Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Flashback Friday: Week #4

Last, but not least: Brennan. He was 8 months old on his 1st Christmas. Year: 2008.

Brennan and my sister little thumb-sucker!
Brennan and my sister Kathryn...the cutest Storm Trooper around!
This is what happens when you try to get 6 little boys ages 8 months to 12 years old to take a picture together. lol My sister Kim, our 2 nephews, and my 4 boys.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Joy to the World...

...the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, and Heaven and nature sing, and Heaven and nature sing, and Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.
MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Typical Family Pictures

We recently had our family pictures taken by my friend Erin. She does great work, and I highly recommend her. As you can imagine taking pictures of 4 young boys is not an easy task. The last few times they have done better, but this week they were in such a crazy mood it was hard to get them to focus and not be silly. Here are a few of the mishaps...
Hey at least Brayden (in white) is doing what he is suppose to!

Bry (in the red) couldn't be serious to save his life. lol
"Oh, I have an itch...yeah right there"!
This picture isn't bad, except Brandt is choking loving Bryson a little too much.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Flashback Friday: Week #3

This week: Bryson. Bryson was only 7 weeks old on his 1st Christmas. Year: 2005
This is not a hot picture of me, but hey I can claim sleep deprivation...right? I had a 7 week old, 20 month old, and a barely 3 year old at this point. I am tired just thinking about it. lol I just love itty bitty babies. Love them!
Bryson and his great grandma, Nana (this is my mom's mom)
My sister Kim and all her nephews: My 3 plus our other 2 nephews: Hunter & Christian
My cousin Anja, feeding Bryson. Anja was just diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. Please keep her in your prayers. She just had surgery and it was very extensive, but was a huge success.
Here is our Christmas card from 2005. We also used it as our baby announcement card as well.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Flashback Friday: Week #2

Next up: Brayden. He was 8 months old on his 1st Christmas. Year: 2004

Brayden and his cousin Hunter
Brayden: 8 months, Brandt: almost 28 months, Hunter: 8 years old, Christian: 4 years old

I love this picture of Brandt from that Christmas so I just had to include it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

UPDATE: Well I got 9/10 done. Not too shabby considering I watched 4 1/2 movies with Bryson today. OMG, he loves the movie Elf. We watched that one 2 times in a row and I finally had to tell him no more today. lol

My babysitter's son is sick, so I am home today with my younger 2 boys. It is nice to get to spend some time with just the 2 of them. Who would have thought a 19 month old and 4 year old would feel calm? But compared to the summer when all 4 are home, this is definitely calm. So here is a list of things I want to get done today with my extra at home time...

1. Finish addressing and mailing my Christmas cards DONE just have to run by the post office for more stamps
2. Unload the dishwasher DONE
3. Get caught up on the laundry DONE
4. Put the huge pile of laundry on top of the washer and dryer UP! DONE
5. Wrap Christmas presents DONE Although I only got 4 done, I am still counting it
6. When the baby is napping spend some great snuggle time with Bryson DONE
7. Pick the livingroom up, it still has tons of Christmas decoration boxes in it
8. Make brownies for Dustin by the time he gets home from work DONE he got home a little early so they weren't done when he got here, but they were in the oven by the time he got off his business call.
9. Pack for our weekend ALONE!!! DONE granted I only got the boys packed, but hey that still counts as packing...right?
10. Book a rental car DONE

Lots to do, but I am up for it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Not Me!" Monday

This week I was not so tired that I actually washed my face with hand lotion instead of soap. Surely I would notice that the bottle was much larger and heavier than my soap way before I used it. No way would I put it on and start rubbing it in before I realized something was wrong.

I would never give my 4 year old dirt and worms crushed oreos with gummy worms to eat and then leave the room. This is Bry we are talking about. He isn't timid about anything and attacks everything with zest and gusto. So I shouldn't have been surprised at all when I walked in and caught him like this. What did I think he was going to do with it? Eat it with grace without spilling a drop? His response "well I didn't have any silverware". There you go. That'll teach me to set something down in front of him without ALL necessary utensils. Forget that he is 4 and knows where the silverware is kept and is more than capable of getting it himself. Lesson learned.
Since I am such a busy, full-time working mama to 4 young boys I would never spend hours playing around with making collages in photoshop like this one. I have way bigger fish to fry than that so to waste my time and energy on that, well that certainly wasn't me! I mean they don't even load on my blog in the correct size, so what would the point be anyway?

This weekend we went to Austin to celebrate my niece turning 1. I would never purposely tell my sister her homemade cakes in the shape of cupcakes looked like mushrooms just to get a reaction out of her. That would be so mean, and who am I to talk I have never attempted to make my own cake for any of my boys. Not to mention the theme of the party was obviously cupcakes. Nor did I get a kick out of it when I did get the said reaction. I would never do something like that. Nope, not me!

I would not have taken the older 3 boys to an ice skating birthday party all by myself. I am a nervous nelly and would not be able to stand watching them slip, slide, and fall down over and over again. So it certainly wasn't me that was cracking up hysterically when they would start going fast and then their feet would go shooting up and then they would land on their bottom. I mean they could have gotten hurt, and that certainly wouldn't have been funny. Not to mention if they saw their own mother laughing at them, well it could certainly have hurt their feelings and pride, and I would never want to do that.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Flashback Friday: Week #1

With Christmas in just 3 short weeks, starting today and for the next 3 Fridays I am going to post a picture of one of my kiddos' 1st Christmas. 1st up: Brandt. He was almost 4 months old on his 1st Christmas. Year: 2002.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Not Me!" Monday

This week I did not go Black Friday shopping. Who chooses to shop over sleep? Certainly not me! So when we got done watching the Texas A&M vs t.u. game at my parents' house over an hour from home I would never look at my husband and ask if he wanted to go to Toys R Us since they opened their doors at midnight. Even if I had asked my husband would never have agreed to it. It isn't like he enjoys Black Friday shopping as much as I do. After pulling into the parking lot at midnight we wouldn't have seen several HUNDRED people in line and decide no deal was worth that line. I mean we had just driven an hour to get there. In order to not waste our drive back into town, I would never have waited outside Old Navy for 2 hours just to get Brayden a warm jacket on sale and a Free Wii Lego Rock Band game. I absolutely despise standing in line for long periods of time, and especially in the cold. So 2 hours in the cold for a free $50 game....nope I would never do that. By the time everything was said and done we certainly weren't crawling into bed for the 1st time at 8 am after hitting 8 stores. I honestly don't remember ever staying up that late...and just to get some deals, well that certainly doesn't define me at all.

I would never leave the kids bathtub toys on the edge of the bathtub instead of putting them away. I am always very careful to put everything back where they go. So I can not explain what happened to the bathtub paint when my husband sat down on the edge of the tub to help Bryson brush his teeth.
Last year Target had these shirts 90% off and they say "My brother is the naughty one". I would never have bought all 4 boys the same shirt and made them wear it on the same day. I do not like when my kids dress a like at all. I mean they are all individuals and should be allowed to choose their own style and show off their own personality. I certainly would not have found this shirt humorous ALL day long...surely it would get old after a bit. Nope, not me!Last night while brushing teeth my 4 year old would not have declared he needed privacy and then proceeded to sit behind a shower curtain. I always give my children their privacy and we all know that brushing your teeth is a very private matter.Would you like to share what you have not been up to lately? If so, join the Not Me! Monday fun! Simply write your own post on your blog, link back within your post to MckMama's blog, and sign up with MckLinky.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Not Me!" Monday

This morning when I got to work, it wasn't 55 degrees INSIDE my classroom. True I am in a portable, but considering it was warmer than that outside there is no way it could be that poorly insulated. When I turned the heater on for the 1st time in over a year it certainly wouldn't have set off the smoke detector. I mean I didn't actually see any smoke. I wouldn't have been dancing all over and flailing my arms trying to get the smoke detector to turn off. I would never act so silly. Nope, not me!

Yesterday when we were in a time crunch I wouldn't have decided it was the perfect time to take my son's 18 month pictures just because his shirt was still clean and we were near the mall. Who decides to take picture that way? Surely not me. I mean he turned 19 months old yesterday so it is wasn't like I was in that big of a hurry anyway. It then didn't end up lasting almost 2 hours, because mine was going to be a quick appointment remember I was in a hurry after all. And Brennan would have been a perfect angel and sat and smiled the whole time. I mean isn't that what every 18 19 month old little boy does?

So that was not him that was so fascinated with a ball that he asked over and over and over and over for it until the photographer finally relented and gave it to him.

Nor would he thought he could do a better job setting up props and decide to rearrange himself...
or decide he was too tired to even sit up anymore. It wasn't like this well experienced momma of 4 would make a photo appointment DURING nap time. No way, I know way better than to do that.
His favorite game currently is not peek-a-boo so he would never decide to make a promptu game from behind the column he was suppose to be posing with.
And the final result didn't turn out cute at all...well maybe a little.
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