Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Our little Punzel!

Annie's favorite princess is Rapunzel, by far!  She was so cute cause we had a girl's night when the boys went to the movies and she begged for some princess hair.  Princess hair?!  I literally had to google it and watch some Youtube videos to figure it out. And what I figured out was that with the 28 hairs on little girl's head it was gonna be pretty hard!  She's so, so sweet, though, and just loved what I came up with.  So thankful she's not too demanding yet!  She even had me fix her Rapunzel doll's hair the same way with a ribbon and all.    She really was so tickled!

The boys came home and we all went out to Chick-fi-A for dinner, which really is a treat to them cause we never eat inside there.  I guess the Disney trip was still heavy on their minds cause Wyatt was so sweet and told Annie he wanted to bring his Disney World autograph book to the restaurant to make this a "character meal."  Now you know my first response is NO cause those books are just for that trip but it was such a sweet gesture and made her feel so important I kept my mouth zipped!  He brought her a Sharpie and she was in hog heaven.  See that precious little smile?  Love that my boys know how to make this girly feel important!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The last gift of Christmas!

So I saw this great idea on some random blog about giving one last Christmas gift on New Years Day.  Each year this mom wrapped up a calendar (that she got on clearance after Christmas) and thrilled the kids by giving them one last gift to open.  I decided to steal the idea as soon as I saw these calendars at Wal-Mart super cheap this year.  Sadly I was unable to hold on to them till New Years Day and let the kiddos open them about 45 minutes till midnight on New Years Eve.  It kinda worked out perfectly cause it gave us something to do after the Aggie game was over and people were starting to melt down!

Noah loved his bucks!

And Wyatt is thrilled with his wolves.

And Annie can't stop oohing and aaahing over the cute baby cats!!

It was so nice to have Joshua home this year for New Years!  We had our annual "bean feast" with my parents, did fireworks,  watched the Aggie bowl game, played a few rounds of Hedbanz and Sleeping Queens, and the kids ate as much puppy chow as they could!  They were incredibly hyped up by the time midnight hit!

 We ran outside at midnight and watched all the explosions filling the sky together for the first time since the kids have been born!  Such fun!!!  And I loved giving calendars cause it makes me think of the calendar I got each year from my Grandma.  I couldn't tell you a single other thing they she ever bought me for Christmas, but I looked so forward to seeing the teddy bear calendar she got me each year.  Can't wait to see what kinds of calendars I can pick each kiddo next year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas night!

Since Josh had the whole day off we were able to go to Granny's house for dinner on Christmas night.  It was so nice!  The kids had tons of fun opening up gifts and playing!

 Annie really loved her microphone - it might be her favorite gift from Christmas.  She uses it all day long!  She loves to sing along with Pinky Pie!

She also adores her new fancy jewelry box!  She carries it around at some point every single day!

We had a great time and the kids were thrilled with their toys!  It was a nice, quiet, relaxing end to Christmas for us!  So thankful for such a nice night!

Christmas morning!

Josh was actually home with us for Christmas morning this year!!  The kids usually have to wait around till Josh arrives to start opening up stuff but this year we were all just able to roll out of bed!  What a blessing!!  Christmas like its supposed to be!  Each kid got 2 gifts from Santa and a few from Josh and I. 

Santa got each boy a nerf gun, and the boys gave Josh a nerf gun. Can you tell they love it?  Wyatt also received a slot car set from Santa, Noah got some army gear, and Annie got a dollhouse.  They were all so, so happy!

Lots more gifts, stocking stuffers, and fun!

The big gift for this year was a basketball goal!  They were so surprised!

We had cinnamon rolls with fresh squeezed OJ (courtesy of HEB!) and spent the whole day in our jammies playing.

Annie got out her playmobile gift from my parents and played with that little unicorn for over an hour!  I have no idea why she was so in love with it.  We went outside and she ran around in circles with it pretending it was galloping.  She is such a girl!!

And I just had to share this pic of Josh.  Jammie pants, tennis shoes, hoodie.  Enough said!!!  :)

Such a great Christmas!  I know so many people look down upon those that give more than two or three gifts to each of their kids, but I'm not ashamed to say I love it!  Yes, I love buying my kids Christmas gifts.  I have no problem with it.  We  never, never buy the kids toys throughout the year.  Never.  It is so fun to pick out their favorite things and wrap them all up.  I love it!   Looking forward to next year already since Josh should be home again!  Yay!