Tuesday, December 7, 2010


(it reads - Kylie Jo is sad)
At least she expresses her feelings :)
Nevermind that it was because she was playing monkey in the middle with her sister and her two friends. One who happened to be over 6 feet. Needless to say, she pretty much stayed the monkey...and it made her sad :(

Monday, December 6, 2010

Two of My Treasures

I forgot to post this with the others...and I loved it too much not to share :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Parade

Yesterday was our annual Christmas parade for our city. This is one of our traditions...we always go :)
My sweet girls waiting for it to begin
With Daddy <3
With Mommy <3
Faith and her friend
These two giggled like little girls when the miniature ponies came barreling through. And when a little boy on a float with his family came by. He had on a Santa hat...that completely covered his face and his parents were none the wiser. He was still smiling but he had no clue what was going on.
And for the finale, Santa...they were sure waving :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hope's Card

Hope has "down time" in first grade. Her teacher tells her she can draw. Sometimes they are very detailed and other times are like she didn't have much time. She usually comes home with cards to each of our family members. This particular card she brought home the day after Hunter passed his driving test and got his license :)
In case you need any help...."I hope you have fun with your drivers license"
Here is a close up of her quick drawing of Hunter holding his license. Notice the little drawing of his license. Her cards always make us smile :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, & Nothing but the Tooth...erh, I MeanTeeth :)

After decorating our tree, Hope wanted me to wiggle her tooth...it was sooo loose! So, we pulled that little sucker out in no time. No tears, just smiles...here she is showing off her newest "empty hole". She already has two "empty holes" on the bottom. So, now there are three, how is she ever going to eat?

Yesterday, while we were walking home from school, she said nonchalantly, "Will you pull my other loose tooth?" So, I said sure if it was ready. Which I already knew it was. And in a minute or so after being home...the other tooth was outta there! Here she is with her new NO front teeth smile :)
I guess she can really sing that song, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" and she would be telling the tooth...I mean, truth :) As much as I would like to say this molting, if you will, is over, I can't. She has a very loose tooth on the bottom and it will be any day and that baby will be out too. I am not pushing her on that one...it will not be replaced until around age 9 or 10...in 2 or 3 Years!! I think the reasoning behind all the tooth loss is her permanent teeth are going to be some big ole doosies! They get in the way of the roots of their baby neighbors and the babies get confused and their roots begin shrinking from the pressure. Which makes them loose and fall out. Does that make a lick of sense? At least that is my hypothesis. And being a registered dental hygienist, I think I might know what I am talking about. But, I could be wrong, so don't quote me, ok? :)

O Christmas Tree

Big Daddy and Hunter returned from their hunting trip on Sunday. We had already been shopped out at this point. So, what is next on our list? The tree, of course! We went to our usual (actually very unusual) Christmas tree spot and made our purchase within a few minutes of arriving. IT is gorgeous...and I'm not just saying that. It smells like Christmas in our house because of it and a little help of a lovely B&BW "Fresh Balsam" candle. We had first laid eyes on our tree when we were searching the 3 trees that fit what we were looking for. I had Big Daddy drag the tree to his truck, and it was heavy. Then I noticed it had a huge dead spot in the back...will not do. Then I had him drag the other very nice option to our tree...ummmm, nope, not that one either. And, yes, you guessed it, he drug the third option to his truck....which I had him bring back option 2 to compare side to side and out in the open. When it hit me...they are all beautiful!! But, it was option 2! A 9 foot noble fir that smelled so good and had a big fat trunk. I knew we would need a sturdy one with all of our decor and such :) By the way, Big Daddy was such a sport, I think it helped he was right there in the midst of people coming and going from the store. It helped him not to lose his patience with me...which, really, how could he not? I was pushing it, I know. It also helped that the little girls were with us, jumping up and down and cheering and laughing and people were stopping by and telling us how "now that is what it is all about". Our girls spread Christmas cheer just by being their fun little selves. In fact, I believe our Christmas tree search encouraged others to buy their tree. We had people watching us drag the trees to and fro...who wouldn't be inspired? Ha!!
The girls beginning to place their ornaments, even Faith has to tippy-toe :)
Pretty proud of their decorating and pretty proud of each other...love these girls!
Just so you can see that full height of the tree...our ceiling is 9 foot and we could not have bought one inch taller :)
These two would pose for hours if I wanted them to.
And then there is Faith and Taco. I love how she has taken to him like her very own baby. Of course, I'd have preferred a pic with the little girls. I'll take what I can get though. Love this girl too!

And in typical Hunter fashion...no photos...he needs a haircut, so he says. Whatever!
I vow to get at least a photo of all 4 kiddos between now and Christmas day. I also vow to attempt a family photo...although I am going on record that it might not be that spectacular. It is the memory after all, right? :)