Sunday, December 11, 2016

First Snow - 12.11.16

Today we had our first snowfall of the season! Actually, it was a snowstorm and it is still coming down out there. The boys were happy to play in it but even happier to have a snow day tomorrow!

Evan's first time out was before 10am

Alex loved getting pulled on the sled...we need a bigger one!

Making Snow Angels
Evan making snowballs
Warm and Toasty
Brody sticking his nose in

Hot Chocolate Time

Excited for a snow day tomorrow!

Santa House - December 10, 2016

Yesterday we drove to Midland, MI with our friends to go visit The Santa House for the second year in a row. It has become a nice little tradition with my friend Rachel and her kids. Rachel and I met in first grade and our boys are now in first grade. We are very fortunate to have such a long lasting friendship and now we get to see our children form one as well.

It was a cold day and the Santa House is small, so they only let so many people in at a time so it doesn't get too crowded. We stood for at least 30 minutes before we got inside - the warmth never felt so good! The line moved fast once we were in. The kids all got to see Santa and we even got a picture of the four of them together with Santa this year. Not only is this event free, but you get to take your own photos and take a free train ride after as well.

So, that's what we did. We piled in the train and took a ride around downtown Midland. From there we headed to Pizza Sam's for lunch (also part of the tradition) and Rachel's parents took the kids to Burger King to play for a bit so we could make a couple of kid free stops.

Time is going fast and the kids are growing up before our eyes. We don't have many of these trips left before the kids won't want to go anymore, but as long as they do, I think we will keep the tradition going. Here are some photos from our trip.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Last Five Weeks

So I have missed nearly all of the month of November in Blogging and even the end of October. Here are a bunch of photos of what we have been up to these last five weeks.

October 22-31 - Pumpkin Carving and Halloween!!!

Waiting to roast marshmallows!

Meadow and Alex hanging out on Halloween

Evan and his buddies on their iPads at school



For Trick or Treating, they went as Shaggy and Scooby!

Grandpa came to pass out candy

Fun in the leaves!

November 7, 2016 - Evan starts basketball after school

November 12, 2016 - We go to Legoland Discover Center

Mini Comerica Park
Mini Renissance Center

Mini Ford Field

Evan racing his car
4D Movie

 November 18, 2016 - Friendship Feast at School

2 Little Indians

Getting ready to feast

November 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day

Breakfast with Grandpa Rick

Visit with Grandpa and Grandma Williams
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Brody waiting for leftovers
Dinner with Grandma Debbie and Dennis

Nap Time!
 November 25, 2016 - Eric's 36th Birthday

Look at those flames!

Look at all that smoke!
Finally, Alex and Evan's First Grade School Pics