Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thanksgiving Part 3

As you can see holidays are always very busy for us. After we had lunch at myparents we headed over to Matt's dad's house to have a Thanksgiving dinner. We had an awsome turkey, which Byron fried for us. Needless to say, we were STUFFED by the end of the day. The kids had a great time playing with their Aunt E and Aunt Whit.

Whit and KatePapa Lynn and Kate

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Part 2

On Thanksgiving day we made our way over to my parents for lunch. We enjoyed two wonderful turkeys, Matt's famous stuffing, green bean caserolle and a whole lot more! It was a nice day with family.

Gabe and Kylie peeling potatoes
Ryan and Papa Sony

Katie and Papa

Kate and Meme

Kate and Grandma Bettsey

Ryan helping his Papa...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Part 1

Last Saturday we went down to Hennessey to have Thanksgiving with Matt's grandparents, his mom, aunts, and cousins. It was lots of fun. His grandparents hadn't met Kate yet, so they had a good time holding her and getting to know her. She wasn't in the greatest of moods that day, but she was pleasant for little while. The boys had a blast playing outside with their cousin Austin. The food was great and it was good to see everyone.

Gabe on the swing

Kate with her Great Grandma

Kate with her cousin Austin

Ryan running around outside...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Last Friday was Crazy Hair Day at the boys preschool. The boys decided they want to color their hair. Gabe wanted red and blue hair and Ryan wanted green hair like the green goblin (of course). So the day before we went on a search for temporary hair color. The only color we could find was neon orange. Here are a few pictures.

Ryan wanted "stripes like my shirt"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

42 days and counting...

There are only 42 days until Christmas and I am completely behind. I couldn't sleep tonight because I was thinking of all the things I need to do. I haven't even started Christmas shopping. Since my schedule is so hectic now I decided I needed some help this year. So I got out of bed and got on the computer and I found a couple of cool websites. The first is and it's got some printable planners. I love planners, granted I never keep up with them, but I still love them. And another website I found is It's kind of like a family planner website. You can go on and set a calendar for each family member, you can make shopping lists and you can even have the lists and appointments on your calender sent to your phone. I thought they were pretty cool and decided I would share them with you!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween Layouts

I've been on the computer almost all day. My house is a mess and I need to clean, but I decided to do some scrapbooking today. I thought I'd do some Halloween layouts. I did all three of the kids first Halloweens. It was fun!

I also made some pretty cute shirts (if I do say so myself) at the store this week. This one is my favorite. I made one for myself in white with black lettering.

And these are some initial and name tees I made. I think they turned out pretty cute!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

He's got an answer for everything...

Gabe is so much like his dad, it's crazy. One of the things he gets from Matt is that he's got an answer for everything. Here's an example...

On Monday I took all the kids to the doctor for flu shots. Gabe and Ryan were crying and saying they didn't need a flu shot. While I was trying to coax them into getting the shot here's a conversation Gabe and I had.

Me: "You know who else gets flu shots?"

Gabe: "Who?"

Me: "Spiderman gets flu shots."

Gabe: "No he doesn't!"

Me: "Yes, he does! Spiderman can't get sick, who do you think will save everyone if Spiderman gets sick?"

After thinking for a minute Gabe looks at me and says very matter of factly: "Batman."

He's always got an answer...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We had a great Halloween! Gabe was "The Red Spiderman" and Ryan was "The Black Spiderman". Kate was a ladybug. She was so cute in her red and black tutu and her red hat. She hated the hat though. She screamed everytime I put it on her. I only got a few pictures of her in the hat. She loved looking at her Aunt NeeNee. We went trick or treating with Kylie, Maddie, K-Bub, Zach, NeeNee, Kimmie, Meme, and Papa. The boys had a blast. They ran all the way around my parent's neighborhood. It was a fun night, the boys got tons of candy.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Last night we went to Jump Zone to meet Spiderman and Batman. The boys had lots of fun running around. When Batman and Spiderman came out Ryan was just mesmerized. Batman was really good about letting the kids take pictures. Spiderman on the other hand was a little hyper. He kept running all over the place and wouldn't slow down. Ryan kept chasing him around trying to say hi. We finally got him to stop for a second to take a picture. While we were taking this picture some random kid jumped in the picture and I cut off Spiderman's head. Oh well! They had lots of fun though.
And here's just a random picture Kate, just had to include her in this post too!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ryan

Ryan turned 3 this week!  I can't believe my baby boy is growing up so fast!  He's turning into such a little man.  Here are just a few of Ryan's favorite things to do right now...
He loves playing football.  He'll put on his OU helmet and run all around the front yard.  He'll even pretend someone is tackling him and fall on the ground and roll around.  
He also likes wrestling with his dad and Gabe.  He can be so rough at times.  Once he gets a hold of Gabe he doesn't let go.  
For being such a "rough and tumble" little guy he can also be so sweet.  He's got such good manners.  He always says please and thank you.  And he can be so loving.  Some nights after a long day he just comes up to me and says, "Mama, can I sit in your lap?" in his cute little Ryan voice.  
As most of you know he's really into Spiderman.  He likes to "web" people too.  If you don't know what that is you'll just have to ask him to do it for you.  I haven't been able to get a picture of it yet, but it's pretty cute.  In just the last couple weeks he's been getting into Iron Man too.  So he's really into the superheroes right now.  
He's also a pretty good little fibber.  He's go
od at blaming things on Gabe or saying, "I didn't do it!"  
Today we had a birthday party for Ryan at Gametime.  It was lots of fun.  It started out being a sports themed party.  I made these cute little invitations.  Well when it came time to pick out the cake, Ryan insisted on getting a spiderman cake.  So we got the spiderman cake.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I like keeping my parties all in the same theme, so this was hard for me.  But I got over it and Ryan loved his cake.  So we had a sports/spiderman birthday party.  

Here are some old pictures of Ryan over the years...

October 2005

My chunky baby December 2005

July 2006

October 2007

October 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pictures of Kate's Room

Here are a few pictures of Kate's room.  It's still a work in progress, we still need to add pictures and make it feel a little more "homey".  But all we do in that room is change her diaper and get her dressed, she doesn't even sleep in there so I don't feel too bad that it's not completed yet.  

This is a picture the boys painted for Kate.  They love painting and I think it turned out really cute!

I thought it was neat that I have a picture of Gabe doing this for both Kate and Ryan.

Look at how little he was!