Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve and Day

Grammy came to spend Christmas weekend with us this year!  And Daddy didn't have to work this year, woohoo!!  Saturday night Beau was so wound up, he was cracking us all up so bad!!!  He was on a rampage running up and down the couch like a mad man.  We decided to start the tradition with Beau to let him open one present on Christmas Eve, and it will always be a new set of pajamas to wear for Christmas morning!!  This year his new PJs were sooo cute!  They were little sports balls!  Kolby got me and his mom matching Forever Lazy's. 
This picture just completely cracks me up!!

Christmas morning we got up early and Grammy made us all some yummy french toast!!  That was Kolby's request to his Mommy for Christmas morning breakfast, lol!  Before breakfast was ready, Beau discovered all of his presents from Santa under the tree.  His presents from Santa were a little Four wheeler, a play tent, and a lion pillow pet.  It was soooo cute, he ran over to the Four wheeler and hopped right up on it and started rockin back and forth trying to make it go!  His friends from play group have a four wheeler, so he has had a little experience with one before.  We had to show him how to push the button to make it go, but needless to say, it didn't take him long at all to figure out how he was supposed to do it!  Such a smart little man!  Makes his Mommy proud! 

The rest of Christmas day was spent lounging around and playing with all of our new toys!  Overall a very successful day!  I just love spending these moments with my men and making the wonderful memories!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Brrrr...ICE @ the Gaylord!

This Christmas we stayed at the casa for the whole break. We were officially lazy for the majority of it too! I did some baking, butter cookies with pretty icing decor and everything, cake balls, and brownie bars. YUMMY!! Kolby's mom came up to spend the Christmas weekend with us. She got here Friday morning and we just stayed at the house for the day. Kolby had to go into work for a little while on Friday. That night we went to the Gaylord Texan hotel to the ICE exhibit! The line was horrible, which made it very hard to entertain oor Beau Beau, but the ICE exhibit itself was amazing!  So cool!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

~12 Months~

  • weight: 22 lbs
  • height: 29.5 in
  • Size 3 diapers
  • Size 3 shoes
  • You have 3 teeth
  • Wearing mostly 12 months clothes
  • This month has been such a learning month! You now can clap your hands to Pattycake, and you love to do the roll 'em up part!  It is the cutest thing!
  • We are learning to do the itsy bitsy spider
  • You love to chase the puppy dogs and squeal in delight
  • This month you are really starting to show some attitude and hate it when we tell you no
  • You are starting to get really good at letting mama take your clothes off and putting new clothes on
  • Diaper changes are usually a bust, you scream and roll and try to run away
  • You love to chase us and for us to chase you, this month you are really starting to run
  • You have mastered how to get on and off the couch without falling on your head, we taught you to go down feet first and you have aced it!
  • You love to be on our bed and climb up on our bed via the doggie steps, you are so proud of yourself when you make it to the middle of the bed
  • You will bring us things that you are carrying around if we ask you to i.e. the remote control
  • You make the funniest faces ever, especially when you are excited about something!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh Christmas tree!!

We have taken the plunge!!! We got rid of our fake Christmas tree in our garage sale back in April, so this Christmas we are crossing over into the world of real trees!  Kolby had the day off today unexpectedly so we took advantage of it and took Beau Beau on down to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our very first REAL Christmas tree!  Let's just say they were more expensive than we were thinking they would be...We walked all over that place, Beau had a blast running all over the place and eating playing in the dirt and searching for rocks.  My son is definitely all boy!  We finally found a tree that would fit in our house and in our budget! 
We got it all set up in the stand tonight, but we are going to get to the decorating it tomorrow!!!  I'll be sure to post pictures of it once we get it all dolled up!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I must start out by saying that I believe that the party was indeed a hit!  We had so many family members and friends there to celebrate the special day with us.  I felt so blessed!  I had been working for weeks on all of the homemade decorations I wanted to do for the party.  The theme for the party was Super Mario.  I handmade the invitations, and I was so thrilled with how they turned out!  All of my decorations were so cute and I was so excited by how it all looked in the end!

The day before the party was a busy, full day for this mama!  My mom and SIL came in a day early to help me finish up all the last minute details and baking that needed to be done.  A big THANK YOU goes out to them for the help!  We baked and iced 27 cupcakes, Beau's smash cake, dipped alot of candy pretzels, made candy star lollipops, and made some mushroom cake pops!  Lots of sweets at this party!  I didn't go to bed that night until 2AM!  But we got it all done, and that's what counts! 

Saturday morning we were working on the last minute details while Kolby took Beau and all of his family out to eat breakfast and let the kiddos go run around Cabellas and look at all the animals.  While my mom and SIL finished up all of the spread at the house, I ran to the store to get the last few things we forgot needed.  Let me interject here: for about the past week we have had absolutely gorgeous weather, Saturday, not so much...there was a massive cold front that had blown in, it rained Friday night and Saturday was so frigidly cold and windy, it was almost unbearable.  Anyways, so I ran to the grocery store to get the goodies and the balloons.  It was such a nightmare trying to get those balloons to/in my car with the wind whipping them all around.  I just knew they were going to carry me away any minute.  I made it back to the house in time to get dressed and ready for the party to start...but just barely! haha Poor little Beau was still napping and we had to wake him up to get him dressed, so needless to say, he was a little grouchy there at the beginning.
We had ordered a bounce house for the party for all the kiddos, well, by about 20 min before the party started they hadn't shown.  We called them, and guess what?!?!?!  WE WEREN'T EVEN ON THEIR LIST!!!! I was so beyond mad!  I had made the reservation a week ago.  The man said they could get someone out there quickly, but they still showed up about an hour late, and they made us still pay full price.  I don't think we will be doing that again....I let it go because I didn't want it to ruin the party, but I was soooo angry!

And so the party began! Kolby manned the grill to cook the burgers and hot dogs while I tried to entertain the mass of people who were inside...which was everyone since it was so cold! We did chips and dip for appetizers.  The menu was simple, burgers and hotdogs, chips, and all the sweet treats.  We had goody bags fore the kids to take home. 

Poor Bubba! Right after this picture was taken, he burned his poor little finger on his candle!!  After that happened, he didn't want anything to do with his cake.  We basically had to force feed him his first little bit so he could realize that it was really yummy!

Beau got so many amazing presents!  We are considering skipping Christmas gifts all together because it already looks like Christmas in our living room from all of Beau's new toys!  He got several different Tonka Chuck trucks, vtech toys, clothes, and books.  Some of them he's not too sure about just yet, but I'm sure it won't take him long to catch on to them.  Once the day had ended, we were all exhausted, but the party was a wonderful success!!  Now we have another year to start planning the next party! LOL

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

As we do almost every year, we travelled to Abilene for Thanksgiving this year.  This year there were lots of little ones running around, which helped us with Beau, as he would just chase after them trying to keep up!! 

Here are my little Oreo turkeys!

Beau loved this little puppy, it walked around and barked! 

 Beau and Gracie
 As you can see by Bubba's expression, he loved Thanksgiving dinner!
 We got to Abilene late Wednesday night, and Beau slept the majority of the time in the car.  That being said, he had had a nice 3 hour nap and was ready to play when we go there (at 9:30pm).  We hadn't been there for 15 min when Beau was running and fell and hit his face on the fireplace hearth! It could have been way worse, but it did give him a nice bump and scrape!  Boys!