Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!! ( and happy birthday to me!!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope every one had lots of great food and got really fat;) Ours was a typical thanksgiving for us, which means it turned out pretty well. Nothing extraordinary happened but nothing bad happened, either. Just you average turkey day! It was Emma's 1st, however, which makes it special:)

We started out our holiday on the Sunday before at my dad's. I didn't bring my camera, so there are no pictures from there. We had all of the food you would expect, except for sweet potatoes, but I don't like those anyway. Then on Thursday we went to Vern's brother's house, for the Ridgway T-day. Again, the food you would expect, with lot's of leftovers. We hung out there most of the afternoon then loaded up the kids for the drive home. Friday, for those of you who forgot, was my birthday and Black Friday, of course. So I drug myself out of bed at 4:20 and met mom and Caitlin at the Greencastle Wal-Mart to battle the crowds. It was definitely more crowded than last year, but no to bad. We got everything we came for. I was going to go on in to Avon and do some more shopping, but there really wasn't anything I needed from those stores, so I just came home, instead.

My house was just waking when I walked in and my darling son, after just coming from his room, came and hugged me and told me Happy Birthday while wiping the sleep from his eyes...... awwwwww!! Then after making me wait for an hour because I didn't wake him up when I left, my husband gave me my birthday present!! Which was a VERY good one, I might add... sometimes he can be wonderful:) I did some on-line shopping , Vern went in to see what was left of the sales a t wal-mart and sears, then I ran to a toy store on the square to browse for some more gifts for the kids. We ordered Mexican for dinner and used leftover pumpkin bars for my cake! Lakin was dying to sing me Happy Birthday, so I had to come up with something. There are pictures, I'll post them later.

Saturday, we loaded up to go to mom's, where we enjoyed Pizza Hut pizza and bread sticks, with no cheese, thanks to my dummy brother, for our T-day dinner:) The kids enjoy it ( so do I!) and it's sooooo much easier. Besides, by then, we are usually all turkey-ed out.

I hope everyone had a great day!! I'm posting a Random November pictures post, so don't be surprised to get another e-mail in a day or so.

Mom's Thanksgiving 11-29-08
Payne and Gavin

These are some pre-thanksgiving pictures of Emma. I LOVE this outfit!! It's my new favorite, i think she'll wear it every day!:) The hat made her look like a boy, but I wanted some pictures of her with it on anyway.

Ridgway Thanksgiving 11-27-08
Tracy and Emma
Michael and Gavin
kizzy and Brooke
zonked out:)


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Random November Pictures

So it's December already!! Can you believe that the year is almost over? It is just going by WAY to quick. I'm sure that we will spend our New Year's as usual.... me asleep and Vern watching T.V until the neighbors wake me up with their guns. One day we may actually go and do something on New Years..... doubtful:) Someone should start having a dress up New Years party, kid friendly, of course. Then not only can I go out, but I can buy a new dress and get all fancied up. Wouldn't that be fun!! Anyway, here are some pictures from November that weren't really post material by themselves ( like that's stopped me before). I just can't let any pictures go without sharing! They are kind of backwards, starting with the most recent, but it would of been to much of a hassle to try and move them. Enjoy and happy December!!

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Well, I already told you how my birthday went, so here are the pictures. I look amazing, right?? I tried so hard. Don't you just love my cake? Good thing we had so many left over pumpkin bars from Thanksgiving;)

Ball: 11-26-08

One of Emma's favorite things is playing with balls. She loves to roll (well, sort of) the ball back and forth. She thinks it's hilarious when she gets it back.... then she tries to eat it.

Mohawk Personal Ad: 11-25-08

" Cute little girl seeks adorable little boy, must have hair and love strained veggies. No mamma's boy's please." After Emma's bath one night, I just couldn't resist doing the Mohawk! She following in her sister's footsteps and only growing hair down the center of her head, so that's the only thing I can do.She doesn't mind that she looks like a boy:)

Baby Legs: 11-24-08

I just love these Baby Legs!! Of course, I would rather have different colors for around the house, but we had these from Lakin's costume and they worked. If your wondering, Baby Legs are a brand of leg warmers for baby's that I L-O-V-E!!!!!!! They are freakin adorable ( in the right color, anyway) ! Perfect for learning to crawl so it's not hard on the knees and in our case here, to keep legs warm before a bath ( and after a blowout) so we don't have to dirty an outfit. Everyone with baby girls should buy some! I'm going to buy a few more in cute colors.... just cause:)

Lakin's New Skates: 11-24-08

Courtesy of Mema, who we all know is very, very tightly wrapped around Lakins finger, we are the proud new owners of Dora skates. Lakin has been asking for them for a long time, and of course we can't make her wait.... that's unheard of!! So here she is, proudly displaying her newest prized possession ( which for now are restricted to the living room:).

EMMA GRACE: 11-12-08


Let me start out by saying that this was Vern's idea. There, that's off my chest:) I decided that since we were trying to eat dinner, that if I gave her a bowl of mashed potatoes, it would keep her occupied for a few minutes. I was right!! I assumed she would try to eat them, and that's why I was pressured into giving them to her, I wasn't sure if she was ready for them. She never tried to eat them , though. Never once did she stick her fingers in her mouth (weird, huh?). She had a lot of fun digging her fingers in them and playing with the bowl though. I did give in and gave her a bite on a spoon.... full body shivers and gagging!! It was to funny!! Needless to say, following her brother and sisters footsteps, she doesn't like mashed potatoes:)


Before you think it..... I know!!! 7 months old before I took pictures of Emma in the bath. I have a valid excuse, I swear!! My hands are always in the water. Very seldom is my husband available during bath time and I needed both hands at all times until now. At least I was able to get a few before her 1st birthday!! She LOVES the bath now, BTW.

LAKIN ANN: 11-14-08

Gavin's Progress Report
Yeah Gavin!!

Emma Grace: 11-19-08

Isn't this face funny?