Saturday, December 17, 2011

60 more years 'til Willard Scott says... "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

Mommy woke up on December 11th to a lot of cheers from lots of children and a smiling husband. Happy Birthday to the most amazing person in the entire world!J.T. was dressed in her best Princess outfit to
welcome Mommy to a new year of youth!
Sitting at the table...staring at 40 little presents representing each of her amazing years on this earth. All the while being stared at by 6 amazing children who were super excited to share this morning with their Mommy!
Let the present opening begin!
T.H. gets love from Mommy while she reads his sweet card.
C.H. comes over Mommy's right shoulder in
excitement pointing out his awesome card to her.
L.C. shows off some of Mommy's new "bling"
A new shirt....I think she likes it!
Hot chocolate...I think everyone likes it!
J.T. especially loved Mommy's singing Birthday card!
Lots and lots of lotions made the house smell wonderful.
The best present...a family picture for Mommy to smile at every morning.
T.H. shows off some of Mommy's chocolate stash!
C.H. can't believe she got so much!
I.C. tries to figure a way to swipe some without her knowing!

St. Nick Day 2011

St. Nick came to visit December 6th.He brought really cool books for each one of the wonderful children at our home. The kids are very, very excited...only 19 days until Christmas!

Sacked Out!

Little girls try to keep up with the big boys and stay up no avail. It does help to have loving arms to fall asleep into!
Wonder where the other girl is...and if she faired any better...

Fall Pictures at School

We are a little late in posting this one since it was taken around Halloween but we think that the cuteness of our two little Halloween Princesses far outweighs our tardiness!Both L.C. & J.T. look adorable and their big, beautiful blue eyes really stood out with the pop of yellow from the mum and the black shirts. They are simply adorable little "spooky" Halloween Princesses!

150 Point Accelerated Reader Award!!

I.C. received his 150 point Accelerated Reader award.
He LOVES to read and blows through books faster than
we can get new ones for him! We are very proud of him!

Bulldog Spirit

Two of our finest were "published" in December's Bulldog Spirit
Here, T.H. shows off some serious paper money from Thailand.
Itz all 'bout da Rama!
(This is the Thai version of "Itz all 'bout da Benjamins!")
I.C. looks on as Lance concocts some type of dangerous
and explosive mixture. (just kidding....we hope!) wasn't an explosive since later
I.C. works on an experiment himself

C&T Grandparents Day 2011

C & T were proud to have Uncle Tom and Aunt Theresa come for Grandparents Day at the Primary School. The other two sets of Grandparents were out of state (Mimi & Poppy actually out of country!). Our family is very blessed to have wonderful friends like Tom & Theresa!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Royal Night Out

Last night was our annual visit to A Royal Night Out.
The girls dressed as Princesses this year and C.M. was a knight. The girls were excited because they got to wear their Snow White costumes.
Even though this was a couple days before the event, J.T. LOVES her Snow White outfit and wears it out...while wearing herself out!
But no worries...her glass slippers are close by...just in case!
The "awake" version
She absolutely adores this dress and we think she looks rather adorable in it
She is transformed into a pretty little princess!
(not that she isn't one at all times anyway!!)
L.C. has one just like it and loves it just as much
She likes to pose and make sure everyone knows that she is the prettiest Princess of them all
We think she is tied for 1st with J.T. but shhhhh dont tell L.C.!!
C.M. is ready to fend off any boy that flirts with his sisters!
(this is Daddy's order for him)
He just loves getting to "borrow" his older brothers sword and shield
Daddy's order #1: PROTECT your sisters!
C.M.'s decision: HAVE FUN!!!
Our little Princesses got to sit in an awesome horse drawn Princess carriage.
They thought they were the hit of the Ball....we agree!
Mommy & Daddy are super proud of our Royal Crew!

Hangin' with little brother

Even though C.M. and J.T. show each other a lot of "tough love" they often times make us smile for moments like this.
A little movie watching and some sisterly love never hurts anyone!
Of course, both are pretty it could be that J.T. is using C.M. as a prop
The finger and paci sucking is a dead giveaway of sleepy kiddos...
...but we will just chalk up this moment to love...hehe

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Let Christmas Shopping Begin!

Now that Halloween is behind us...barely...all focus is now on Christmas 2011!The girls are spending lots of time looking at catalogs and picking out Princess, Fairy, and ALL things Disney in hopes that their names are on Santa's Nice List!