Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Great ending to a Great Day!

We have had a full day of nothing but kid fun! First Build a Bear, then Bailey was off to her Slumber Party.  She was Super Excited about spending the night with her Two Best Friends, Emily and Hannah.  You would have thought that they hadn't seen each other in years the way they greeted each other with Big Hugs and Laughter.  My Little girl is growing up.

You can't see it but she has her Guitar strapped to her back. 
 What's a Slumber Party without a little entertainment.

Kinley really got a kick out of Baby Chloe (Emily's baby Sister)
She couldn't get enough of her.

The Girls all had gifts for each other.  Emily gave them Really Cute Personalized Pillows.

Here they are with their new Peace Best Friend necklaces

Since Bailey was going to be gone for the night, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for Colton and me to have some quality Mother, Son time.  We NEVER get that!!!!  We decided to go to the movies and see the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.  Right as I was about to leave, my husband mentioned that we should check out the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema which is only 5 minutes away.  I always forget it's there so we have never been, so we headed that way.

If I can help it, we will never go anywhere else.  Loved this theatre.  No lines to get just sit in your seat and place your order.  It can't get much better than that!!!! 
I can't believe I'm just now experiencing this!

I couldn't have asked for a better Date!
The Movie was Great and so was my little Boppy!!! 
I love you "Baby" Boy!!!

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Build a Bear

When Colton wrote Build a Bear Gift Card on his Wish List for Santa, I was a little surprised.  This is the kid who only thinks about the Deer Lease, wearing his Cowboy Boots and seeing what all he can get into without getting caught.  I must say, I like the "softer" side of him when it comes out.  Colton and Bailey both got Gift Cards for Christmas so we decided today would be a Good day to go since they're still out of School.  Honestly, I think I'd rather stick a thousand needles in my eye than go to Build a Bear on a weekend.  The Kids were really excited last night about going today and when I opened my eyes this morning, all three of them were in my bed watching me.  That's a pretty nice way to wake up.  I was sooooo tired, but I drug my butt out of bed and we all got dressed and headed towards the mall.  BEAUTIFUL Day to go to the Outdoor Mall.  We walked into Build a Bear and the excitement took over.  They didn't know where to look first.  I directed them to the crazy amount of limp Bears on the wall and they started the decision making process.

  Of course, I was trying to get them more for their Money, so I suggested they get a Simple Bear and then really dress it up. NOPE!!!  Bailey couldn't decide between a Bear that looked like it had confetti all over it and a cupcake in it's hand or Hello Kitty!  Hello Kitty Won!!!  Colton couldn't decide between the Camo Bear and a Blue snowflake Bear.....I had no opinion on these two except they would both clash with anything you try to dress them in.  He decided on the camo Bear and just when it came time to stuff it, he changed his mind and went back and got the blue Bear.  Surprising choice, but whatever.

    Sorry Camo Bear but you're about to be traded.  

Time to stuff the Bear.  Foot on the Pedal and the stuffing goes in.
(By the way, I know all of you Mom's know how this works, but I'm going into a little detail for the sake of the Grandparents that read my blog and might not know)

o.k. so here's where it got a little corny.  I'm all for picking a heart to go inside your Bear, but is it really necessary for a Seven year old to have to go through the whole "Love your Heart" ritual.  Seriously,  Kiss the heart so it knows you love it, Rub the heart so it knows you care, Rub the Heart on your nose for God's sake so your Bear always KNOWS where you are.  FOR REAL!!!!  I'm all for that with a little kid, but Bailey was getting pretty tired of pampering this Heart.  All she was thinking about was accessorizing this Bear.  I couldn't BEAR to watch Colton go through this whole thing too, so I walked off and started looking at accessories myself.  Sorry Colton!

I love when my Baby Boy is being Sweet! 

So Much to choose from!!!!!

Bailey is going to a sleepover tonight so naturally she was looking at all the pajamas and sleep accessories. 

Colton went straight for the Cowboy accessories.  Gotta have some CowBear Boots....Get it, COW BEAR!!!!! I know, corny, but that's o.k.   It's fun to be a little corny sometimes! 
Colton thought it was funny!!!

Time to make the Birth Certificate.  Bailey named her Hello Kitty,  Emily Hannah Kitty. 
 This is after her two Best friends.
Colton named his Bear Colton, but is going to call it Colt for original!!!!!

Time to check out. 

They both had $45.00 on their gift card.  Colton went over by $12.50 and was more than happy to pull out his new wallet and hand over the extra cash. 
That money had been burning a hole in his pocket since we got there.

As soon as we walked out of the store, we found the nearest bench so the kids could dress their new friends.

Meet Emily Hannah Kitty complete with panties, a bathrobe and house shoes.

and here we are with Colton (THE BEAR) sporting a brown felt Cowboy Hat, a White Buttoned down collared shirt, jeans and a pair of Brown Cowboy.....I mean cowbear Boots.

After that, we met up with Greg for lunch at B.J.'s
where Kinley discovered Cheese Sticks. 

Kinley got several cute outfits for Christmas and I want to make sure she gets them worn before she grows out of them.  She grows like a weed.

This outfit came from Aunt Mary and it wouldn't be complete without the Shiny, Black Squeaky shoes.  She LOVES them!!!!  She takes as many steps as she can possibly take just so she can hear them squeak.  They were a big hit in the restaurant!!! 
I had a GREAT time with my little lovies today. 
 I think I might actually be a little sad when School starts back up.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in a Nutshell

I hope everyone had a Great Christmas.  I know I did!!!  Here's the run down!

Made Cupcakes for Santa!

Went to Church.  Sat down  in the pew and my husband discovered he had about a 6 inch tear in the inner thigh of his pants.  NICE!!!  On the way home, he decided to play incredible Hulk and rip both sides of his pants.  Before it was all over with, he had about a 2 foot tear on both sides.  It was raining, I was driving.......I said to him, "You better hope we don't get into an accident!" 

We came home and changed into our Christmas PJ's and took our annual pajama pic!

The Kids opened their gifts from us.
Bailey is really into Dolphins this year. 

Kinley was really interested in her gifts this year. She was fun to watch.

The Kids helped Daddy open his gifts.

Colton and Bailey both got personalized chairs for the Deer Lease....or wherever else we might venture off to.

The kids opened the only thing they had been asking for all year.  They both got an Ipod Touch.  We will spend the next 24 hours hearing the word Ipod NON STOP.  My Husband has now said, he wants us to nick name them because he doesn't want to hear the word Ipod again!!!!

The Kids leave Milk and Cupcakes for Santa.  (Kinley is not pictured because she had to go to bed :(

Santa came!!!  Colton and Bailey were creeping in our room at 4:30am saying, "Santa Came!!!!!"  We made them go back to bed for another hour (we're mean like that) and then decided we couldn't make them wait any longer..... 5:30am and they are opening gifts.

The Minute Kinley saw her new Tricycle, she was all over it.  She LOVED it!!!

Just when you think you're done.......

I guess Kinley was a little tired, so she decided to go through her stocking laying down.

Greg and Colton resting with their new pillow pets.
Once we were all done, it was time to get dressed, pack up the Suburban and head to the in laws!

I had to post a picture of My Mother and Father in law's tree.  The past couple of years, they have really out done themselves with their lavish trees.  My husband asked, is this an actual tree, or a limb????  I have to admit, I love their trees.  They have Character!!!! We call them the Charlie Brown Trees!

Boys and their BB Guns

Kinley and her new Blanket!

Bailey and her new Scooter.

Over the Summer, the kids stayed with Ninny and Papa for a few days.  One night they went off looking for coyotes and ended up stumbling across a Bob Cat instead....This would be him.  They had it mounted for Colton for Christmas.  I think he was a little scared at first.  It sat next to him on the car ride home, and Colton kept it's face covered with a jacket.  :)

Next up, Fireworks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't get any pictures of the fireworks show.  For some reason my camera wouldn't take the pictures!! AHHHHH!!!

My hubby standing by the fire they made in Papa and Ninny's front yard

My Sister in law, Mary and Kinley

Greg and our Niece Katie :)

That's all folks.....I want to show you some of the Great stuff we got, but I'll save that for another post.
(I know it's not about the gifts, but we got them so I might as well show them :)
I hope everyone had a Great Holiday Season......Next up, NEW  YEARS!!!!

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