Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nothing Better

Sometimes there's nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book....and a good cat.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some Christmas Fun

I'm taking a break from gift wrapping to finally update my blog. I have a pain in my neck, a pain in my rear, and a pain in my back from sitting on the floor hunched over gifts. Seriously. I'd ask dear hubby for a back rub but he is snoring in the bedroom. Guess I'll do this all myself.

We've been having fun with our new camcorder that my inlaws gave us for Christmas. We have the software installed on the computer. Now I just need to figure out how to get the clips on the blog......because I have some cute stuff to share. Like Christmas programs, Noah singing in the shower, Drew scoring a hockey goal, so much fun!

One thing I've learned over the years is that it is impossible to get a good picture during the Christmas programs. The lighting stinks, there are a million people, and you can't get close enough to get one anyway. Some day the video will come. Until then, here is my sweet little Joseph. (center with gold halo). The funny part was that towards the end, he halo broke and he was sitting there with a confused look trying to put it back on his head. It was just hanging there. I was cracking up. I said that was God's joke for me. (but isn't he cute??)

We had Christmas parties and I got to attend both of them. Here Aiden and his friend Ethan are busy decorating their Christmas cookies.

Noah and friends are busy painting a Christmas ornament.
Drew's class just watched Elf and had snacks so I sent something to school with him and then popped in to say hi towards the end of the day.
Sunday was the annual Boat Club Christmas Party. Aiden and Noah were so excited to see Santa coming. We had been wondering about Noah's beliefs but he soooo believes. LOVE IT. My sweet gullible 8 year old. Hopefully we can pull it off one more year.
Drew's a smart kid, he knew if he wanted to get his gift from Santa, he had to sit on his lap. As you can see, he told him his wishes. Can't hurt...
I just about melted when Aiden climbed onto Santa's lap. He just snuggled in and rested his head against his beard. I think he was trying to butter him up.He had quite a list.
Noah almost seems taken aback by something Santa said. LOL
Santa must be telling him something good....
So much more, so little time. The cats are playing in the wrapping paper and with the plastic bags. I guess I need to get back to work so I can sleep sometime tonight. Hopefully tomorrow I can finally relax and begin to enjoy Christmas a little bit.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Aiden's First School Picture

His first official school picture is a keeper! I just look at that kid and melt. He may drive me to the brink of insanity more than once per day, but one look at those big brown eyes, dimpled smile, and blonde curls, is enough to melt my heart. LOVE him! My baby is growing up.

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!!!