Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hill Country Christmas!!

A few days ago our family went to Schlitterbahn. For those of you who don't know Schlitterbahn was voted best water park in America by the travel channel. Schlitterbahn was having "Hill Country Christmas." They had lights everywhere. There was ice skating, sledding, a hay maze, and "snow." We got four free tickets from someone at my work. Since Carson doesn't need a ticket we took our niece, Madison. The kids had a blast. Their favorite thing was the "snow" it looked real but it was just bubbles. I added tons of pictures so you could see some of the fun. They also had pictures with Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, and the Schlitterbahn mascot. Carson would not get near any of the characters. The kids had fun playing at the park and on the blow up slides and stuff that was set up too. The weather was perfect. We didn't even have to wear our jackets.

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Tags

1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? Wrapping paper
2. When do you put the tree up? Whenever we get around to it.
3. When do you take the tree down? After New Year’s
4. Eggnog?? Yes!!!
5. Favorite gift received as a child? Cabbage Patch Doll
6. Hardest person to buy for?? Corey!!!
7. Easiest person to buy for? The boys. They want everything.
8. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Christmas cards. When I actually get them mailed.
10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? If I did get a bad one it must not have been that bad cause I don’t remember.
11. Favorite Christmas movie? The Classic Christmas Story and Charlie Browns Christmas.
12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I usually start after Thanksgiving, but every year I say I am going to start sooner and never do.
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Sure
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies and Treats.
15. Lights on the tree? Yes. Who doesn't??
16. Favorite Christmas song? The First Noel
17. Least favorite Christmas song? I will have to get back to you on that.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home. I wish we could travel.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? You betcha!!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Bow.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both!! My husbands family has a huge Christmas eve party where everyone opens tons of presents. Then we open more presents on Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I have to work more hours because people think they have to eat more at holidays.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I don't really have any yet because we share our tree with Corey's family.
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? HAM
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I am not really sure what I want that is in the budget.

These are a few of my favorite things.....

Five favorite treats during the holidays:
1. Peppermint ice cream
2. Mint M&M's
3. Homemade toffee
4. Pumpkin Pie
5. Almost anything with Cool Whip!

Five favorite Christmas movies:
1. The Christmas Story
2. Christmas Vacation
3. Charlie Brown Christmas
4. Home Alone
5. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (original)

Five Traditions during the holidays:
1. Christmas Eve PJ's
2. Christmas music
3. Christmas Eve Party with Corey's family
4. Girls Only Shopping Trips to San Antonio
5. Driving Around to Look at Lights

I tag those of you who haven't done this yet. Rookie, Ashley, Melissa, and Jenni.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Picnic Fun

A couple of days ago the boys and I had a fun picnic. I got up to take the kids to day care so I could get some laundry done without their help. When I got to the van I realized that the battery was dead. Corey and I tried to jump start it with no luck. I decided to let the boys stay at home with me. Even though it is December the weather was beautiful so I let the boys play outside. They were having such a great time I couldn't get them inside to eat lunch. I got a blanket and their food and they had a picnic. They thought it was so fun. Now they want to eat all their meals outside.
After the picnic the boys had races up and down the new sidewalk in front of our house. (We just got a new porch and walkway.)
When I got the kids ready for daycare they both had on jeans, but when they knew they were not going they went in and took them off. Carter put on some shorts and Carson just went without.

I just love these boys!!!!!