Monday, December 21, 2009

Mary Bradford's Field Trip

It was a Full field trip day with Mrs. Hart's class on our very last day of school before Christmas break...we started at Santa's village, then headed to the Early Works Museum and attended ELF UNIVERSITY, and finally ended at Huntsville Depot for some games and stories! It was such a fun way to spend our last day, I loved seeing you Mary B. with all of your friends, thanks for letting Mommy tag along!!

Picked pics that represented the "highlights"!








Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Polar Express

Mimi took us all on a trip to the North Pole via the Polar Express....oooh what fun !!

First, we got our tickets punched....


checking out our tickets....



We were all SOO excited I tried to get a picture with the conductor, but he was a busy guy and all the kids had WAY too much to look at, oh well....


Gray spotted all the lights, Toy shop...we had made it to the NORTH POLE and 2 very special people were there waiting on us and waving BIG....the kids were BESIDE THEMSELVES!! and so were their mommies and mimi!!

Here the elves made their way thru to let us know it was almost time for Santa and Mrs. Clause to arrive on our cart.....


they boarded the train and the girls couldn't wait to see them and let them know EXACTLY what they wanted! (Gray forgot specify which American girl she wanted so when they made their way back thru she ran to catch Santa by his coat to make sure he knew to bring "ELIZABETH")


they all held on to their tickets for most of the ride....



Carter enjoyed his milk and cookie!


the elves made their way back thru with everyone a special SILVER bell and Christmas ornament...

Thank you Mimi, what a fun night and so glad we got to share it with our sweet cousins and Aunts!!

A fun start to the Christmas season

We have been very busy with lots of fun festivities to celebrate the girls (and mine too) FAVORITE time of the year. We had Mimi and her friends annual get together with the grandmothers, mothers, and children. It was complete with crafts, snacks, and of course a present for each from the grandmothers.

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We went with our friends the Coulters and Pylants to see "Christmas Now and Then"....and although I didn't get any pictures from the highly entertaining program I did capture our "American Girl Dolls"...in their coats bundled up ready to go before we left!


Our old pal Fiddle has re-joined our family for the month of December and he seems to be hanging around lots of different places this year, and making a few messes too!



We try not to ever miss the Christmas parade. Even though it was very cold, and rainy we got a great spot thanks to our friend Kathyrn and stayed warm and dry....it was great but didn't EVER think Santa was going to make it by! He finally did and Mary B. thought he looked SLIM this year....(maybe it was the angle from the top of the fire truck?!)


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Cabin

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving....after what has happened at Eastwood recently...Family is one I of many things I am MOST thankful for, and have learned not to take a single day for granted. Going to the cabin is always a treat..From the competitive games we choose to involve everyone in (PICK UP STICKS was a hit on this trip!), to the beautiful scenery, to the relaxing we get to do it is the perfect get away. We loved getting to spend time with Nana, Pop, Aunt Amy, Uncle Mitch, and Jackson!







Monday, November 23, 2009

SMORES

A great start to our Thanksgiving Break......we had our sweet friends over for some backyard smore making FUN....



Monday, November 16, 2009

Football at MSU

The AL/State game is one Brad and I try to attend every year...this year we decided that the girls were both old enough to enjoy ALL the festivities so we started early!

We loaded up and headed to Tupelo to meet the Wise's and caravan to Starkville...Char and John David were so happy to see us when we drove up they were ready to play!




Then we met up with the rest of the Wise's and Sally, Owen, Maury and Carter for the tailgate...









then off to the game, what FUN even if it was a loss for me, it was a WIN for Brad so everyone was still happy and I loved seeing the girls cheering "GO-STATE, GO STATE!!"



We had what the girls love to call a "cousins sleepover" and woke up early for a yummy breakfast and then decided to take the kids on campus for a photo shoot and walked around campus....it was a beautiful day and such a GREAT weekend!!