Friday, December 28, 2012

Birdie and the giant peach, part 2

These were an attempt to recreate B's peach pictures from two years ago.




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sing us a song. You're the piano man.

From our last trip to Big Daddy and Bebe's:



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

hey, good lookin'

These might be the two most handsome men. Ever.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Daddy's little helpers

My darling husband tells me that I'm a bit of a grinch. 
Yes. 
My name is Andrea, and I am a Christmas grinch...although I'd prefer to think of it as being simple and trying to live as stress-free as possible, while having lots of fun together. As in, why would I want to spend 137 hours putting up decorations just so I can take them back down again? I'd rather just go to the playground or sing carols and make hot chocolate.

So, we give the kids three gifts each to remember the gifts from The Wise Men, and we have birthday cake to celebrate Jesus's birthday. (Two good questions from B recently: "Does God sleep on the moon?" and "Where is Jesus?")
But, since my husband can't resist the tree, the ornaments, the candy canes, the stockings, the mistletoe, the lights outside, the lights inside, the mantle garland, and the wreath, I guess I'll do my part and take some pictures of my most precious babies with some twinkly lights.  

Cheer up, Birdie. If you're lucky, The Grinch might bring you a shirt for Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"momma teacher"

This is one smart little cookie, and when we're doing our little school work in the afternoons, she calls me either "Momma Teacher" or "Teacher Momma." She's at the early stages of reading and read the words, "pet," "Santa," "pop," and "hat" the other day when we were doing some work while Winston was napping. Can I tell you that it brought a little tear to my eye with pride when she read those first words? I just couldn't believe it. I'm a proud momma teacher.

Of course, counting is always more fun when you use jellybeans!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hey, boo boo!

What do you do when Texas gives you 80 degree weather in December? You go camping in the back yard, of course!



This was as close as Winston would get. Smart boy. We stayed in The Hilton and ordered room service.