Monday, February 21, 2011

Christmas time at Sinking Springs Preschool

Hunter is in the 3/4 year old classroom and this year in the Christmas play he and his class were angels. I have to say he was the sweetest little angel out of the whole bunch.
Hunter and his BF Adam.

Just a little nervous in front of a crowd of people.

Not the best picture, but I was trying to capture him just licking the icing off the cupcakes. He doesn't eat any part of the cake...just the icing.
Hunter's classroom had a Christmas celebration. We were so lucky to still have the party considering it had been snowing and icing all week. The play was a huge success and I am so thankful that after all the hard work the kids put into it the program director still decided the 'show must go on.' This was the sweetest little Christmas play. I wish I could put up the whole video for you guys to see, but blogger seems to have trouble with videos. Hunter stayed focused and sang along with the rest of his buddies. He had a great time.


Living in the mountains means that we are bound to have some snow days. Since moving here the folks keep reminding me that we are having unusual winters. Well, this was our third winter here and we have had snow, snow and more snow each year. I have grown accustomed to the colder weather and so have the kids. Hunter no longer grumbles when he has to put on his puffy coat, snow bibs, hat, gloves, and boots. It is just what you do when you want to go outside. Thankfully, he and Lucas both love sledding so we got to do plenty of that this season. These pictures were Lucas's first experiences outside in the snow. I had ordered him a snowsuit (it hadn't come at this point) that we used throughout the winter. I learned last year with Hunter that if you put them in something warm and comfortable then they will tolerate staying out a bit longer. They still don't last that long, but when the winters are long it does everyone good to get outside and have some fresh air once in awhile!

Let's eat! (or try to eat)

Out to eat. "Where's my drink?"
"oh, good." "There it is!"

When you have small kids going out to eat can be more of a task than fun and relaxing. We usually chose kid friendly and super fast resturants. This is one of our favorites, El Patio. They are quick with a fun atmosphere and Hunter loves Tacos. Most of the time the kids are great, it is daddy who gets a little freaked out if they get a little loud.
really working hard on this one
Lucas likes to eat, but it is a challenge nonehteless. Sometimes Hunter is the best one to feed him so I just let him go for it. They both seem to enjoy it.

next up.......Christmas! Baby Lucas is awake so now it is time to play!

Let's be Silly

At Gaga's house their are pacies in the freezer. I don't really know why they are still in there. She used them for Chloe when she was a baby for bumps and bruises to the mouth so maybe she is hanging on to them for Lucas. Anyway, Hunter and Chloe got a big kick out of being babies around Lucas.
Hunter's turn. They look so ridiculous, especially since none of these kiddos actually took a paci!

Visit with Uncle Kev and Linden!

Another Simmons car fanatic! Boy am I in trouble. I guess it will always be 3 against one when it comes time to talk cars.

I think Lucas always knows when the camera is pointed his way.

Learning to eat at Gaga's.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Okay, so I have a good start on my catching up. My goal is to be caught up by the end of the week! Hope these pictures keep you coming back for more!

wedding day


More dancing!

" What was your favorite part of the wedding Hunter?" "The dancing mommy!"

They all danced and danced and danced!

Lucas and Nana. He loves her and she kept him quiet and happy the whole time. He enjoyed all the people and watching Chloe, Hunter and Olivia dance.

My cousin Bridget and her husband. Check out the background, isn't it amazing? It was the most beautiful snowfall that day. I wish them all the happiness in the world.

Flower girl and ring bearer. They had a blast and did a really good job. We thought Hunter might be too shy, but he marched right down the isle and took his spot next to Chole. She is a great one to follow and doesn't really have a shy bone is her body.

Aren't they beautiful and handsome?


Fun at home

My handsome husband posing for the camera (and for Papa's Christmas present..hehehe!)
Painting is always a big hit at our house. For the first time Hunter was really trying to paint inside the lines. He is one of order. Most kids would just mix all the paints together, not Hunter. He is a great dipper and wiper before moving on to another color. I have a feeling that Lucas may be a great color mixer! This will drive Hunter crazy!
Lucas loves Hunter and always wants to be a part of what he is doing. It is amazing to watch how fast he is growing and how quickly he is learning new things. Must be the result of having a constant companion and a great older brother.
Lucas has outgrown his carseat so this was the box from his new one. This provided our household with 2 days of fun. It was a car, a pirate ship, a cave and a bus at some point or another.

Which one looks like trouble?

I am guessing he was a handy man prince in this picture. Who knows! Hunter has the best imagination and frequently changes into many forms of play.

We were fininshing up decorations downstairs before bedtime. Lucas loves Christmas and all of the decorations. He did a great job staying out of the tree. David and I were a little worried he might try and eat all the ornaments or pull the tree down on himself, but he was satisfied to just sit and look at it....most of the time!
Still has those adorable dimples. He fell and hit his eye and while looking back at these pictures I just can't remeber how he did it. This injury looks like something I should remember, but it doesn't ring a bell.

Baby exercises for daddy. This is about the only kind of exercise we are guarunteed on a daily basis!

One great afternooon

Really sweet picture.

I think he was trying to decide what to do first.

Wee, wee, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Lucas loves,

loves loves to swing!

Don't you just love that sweet, chubby little face?

Only big boys can climb up the slide. Hunter has been waiting his whole life to be able to do this. Why do all kids think this is the best way to have fun on the slide. I mean who hasn't been to the park and seen at least half a dozen kiddos trying to climb up the slide?

You can't catch me!

You know those days that seem totally out of place but are so welcoming when they occur. Like a balmy 60 degrees in the middle of Jan or a cool 70 in the middle of August. This was one of those days. It was a warm and sunny afternoon in the middle of November. We all headed to the playground in Damascus. We really enjoy this spot because it is rarely crowded and is situated right along side the Appalachain Trail. Just right around the corner is the Creeper Trail and the quaint downtown of Damascus. We had a wonderful afternoon and then headed to the local pizza house for dinner. By the time the sun went down we were all quickly reminded that it was November and not June. It was a great day and one that I will hope to always remember.