Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 08

Christmas was so much fun this year. It was the first year that Colton was excited and opening his own gifts. We were enjoying them so much I didn't realize neither Mike or I were taking pictures. So the only ones are of what Santa left Christmas morning!! I can't believe it!!!!

We started off the 24th at my sister's house with lunch and the great-grandparents. Then that night we had mom and dad, my sister and her family and David over for a little Christmas party. The kids all opened one gift, then the adults had fun playing a couple of games. I know it sounds cheesy, but it was a lot of fun. The 25th we had Santa, then headed to Carthage to see Mike's family, then back to Neosho to see the rest of my family that came to town. By the end of that night we were exhausted!!!

Christmas morning Colton was the first to wake and headed right in to wake-up Big Sis!

Lauren and her Easy Bake, she loves to be in the kitchen and is always trying to help!!

Colton and Spike the Dinosaur. He was a little leery of it at first but it didn't take long. Santa also brought Lauren a remote control Wall-E. There are things buzzing all around this house.

Anything that is "Littlest Pet Shop" is a big hit!

Colton didn't mind letting Lauren get between him and Spike

Monday, December 22, 2008

Another Not me Monday!!
Well, I'm glad to say this one will be a little more upbeat than the last one :)
When getting the kids ready for Lauren's christmas program.
I did not grab last years christmas sweater of Colton's and then take the cutest picture,
I decided to use for my christmas cards.
Only to realize after doing so, that everyone is now getting to enjoy that sweater for two christmas' in a row!! (It was a little big last year!!)
And, if it wasn't for mom still having last years christmas picture on the fridge I probably would not have even noticed!!
I did not stay up late one night this week and camp out in the living room to sit and wrap every single christmas present after the kids went to bed.
To find out after I was done.......... I couldn't get up and make my knees bend quite as quickly as they should have. Not me!! I'm too young for that!
When I went to check on Colton last night before heading to bed myself. I did not get the sweetest, "thank you, mommy" when I pulled the covers up to his little neck.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Pictures

We had some Christmas pictures taken the other day.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will be here by Christmas!!
They did such a good job and had a lot of fun!

Friday, December 19, 2008


We took the kids to the mall to see Santa on Wednesday.
Lauren just hopped right up there and started her list.
Colton was a little more cautious. We almost did it this year!!
He did get just close enough for Santa to hear!!
No, he's not standing in line like a good boy!!
This was close enough for a while!!

Yes, she wore them around the entire mall.
Where is Colton's picture......
He threw his antlers in the first trash can we saw!!

The mall had an area set up for little carnival rides.
Colton wasn't too sure at first or when it went up in the air.
I think he was finally smiling towards the end.

Lauren enjoyed the four-wheelers.
Although, it did go a little faster than what she expected
and what mommy expected too!!
She was hanging on and I don't think she smiled at all!!

I was thinking, "please hurry up before I throw-up!!"
I hate going in circles!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Little Miracle

My friend Michelle told me about a little miracle that happen out her way the other night and I thought I would share................

An Amish family was leaving church Sunday night. As dad was putting the little 3 year old girl in the buggy the horse got spooked and took off with the little girl. After searching they found the horse and buggy with only the little girls shoe inside. Searching all night she was not found.

The next morning a husband and wife saw this black thing in the ditch and knowing that a search was going on, she went over and placed her hand on the childs back. Of course fearing the worse. The little girl looked up and said, "Mommy??" They put her in the car and took her to the command post.

After a short time in the hospital the little girl is home. It was said she had a MILD case of hypothermia and cuts and scrapes.

As we all know the temperature was around 15 degrees that night (who knows what the wind chill was) and sleeting for a good part of the night.

It is diffidently a miracle this little one made it through the night.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Daddy's little football player :)

It's rough having an older sister with cool shiny things!!

Lord help me!!!!

Today started off better!! But it just takes a split second to turn around!!

I had to run to the mall. I needed a short, croppie sweater thing for Lauren to wear to tonight over her dress. No biggie, Right!! Lauren would not stay by my side to save my life, so after a little trip to the dressing room so I could remind Lauren how we behave in stores, she did give me about a good 10 minutes. Then I had to tell her no, she could not get the ugly pink fu-fu dress. That looked like it belonged on a 20 year old. But lucky us the stores carry them in a 5t. There we have crisis #1. We just left the store!!! Then McDonald's forgot to give us Apple Dippers and gave us french fries instead. Crisis #2. Lord, Help me get through this day!! We finally made it home and straight to bed Miss Lauren went. I would like to tell you she went quietly, but oh no!!

So after I got her tucked in I went to find my little man. Who answers me from the corner in between the couch and table. So I get on my knees and .....

Colton, are you poo-pooing?


Are you done??


Would you like to use the potty???


Will you come tell me when you done??

Yes!! ( with a big smile)

So now he is playing in my room, still hasn't told me that there is poo in his pants. (The smell would tell me other wise!!!) It doesn't faze him at all!!! He is just playing!!! Actually, he has all his sisters play necklaces and bracelets on. I've got to go get my camera, OK and change him!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's been one of those Mondays!!

I have never done this, but it has been one of those Mondays!!

I did not yell at Lauren all the way to preschool this morning because I'm tired of her behavior (ya know acting like a 5 year old). Not me I'm the perfect mom that never looses it and has perfect kids!!

Now I have no mommy guilt about MY childish behavior this morning, Not me!!

I did not go to Joplin this morning and most definitely not get done the one thing I was going there for!!

There is not a tree trimming service outside my house right now trimming everyones limbs anyway from the electric wires. They are not keeping me awake, when I have to work tonight!!

I'm not wishing a little bodily harm to the man outside with the chainsaw, Not me!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

It's hard to believe....
My LITTLE brother turned 22 today!!
And yes, he is still as rotten as ever!
Happy Birthday

Coloring Fun

Their cousin Lexi came over to spend the day with us.
I decided to try to keep them busy with some crafts and coloring projects.
Unfortunately, didn't last long enough.
It is only 1015!!
With Lauren being 5
Lexi being 4
Colton being 3
They don't always play and share well all the time!!
I think each of them has already visited the time out chair.
But, they are always happy to have her come play!!

you can't see Rudolph's nose due to his HUGE teeth!!!