Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone! As with every year, I am so thankful for so many things.  I'm thankful for my family and friends. I'm especially thankful for my three little monkeys! I can't imagine my life without them.

We went over to the Gs for Thanksgiving dinner and we did what we did every year.  Hang out, watch football and eat lots and lots!  Another Thanksgiving in the books. Bring on Christmas!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

What We Did - Week 47

Day 324 - Thu.
We went and had lunch with Matthew.

Then we went and had lunch with Michael.

Day 325 - Fri.
It was Grandparents' Day at Matthew school.  His class had a little poem reading for us.  It was so cute.  I didn't get any pictures, but we have video ;-)

Matthew convinced his Daddy to take him out of school early after the show.  We had lunch at Mooyah Burger.

Then we came home and Mark had a nice nap.
Day 325 - Sat.
The sickies began this day.  Michael caught a cold and was not feeling good.  Poor guy just wanted to lay by the fire.
Day 326 - Sun.
Since M and I were leaving for Vegas the next day, we decided to get the tree done before we left.  Michael helped us a little but got tired and opted to sit out of most of the tree decorating.

This guy was ecstatic to be decorating.  He was dancing to the Christmas music and kept telling us he loved Christmas.

All finished!

He gave Matthew a kiss for sharing his hot cocoa.

Day 327 - Mon.
We dropped Michael and Matthew off at the Gs and drove to the airport.  We were going to meet up with my parents for a couple of days while M did some work there.

We got there at about noon and hung out at our resort until M was done with work.  Mark enjoyed his first taste of gelato.

Day 328 - Tue.
Enjoying our breakfast at Bouchon Bakery

Then we headed to Mandalay Bay to visit the Shark Reef Aquarium.

Day 329 - Wed.
We got up bright and early to catch our flight home.  No pictures today :-( But it was good to be home and see my two little monkeys again.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What We Did - Week 46

Day 317 - Thur.
This week has been so COLD, but I'm not complaining. I had my hot coffee ready in the morning to enjoy.

And at night, we have a nice fire, some blankets and pillows to keep us warm and cozy.

Day 318 - Fri.
We had a playdate with Jaxson and Tristan.  It was so cold. Thank goodness for Whites Chapel's indoor playground! Mark had so much fun playing with his friends!

We took a little break for snacks.

Day 139 - Sat.
Michael had a soccer game in the afternoon.  M and I went and left the other 2 boys with Jennie.  SO glad we did because it was FREEZING out there! It's a hot cocoa kind of morning!

These two melt my heart.

Day 320 - Sun.
We went to Costco and I was so happy to find that they had pomegranates. They have giant ones and they are alway fresher than what I can get from the grocery store. All 3 of my boys LOVE this fruit and it's super good for them so it's totally worth the effort to shell them.  They eat these by the handfuls.

Day 321 - Mon.
It snowed Sunday night! We woke up to this.  And I got to finally wear my Hunter boots. The kids were really hoping for a snow day, but there wasn't enough to cause any road problems.

Day 322 - Tue.
Mark had a doctor's appointment for his 3-year checkup. He had to get his little finger pricked because they wanted to test his iron level.  Low iron level-no surprise because I have the same issue.  He was so brave.  He didn't even cry when they did it.  All he said was "Ouch!"

He weighs in at 30.2 pounds and 39 inches tall. Here we are waiting for his doctor.

Today was actually warm enough for us to walk over to the doctor's office!

Day 323 - Wed.
Michael and his classmates celebrated his homeroom teacher's birthday at school.  I wasn't able to make it, but a friend sent this picture over.

Michael has been working so hard at school, especially in Math.  And it paid off - 100%! So proud of him.  He's not alway cooperative when it comes to studying, but I hope he sees now that it's worth it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What We Did - Week 45

Day 310 - Thur.
A beautiful morning and my baby is on his way to the bus stop.

Mark played store in his diaper.  I love that little face.

Day 311- Fri.
Fun Run day!  Matthew did really well and ran 45 laps to help raise money for his school.

Day 312 - Sat.
Party time at Jump for Fun!  Mark had a great time celebrating his 3rd birthday with his friends.

We opened presents at home. He was super excited!!!

Day 313 - Sun.
The perfect evening for a game of baseball.

Day 314 - Mon.
This may have been our last day of warmth and sunshine.  We played outside while waiting for Matthew to get home from school.

Day 316 - Tues.
Brrrr....A very cold morning. We headed over to the library for story time and kept busy with coloring and computer play before we got started.

Then we went to Pei Wei for some lunch.  This boy loves his rice.

Day 317 - Wed.
Another very cold day.  We spent the evening watching a little TV and playing legos.  Love these little guys!