Monday, November 23, 2009
Tyler woke up from his nap and enjoyed watching the action too. In between dusting and finding places for our other treasures, the boys tried to talk us into some video game action so the project lasted the whole day!
Ryan had a sleepover with Jake and Hailee and Xander at Uncle Rick's house. Good times. Mom is in the hospital with a stomach infection and we're really hoping she is home soon.
Looking forward to the upcoming holiday memories and alot of vacation time! Pictures soon to follow...I promise.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
My homework today is to write about my family holiday values and what matters the most. Here are a few key words about what the holiday means to me:
Here's a list of my intentions:
Spend lots of time with family
Lights Before Xmas at Toledo Zoo
Decorate our home
Christmas Card Picture
Crafting-December Daily, Holidays in Hand, Advent
Thank you cards
Be more prayerful. Worshipful.
We're looking forward to a meaningful holiday!
When we got home, Ryan told us he had alot of fun. "I wasn't even scared." He told us to go back and he would play more games with Grandma and Papa Ron. Tyler snuggled in my arms for about 30 minutes and smothered me with sweet kisses. Guiltily, I can admit that it was a much needed adventure and since we knew the boys were in good hands, we hardly looked back. But after we got home and I held the boys in my arms, I realized they were much missed:)
Ryan wants to go with us next time...he's all about planning an adventure. Good thing we've got a couple of tricks up our sleeve soon:()
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Last night, Ryan decided he is not going to go bowling with Daddy anymore on Wednesdays. He stayed home and the 3 of us played video games and worked out to the Wii. The boys discovered a new aerobic exercise where you have to lay down, stand up, lay down, stand up...they thought it was hilarious. It was fun...but boy, it's not as easy as it sounds. Especially when you do it back to back to back. We worked out for about 40 minutes. Good night.
I stowed away a few scrapbook pages in their respective books and enjoyed looking back on the year. I'm going scrapbooking on Friday night with my mom and I am going to put together my December Daily album inspired by Ali Edwards. It's a book you put together before December and you just add pictures and journaling as the days go by. Super Fun.
The boys have really been good these past 2 weeks and Jim and I are both so grateful for the peacefulness of it. This weekend we are going on a getaway together for the evening and Grandma Vicki is staying with the boys. I broke the news to Ryan yesterday...fully expecting that he would object and would want to go on the adventure. He totally surprised me with the fact that he is genuinely excited to spend some time with Gma. "Grandma Vicki is really fun," he says to Tyler. "Do you want Gma Vicki to have a sleepover?", Ryan asks. Tyler confirms, "Dah." with his head bobbing. It's a plan!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
What's that noise? Ryan demonstrates how to make a fart noise. It's a great way to scare away Casper on Devil's Night.
Casper continued to make obnoxious sounds between rounds of UNO.Hey, it's not as easy as it looks!
Story time with Papa T and some Connect Four challenges. Tyler loves to line up all of the red on one side and all of the black on the other. Papa T. thinks that is a great idea.I think Ryan is apologizing to Gma Ellen for "sticking it to her" with a bunch of skips, draw 2s and draw 4s. I bet she wishes she had a reverse!We had Friday off due to working a 4/10 schedule last week and on our way to the afternoon Halloween party at school, Ryan asked if he could call Papa Ralph and ask him over for a visit. What a pleasant evening of game playing and lasagna eating goodness.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Xander, my great nephew, aka Batman, joined us for some fun. He is such a cutie!