Sunday, December 1, 2013

It's Christmas Time Pretty Baby!

Oh my goodness, it's been a busy few days!  Our Thanksgiving dinner (on Wednesday) with our very large, extended military family (my husband's unit) was nearly derailed due to a flat tire on the van.  After that situation was taken care of and we made it to the DFAC, our middle son got sick on the way the car.  Of course. :)

How We Celebrated Last Week

Our own family dinner on Thanksgiving Day was perfectly wonderful.  My husband and oldest son were very helpful with preparing food and the little boys were very helpful by watching the parade on TV.  We skype'd with my in-laws a few times throughout the day and the boys were pretty excited about that.  I'm pretty sure the grandparents liked it even more.

Not the best shot, but my boys on Thanksgiving!
Friday, my oldest son turned 11.  He's a pretty awesome kid and we're so blessed by him each day.  We had a laid back day of celebrating and me reminding him (again) that our trip to Orlando was part of his birthday gift.  He did end up with some really cool Lego sets and the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book so he was very happy.  He and I took off in the afternoon to FINALLY go see Catching Fire, the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy.  It was a good movie and it was good to hang out with him.  He typically enjoys solo time with Dad, so it's nice that we have something to share, just the two of us.

Happy  11th Birthday, Adisson!
On Saturday, THE BIG GAME had finally arrived.  Ohio State vs. Michigan.  I'd been waiting all season to see an awesome OSU football game and we'd been planning a party to celebrate the day since April.  Friends of ours are die hard Michigan fans so we invited them over to see the game.  It was a nail biter and came down to the last minute. I'm thrilled to tell you...Ohio State prevailed.  :)

Mmmmmm, Buckeyes!!

We also put up our Christmas tree!  I'm one of those people that take photos of the tree and share them.  I was really trying to point out how cute it is when kids just hang ornaments wherever without rhyme or reason.  I'll share our photo here as well.

Merry Christmas!

Don't want to leave out our Star Wars Stockings!
So what does all of that have to do with school?  Nothing.  :)  That's how our week went.  We made a ton of memories.  Some situations weren't so funny when we were in the middle of them, but already we laugh when we tell them.  We were reminded that it's difficult to be away from family, but it's such a gift to all be together for a holiday.  Last Thanksgiving, Adam was deployed.  He's missed several Thanksgivings.  This year, though, the five of us were thankful together.

How we reach stuff on the top shelf! 

What We Plan on Doing in December

As December falls upon us, we'll have lighter school days.  We'll still read, do math, practice handwriting, but we'll add in crafts, baking, and hopefully a few field trips.  We'll revisit our art curriculum and spend some time making our own art, which will be great for my right-brained visual learner.  We'll count down the days until Christmas and until we finally head back to Ohio for a long overdue visit.  It's going to be a great month!

Didn't want to leave Zander out since there were pictures of his brothers.  Isn't he cute?!


  1. So glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Enjoyed the photos, and LOVED the Star Wars stockings! ;)

    Happy belated birthday to your Adisson. :)

  2. Thank you! As soon as the boys saw the stockings, they had to have them. There was a brief moment of "who gets Darth?" but then I reminded the boys that until we decided on Jaxon's name (two days before he was born) we called him Darth. :)

    Thank you for all of the birthday wishes this month!


So excited that you stopped by my blog today! I'd *love* your comments!