Friday, January 30, 2009

5 days of school.....

OUT OF 5 days of school....

equals =
1 UNHAPPY child that did not get to the library for 4 days (no library on delay days ) and also no spelling test :( ........yes Van is really disappointed!
1 child that is really not excited either way.....Petey didn't care if he had school or not....(he has been watching Clone Wars ALL day)

and 4 children that are tired of being in the house together all day long!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It snowed, and snowed, and snowed......

We ended up with 11 1/2 inches of snow!

Mommy shoveling out the driveway and Ollie blowing snow around with the leaf blower.

Look at my face :)
Van decided he wanted to blow the snow around.

Petey's picture

Petey drew this picture in school the other day. He gave it to me. He said that was him with purple hair Ice skating. I Love you Petey :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

because it's snowing outside......

We made sugar cookies snowmen and the icing inside! We even made some pink ones in honor of the upcoming Valentines day. :)

Ollie is very excited, he LOVES sugar cookies!

Petey loves to lick, well the bowl and everything! lol.....

This is how we have been staying warm.

It took a couple of drinks for them to get the whole sip because it's hot thing. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

an icy morning.....

I took these pictures yesterday morning after dropping Van off at school. The light shining off the ice covered trees was so beautiful the pictures don't even show.

Van's timeline and toy store

Van had a school project, where he had to write a timeline of his life. He had a lot of fun doing it and picking out pictures. His favorite picture was his 6th birthday party with his dog Sherman (who was a little puppy then.) Van also had a school project where he had to make a building for O'brienville ( his teacher's name). Each student is making a different store that you would see around town to add to the town. He was very excited about this also. He also was the only one to think of a toy store and this was very exciting to him as well! The toys are in the window.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

making the bed fun!

I always try to sneak and make the bed before Ollie finds out what I am doing because Ollie likes to snuggle up in the blankets and throw the pillows. The other day I was making the bed and Ollie comes in and snuggles down inside with his horse.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Van's Art

Last night van had a pad of paper and a pen. He told me to stand still and I wasn't allowed to move or look at the paper till he was done. When he was finished, this is what he gave me. It is a drawing of me. I Love it! I Love you Vanny!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The reason I couldn't get to sleep....

till after 1:30 am last night! I love this movie and it seems like it is always on in the middle of the night....either that or that is the only time that I watch tv! Anyway, it was on last night and I had to watch it. :)

Something to smile about.....

Here are two very cute and sunny pillows that Catherine @ Red Shoes just made and posted on her blog. They are so bright and sunny, I Love them. Perfect break from our cold weather! She has really cute stuff, so check her out if you like :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

wonderful gifts...

I just received my first award........5 awards! Thank you so much Gina! @ Six In The Country, please stop by and check out her blog, she is so sweet.

The first award is the smile award.
The qualifications to receive the award are:
A. Display a cheerful attitude - What is the point of going through life complaining every minute?
B. Love one another - Almost everyone, almost all the time.
D. Learn from others- Constantly!
E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world- I do my best.
F. Love life- Unabashedly!
G. Love kids- There is nothing sweeter than a child laughing or sleeping.
The Rules:
1. Must link it back to the creator
2. Post the rules
3. Choose 5 people to give it to (all will be listed at the bottom of the post)
4. Recipients must fit the characteristics above
5. Create a post to share this
6. You must thank the winner -- Thank You, Gina!

My second award is the friendship award...

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

My third award.....

"This blog invests and believes in proximity- nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writings. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."

My fourth award ....the lemonade award

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Nominate at least ten blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE.
3. Be sure to link your nominees
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post the person from whom you received your award.

My fifth award.....The beautiful award....

"You are truly beautiful. Beautiful means more than a pretty face! It also means that you are unique, and oh so full of grace! The things in you that go on much deeper than the softness of your skin are the things that make you beautiful, both inside and within!

Alright, well I guess it is my turn now. I am going to copy off of Gina, and award all five awards to 9 people.........and here are my 9......

1.) Christy @ The Baylors
2.)Wendy@ A Blink of Time
3.) Tammie@ The Patterson's
4.)Cassie@ It's a Bug's Life & Rants and Raves
5.)Kelly @ Grayce's Momma
6.)Rue@ Rue's peanut butter and jelly life
7.)Tamara@The Green House Diaries
8.) Gina @ Six in the Country (I know that you just received all 5, but if I were to give out awards....I would give one to you, so I am.)
9.) Emily @ Jaybird and Me

so please check all these wonderful ladies out :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Guess what came in the mail?

Yep, my clothes came yesterday! I was very excited and of course I had to try them on right away. :)

This is by far my favorite and most flattering. I am thinking I should order it in a couple more

This is also very pretty. I like the color.

This makes me feel a little maternity. ( of course it could be because I've been pregnant 4 times.)

These are very flattering too. I think they are a bit to long though even with high heels.

This is pretty too, but the chest is pretty open.

This shirt looks nice and the last shirt looks just like you think it would.

I am very happy with my order. :)

Hot Mom?

What I just read. I think I needed to read this book now and be reminded that I need to take care of myself too. enough said. :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cute stuff for Tate

I Love this beanie! I think Tatum would look way to cute in this find. I found this at the daisybows shop. Check it out. they have all kinds of berets and bows.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Our New Years Eve....

(I know this is a little late) This is what we ate.

This is what we played. (Christmas present from Nanny and papaw)

Van playing a game.

Mommy and Petey goofing off for the camera.

Ollie playing a game.

Tatum sitting in front of the Tv pretending to play a game.

Petey playing a game.

Chloe laying close to us.

Tatum stayed up till 10:30pm. The boys made it till the ball dropped ( the first time that they watched it)! All were asleep by 12:30am.

New years day we ate pork and sauerkraut. :)