Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We had a great time this week celebrating Christmas! We started with my family on Christmas Eve and a mexican dinner. Yum! Mimi and Pop spent the night so they could see what Santa brought Seth. It was so fun to see his reaction to the toys and the empty cookie plate. We headed to Shawn's family for lunch and then to Blane and Dakota's house the day after Christmas. Seth got to ride the tractor, horses, and play with his cousins. The next night when I was helping him say his prayers, he said "Jesus, Thank you tractor, thank you cows." It was so darn cute!!! Here are just a few pictures of our great week.
Merry Christmas!!

All the boys "waking Pop up". This is one of Seth's favorite games.

The kids table. Seth, Corbin and Gage.

Corbin and Gage helped Seth open his present from Mimi and Pop.

And here it is...his own chair with his name on it. They are watching the Nemo movie that Aunt Shawna got Seth.

Seth was not sure what to think when he saw the presents that Santa left.

His big present from Santa...a bike. He is already getting good at pedaling, but if the weather would cooperate, we could go outside and practice a litte more.

One of Seth's favorite toys from Santa...a shotgun. It makes a pretty realistic sound and he runs around the house looking for deer.

Santa also brought Seth horses, tractors, and a bull rider.

Seth does not look too suprised about Nana's present because he already tore off half of the wrapping paper a few weeks ago. Oh well, he was still excited about it.

Nana's present after some hard work putting it together by daddy.

Shawn took Seth sleding before the ice melted. Seth, being the dare devil he is, loved it!

Seth and his cousin Beau.

This was on the way home from Shawn's Grandma's house around 6:30. Seth did not have a nap and did not wake up until 7:30 the next morning!!! He had a great day!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Fun in Grapevine

Well, we've been to Grapevine twice in the last 4 days to have some Christmas fun. We first went on Saturday to ride the North Pole Express. It was a really neat experience. We wanted to see a few more things while we were there but I was so sick that I had to get Shawn to bring me home while my parents took Seth. So...we headed back to Grapevine Tuesday night to go to Bass Pro Shop. This is one of Seth's favorite places to go and since Santa was there, it made it even better.

Jumping for joy!

Seth loves trains. Gayle just bought him one to go around the tree today, so he is really interested in them now.

I didn't get to put the picture of Seth and Santa, but I was SO proud of him. He sat in Santa's lap again and this time he even told him what he wanted for Christmas. He said a farm (Shawn told him to say that) and toys. How cute!

Seth loved the 4 wheelers of course. I think he liked the regular things more than he enjoyed the Christmas decorations.

Shooting some birds (don't ask me what kind)!

This was a really cute ride. It had Santa's sleigh and all the reindeer.

This was on Saturday at the North Pole Express.

Watching the preshow (which was really cute) with Mimi and Pop.

Burrr! It was cold outside on sat. Thank goodness all of the activities were inside.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Deck the Halls

We got started on our Christmas decorating a little early this year. We actually got all the lights and decorations put up the day before Thanksgiving. It was so nice to come home the day after Thanksgiving and get to relax in a festive house.

Shawn did a great job again this year with the outside lights. This is not his favorite thing to do but I love it. What a great husband!

Seth loves the tree. He keeps pointing at the ornaments and saying "Mommy, these breakable". He hasn't broken any yet, but we still have a few more weeks to go.
Seth loves the tree in his room. It is decorate with fish, fishing poles, and tackle boxes.

After the first picture in front of the tree, Seth wanted to stand in front of all the trees to have his picture taken. I put always put 1 big tree and 2 small trees inside the house. I love having the Christmas lights on and all the other lights off at night.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

We are thankful...

Shawn and I are thankful for so many things. It would be impossible to list them all but here are a few: the sacrifice of Jesus, our precious son Seth, our families, our church, our house, and of course, our jobs! This Thanksgiving, we headed to Mimi and Pop's house to spend time together and do lots of boy things, since there are 5 grandsons. We had a wonderful time.
Pop is showing Seth a few things about riding a motorcycle.

Seth riding all by himself! This was his favorite thing to do.

One of Seth's other favorite things...riding the "tractor". I guess we'll have to bring him to Uncle Bob's house to ride a real tractor.

The kids table. Gagey, Dakota, Corbin, Blane, and Seth.

This is how Seth walked around most of the time. He would put the helmet on and say "Ride momo". This is how he ate with the helmet on. So cute!!

Seth's new footie pj's. It turned out that he loved them. A few seconds after this picture, Seth cam tumbling off the desk. Boys!

Dakota was taking care of him.

Seth decided that Dakota looked like a pretty good bull to ride.

This is what happened after Pop left on the tractor without his two youngest grandson's. Mimi had to fix the damage.

Monday, November 23, 2009

What we've been up to

The last week has been pretty busy for us. We had Blane's birthday party at Lake Whitney, visited Santa and his reindeer, had a sleepover with Seth's cousins, and a fun playdate today with Alex from school. Here are a few pictures.

After our playdate with Alex we got our favorite dessert, ICE CREAM!!

The boys did not want to look at the camera. They just wanted to play with the tree.

The boys saw a passing dog and really wanted to pet it. It looks kind of funny with the boys in the fence and the dog running free.
This was the night that Corbin and Gage spent the night. The boys loved the bubbles. Later, they started making beards with the bubbles. Priceless!
After pizza and ice cream, the boys watched a movie and ate popcorn.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Today was Seth's Thanksgiving "feast" at school. He wasn't too excited about the food but he had a good time eating with his friends and mommy.

Mommy's little turkey eating his lunch.

Seth and Hannah. This little girl is so cute. Everytime I have my camera, she stands right in front of me and yells "cheese". She is also the first child to greet me every time I come in the classroom. Too cute.

Seth with his friends Ana and Payton.

Payton again.

This is the shirt I made Seth to wear for Thanksgiving. The whole time I was doing his handprint, he yelled "Hurt mommy, hurt!" Now he won't take the shirt off!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick or Treating fun!

Well, I got a call around 11:45 on Friday that Seth had a low grade fever, so I immediately picked him up and headed to the doctor. I was hoping he was not sick because he just got over the flu and because I didn't want him to miss all the trick or treating fun. Thank goodness the doctor said he was fine and he woke up Saturday ready to go!
After getting a much needed haircut, we went to a local pumpkin patch to get a pumpkin. Of course the pickings were very slim so we headed to our Walmart grocery store and suprisingly they had a ton to choose from. Seth kept trying to pick it up but groaned and said "heavy".
Seth loved watching daddy draw the face on the pumpkin.

Of course, this was Seth's favorite part. He was covered with pumpkin insides by the time he was done.
He even tasted the pumpkin. You can tell by his face that he probably won't do that again.
Later that evening, Seth got all his bull riding gear on and was ready for some trick or treating!

I love that he already had a sucker in his mouth while he was trick or treating. He LOVES suckers.
"Trick or Treat" As soon as someone put candy in Seth's pumpkin, he would look at me and say "more" and start walking to the next house.
One of Seth's friends from school, Alex, came over to trick or treat with us. Alex loved the wagon. He was so worried every time he got out to go trick or treating that the wagon was going to leave him. It was very funny.

Momma's little man.

I love this picture! Thanks Aunt Shawna for taking some great pics.