Saturday, December 12, 2009
Elyzabeth's Sweet 16th Birthday has been a very special celebration. It has been an amazing 16 years of watching her grow up. We were very fortunate to be able to celebrate this big day with friends and family. Thank you so much to Lisa and Phil for visiting from New York, it truly made it all the more special.
We decided to do a Twilight themed party, since reading the books have been a passion for Elyzabeth. Not to mention some cute guys in the movies. The party all came together with red, white and black balloon, Bella's Bloody punch, Italian dinner and the wonderful birthday cake, that was a recreation from the New Moon movie. Much thanks goes to Aunt Lisa for making the Italian food, and much thanks also goes out to Nicki Huschka for helping me put together the cake. These two helped me put this party together and all went smoothly.
I do believe Elyzabeth had a great time celebrating with everyone and received some wonderful gifts.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This past Friday on Dec. 4th we got about 15 to 20 minutes of snow which Zach was so excited to see. He was disappointed about not being able to make a snowman so we brought the snow to him. We made paper snowflakes and hung them in his room. It was so much fun to see the designs we could come up with and after getting off to a rocky start. We had to jog our memories from kindergarten about how to make them and after a few tries we finally were able to make some cool designs.
We recently went to visit Santa. Zach has been so excited and couldn't wait to ask Santa for an Air Hockey Table. Wyatt wasn't sure about sitting with Santa. We had a lot of fun on this excursion and the kids excitement was contagious and we all are looking forward to christmas. This year as we start our traditions we are constantly counting our blessings. We have much to be grateful for.
Fall has been all bout spending time together as a family. Elyzabeth has been busy being a sophomore with activities like Orchestra and Homecoming, as well as spending time with her Dad playing WOW minis. Wyatt has had a lot more mommy time with Zach being in pre-school. I find him in the most unique places reading books to himself. We are very thankful to have a playscape in the backyard where the boys can be at home playing together. Halloween was especially fun this year with the boys being Darth Vader and Yoda. We have also been fighting seasonal allergies and I found out the boys can get a long when both don't feel well. I caught them both snuggled up in our recliner watching cartoons the day they didn't feel well.
We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and spending lots of time with their loved ones.