Thanksgiving 2011

This year we had Thanksgiving at my parents' house. I hadn't eaten one single thing the entire day before dinner.  Some people say that is a bad idea, but I beg to differ.  My dinner tasted AMAZING!  I am kind of thinking the food was the best ever for Thanksgiving.  And no, I will not tell you how many rolls I ate...Mind your own business!! :)
Our little family.
I can't believe how fast time flies.  Chase and I are getting into the adult/parent group and my kids are not babies.
Jax and Ben couldn't have cared less about dinner - Jax ate a peanut butter sandwich and Ben insisted on some nuggets.  They did, however, really care about the tramp.

My nephews Roen and Milo had to take a break from the tramp to play some Angry Birds on the iPad.  What?  You don't have an iPad for your 5 and 3 year old??

This Thanksgiving was wonderful.  Like I said before, my food was seriously de-lish.  However, I am proud to say I didn't make myself sick.  That's not to say I didn't eat much - I just spaced it out over 5 hours. :)  Chase, on the other hand, was laying on the floor by about 7pm claiming that there was no way he could move a single inch.   I guess that means his dinner was a success.

I felt so blessed and thankful this Thanksgiving.  I am so thankful for my little family.  After having a  family of my own my testimony of the importance of the family has really grown.  I am so thankful for my two little boys.  They are my best buds.  And, I can't even describe how thankful I am for Chase.  I'll spare you all from listening to me go on and on about him, but really he is the best.

Such a wonderful thing - a holiday to remember all of my blessings.


crazy kiddies

I was just looking through my camera pictures and realized that my little boys are crazy animals. They are at the cutest ages right now - 2 and 3.  They have turned into little people.

Ben has seriously been so happy about all the toy ads that have been coming out.  The huge ToysRUs book really got him.  He LOVES looking through the toy ads that come in the mail.
My crazy Jax...I love this boy so much.  There is NEVER a dull moment with this guy.  This is the HUGE grin that comes from jumping from couch to couch.
Ben has turned into a parrot.  He repeats everything.  He was trying to feed mickey some cheese in this picture.  He was saying, "Mickey, have a bite!!!"  He got so frustrated that Mickey wouldn't take a bite that he started crying.  Hilarious.
Ben has found true love with his Mickey Mouse Clubhouse stuffed animals.
Jax had the brilliant idea of bringing a tube with him into the tub.  Ben, of course, immediately needed one too.  These two have quickly taught me that I have to buy two of EVERYTHING.
Once again Ben with his Disney buddies.
Last Saturday was a treat.  I undressed my boys to put them in the tub.  After I undressed Jax, he sprinted away.  I couldn't find him to put him in the tub.  To my surprise, I found him streaking in the backyard.
I was yelling for him to come in because it was freezing, but he had no idea that snow was cold.  He was grinning ear to ear.
End of November and he is still rocking his summer tan line.
Jax and I then fought for about 30 minutes about him going outside.  I told him he couldn't go outside without pants and shoes.  His coat was as far as we got.  Needless to say, he didn't get to go play in the snow.
Ben, on the other hand, gladly geared up for the backyard.
Having two boys 16 months apart almost put me in the hospital for the first year of Ben's life.  It has recently gotten much more fun.  However, if you see me in a public place with these crazies you may beg to differ.  They are running and I am PERMANENTLY sprinting to make sure that I don't lose someone.  But, I promise the insanity you see now when I take these two anywhere is nothing compared to a year ago! :)


Halloween 2011

Halloween never disppoints. Although my belly still hurts from the 3 bowls of chili, pumpkin cheesecake, ice cream, candy, and 2 rolls I ate, it was fun.

This picture is out of order, but I am not a blogger expert so deal with it.  My little Jax on Halloween morning wearing his skeleton costume.  I made this costume because Jax is so particular about his clothes.  I knew that he wasn't going to allow me to put some crazy costume on him.  So, I had to figure out a way to have him still wear "normal" clothes.  And, STRETCH PANTS, obviously - his personal fave.

He was way too busy getting in his share of Disney Junior before school to look at me, but he is one handsome skeleton.

Our Halloween started with a party at Jimmy and Linzi's.  They have our friends' Halloween party every year.  And, every year I am anxious to see their costumes because they are always so cute.  
Chase was asked if he was "THE MASK" from last season of the Bachelorette.  So funny!  I wish we would have been that witty.  But, he is zorro.  
After school we went for a little Halloween fun at my parents' house.  (Where I ate 3 bowls of chili...it was in a 5 hour span.  Does that make it any better?)

My boys are going to be devastated when it gets too cold to go outside.  They can play on the tramp and swing set for hours.

Ben makes me smile.  He is my one and only sidekick while Jax is at school.  Cutest little guy. 
And sadly, he isn't so little anymore.  By the looks of his size I think it is time for baby number three.  (I am dying for baby #3, but not only does Chase say no - he says hell no.)

Jax thought getting tickled on these monkey bars was cooler than Disneyland.  And check out Ben's moves in the background. :)
Happy Halloween 2011!!!