Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Santa came, twice!

Santa came to Nana's house

Vivian checking out her stroller/walker and baby doll with dad.

Nick with his stocking stuffers...good bathroom reading! Yes, I just typed that.

What a big bow for such a little girl. Nick's aunt makes these!

This means my biking must get serious.

He loved this Batman hoody almost as much as his cool toys

My Aunt Linda picked this dress out for Vivian from pretty

She was just a little over stimulated after her first Christmas!

Santa came to our house too! We had to leave the kitchen in Tulsa because we didn't have room with all our stuff we had to pack!

You may or may not have received this card. I got a few that were returned for some kind of error I made! Just in case you didn't receive ya go!

Wishing your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve disaster turned delightful

So we decided to head to OKC the morning of Christmas Eve to "beat" the bad weather. Instead we got stuck in the blizzard for 4 1/2 hours going to OKC. It was definitely a stressful situation considering I had my two babies in the car. Not that I would have been much calmer had they not been with us but having children changes everything when you are mom. I managed to get a few pictures from inside the car while I was freaking out with my seat warmer on! :)

This face cracks me up! He slept for about 2 hours and then watched a movie the rest of the time.

And Nick Price is now my super hero for getting us to OKC safe and sound. Speaking of sounds...there were lots of crazy sounds in the car on the way there. Nick calling everyone an idiot, me crying, snoring, you name it!

We celebrated that night with Nick's dad and grandma. Papa got Austin this cool chair that I am super excited about but need to find the perfect spot for it in my house.

I forgot to mention the chair swivels...I can see it now, Austin spinning Vivian round and round

I made us some hot wassail

Yeah, we threw this milk out after he went to bed.

Feeding the reindeer...we forgot to pick up the food so it looked like they came...oops

We love to play games! We stayed up late every night we were there. This is Nick's brother Kevin and his girlfriend Stevie.

I really need to learn how to do collages with so many pictures to post...Devin can you help with that?

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cookies and Chocolate Milk

Making Christmas cookies

Icing on noses...I'm sure Austin will get in trouble next week at school because of this

Nick was even a trooper and joined in...he was surprisingly very detailed in his stocking cookie with the initial N on it!

We aren't the best decorators...maybe Vivian will have that talent

Speaking of Vivian, I didn't want to leave her out since she was sleeping during this...

I found these cool chocolate milk sippers at a local gift store. Austin loves his chocolate milk so I thought it was perfect to go with our Christmas cookies.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Train

My mom and I headed to Dry Gulch USA last weekend to take Austin and my nephew on the Christmas Train. They were super excited to ride the train. I think they thought it was going to be Polar Express with kids in their pjs, hot chocolate and maybe even Tom Hanks! While riding the train they told the story of Jesus' life. They had billboards with scripture and pictures. People from the church acted out the birth, burial and resurrection as the train drove by. I don't think the kids understood but they enjoyed the ride. After the train ride, we walked around the Old Western Village that was orginally built to shoot an Old West movie. They had gift shops, music, bumper cars, go carts, horse drawn carriages and a huge playground. It was freezing cold needless to say but we had a good time. I am thinking about getting a group from church to go next year.

Here are some pictures from our trip.

Mom and Austin

A few pics of the village...doesn't really do it was way cooler looking

The boys

About to board the train

And of course souvenirs are always a must when you are with grandma!!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Austin's Christmas Party

Austin had his Christmas party yesterday which means no more school for 2 weeks. I plan to use this time with the kids to just be as lazy as we can! If you know me at all that will be really hard to do. I am home room mommy this year so yesterday morning I spent my time building 15 gingerbread houses. I attempted to make roofs but then realized the kids wouldn't care so I just built little boxes out of graham crackers for them to decorate. We also had games for the kids (two of which I borrowed from our church). I think next year I am just going to be a "helper" so I can enjoy the party more :). Nick came during his lunch hour and of coarse Vivian always tags along for Austin's school stuff.

We pretty much loaded them up on icing, M&M's, candy canes, sprinkles and chocolate chips and then sent them home!!!

Snowball relay race

Some daddy and sister support

This was the ball toss game that he decided to stick his head through

Decorating the gingerbread house

With his best bud, Ryan

Here are a few pictures of the kids I took today....I hope they stay like this forever!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lots of lights

We finally made it to see the lights at Rhema Bible college. We have lived here for 3 Christmas' and we have only driven through the campus. We were always afraid of getting Austin out in the cold and just knew he would get sick. I know, we decided to wait till we had another kid and take them both out in the freezing cold...makes perfect sense, I know. We actually went on a night when it was 50 degrees so it wasn't too bad. Austin loved it and we finally were brave enough to get Vivian out of her car seat and let her have a look and she loved it too. Austin ended up with a cough and runny nose the next day but that is all he suffered.

Nick and I actually went to the see the lights in college when we had one of Kappa's banquets in Broken Arrow. Kinda funny because I am wearing a Kappa sweatshirt in these pictures.

Me and the kiddos

Austin wore this same bear cozy sleeper when we took him to see the lights in Chickasha when he was a baby. It was like deja vu.

Austin on the bridge...and a huge scratch on his nose. This is right before he had to go pee. We went inside the church gym and they asked me if I was there for the youth conference. I said, "no" and then the guy told me the restroom was closed that we would have to walk to the other side of the campus to use the porta potty. I really wanted to whisper in Austin's ear to just pee his pants right then and there. Yeah, I wasn't happy. Austin was a big boy and made it all the way thanks to the security guard at the church gym!!

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