Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Favorite Things

John Parker had his Advent program Friday and did such a great job! Avery had her Christmas play (Santa and the Christ Child) this morning and she was the sweetest elf ever!! I can't believe Christmas is just a few short days away.......

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Baby

John Parker had his picture made with Santa at the neighborhood Christmas party. It makes me sad that he's almost too big to fit in his lap!! Avery wouldn't get near him--but she would at least allow him to be in the same room, which was a big improvement over last year! John Bret and I had a great time at the Starry Night Gala Saturday night. It was a great event for St. Anthony!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Frosty the Snow Head?

Well....John Parker begged to go out this morning and build a snowman. I knew there wasn't enough snow so we settled for a snow head. He was just as happy! Avery didn't really want to stand next to it. She kept calling it Snow Beast (from Scooby Doo). I'm sure he'll be gone by later today.....

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hansel and Gretel

Tonight was our first attempt at a Gingerbread House! I've always wanted to do one. John Parker decorated the roof and then got bored and ate the candy.....Avery ran around calling it her "castle". It was fun, and it was snowing outside while we made it....Perfect!! Now to clean up the mess and wash up. I've got icing everywhere!! Then we played in the Mississippi snow. Can you believe it?!! This may be the best Christmas ever!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Deer Slayer

John Parker shot his first deer this weekend. He was so excited. The best part was the video that John Bret made. He kept asking "did he get it" and "let's go look for blood"....So funny. He is Star of the Week this week at school and can't wait to take his photos and show his classmates. We were picking out photos for his "star poster" and he would tell me which ones he didn't want. He said "Mama, those baby pictures just WON'T work"....Made me sad to see how grown-up he is......But, he'll always be my little boy...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turkey Lurkey...

These are the turkey cupcakes for the kids to take to school. They turned out cuter than I expected....There were even a few left over that John Parker got to decorate any way he wanted. He loves being creative!

Friday, November 13, 2009

HoHo, UH-OH!

John Parker decided tonight that he would write a letter to Santa, so that he could come tonight and get it. He also drew 2 pictures to give him and left a few "Christmas" goodies for him. Then he told me that he thinks that Santa will leave him a little something in the morning. I told him that Santa only leaves toys on Christmas Eve and he said, "Mama, you never know--we'll just have to wait and see!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Saints Come Marching In!

Today was the All Saints Parade for the 1st grade at John Parker's school. Each of the children chose a saint, wrote a report about them and came to school in full costume. John Parker was St. Hubert--patron saint of hunters and trappers. They "paraded" in to Prayer and Pledge this morning while the rest of the students sang, "When the Saints Come Marching In". After that, they had Mass for the 1st and 2nd graders. Fr. Mike did such a good job with them--and let most of them stand up and tell who they were and a little about their particular saint. They were all so cute and sweet. It brought tears to my eyes to see them so happy to talk and sing about their faith.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween2009 was great! We started out with school parties for John Parker and Avery. Friday night we had the 2nd Annual Hornback Halloween Bash (in the rain)--but it was still lots of fun!! Saturday night was perfect for trick or treating with the cutest pink poodle and Wolverine EVER!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Don't be Tardy for the Party!

We went to the Cader Halloween Party Saturday night and had a great time! Julie had lots of fun activities planned for the kids like the limbo, treasure hunt, pinata and pumpkin carving. John Parker was so proud of his pumpkin. He carved the face all by himself. There was also lots of good food--which Avery enjoyed the whole time we were there!

Friday, October 23, 2009


John Parker had an art project at school where they paint pumpkins as part of a contest. Well, he was sick this week and missed the pumpkin painting day. So, we decided to do it at home. He painted a "Ahoy Matey" pumpkin and I painted a "Kuntry Bunkin Punkin"! We had a really good time (even though I burned my finger with the hot glue gun!!) And of course, Avery had to get her picture taken with her class Halloween "goodies". She is such a ham!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Teacher's Pet

John Parker wanted to take something to his teacher, so I made a St. Anthony pumpkin. I got the idea from a friend of mine from high school. He just loves to take things to his teacher and make pictures for his friends. In that way, he's alot like me...a bit of a people pleaser and "teacher's pet"..haha! I am pretty proud of how it turned out, if I do say so myself!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Harvest Party

We went to a Harvest Party yesterday at Fullington Farms in Terry. The kids had a great time with games, pumpkin painting, a hayride and just running around like wild indians! It's a beautiful place to go.....