Monday, December 22, 2008

Gingerbread Cookies And Advent Calendar

My mom bought a gingerbread man decorating kit for the grand kids and I got some stuff so they could make an advent calendar. This is the advent calendar that I remember making as a kid. Everytime we would have a Christmas party with my mom's side of the family all the grand kids would make one of these - just different candy! Dylan has gotten more excited about the calendar now that it is getting closer to Christmas. He loves counting the candy to know how many days are left! Ethan just likes the candy!! The kids had a lot of fun decorating the cookies. You'll see by the cuteness of each of their cookies!! :)

Their finished cookies!

The Advent Calendars.

They were there long enough to get their candy in the order that they wanted it and then they ran off to play while we stapled it all on!

Got A Package For Dad

Blake got a package in the mail and Ethan decided that he was going to take it to him at the fire station. I thought he meant that he wanted all of us to pack up in the car and go to the fire station so I kept telling him no. Well he had a different idea. He told me bye and blew me a kiss and headed out the garage door. This is what I found.

He got the packages loaded up...

And he was on his way!!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Thought I would get this posted before Christmas was here! :)
We had Thanksgiving with Blake's family this year. We went bowling in the morning (it's a tradition in Blake's family to go every year). The boys loved it. Ethan still asks me about every other day if we are going bowling. Then we went over to Blake's parents for the first Jeff Harwood family Thanksgiving. We usually do Thanksgiving with extended family but this year it was just the kids and their spouses and their kids. It was really nice. The food was great and I think we had a good time spending time with each other.
Sorry, I just got pictures of the bowling!! :)

Tell me how a 5 year old does this? Tell me how anyone does this?? Crazy!

Our attempt at a family picture. We took about four and this is the best one and it still wasn't a good one!!

The Things Boys Do

I was on the computer one night and the boys were over playing with Ethan's bucket of toys and this is what ended up happening.

I was laughing so hard I was crying. I called Blake and he told me that I needed to take pictures of it so he could see what was SOOO funny!