Wednesday, December 19, 2012

You'd Better Watch Out, You'd Better Not Cry, You'd Better Not Pout...

I'm telling you why...

...Aunt NiNi is coming to town!!!

That's right, Aunt NiNi surprised us this past weekend by coming to town!  She had a few days off from work so she came late Sunday night to Tuesday.  She watched all three kiddos on Monday and they had a blast!  Dylan was SO excited to get to spend some quality NiNi time and has been asking for her constantly.  Luckily, she comes back soon (with Uncle Chris, Grandma and Grandpa in tow) so we have a countdown going!

Making gingerbread men with the kiddos!  She got all 3 to nap at the same time for over an hour and a half...miracle worker!

Tuesday morning breakfast at IHOP!


Two bounce houses in two days?!?

We went to Bass Pro shop last weekend to see Santa.  D had fun on the carousel and in the snowball area (until the elf accidentally hit him in the head!)  D didn't want to sit on Santa's lap, but he did very nicely tell Santa that he wanted a pretend kitchen! 

Last Friday, D had his holiday concert!  Once again, he was a big ham and had so much fun singing!

On Sunday, Andrea took my mom, Ella and me to see the Nutcracker.  The show was really fun and we had a great time!  Ella did such a good job sitting still and listening (during the show, I was thinking that D would never sit through something like that!)


Celebrating my birthday with the three cutest kiddos!!

 The highest "airplane" ride ever from Uncle Billy!!


 Happy Birthday, Mommy!!

 Here's the super cute birthday card D made me at preschool...since it's a bit hard to read:
"I love you because you take me to the lazy river (the indoor pool).  I love you because you are special and I miss you bunches.  I love you because you are nice.  Happy Birthday Mom!  I love you and my NiNi too! (told you D has been missing NiNi!!)

Here's the Christmas card I got...and proof that D sat on Santa's lap at school (I was SHOCKED and still am!)  Also notice on the two cards how good D is getting at his signature!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like...

We have had another great, fun and busy week!  Erin came to town last weekend and we had a great time hanging out with her, Lars and the Sayers!

But first, here are a few more pics from the Lego Land :)

Last week, Dylan and I went to Panera for dinner.  Afterwards, we were driving by the "big park" and we saw they had decorated it for Christmas.  It was fairly warm outside, so Dylan and I decided to walk around the lake to enjoy the lights.  My favorite part was dancing in the gazebo while attempting to sing as much of the song from Sound of Music that I can remember (which is only a few words!) 

And now...weekend fun!!

Erin got Dylan a golfing pool set...the kid was in heaven!

Green eggs (and ketchup) with Erin!

Dylan loves the self portrait function on my iPhone!

On Saturday morning, we decided to make Christmas cookies.  We had a houseful with Ella, Maggie, Grant, Andie, Dylan, Kristen, Lars, Erin, Mark and me!  It was controlled chaos for the most part...the kiddos actually were pretty into the making of the cookies and really liked decorating!  I'm still finding sprinkles on the floor, but we had a blast!


Even Lucy came for the party (Larsy's dog!)





G man decided to use all of the red sprinkles :)

Reading stories with Erin on Saturday night!

Playing games with Lars on her phone!

Sunday afternoon, the girls decided to run some errands while Matt took care of the boys.  Grant napped, while Dylan and Matt decided to "camp out" and watch some Christmas movies. 

 What trip is complete without Erin throwing D up in the air!

On Tuesday, Dylan got sick at preschool so spent the day at Papa's house.  In good news, D wasn't sick I think he just had something caught in his throat.  He had a great time playing with Papa and loved getting to nap in the big bed!

On Wednesday, D got his flu mist at the doctor.  We went to McDonald's afterwards for lunch and D was in heaven!

Decorating the Christmas tree :)

Tonight, I took Dylan to a restaurant where the food is delivered on a train.  He has gone to sleep perfectly (we've been struggling again) three nights in a row so I took him there to celebrate.  He LOVED it there...I see many more trips in our future, especially if it means good bedtimes!  :)