Friday, December 19, 2008

Meet Riley & a little Ho Ho Ho...

JD & Caitlin were excited to meet Riley Faith. Can't you see it on their faces? :) Cate immediately went into Little Mama mode and loved on Riley. JD asked me when she was going to grow up. See the look on his face? LOL.

This Christmas pic is beautiful of all of them. I had them put on their Christmas duds to have a pic with Santa, but Quinn was having no part of the big red guy this year. We compromised. The big kids had their pic with Santa; Quinn had his pic in front of the tree with his siblings.

Last but not least, we did a little Christmas decorating--emphasis on little. With Quinn, the Destroyer, around I refused to do a big tree with all my beautiful glass ornaments. So, the kids put up their small tree with all the non-breakables. They had a great time, and I don't have a heart attack every time Q approaches. It works for us.

Another zoo, another day

Here are some pictures at the zoo. The kids and I went with our good friends, the Arnolds, who were down from Nebraska visiting over Thanksgiving. The weather was perfect, and we had a fantastic time.

The boys all smiles at the Ft. Worth Zoo.

Brielle & Caitlin are about 4 mths apart in age. They also are the oldest in their family and both answer to the name "Miss Bossypants." :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jesus in Pajamas

Commenting further on my last post about JD & Jesus' birthday....I have since been told that Jesus will be there in his pajamas (it's a pajama party at preschool). He then asked me if I'd gotten Jesus' present yet since it was his birthday. He is such a precious boy.

FYI--I tried really hard to post some pics tonight; however, my camera or my computer or my software (you pick) is possessed. I'm hoping that it had to do with the camera battery needing to be recharged. We'll see. I just wanted to let you know I tried! (And to pass the blame to the technology in my life!)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jesus' Birthday

So...JD comes home from church the other day very excited about Jesus' Birthday. He knows ALL about birthdays. At this point, I'm pretty sure he thinks Jesus is going to be there in the flesh....and that he's going to eat cake.


Reindeer & Teeth (or the lack thereof)

Sorry about lying in the last blog. I know I still haven't posted any pics.....

Anyway, I intend to record this for posterity, but in the meantime, let me tell you about JD's variation on Rudolph.

Ruldolph, the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb)
......and so on.......
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh & call him names (that wasn't very nice)

YES, he honestly says that, and he came up with it himself. I ROFL every time he does it. Cate keeps trying to correct him, but I'm trying to convince her to leave well enough alone! How cute is that!!!

In other news, Catie fell off the monkey bars yesterday at school and knocked out her remaining top front tooth (right one). If you remember, her brother knocked out her top left front tooth a few weeks ago with his head. Who, I ask, gets 2 teeth knocked out in the course of one month????? Thankfully, they were both baby teeth that were already somewhat loose but still. Also, in both cases, the x-rays have been clear; no roots broke off in her gums. Hallelujah!!

So that's our life in a nutshell. Now Caitlin can sing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" with confidence!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Riley Faith Hood has arrived!

Riley Faith Hood was born to Aaron & Becky Hood at 7:59 AM, Monday, Dec. 8th. She is 19 1/2 inches long, weighs 7.58 pounds and has a full head of hair. Mom & baby had a good night--all is well. :)

Her cousins enjoyed seeing her yesterday. Okay, well, Caitlin enjoyed it. JD asked when she was going to grow bigger, and Quinn patted her blanket; I think he knew there was a baby in there, lol.

I'll post some pics tonight or you can go to Becky's blog (listed under my blogs list).