Thursday, December 3, 2009

Catching Up

I've been meaning to blog for ages but life just gets in the way sometimes....and Facebook is just so quick and easy, and my Christmas shopping is so close to being done.....I can see the end!! The holidays, family activities, and the day to day hustle and bustle has been crazy, but fun. I'll try to catch you up.........

A couple of weekends ago, Aiden had his cousin Ty spend the night. Drew and Noah have been busy with playdates, sleepovers, etc with their friends and one day Aiden asked, "What about me?". Poor third child. So we told him he could have an evening of his own to have someone over. He chose Ty. The two of them had so much fun together and Tyler was such a joy to have. Todd snapped this picture at bedtime. Aiden is pretending to sleep and Ty was laughing at him.

Thanksgiving Day Todd, Drew, Noah and my SIL Beth ran the 5k Turkey Run. It was SOOO cold that day, but it didn't seem to slow them down one bit. It was Beth and Noah's first 5k so I was especially proud of them.

Here are Beth and Drew heading to the finish line.
Noah and Todd hitting the finish line.

My 4 favorite runners.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with both sides of the family afterwards.
I went in to check on the boys before bed the other night and this is what I found. I don't know how Noah was sleeping like that but he did. The cats both look comfy though, don't they?
We celebrated my Dad's 60th birthday with a party at their house. His actual birthday is December 7th, so he's not officially old for a few more days yet. ;) Love you Dad!

When I said I was ready to decorate the Christmas tree, I didn't mean decorate it with kitties.
The cats have been crazy with this tree. I'm thankful now that we are using a fake one this year because a real one would be naked now with pine needles strewn about my house. Tonight the ornaments go on....pray for me.

This could really scare the crap out of somebody........
Drew has been loving hockey and indoor soccer so he is keeping busy with that....and losing teeth of course. The tooth fairy has been busy. Noah had his First Reconciliation Tuesday night. He got to read one of the readings and did a super job. I was proud of him. He's also busy with indoor soccer with his friends. I just found out this morning when I dropped Aiden off at school, that he is going to be Joseph in the Christmas play in a couple of weeks. I laughed at that for a couple of hours. I'm hoping he can pull the holy look off. He'll make a darn cute Joseph though. I'm excited because this will be the first year that all 3 boys will be in the Christmas play together. Lots more to look forward to this month!!!


Dianna said...

I just love my favorite busy family :)

Love all of your pictures...Aiden and Ty are stinking adorable and your runners are awesome!!!

AHHHH! It could be "Christmas Vacation" all over again if that cat jumped out! YES...that would scare the cr*p out of me!

Mom said...

and another thing to be thankful is YOUR cats in the tree-not mine! I am still laughing.....
Glad Ty and Aiden had a good time, slept good, and did not share any germs!

Aunt Cindy said...

I love the Cats In the Tree (you should write a made millions for Dr Seuss) You've been so busy, and I loved the Update on your blog post of all that is going on....Dec is a busy month

Deb said...

Love the kitty pics...we just finished decorating ours tonight. We'll see if Lewis leaves it alone this year???
I too enjoyed reading your blog as I didn't know that the 4 ran on Thanksgiving. How awesome is that!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday. (wish we had known about Beth's party...) ;( Things like that happen.

Beth said...

Ty had such a fun time spending the night (his very first sleepover!!)!

I am so glad Todd encouraged me to do the Turkey Run! Proud of myself and had such a good time running along side Drew & chatting. Good memories:)

The cats are hysterical. I wonder if the tree will be standing by Christmas??

4funboys said...

time flies... cats in trees OOO my!

Kat said...

I know exactly what you mean about life getting in the way sometimes. I have been so busy. Just no time to blog.
Glad to hear that life is going well. And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dad! :)