Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Eve cookies!

One day last week, the boys and I made a gingerbread train. THey had a great time and it looked really cute! It was hard trying to keep them from eating the candy, but since I bought it after last Christmas, it was a little old. On Christmas Eve Mimi and Papa came over and we made cookies to decorate and leave out for Santa.

Jake and Ben making the train

Putting some icing on

Making the cookies

Mimi and the boys

Ben and Jake loved rolling out the dough

A finished cookie and proud little guy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lee's graduation, Nana's birthday, and Christmas at Granny and Pa Pa's

Last week was really busy! Nana came for Lee's graduation from Georgia State. He received his MBA. We are so happy he is finally finished and does not have to attend anymore week night classes. Then we celebrated Nana's birthday with dinner and cake. We were suppose to have my preschool's Christmas program on Thursday, but with the icy conditions we got Wed. evening, school was cancelled. On Saturday, we went to Granny and Pa Pa's to celebrate Christmas. We did have the preschool program on Sunday morning before the church's service that day. It was a busy, but fun week!

Jake and Ben at Lee's graduation brunch

Standing in line to receive his gift from the Business school

The graduates in his program

Lee and his mom at the brunch

Graduation at the Dome
This was the end and there were streamers coming down. Very neat!

Me and the graduate

Not a very good picture of Lee leaving the field

Daddy and Jake

Daddy, Papa and Jake at Granny's house playing with his gift

Jake shooting his disc

Granny and Jake

Granny and Ben

Jake and Ben opening Hanukkah gifts from Nana

Nana and her Birthday cake

Blowing out the candles

Preschool Thanksgiving Feast

The preschool had a Thanksgiving Feast. There was great food, family, and the cutest little turkeys you have ever seen!

Me and my little turkey!

Oreo turkeys I made for my class

Ben and some of his classmates

Waiting to go in for the feast and blessing

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving in Boston

I am so behind on blogging! I started this Thanksgiving blog a while back. The site froze up, I got busy and I am now just getting back to it! We had a great Thanksgiving in Boston! It was pretty warm the first couple of days and then very cold the rest. We stayed pretty busy. The day after we arrived Nana had brunch and we got to see several relatives we haven't seen in a while. Uncle Robert and Aunt Katie, Cousin Joshua and his girlfriend Vicki, and Cousin Jason's fiance Megan all came over to visit. Another day we went to the Science Museum which was lots of fun! We also took a Duck tour, which none of us have ever done before. It was a big vehicle that drives on land and rides in the water. It was great to see some of the city I haven't seen before! We then had Thanksgiving dinner at friends of the family, The Deths. Lee also played some football with his long time friends and we all went out that night.

Jake and Nana

On the Duck Tour

A piece of the Berlin Wall in Boston we saw on the tour. Very neat!

oing into the water! Yes, our tour guide was dressed as Elvis!

Fanueil Hall

This picture cracks me up! Jake was in a bad mood and didn't want to get in the picture, but Nana got him in it anyway. Should be on that page awkward family photos

He did pose with Nana

Jake had fun with this water thing at the Children's Museum

Ben loved it too!

Jake building with the K-NEX blocks

Cousins Michael, Jason and Megan (Jason's fiance)

Jason playing with Jake and Ben

I couldn't tell who was having more fun

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Trick or Treat!

We had a great time trick or treating last weekend! Jake wanted to be a ghost this year and Ben was a pirate. Jake wanted to go to most of the houses, Ben was done after about 7.

The boys with Papa

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jake's Pre-K Halloween Party

Jake's class had a Halloween party on Friday. I was able to go and help out! It is so nice to have Fridays off so I can do some things with Jake's school. They had different stations set up in the classroom. There was a craft station where they made a bat pumpkin. Another station where they decorated cookies, a snack station, a tattoo station, and the Mummy game station. I helped with the mummy station. It was lots of fun and the kids really enjoyed it!

Jake being wrapped up like a mummy by his friend Colin

More mummy wrapping

Jake and Jordyn getting tattoos

Getting ready to play pass the pumpkin