Monday, December 10, 2012

Addison Tree Lighting and a visitor!

Always love to share a secret with Santa and what better venue than right in our home town.  This year, the festivities took place at the school and a good time was had by all.  The night before, the kids enjoyed a Santa Lock-In at the school where they watched the Grinch, played some football, ran around and met Santa.  It was a fun filled weekend.

Celebrating Hailee's 9th Birthday!

Tyler stepped right up and started the crafts on his own.  He is getting to be such a big boy!

Xander and Jacob were less interested in the crafts but it looks like they still had a good time.

Here's a special card Tyler made for mom:)  Look how proud he is.

 Uncle Rick was making a deal with Ryan.  If the Packers win, Ryan gets 2 gifts.  If the Lions win, zero gifts.  I think it was sealed in spit:)  (Wondering if Rick knows the Packers won?)
Can't believe our sweet Hailee is 9 years old already!

Surely Miss Hailee cannot already be nine!  Sure enough, she is.  We had a fun day bowling and having lunch at McDonald's.  We also spent the afternoon at the Chelsea Library where there was a fun petting zoo and crafts galore!  We had a fun day together, as always.

Double JJ Adventure!

We spent the evening at Double JJ resort the first weekend in December and had a blast.  Ryan has always had a fever for high excitement and Double JJ does not disappoint.  This year, Tyler was a sliding machine.  He rode on all of the slides and daddy had a challenge to keep up.  Mom didn't stand a chance.  After a couple of quick circles, I was nauseaus and had to give up.  I did, however, enjoy catching up on a series I have been wanting to read for a while....Sookie Stackhouse.  What a hoot!  We had a great breakfast and some arcade fun where Ryan kept hitting the jackpot.  Lucky boy!

Decorating for the Christmas Season

It's one of our favorite things to do;)  Bringing out all of the festivities!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hawkins Thanksgiving 2012

Super crowded, super rowdy, plenty of told secrets, too much food.....oh, so many laughs.  Happy Thanksgiving Saturday.  Glad to share the day with all the little ones and looking forward to next year's new addition:)

A Ladd Thanksgiving 2012

As always, Thanksgiving day was spent with family and the food and company was great.  We spent a few minutes on a quest for the perfect picture.  Were we successful?  Nobody's perfect, but the day was pretty close to perfect.  We are so thankful.

Stations Helper

Tyler's Turkey ate cupcakes!

Hoyt Wrona and Tyler Ladd

Tyler kept asking me when I could come into the classroom to read with the kids, so I took a 1/2 day off at work and came in to do stations with Mrs. Day's class after spending the morning at the 2nd grade Potlach.  I enjoyed helping the kids make Turkey creations with feathers and cut out food from magazines.  I loved seeing Tyler's big smile.  It was such a good day with my boys.

Native American Potlach, 2nd Graders

Ryan, Ava

Crazy Party Festivity

Corrin, Kahlen, Michael

Jasmine, Bailey, Ryan

McKenzie, Allie, Brodie
I think the quote was, "I don't do pictures!" -Brody

Gabe, Ty, Dylan

Hailee, Eilah, Noland


Jimmy, Diego

Zachariah, Hunter

Ryan, Mr. Fether
featuring the Indian pin from Ryan
The second graders spent some time studying the Native Americans.  They decorated vests, hats, and placemats among other fun activities.  The celebration concluded with a feast of banana muffins, corn muffins, apples, bananas, and popcorn.  The kids watched Pocohantas to conclude the event.  It was a fun time.  I took the 1/2 day off so that I could enjoy the day at school being mom for the boys.