Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Cookies

After some debate i finally decided we could make Christmas Cookies. D found the cookie cutters last week and so we made christmas ornaments out of playdoh but she wanted real cookies. For some reason this year i haven't been in the holiday mood like usual. which is a bummer! so yesterday we made the cookies and today we frosted them.

they were by far the best cookies i have made. they were called "no spread" for a reason! they stayed just as thick as i put them on the sheet. And i hate hard sugar cookies you almost break your teeth on. These are over a day old and have been sitting out but still soft and chewy! 

D had a blast too. especially when we colored them. but we had to use pink and all the fun colors instead of green and red and white. which was fine! and sprinkles. we had to have sprinkles. but of course all the christmas ones were out at the store. oh well!

here are pictures. the boys enjoyed some popcorn (their favorite!) while we baked.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Family Pics

(finally updated on thanksgiving and other stuff - check out new posts below this!)

I was determined to get a good family picture while at mom and dads and while Leslie was there. Colton actually did the best. D just wanted to do crazy poses and K was not having any of it!

but we managed to get a few. here they are.Thanks les for helping!

we didnt even ask her to pose like this. she did it all on her own.... 

TWO more posts below this one on thanksgiving and other fun stuff.!

Winter has arrived!

this was our view out of our window the other day. I didnt even adjust colors or anything. i didnt even realize our grass was THAT green. But it rained a lot one day and the sun tried to come out and BAM this beautiful rainbow!

the kids loved looking at it.

then Friday morning at 545 am tom got a voicemail saying school was cancelled. we woke up to this!

i know, not a lot, but it ended up snowing ALL day and we got quite a bit and it was so cold that there was ice on the roads. theres still ice. its been like a high of 25 here. thats not normal!

the boys liked to look at it but got upset with D and Daddy being outside.

they built a snowman!

daddy put his 49ers hat on and she didnt like it. she made me get her a tiara to put on HER. it was a snow woman. Sad i didnt get a picture.

then we finally put up our christmas tree. 

this is what our yard looked like last night. we ended up not having church today either. 

also. i got the stomach flu. it was awful. Mom had it when we left on sunday morning and we thought it was food poisoning. that was until Monday afternoon i went in after colton started crying during his nap. i went in to a crib full of puke. and then he kept puking. we took him into the ER after a nurse told us to to make sure he wasnt dehydrated. they gave him nausea meds and he was fine since...

then tuesday rolled around. I knew tom had a game that night (last one) and my stomach was hurting all day and i couldnt eat. I was just patiently waiting for it to hit me. He got home and we got the boys to bed and i laid down. about 20 minutes in it  all started... and it never really ended. I got so dehydrated and pale and weak. the puking only lasted From 730pm-5:30am but then thers the you know what and then i couldnt eat for 4 days. Yesterday was the first time i was able to eat something solid. The only good thing about this was losing some weight.. (which will come back! hah). Luckily Tom stayed home with me wednesday and then came home early Thrusday to help with the boys. That was the hardest part. Making food (barf..) and picking them up and stoping them from getting into stuff. it was hard. Im so glad its over and fingers crossed. nobody else has gotten it.


We had thanksgiving at mom and dads house. I went up earlier in the week and them Tom came up after school got out. We got to go on a date for my birthday and went to Cheesecake Factory and saw Catching Fire. (SO good by the way!) it was nice to get out and be just us!

Tom got to go to the Civil War game (OSU vs UofO) with all the guys.

D got to go see her first movie (twice!) with grandma and saw Frozen (and its all she can talk about)

Here are some pictures

Mr. K got a peppermint chocolate covered pretzel... hah!

And Mr. C found a green marker....


this is how Colton goes after food....

love these next ones of K and Sessie

Mr. C being a ham

new pjs!

Me and Mr. Camden

grandma put up the tree and K climbed up and was amazed

grandma and K... he's our snuggle bug

D and Paysen snuggling in grandma's bed