blog posts, but have found that time isn’t on my side lately.  I still can’t believe it’s November already.

Noah (711x533)

This little guy loves music.  We had to test out a cd he got for his birthday and he was so excited to get his grubby, little paws on that archaic machine you see there.

Liam (653x490)

Here’s my 3 year old helping daddy with some plumbing issues.  Clearly, he’ll never be a plumber…no crack.

Allison Haircut (368x490)

This one saw me cutting her brother’s hair and wanted hers cut too.  I asked her how she wanted it cut and all she said was “short”.  I took about 4″ off and she said, “No mom, short.”  Sorry sister, this is plenty for me.  Love it.

Park (653x490)

So we went from like 90 degrees one day to the 70’s the next and it is amaaaaazing.  I now remember why we live here.

Noah Swinging (368x490)

Is it me or does he look a lot older lately?

Liam in Sun (368x490)

This one realized I was taking a photo of him and decided to run away.

Liam Running (368x490)

He hates having his picture taken.

Park Fun (653x490)

She and daddy dug a hole and buried her legs up to her knees.

Park Fun 2 (653x490)

I think my kids could live at the park.  We have so many to choose from in our neck of the woods and I’m thankful for that.  I anticipate we’ll be at the park a lot this “winter” ;)