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Monday, December 31, 2007

Matthew turns 4!!!

Matthew turned 4 on the 29th-I still can't believe he is 4. He was so excited about his birthday that he would not let anyone forget to say Happy Birthday to him. When he woke up he said he wanted to wake Alex up so she could say Happy Birthday to him.
This first picture is of the Cars blanket my mom made for him, he also received a Cars pillow, watch and a Lightning McQueen car.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dina's Project

Well it may have taken me since Thanksgiving but I finally finished painting our room this past weekend. I wanted to share my hard work with all of you.

Merry Christmas!!!

The boys had a great day yesterday although I think Ryan was a little overwhelmed, he didn't know what was going on. We think Matthew forgot it was Christmas (but still trying to figure out how a little boy could do that), he came into our room around 6:30am and was just talking and laying in bed with us and after about 10 minutes I finally asked him "Matthew, do you remember who was coming last night?", he said "SANTA!!!" very excitedly. He then could not wait to get to the living room-Ryan was still asleep so we decided to just let him be (no need in waking a sleeping baby).
You see Ryan here playing his drum from Santa-he LOVES this toy!!! (And love is an understatment.)

Matthew playing his Leapster. It makes me sad to watch him play this because to me he's too young to know how to operate it but he knows how to play it better than I do.:(

Ryan riding his Zebra

Opening presents at Pacaw and Erin's


We took Alex and Matthew to the Gaylord Texan to see their ICE display. They fly in ice sculptors from China to carve these displays. They provide parkas for you to wear since it is 9 degrees in the room. I wasn't sure how Matthew was going to react to the cold air but as you can see in the pictures he had a great time.
This picture is of Matthew in front of the hotel's big fountain-he had a great time watching it go up and down.

Daddy and Matthew in our room

Matthew looking out through the toy solider sculpture

Mommy and Matthew

Matthew going down the ice slide

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Party with Friends

We hosted a Christmas Potluck at our house with some of our playgroup friends. The kids really enjoyed destroying our house. Everyone had a great time and it was nice to get the families together since most of the time it's just the moms and kids getting together to play.

Matthew and Ryan-Silly Boys

These boys can't get enough of the camera-everytime I pull it out they start posing and smiling. They are cute, aren't they? :)


We had a special vistior come to our house on December 14th. As you can see Ryan did not do well but I wanted a picture of him with Santa. Matthew would not even go near Santa-he was standing across the room, when Santa asked him what he wanted he looked at me and said "Mommy, you can tell him". I don't think we'll be expecting this special visitor again for a few years. Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Gingerbread House Construction

Matthew and Daddy constructing a gingerbread house at our church's Advent Festival on December 2

Gingerbread House-The Finished Product

Matthew with his completed Gingerbread House

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Again this year it was a challenge to get Matthew to spread the ornaments around the tree instead of placing them in bunches.

Ryan got in trouble for climbing the step ladder

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Camel Boys

Matthew likes it when he and Ryan wear their "camel (Matthew's word for camo) pj's".

Alex turns 12

I can't believe my little girl is 12 and TALLER than me!!!

Alex and her beloved Bunny from when she was a toddler, her Daddy gave it back to her for her birthday. How Sweet!!!