Friday, December 24, 2010

Kids Christmas Parties

Both the kids had parties this year at pre-school. Vivian’s was early in the morning and then Austin’s was later in the afternoon. I am homeroom mommy for Vivian’s class this year. They decorated cookies, make an ornament and then had a book exchange. She was extremely shy at her party. I guess maybe she was a little over stimulated??

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The parties were very convenient because Vivian’s party was on a day she doesn’t attend so her and I had about 1 1/2 hours to spare before returning back to the school. I decided to rush home to work on putting together a Christmas gift for their great-grandmother. I pulled into the garage and then got out of the car to get Vivian. I had locked her in the car! After I panicked from realizing that our extra pair of keys were lost, the fire department came and rescued my baby girl. We were then ready for round 3….Austin’s party.

Vivian had a ton of fun at this party. She stood next to Austin and he shared his food, etc with her. The kids had a Happy Birthday Jesus party and had candles to blow out. Pretty cool idea. The school also gave us our own cake mix and icing to take home to have our own Happy Birthday Jesus party. I will post pictures of that later. They had a book exchange and then unwrapped 1 present 17 times and then had lots of candy for the kiddos. Pretty neat activity. We have been so blessed to have our kiddos at PALS the past 2 years. They love our kiddos and truly make a difference in their lives. Teachers are so great! Austin got in the car after the party and opened his gift from his teachers. He said, “Awe, my teachers are beautiful”. I loved it.

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Christmas Parties

How many Christmas parties did you attend this year? It seemed like we got a lot more invites this year for some reason. We weren’t able to attend all of them but I hosted the Thirty-One party at my house so I was able to attend, lol.  My local team is fairly small so my director and I did a party for just our teams. I have been so blessed by this company this year. I really wasn’t looking for a job of any kind other than staying at home with Austin and Vivian but God put Thirty-One in my life at just the right time. I am able to stay at home with my babies but also contribute financially while having fun and meeting new friends. Here are some pictures from our get together. I also walked away with a gift from another exchange…Hobby Lobby gift card!! Just perfect.


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Bunko Babes Christmas Party

Every December my girlfriends and I wear our pj’s to Bunko and have a gift exchange. We definitely may not be “babes” in these pictures, lol but we had a lot of fun. We brought things that smell good and did a gift exchange. I left with some nice peppermint lotion and hand soap! I love my Bunko girls and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pretty neat video

Not sure if you facebook or not, but thought I would share this video with you. It is a video of what Joseph's facebook page might have looked like during Jesus' birth.

Click here to see it

Sunday, December 19, 2010


My mom’s mom passed away 4 years ago. We called her Red Granny because she had red hair. She always bought us girls fancy fufu dressed for the holiday’s. My aunt has made sure Vivian has one because that is how Red Grandma would have wanted it. Here are some pictures I took of her before church today. I believe she still has some breakfast on her face but we do the best we can Smile


Vivian Marie 20 months

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dentist Advice :(

Both kids had their dental check up today. It was Vivian’s first visit to the dentist and Austin has become quite the pro with going. It isn’t like it was when I was little…white boring walls, no toys, no music, no t.v. to watch, no play room, no Wii to play, etc. It is quite the play date going to the dentist now days. The only bad part is when they tell you your kid has 4 cavities!!! I always had mouth “issues” growing up so I’m not surprised I guess. The option is 2 office visits to try to fill all 4 or go to the surgery center and knock him out. I wasn’t quite ready to make this decision today. I don’t want him to be traumatized by his dentist visit but don’t really want him to be put under either. Any suggestions from a parent who has gone through this?


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