Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Henry was very excited about Christmas this year. He loved the decorations, putting up the tree and making holiday goodies. He was thrilled with the presents too! Meleah thought the tree was fun to touch, the goodies were better for eating while making rather than when finished, and she cried through most of the present opening at each party.

Overall it was still a great holiday. Here are the kids enjoying the loads of mega blocks that Meleah accquired - they were both thrilled!! Henry already had the primary colors so we thought Meleah should have some girly ones too. We are going to have some MAJOR construction going on at our house!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Flashbacks - Cookie making

Last year we attempted cookies with the kids (pictured below). I really wanted to make some with Henry this year, but we didn't do as much as before. This year we stuck to just the cookies and sprinkles, but Henry was able to help with the cookie cutters - which thrilled him! He made sure to use every Christmas one we had.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Not sure on the year...and not much more to add this time...

I forgot to grab the older photos today from my mom's, maybe tomorrow. It will be my Christmas present to you all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flashbacks - Baby Pictures

When looking for older Christmas pictures, I found a couple baby pictures of Scott and me. I thought I would add some of the kids too and take a day off from the holiday shots. I'm not sure that the pictures are all at the same age, but they are still fun to compare.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Flashback - 2005

I think I may have already done 2005, but here is one from another party. When I type 2005 it seems like it really isn't a flashback, more like last year. It was 4 years ago, how different life was then!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Flashback - More Work Parties

This was my work party. The theme was the Kentucky Derby. I still have my hat, but I don't have a lot of opportunities to wear it. Maybe I'll start wearing it again just for everyday and attempt to start a new trend...but probably not!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Flashback - Family Pictures

As seen in earlier posts my family tries to get a group shot every year. This was another pre-child picture, which of course goes a little better, or at least easier!

We have a few traditions that have stayed in place throughout the years, and some that were shorter lived. For a few years my mom gave us all of the same gift. This was the second year of that "tradition." (Don't worry, I'm attempting to find a picture of the first one!)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Flashback - Frame Digging

This was one of my work parties...Scott and I were trying to determine the year. We didn't come to any conclusions. I think this was Christmas 2002, but not really sure. I have to be better about writing the date on printed pictures!

And this post is two for one. In removing the above picture from the frame, I unearthed this shot from almost 10 years ago! August 2000 - Who are those kids?! So child-less and un-married!! Those were the days...maybe not, but still fun to look back on! I thought about making Scott re-inact this shot, but thought better of it, I think we would both be hurting!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Flashback - MIA

And I was doing so well...every day, I was impressed, too impressed I guess. I have a lot of ideas in my head, I just have to find the pictures, and the time to scan them. Hopefully this weekend! In the meantime here is a not so old flashback from last year's "Comfy Christmas". Not too bad for a timer and 4 kids under the age of 3! And don't you just love how Henry decided to join another family for the picture?!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Flashback - Christmas Cards Past

As I address christmas cards tonight, I thought I would reminisce on past cards. For many years I bought cards, then I made them, and after kids we joined the masses of photo cards.




And Christmas Card 2009 - coming soon to a mailbox near you!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Flashback - Waiting...

Because you're still waiting for the older pictures...and I haven't had a chance to scan any is one of my favorites of "waiting" for Christmas:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Flashback - Extended Parties part II

This was the extended party for 2007. Henry was just so cute at this stage, his spiky hair and all! He just loved playing basketball even at age 1!

One that is a little less blurry!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Flashback - Extended Family Parties

One of our extended parties brings us to the local school gym...and Henry just loves it. He can't wait to play basketball the whole time! Only one more week until this year!!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Flashback - Christmas Tree 2004

This was my first year with the pink and green theme. I just love(d) it! My mother-in-law even made me a pink and green tree skirt to match. I would love to do it again, but my kids can't keep their hands off the yarn ornaments, there is no way they wouldn't touch the glass ones! Maybe in a few's to hoping!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flashback - 2005

The last Christmas pre-children.
Both Henry and Levi are there...just not ready to join in the fun yet!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Flashback 2007

This was Henry's second Christmas. We got him the Elmo Garage, and I bought it a while before christmas. I hid it in a closet in the basement. Of course Henry found it because of his curiousity, and he kept going back to it. Once I wrapped it Henry didn't care about it as much. When he opened it he wasn't overly thrilled about the gift, he was more excited about the toy he had hid inside it weeks earlier!

This was his new bike from Grandpa & Grandma. He put quite a few miles on it before it ever hit the pavement!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Christmas Flashback

Another blog that I read is doing Christmas Flashbacks in the month of December. I thought this was a great idea, and am going to do the same. This was the oldest picture I had so far, I'll have to work on a few more (and there are some good ones) so get ready!

Christmas 2002

Friday, December 4, 2009

Turkey Day 2009

In my head I can picture wonderful photographs of my kids that capture great life moments, the ordinary things and the spectacular events like holidays. Sometimes I get lucky and get a fabulous picture, but most likely I capture the real thing, as evidenced below:

And for a brief perfect as it can get with a 1 & 3 year old!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Picture of the Day

Meleah's new favorite hangout!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween Part II

After a bit of debate we decided to brave the cold and take the kids out to a few houses trick or treating. They loved it! Henry was a hoot with his "Trick or Treat"! It came out differently everytime. Meleah would just stand there and clap her little hands as soon as she saw the candy coming!
Meleah as Bob the Tomato
Henry as Larry the Cucumber
And nearly impossible to get a picture of them together. Maybe another time!

Halloween Part I

Friday night was the pumpkin carving. Meleah supervised by coloring on the newspaper, and Henry thought that was better than the pumpkin guts!

Meleah couldn't believe that we were going to cut the pumpkin!

She was thrilled with the result though.

Scott helped just to get the seeds!

Henry was definitely happy with the finished product!