Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Polar Express PJ Party

after church today, we took sweet baby ethan to our friend Eugenia's house so she could watch him while kevin and i took myah and eli to birmingham at the McWane Center for a pj party and their FIRST movie, The Polar Express-IMAX-style. eli asked several times, "where esan?" (so sweet!) and during the movie, there was a baby crying behind us and he quickly turned around and said, "esan?" awwww! even after we got back in the car after dinner, he said, "go home? see esan?!" i love it!!!!
we weren't real sure how eli would do w/ such a big, loud movie-but he sat on my lap-quiet, no less-the entire movie and they both thought it was so fun!
after the movie, all kids wearing pj's (which all kids did!) got a jingle bell as we exited the theater...if you've seen the movie, you'll understand why they handed out bells...

after the movie, everyone went to the p.j. party where we had cookies, hot chocolate and chocolate milk-while good daddy stood in line...(you'll see what for in a minute)

yummy fun!

they were so patient and even got a little silly while waiting...

cuttin a rug...

and what kid doesn't love these ropey-line-marker-thingys?

still having fun while waiting our turn...

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, daddy!

and who's the bigger sibling? almost our turn to see...

the kid in front of us was crying on santa's lap, which made eli a little leary at first-but he actually did great!

Eli: "hmmm. i wonder if he knows that i throw fits when i don't get my way! i am two, ya know-so surely, i'll be on the 'nice' list!" just in case, i'll just sit here looking cute!

after the party, we headed to our FAVE restaurant, chipotle and then made the hour-long trip back home to get our baby. eugenia, THANK YOU SO MUCH! we had SUCH a fun time w/ "the big kids" and we owe you bigtime for allowing us to do this!

deckin' the halls

we put up the Christmas tree and the kids' trees yesterday. we decided we're gonna make the trek back home to OK for the holidays, so we didn't do much decorating besides the stockings and the trees. kevin gets two weeks off from school-and we realized he may never get that much time off for C'mas again, so enid and tulsa-here we come!
myah and her pink princess tree

eli and his cars "mis-mas" tree; ethan, we have one for you too, but you'll have to wait til next year!

ethan in the spotlight

eli walked up to me when i was carrying ethan and said "hold him?" he is LOVIN' his little brother? so, here's big bro holding little bro-on the floor! :)
another paci boy on our hands!

all three kiddos have loved playin the paci game w/ daddy!

a nose to gnaw on always feels so good to babies' gums!

i guess all those hours of watching kevin and i do P90X really was soaking into ethan's head; here he is at 10 mo's doing his first push-up! ha!

oh! and now he's ready to show off his stuff since he just got thru working out! :)

sorry little buddy-but it's just too cute NOT to put on the blog!

happy head ethan!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

we enjoyed a yummy turkey dinner w/ two guys from the base that are here for a different school; they weren't allowed to go home for the holiday, so we were glad to help!
kevin is the turkey in our family. i mean, the turkey-maker. he wrapped it in bacon-even under the skin-it was so moist and yummy. he even made gravy. good job, honey!
his hair looks so blonde in this picture. wow! by the way, he turned 10 months old on the 23rd.

isn't he cute? what a wonderful hubby!

chattanooga, tennessee-weeeeeeeeeee!

waiting for the curry family to arrive...our good friends and next door neighbors from wichita falls, TX have family in chattanooga and come here every year for T'giving. it was only about 3 hrs from our home in AL, so we drove up and got to play with them for the weekend. sophia and myah are 'best friends' and haven't seen each other since we left texas in july. they are SO cute to watch. they squeal and jump up and down and run to hug each other each time they see each other. the boys are just a few months apart in age as well, and the babies-well, they're 7 mo's apart, but they wouldn't know the difference anyway. chattanooga is a SUPER fun town, spending time there with friends made it even better!

wow, myah! just like in one of your Fancy Nancy books!

sweet baby Alexander, you are sooo cute!

what are those boys up to?
we missed the fireworks on the river, but we got to see some fireworks from the restaurant.

next day-children's museum fun


hotel fun...

yummy pizza at Lupi's then to Rock City for all the lights!
and some of ethan's appetizer puffs when he isn't looking!

we had a GREAT time in Tn w/ our friends the Currys!
sweet baby E, catching up on some much needed zzzz's on the way home.