Saturday, December 30, 2017

We saw Santa!

Some things change, like we went to see Santa after DF's basketball practice at Garvan Gardens this year.  But some things stay the same, like the number of items on DF's list.  I feel ya, Santa! Isaac was thrilled to have undivided attention, and Nora was happy to have a friend along.  I am just glad we got a chance to catch up with St. Nick this year and catch up!

Christmas Celebration

Christmas 2017, may be our worst in family pictures but it was wonderful and very merry! Happy, healthy kids, time with dear family and friends and reading the Bible and reflecting together on the reason for the season and all of our many blessings.  

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Class party tour

DF and Nora both had Christmas PJ parties in their class.  And since they were on different days- they got to wear the same elf onesie!  Isaac had pj week at MDO and his party was Thursday, since the big kids were out of school they got to go!  

 That elf pic cracked me up!!  The majority of the class was smiling but not our girl- life of the party I'm afraid ;)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

From the Coast to the Country

Last weekend we went to the Johnson Farm for our Christmas celebration.  The kids rode the go cart, tire swing, horses, hay ride, and more.  They got filthy, saw no screens, only balls and board games, and each other and never once asked for a show, tv, etc.  They decorated sugar cookies, told stories, played pretend and listened to us reminisce and tell old stories.  Dad built a new barn so I got him a sign that seemed most appropriate for it.  :) 

The Greatest Cast, and the Greatest Friend!

Nora said she wanted a glitter cast.  Her "Wessy" called a week later with glitter in her shopping cart and said I researched it and when are we doing the glitter cast!  It's the coolest, sparkeliest, best cast in the world and we could not love our Wessy more.  Who does that???? Researches, buys, and does glitter on her back porch for her friend's kid?  Wesley does, and it's not only because she is creative and loving, but because Nora may have top spot in her eyes.  They are tight and love each other and it makes my heart so happy and grateful to know Nora has an auntie that loves her like her Wessy.  People have seriously stopped us to ask where she got that cast- I think there may be some $$ in the future for Wes if she wants a business.