Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like....

On Saturday we got out the Christmas decorations and went crazy. The kids had a great time as usual, despite Alex's little cold. Justin got the lights on outside. It's all festive over on this side of the neighborhood!

Thanksgiving 2009

This year we spent Thanksgiving at the Young family cabin. It was so peaceful and nice. The weather was perfect. Both my brothers and their families were there. It was a full house with all 16 of us there! We played in the snow, ate some seriously delicious foods (I even made nanny & poppy's squash pie!), got in some major snuggle time with baby Jack, playtime with my nieces and nephews and just hung around enjoying each others company. Jen and mom even got me to get my butt out of bed at 4:00 am to hit the stores for a little Black Friday shopping! Justin went all Iron-Chef on us and made this out-of-this world breakfast with eggs Benedict with his own homemade sauce, crab, asparagus and mimosas. Um....can we say YUM-O? We had a wonderful time and I'm so thankful for my family. Mom did an amazing job pulling it all together.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Great Eight!

Alex had three parties. One with his friends from school at Classic Skating. This party was so cool! We went on a Wednesday and the 10 kids had a blast doing everything Classic had to offer! Bounce house, laser tag, jungle gym, roller skating, ball blast zone, pizza, scooters, and a big ol' Indiana Jones cake. They all loved it! Next he had a doughnut party at school with his class and finally a big family party at our house complete with hot dogs and hamburgers grilled up by daddy. Thank you EVERYONE for the super awesome presents Alex got. He is soooooo very happy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eight Is Grrrrrrrrrrreat!

My baby turned eight today. I am sad he's growing up. He is excited that he "officially" can sit in the car without a booster (all though he reached the height requirement when he was five ;). He is so smart and loves to cuddle (still, everynight). He loves Indiana Jones, Lego's and Wii. Loves candy, sweat pants and his hiking boots. I love my little man so much. He makes me laugh every day. Congrats on being eight buddy!