Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The long and short of it.

Okay so the highlights were these, Paige a ripstick, Marley an indoor trampoline and roller skates, Ally, a Pee baby, and roller skates, and Preesley, the most adorable little elephant you ever saw. The ripstick and roller skates kept these girls entertained just about every second of the day. At first I was wondering if the skates were a good idea, I mean the were falling (hard) and crying and crying. But they just woundn't quick trying, and now after about 6 days of practice in the house, they are doing really good. Paige is awesome on her ripstick too! I'm just not sure how much more of the noise I can take, I mean they haven't quite mastered the gliding on their skates, instead it is the the thunk..thunk...slam into my cabinets sound! They are only young once..right? Anyway, and the second highlight was their baby dolls and the beds that grandpa Binnie and their dad made. Linda and I made the bedding for them. So cute! Picture tour below...

What the...have you ever seen a cuter baby? Okay, maybe your own, but other than that?

Is it really over?

How our Tree looked on Christmas Eve.

How the baby looked on Christmas Eve.

How the girls looked in the aprons I made them.

How the girls looked making cookies for Santa.

How the girls looked waiting on the stairs before they got to see what Santa brought. (can you almost feel their excitement?)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Stocking Tradition

Here you go Trina, thanks for posting about how our homemade stockings got started. I didn't know that, it makes me love our stockings even more. Thanks Rosanne!

Hope everyone has a great Christmas!!! We love you all so very much! I will have to post pictures of what I made for the girls after Christmas, I hope they enjoy them. Love to all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I had to post this picture of Preesley. While we were at the Brookbanks on Marley's birthday, we toured all of their lights outside. When we came to their Nativity, they told us that someone had stolen their baby Jesus. So we decided to put Preesley in it as a temporary replacement. Doesn't she look sweet? Don't worry she did fine overnight, we bundled her up good. Kidding.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Marley said..."The Best Day Ever!"

Today was Marley's 6th Birthday. It consisted of tons of fun! To start out with she opened presents in the morning, while we read her "fan mail." I did a spin off of the Disney show i Carly, and did an i Marley Birthday for her. I made these little computers that had emails on them from her fans, (grandparents, sisters, mom and dad) telling her why the loved her. Almost all of her "fans" said something about her being so sweet! And it is true, she is our sweety bug. Then she was off to school, where I later came to help out her class with centers and to bring a treat for her class. After centers, I took Marley to Sonic for lunch, corn dog, fries, and a grape slush! After that we headed home. She kinda patiently waited until 5:00 when her grandparents came for dinner and presents! She had a ball opening her presents, (what person doesn't?) Some highlights included, new clothes, money, a diary, lip gloss, and a pretend toaster. After presents we bundled up and head to the Brookbanks. They invited our family over to check out their Christmas lights, and Brother Brookbanks train. We all loved it, they have quite the train set up. The kids had a ball looking at the little village set up and watching the train. Not to mention how cute and cozy their entire home was decorated for the holidays. And the best part was that they planned without us knowing for a visit from Santa!! They were shocked, Marley was so happy, Ally was freaked out, and Paige was giggly and a little bashful. It was just the coolest thing! We really were touched by the fun evening they planned for us. Thank you Jim and Jo!!!
So needless to say Marley had one memorable 6th birthday, and we had a blast too! So check out the picture tour below! (Ally not pictured with Santa, he rates right up there with Chucky Cheese! Intimidated by both)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No More Nose Cast!

Paige went to the Dr. today and she got her nose cast off! She was so excited, she just kept giggling and looking at herself in the mirror when we got in the car after her appointment. I forgot how cute her nose was! She couldn't keep a smile off her face! We had a snow day today too, not sure why, but we did. (not much snow) So the girls had fun playing in the snow and watching Christmas movies. Buck will be home tomorrow from a Texas Whitetail hunt, he has been gone since last Thursday night. It has been like a really long week without him! Mrs. Nice Wife has had it with hunting for awhile, a long while!!! I would have said that I have had it for the year, but that would only give me a few weeks, and if Buck reads this I wouldn't want to give him any ideas!!! The girls have gotten into a bad habit of sleeping in my bed at nights since he has been gone, that should be a fun one to break once he gets back home! I like their company, Paige especially, she is fun to talk to and watch tv with. She is basically like an adult, I mean she thinks like one, so it is fun. Paige is one great bud. Marley is just a cuddler and is so sweet. And Ally, well, she falls asleep fast, which is nice. But then you have to put with her crying or whinning in her sleep all night. She does it EVERY night! I don't know what her deal is. She does this thing where she argues or whines to someone in her sleep! Maybe it has something to do with being a middle child, (getting her frustrations out or something!) Then there is Preesley my little leech! She feels right at home proped up on my arm and snuggled in. I just try to enjoy it she won't be small enough to do that for long. By the way have you seen the cute thing lately? If not, look below! (Thanks Kodi for making her cute pj's)

Oh and look down here to see what happens while I am on the computer. Nice! I found Marley and Ally creating these little numbers one day. In case you can't tell, that would be an apple with toothpicks in it, then tootsie rolls shoved onto the toothpicks, along with cuties. I wanted to be mad, but I couldn't. I just said "I hope you are hungry, because you are eating every bit of that." Well, not the toothpicks, thats just cruel!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Missing in Action

Buck had to act like he was looking at a text message to snatch this picture of Paige, she DID NOT want her picture taken.

I am just posting to let everyone know I didn't fall off the face of the earth. Been so busy around here, Paige had her surgery, it went well, she is a trooper, they stuck her 3 times trying to get her IV, and still couldn't get it! She was tough up to that point, she cried a little, then got tough again. Everyone kept commenting on how calm and collected she was. That's my girl! You should have seen the look she gave me when the nurse asked if she was ready to get poked by a needle, (I hadn't warned her about that part of surgery...oops!) Anyway she was kinda ticked, but put her brave face on. So anyway they squeezed her nose bones back together, she has to wear this nose cast thing for a week, then another week just at nights. Paige just kept saying the funniest things the whole time, she cracks us up. I told her she was funny like me...of course. For example, Paige mentioned that she wanted a Popsicle, and the nurse quickly said "I have Popsicles!" Then Paige said "oh, I meant at home", but the nurse insisted on getting her one. And Paige was happy about that. So we said ask for something else and you will probably get it, and Buck said, ask for a Rip Stick (the only thing she wants for Christmas) then she says, "yeah this is Santa's workshop, its just disguised as a hospital. I know it probably doesn't sound funny now, but it was. Mostly it was her delivery. (Did I ever mention that this blog is mostly a journal for our little family? Cause at this point I am thinking everyone is bored, but oh well, writing this all down will make me laugh and remember this sweet day with my Paige) Oh and did I mention that she loved the red non-slip slipper socks they gave her, she was so excited she could keep them. She also came home with other goodies too, 2 teddy bears, 4 boxes of crayons, stickers, and her oxygen mask and tube! How is that for get your money's worth!!
Okay so back to "its been busy around here" my excuse for not posting. Also, I have been doing work stuff, trying to make 3 hand made gifts for my girls, one done, two to go, actually 4 to go because I thought of something else I wanted to sew. Then I have 2 other projects to complete before Christmas. So you might not want to check back on my blog till 2009, otherwise you may see the same thing over and over!! Take care!

Preesley is 1!