Friday, December 19, 2014

This Hair....

Roen's fluffy hair cracks me up! This was him after he woke up... a little sweaty and a lot out of control.

And, he thought it was the funniest thing in the world to stick his finger up his nose while I took a picture :)

Happy Friday!!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Homework...

When did they get so big :(

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cousin Photo Shoot...

At the beginning of November we got the boys together to take some cousin photos for the grandparents. It was only a 20 minute session, but the pictures turned out so cute. We were out in a huge field and the boys had the best time running around and picking me flowers...


















Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas 2014...

This weekend, we celebrated our first Christmas of the season. Since this is our year in San Angelo, we did Christmas early with Micah's family. The boys have two smaller cousins... both boys, so there were lots of trucks being opened! We started the evening off with dinner and presents then we all spent the night and woke up to discover what Santa left in our stockings...

















And the boys got big boy bikes and LOVE them!! Remi has been practicing on his bike and can already pedal by himself. He still has a little trouble getting going and stopping but so far no major fits or accidents. Roen's bike is actually a little big for him, so he may have to stick with his balance bike until his feet can touch the pedals better.



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

November Photo Shoot...

We just got our photos back from the photo shoot we did back in November. I really tried to choose an environment that would really capture who the boys are right now.... I think I nailed it :) The boys had a blast taking the pictures and I will have blast hanging them all over our walls :)

Roen, of course, was very sweet and snuggly which meant I got lots of pictures with my baby. Remi, on the other hand, was into much more important things that involved finding sticks and climbing trees... which meant I didn't get any with him :( The boots were not planned to a part of their outfits but when it came down to it, it wasn't a battle I wanted to fight and honestly, it is THEM... which is what these pictures were all about!

Enjoy...





























Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Masterpieces....

The boys created some little masterpieces for me yesterday. The colored paper against the black walls with paint gooped and dripping... I just love it!


Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Around Here...

We are decorated and enjoying the Christmas spirit around here. Actually, I had my tree up and house decorated before Thanksgiving. I like having everything finished that way I can relax after Thanksgiving and not be in a hurry to get everything up... plus it's a lot of work getting everything out and the longer I can enjoy it the better!

Since we tend to move every year or so, my Christmas collection hasn't really grown much over the years... It's hard to invest in big pieces not knowing if it will fit with my next house. This year, however, I got to finally buy neat pieces for this home knowing that every year I can pull them out again put them in there special little spots.

I decided to put our tree in the library because I like my tree to show through a front window... that is also where the fireplace is, so it made the perfect home for our stockings. The library kind of turned out to be our Christmas room. The rest of the house is decorated more subtly with neutral colors that coordinate with the rest of my decor...






This little Santa and Mrs. Claus belonged to my Grannie and Pa and ALWAYS sit front and center on my tree. That sweet little crayola ornament also belonged to their tree and was a favorite of mine growing up.


We LOVE these soft peppermints and snack on them all day long :)


Both of these are new. I have always wanted a nativity set, and when I found this one, I knew I had the perfect home for it :) Growing up, my Grannie had a tree like this but it was green with frosted tips... this one isn't exactly like hers, but it reminds me of her :)




Santa greets anyone who comes in the front door. When I bought this, I thought it would be like 12 inches tall... it is almost as tall as the boys!!! I ended up liking it better big but it was pretty funny when I pulled him out of the box!



And here are the boy's trees. Remi's is full of knit animals and very traditional. Roen's is a more modern tree wrapped in white and red yarn and decorated with white animals.... I like the idea of their trees being very different... just like them! The boys LOVED decorating their own trees!



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Santa...

The boys got to see Santa today at school. It is always so sweet because each student gets their own turn, no one rushes them and the parents get to quietly peek.

This year, both boys want a ride-on razor- Remi wants the fast red one and Roen wants the camo one... such boys!

Roen's Class went first. As soon as it was Roen's turn, he ran across the stage into Santa's lap. I don't think that sweet little smile of his left his face for a second. He was a bit shy about telling Santa what he wanted, so I had to whisper it to Mrs. Claus. Roen just sat in Santa's lap, smile on his face, not saying a word and in heaven :)



Remi was equally excited but not shy or quiet about it like Roen was. He told Santa that he wanted a really fast gator for Christmas.



At the end, the school director got Roen out of class so I could get a picture of them both with Santa...