Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas with Ellie

We finally got to exchange gifts with Ellie, Kristen & Jordan today.

I can't believe it's this sweet girl's first Christmas.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tacky Christmas

Tonight we had the Youth Christmas Party. It was a progressive dinner and we helped Robby and Robbin with dessert. Since the kids wouldn't be arriving until late, we decided to have dinner together before and do Tacky Christmas.

It was so much fun!

Getting Ready!

Melinda and her blinking light earrings.

The Girls

Jayme has had this sweatshirt since she was like 10.  


The boys!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Decorations 2012

We are super excited about Christmas this year! Will is gets so happy to turn on the Christmas lights evey night. It is so fun!

I still love putting out a lot of decorations. It is so much work, but I love the way the house looks.

Our stockings

Our real tree in the living room

Entry table with my navity set, that I love, and a picture frame from Will's first Christmas!

Side table in our living room. I got this cute basket for Christmas cards and then there is a photo collage of Will's first Christmas.

Blue and Silver tree in the Master bedroom.

Will's tree.

Auburn tree.

Kitchen tree.

Kitchen table.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Will Visits Santa

We took Will to see Santa for the very first time ever.  We decided to go to Bass Pro Shop because it was free and if he had a meltdown, we wouldn't be out any money.

When we got there, Will was so excited.  He made Clay and I hold his hand and he walked right up to Santa.  Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said "a bicycle and some other toys."  Santa tried to get Will to sit in his lap, but Will didn't want to.  Will also didn't want Clay and I to leave him so he could have his picture made.  This resulted in Will's very first picture with Santa being a family picture!

After we saw Santa, we rode the carousel, look at the 4-wheelers, and took his picture in front of a huge tree.

I think it was very successful trip considering he wouldn't even look at Santa last year.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Letter from Santa

Will got a very special letter today. Santa wrote him a letter telling him that he had been a good boy this year.

Will was so excited!!

Thanks to Robbin for telling Santa that Will would love a letter from him!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Will got to wear his costume to school today.  The school sent me this picture, but he doesn't look very happy.

We carved our pumpkin after school. Will wanted to watch me, but he didn't want to help. I think it turned out cute.

Due to a potty accident at school, Will's Jake costume was not available to wear to trick-or-treat.  Luckily I had bought Will an Iron Man costume just for play, but he decided to wear it Halloween night.

Mom, Dad and John came over for dinner, and Mom and John passed out candy while me, Clay and Dad took Will around the neighborhood.  

The following is a conversation that Will had with one of our neighbors:

Neighbor:  Wow! You are Iron Man.
Will: (Pointing at his costume) This is just a costume, I am still Will.
Neighbor: (Looking confused) Oh, uh, okay.

This kid continues to crack me up.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Festival at Church

Last night was the Fall Festival at our church and Will got to wear his costume for the first time. He chose his costume this year and picked Jake from "Jake and the Neverland Pirates".  He was so excited about it.

At the church, we played games, went on a hayride, and Will even did this bunge jump thing. I was so surprised that he would do this by himself.

Ellie was celebrating her first Fall Festival and Kristen had her dressed up in the cutest little red bird outfit.

After we played, it was time for truck-or-treat. We walked around with Will's friend, Gavin.  They were both Jake!!

We were close to the front of the line, so Will was able to go back to our car and hand out candy. That ws the most fun to him!