Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our poor neighbor has about a gazillion dandelions growing in his front yard. I'm sorry to say, it's probably from my boys blowing on these every chance they get. I have a tough time not letting them though when I hear them make wishes like, "I wish that mom will be my best friend forever". Love my boys :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Yesterday we put the bunk bed together (see story below). Devan and I started on it, while Chad kept Tristan from driving me crazy. Lately Devan has liked using big words. It's really cute because sometimes he knows the meaning and uses it in the right context, and others he doesn't. As we put things together, he said, "Santa making a mess in my room makes me feel so inceptive". I asked him where he got that word from and he said, "from me" (as in, he learned it from himself). Then I felt a little foolish as I typed "define inceptive" into my iphone.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

After a fun Christmas Eve with some friends we headed home and got the kids to bed. I figured we would be up super late because we had got the boys bikes and bunk beds that needed to be set up. While Chad brought the bunk bed upstairs piece by piece (it was SUPER heavy!!), I put the bikes together, and then we both headed up to get the bed put together. Well, we got all the pieces sorted out, and then realized they didn't put the instruction manual in! So we tried to find one online for about an hour and it was no existent. We finally decided to print off a picture of the bunk bed and tell the boys Santa forgot the instructions, but he would get it to us by Monday. I was SO disappointed because this was the only thing Devan really wanted. When we had talked about presents before he told me he really wanted a bunk bed. I told him if he got one, Santa probably wouldn't be able to get him very many toys. His reply was, "That's ok, I have enough toys." That coming out of a 4 year old boys mouth affirmed to me that a bunk bed was the way to go this year! So we ended up leaving all the wood pieces out in the bedroom (the boys slept in the guest room) because there was no way we were hauling them around again.

I woke up at about 6 today to anxious to go back to sleep. Devan was the next one up. When he saw me, he said, "Is it Christmas??!!" I told him yes and he got pretty excited. I didn't realize he was headed for his room to change out of his p.j.'s until I heard, "HOLY MOLY, Santa left a MESS in my room! Mom... Santa left me a bunch of wood to make a bunk bed!" HAHA! I could not keep from cracking up. I love that boy. I was so happy to see he was still super excited about the bed.

Awhile later Chad and Tristan woke up and the boys made it downstairs to find their stockings, bikes, and other presents. I just love Christmas with kids. It was so much fun watching them get excited over everything.

After gifts we had breakfast, nothing to fancy, but definitely more than I've done for breakfast in about the last year I'm sure, hehe. The boys enjoyed playing with their new toys while I prepped things for our dinner. When I finally got that all out of the way, Chad and I took the boys out on their new bikes. Devan especially enjoyed his. It was pretty cool out (for San Antonio), so Tristan didn't last to long, but Devan and I made a loop around our neighborhood. I had a hard time keeping up with Dev. My waddle is definitely getting slower! (Speaking of... only 2 1/2 more weeks to go!!)

Dinner was a success. I made prime rib for the first time, twice baked potatoes, cucumber/tomato/mozzarella salad, fresh fruit and dip, rosemary garlic bread, and Sparkling Cider. I think we'll definitely be making prime rib a tradition! We have left overs galore, and I'm so glad I won't be cooking again for a couple days. It was fun and all, but I'm all cooked out. I made an apple pie for dessert as well, but everyone went to bed before it cooled. I could have been nice and waited until tomorrow for everyone to have a piece together, but nope, I am eating it as I write this post :)

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas! Here's a couple pictures from this holiday season...
This is Devan's new camera look, AKA "Blue Steel"

Daddy and Tris
The boys... and some more "blue steel"
handsome Tristan
K Dev, enough with the Blue Steel!
Christmas Eve pajama's
Anyone want some gingerbread??
Gingerbread men

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The boys got these really cute stuffed animals as an early Christmas present from Grandma. They have both been keeping them close since they opened them. Tristan was laying by the monkey and needed a diaper change. I started changing him and he got a very serious look on his face and said, "He's not giving me my privacy". At first I thought Devan must be around, and then I realized he was talking about the monkey, who was looking right at him. I told him to turn the monkey the other way. He faced him in the opposite direction and felt much better about the rest of his diaper change. hehe. Silly boy.