Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
NEways, Johnny and I don't get to go the games much but over the years we've had the opportunity to go several times. The highlight of course was getting to go to this past weekend's Playoffs!! Johnny was so stoked he was going to be able to go. He was like a little kid waiting with anticipation the whole week prior. It was the first game that I was actually paying attention to and actually understood what was going on a little. I was proud of myself when I found myself standing up to cheer just when everyone else was too. I wasn't just trying to blend in! I did it on my own and it ended up being at the right times just when an interception had happened or a touchdown was about to be caught. I especially love the community there is with complete strangers. Everyone was high fiving each other and celebrating together....it was awesome! Here are some pictures of us over the years enjoying some games with friends and family. GO TEXANS!!!
Monday, January 2, 2012
Since I was on roll with decorating the front door I for sure needed something new and fresh for the Winter! My old Christmas wreath wasn't cutting it anymore. This is what I ended up making...
Aside from my front door makeovers I found myself getting pretty creative with the Secret Santa gift exchange at my school. We were only allowed to spend $2/day for the first 3 days before the big gift exchange. With just $2 to spend you gotta be creative! I was thankful that we had some info with our person's likes and favorite snacks. I ended up getting our school librarian so I thought it would be neat to incorporate some handmade bookmarks into each gift to commemorate her love of books. I also included a cute little message with each gift. Check it out!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
After the tooth debacle we had to prepare for Mr. Santa himself. Ati put out the usual couple of cookies with a glass of milk and this year since she knows how to write a little she decided she wanted to write him a note. I didn't manage to take a picture before his visit but here is a picture of the left over cookie and milk he left behind. He even wrote her a sweet little note back! So sweet!
On Christmas morning Ati came running into our bedroom crying. Crying?! Confused we woke up and asked her what was wrong. She was holding the 5 dollar bill the tooth fairy left her behind in exchange for her tooth and said, "The tooth fairy came and she was so nice she left me 5 dollars! BUT Santa was not nice! He came and ate all the cookies, drank the milk but didn't leave us any presents! Buahhhh...ahhh! I must not have been good!" Tears pouring out of her sweet face.
Well, little did she know that Santa needed some help wrapping up presents and asked for our help. The presents he left blended in with the rest of them b/c they had the same wrapping paper as the ones previously under the tree. So to Ati the area under the tree looked untouched as the night before. No presents added. But once we got up and inspected closely we managed to find the ones Santa left behind. The day was saved....close call.Here are a few pics of the kids on Christmas morning.