Saturday, November 24, 2007

Something Strange Going On?

As some may have noticed, there are blank spaces at the top of my posts. I have no idea why it is happening. When I go in to edit the post a blank space appears that I cannot delete. It is driving me crazy! If anyone knows why this is happening, please, please let me know.

Cookie Tradition 2007!!

The kids showing off their Nativity scene.

Cheerleader was our families best decorator!

Everyone having fun!

Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the manger. Three wise men on the left, 2 shepherds & 3 sheep on the right. Three camels, 3 cows & 2 donkeys in the middle.

A wonderful blessing was brought to us 4 years ago. The "W" family moved in across the street and brought with them the neighborhood cookie decorating event! Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving we all gather in their garage to decorate tons of cookies in every holiday shape imaginable. This year each family had their own nativity scene to decorate. When they were all finished, "Mr. W." read the Christmas Story aloud from the bible. As the story was being told, the kids placed their cookies on a table to display the Nativity. It was a great way to kick off the season with friends and family to celebrate the "Reason for the Season"! Head Coach was just as excited about the day as the kids, he mentioned that he hopes this tradition lasts for years to come! I agree! Thank you "W" family for bring us this wonderful Christmas tradition! Love to all!
P.S. Another thank you to the "W" family for letting me copy pics from their camera because mine gave up last week. I know what I will be asking Santa for this year!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Princess Tea Party!

Yesterday we had Cheerleaders 4th birthday party. The theme was a Princess Tea Party! Everything was princess & pink! All of our playgroup friends came dressed as princesses. All the girls put their own make-up on and painted their finger nails! They all looked beautiful! I made a pink castle cake covered with candy. What started out as a giant pink monstrosity ended up being our princesses dream! The girls ate lunch while watching Cinderella as the moms took a breather. Nana made each of the girls beautiful monogrammed tea cups as party favors. Memaw came with princess favors as well. We are so blessed to have each of them in our family. I must confess I did not get a single pic of either of them the whole day! Cheerleader had a royal good time. We hope to have everyone back to the "palace" very soon! A thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this wonderful day with us!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pumpikn Patch Kids!

The best in the patch!
Quarterback hard at work.

I just love this time of year! Cooler weather, and all the fall colors. While working at the youth pumpkin patch at our church, I took the opportunity to take fall pics of the kids. You never know, you just might find one of these in your Christmas card this year!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Homecomming 2007

My "ONE OF A KIND" Homecoming garters!

My boys are so handsome!

Runningback's team float.


I am still playing catch-up with my posts. This year at Homecoming, I made the boys garters to wear to the parade and the game. This was a huge challenge to me. I found some cute mini panthers at the local grocery a month or two before. They growled when you squeezed them! I found a site on the Internet with bow instructions, so with various ribbons, do-dads, stick on letters and a glue gun, I was off! I will toot my own horn! The boys thought they were great and they were guaranteed that no one else would have one like theirs. Runningback had a great time being in the parade, yet quarterbacks team did not participate. Head Coach really got into the Panther Spirit by buying the boys hair and face paint to wear at the game! They all had a great time, it is great living in a small town!

I Believe I Can Fly
By R. Kelly