Sunday, December 30, 2012

Home bound

 Leia was happy that she confiscated a pencil and notebook :) Leia's cheeks and nose are rosy because she is sick. Our house got the flu over Christmas :/ definitely not the best time to have it all. But at least the kids were home from school. So far...Daddy, Dakota, and Leia are the only ones who are sick. Dakota is already over it. Leia and Daddy can't seem to get rid of it.

 A day before the buddies started running fever :(

Home bound these last few days, we broke out the game of Twister to see if we could burn some energy and teach the kids something new. It didn't last long. They tend to have a short attention span on this game.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


 Lily (and Leia) are constantly into Dakota's Legos. It never fails. No matter where I hide them, they are in them. I'm hoping once we have the garage finished and Dakota has his own room, that maybe, just maybe the girls will play with their own toys and not Dakota's.

 Popcorn is an all time FAVORITE snack in our house...and Leia LOVES it. She can't shove it in fast enough. She'll thank me for this picture one day. I just know it ;)

Lily LOVES to color on anything. She's colored on her siblings, walls, books (that aren't for coloring), bunkbeds, sheets..oh! you get the picture. So, when she actually colors on papers, we get excited!! Here is her latest piece of artwork just moments after stamping her sister with a blue stamp on the forehead...AHHHH!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Parties for all

 Dakota at his class Christmas party. He was happy that Dad was able to come see him at school.

 Lilyann with her classmates and her little sister. Leia really enjoyed sitting with the big kids.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sanity stoppers

 This is what I am dealing with lately...a chocolate crazed child!! I guess she's just like her momma. Leia found Lily's cup of hot chocolate that never made it to the trashcan and realized it tastes YUMMY!! She then figured out a way to get to the yummy goodness. AHHHH!

 The last 2 days have been frigid for our area of Texas. Not as cold as we have had before, but cold nonetheless. We had some frost on your van. The kids thought that Jack Frost had made a visit the last 2 nights. :)

And see the variety of dress? I've chosen to just go with it. I figure it's one less thing to fight out in the morning. I guess they think it's cool to not zip up jackets/coats/etc. And Lily thinks it's all right to just wear flipflops when it's in the high 20s.  oh me, oh mine!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


you might have to click on this picture to see it larger...just thought y'all would enjoy reading some of the highlights of that year...these all came off my facebook. It's kinda neat to see the ups and downs in life from the last year : )

Saturday, December 8, 2012

full swing holidays

teeny bit exhausted over here.
I feel as if one day school just started for the kids and then I look again and it's almost Christmas. Where has the time gone? I know that these shorter days still have me all out of whack. 
Right now, it's just past midnight and I'm still up. Why?! because the house is finally quiet. My ornaments are made for tomorrow night's party and cookie batter is chilling. I'm going to my 1st ever ornament/cookie exchange party tomorrow night. I'm excited but nervous about how my ornaments look. I made some that I found on pinterest (love that site!!) The hardest part was tying the bows. You'd think that I could tie a bow with no problems given that I have 2 girls, but noooo! I just couldn't wing it. Not one bow looks the same. Originality wins here!

I am making cake cookies...YUM! Thanks to a friend, her recipe is super easy and the cookies turn out great! I did a test run of strawberry cake with white chocolate candies. Super yummy! The batter that is chilling for tomorrow is Chocolate cake with white chocolate candies. I can't wait!

Well, off to bed for me...I never know how early the little munchkins will awake. Your guess is as good as mine.

Angelic pictures of my kiddos...this is yet another clue of my weariness ;)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cheese!!! Oooooo something shiny ;)

I don't know if this picture will show up big enough to see all the hilarious facial expressions, but Miss Leia is the queen of funny faces.
She is most times a happy baby except during the teething times.

She was all eager for pictures...saying CHEESE!! As you can see, the big kids not so much. And when they finally catch on, Leia is distracted. Haaaa!