Monday, December 29, 2008

First cup of joe...

So despite the fact that her first cup of coffee was 1/8 coffee and 7/8 milk, she thought she was SO BIG!!! This picture looks like an adult enjoying her mornin' coffee.




And, our last day with the Adcocks, Walker was especially photogenic while he was enjoying some cheerios...
Not in focus+three unwilling subjects=mom having to bite her tongue!!

...guess I should be happy they are all with me and healthy!!!














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Saturday, December 27, 2008

big foot

"mommy, if you see a big foot in your yard, lay down on your bed and pray to God".
says Ann Welch...


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Friday, December 26, 2008

Ice Cream Sandwiches on a steamy Dec. day...

So while it was raining, I took the kids on the back porch for a little after nap snack. Their snack of choice...Skinny Cows. back when I was eating sugar, these were my favorite treat!! Low cal and delicious!! I'm usually not a fan of seeing other people's kids with food smeared on their faces, but these were too cute to not post!!!












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so I'm on a blogging roll this week!!

Papa can get the babies to sleep on the porch swing!!!

snowman buddies!!






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even more Christmas...

Christmas is over and we are all still worn out!!  It looks like Santa's gifts this year were a HIT!!  Ann Welch's favs were...her Barbie Jeep, a dollhouse, and an American Girl Bitty Baby carrier(just like the mommies have).  I intercepted the jeep from Santa and decorated it with cute decals with her name and initials.  Ya know. a girl's GOT to have a monogrammed Power Wheels.  

Ford asked for 90% Alabama "stuff" this year.  He got an AL fathead, LOTS of AL clothes and knickknacks, NBA live 09, and the boys got a motorized scooter to share.  

Cope still loves toys...thank goodness.  He loves his Rollerblades, the scooter, Mario Kart for the Wii, electric drums, and his AU fathead and sweatpants.  He hasn't taken the sweatpants off in two days(okay, I did make him last night so I could wash them).

The kids were also blessed with lots of sweet gifts from grandparents, aunts, and uncles!!  Thank you so much!!!  


Cousin Will and AW driving the jeep.  AW drives like a bat out of ....   Seriously.  She will NOT be getting her drivers license at 16.  I'm shooting for 30.  Will doesn't even want to ride with her!
Edward left today :-( but we REALLY enjoyed getting to see him.  He got the boys Star Wars for the Wii and they all loved sitting in the game chairs Mimi and Papaw got them!!
This little angel has stolen all our hearts.  Okay, that is pretty cheesy, but we LOVE him!!!  
My sweet Copie has been sick since Monday.  On Tues. I took him to the doctor.  For those of you who know me, I NEVER take my kids to the doc, unless I think it isn't viral.  When David and I got back from the beach, he had swollen lymph nodes(and I mean swollen).  He was diagnosed with a Sinus Infection, but here we are on day 4 of antibiotics and he still feels badly. He hasn't eaten much in 2 days.  His throat is very sore.  They tested him from strep and that came back neg, but even if they were wrong, the antibiotic should have knocked it out.  He's been so sweet these last few days!!





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more Chistmas day...









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cHrIsTmAs dAy









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Christmas Eve!!

Our Christmas tradition each year is to spend Christmas Eve with David's family at the home of his parents. Mrs. Hilyer always has the yummiest Christmas Brunch! We exchange gifts and Mr. Hilyer reads "Twas the Night before Christmas". These cousins have the BEST time playing with one another. It just gives me lots of joy to watch them!! I have the sweetest nieces and nephews(on both sides of the fam)!!
CLICK TO ENLARGE COLLAGE...
Not good pic, but at least we are all together!
I love this picture of the Hilyer's with the grand kids!!






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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pajama Pizza Party with Santa...

We celebrated with Santa and Mrs. Claus at our Church last Thursday evening. The kids were so excited with the crafts we planned this year. Lara, Keri, Jamie and I planned an evening of making snow, decorating cookies, making reindeer food, and eating pizza. What could be better? The snow was the biggest hit!! We still have some in our freezer. My dad came at the end with his Ukulele to sing some Christmas carols with the kiddos.

On Saturday, David and I celebrated our 11th Anniversary by taking a short trip to Sandestin. I have never been one to leave my kids for very long, but as they are getting older it is becoming easier. We both decided we need to get away more often!!

Merry Christmas EVE...more pics to come!!!!


Oh, and here is the inside of our Christmas card... If you usually get a card from me and didn't this year, I am sorry. My database on my computer didn't update from last year and my list was all messed up! :-)





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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teacher gifts...

I always get so excited about buying Teacher gifts!! This year I was into monogrammed items that I thought the kid's teachers would love. I made the initial ornaments below and they didn't turn out great, but I'm giving them anyway!! I found the soy candles at Holiday Market and the last name ornaments on clearance from Pottery Barn Kids. Some of the teachers are getting UCOC cookbooks. I had 4 teachers in all, so that's not too bad!! Now, were ready for the school Christmas parties!!













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