Monday, December 26, 2011

A really long Christmas post!

In keeping with my 40 posts a year tradition, I have to cram all of Christmas into one really big, photo heavy post.

We went to many parties this year, attended a wonderful Christmas production at Second Baptist Church, and spent precious time with family.

Here we are with Ryan's family--yes it was an ugly sweater party--thus the turtleneck/sweater combo-- and yes, Ryan is wearing a woman's sweater.

Here is Kai being a Shepard in our church's Christmas pageant.

And here he is serving communion on Christmas Eve--how cool is that.

Here is Malia checking out the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve at Mimi and Paw-Paw's house.

And the boys waiting at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning. (Aren't they the sweetest)

Here is everyone opening their presents.

Ryan and I both got a new pair of Toms. Thanks Mom!

And of course the aftermath.....

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

I think I will try to go hibernate for a few days now.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Break

This is how I spent my morning...

watching boys climb a tree (and watching Malia wish that she were up there too)

watching Malia ride around the front yard

watching the kids play hopscotch.

and making a new home for a rollypolly bug.

These all seem like spring time activities, but when you live in Houston anything is possible.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Push mobiles

Have I mentioned Kai's a Tiger Scout.

Ryan has done all the meetings and events so I honestly don't know much about what goes on in the scouting world, but I do know my boy looks mighty cute in his uniform.

This past weekend they had their push mobile races. Out of 17 teams, Kai's troop got 5th place... the last place that got a trophy!!!-- that is pretty impressive in my books.

Here Kai is getting pushed by one of his friends.

Here is his troop-- they are a pretty cute group of boys.

Maybe in the future I will be a better scouting mom, but for now, I am enjoying giving this one to Ryan.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Malia is Numero Uno!!!

Malia is one today. (This year has gone by incredibly fast.)

Her very helpful brother was there to help her celebrate her big day (along with some other family and friends).

My favorite part of the party was watching her play with her present. She was so excited-- like she knew these toys were just for her!!

She is such a blessing in our lives. Thank you Malia for your big bright eyes and your easy going personality. Please do not grow up too quickly!!