Dec 30, 2015

Merry Christmas!

The boys were so excited about the big man visiting.  Or, should I say just one boy?  Landon was just happy that the big day had finally come to open gifts.  They didn't ask for much, so we kept it simple.  I love simple for the holidays.  Less stress, and less shopping in crowded stores! They got everything they asked for, and a few little things in their stockings.

Before our annual Christmas party began, Aaron's parents came by to give their gifts to the boys.  Oh man, did they deliver!  The boys couldn't have been happier.  We were glad they came to see the boys.

Then, the madness began.  Presents galore, throwing paper all over the place, and of course, ooohs and aaahs and squeals.  The young kids always want to play with their toys immediately.  This becomes a challenge when there's wrapping paper and people everywhere.  The boys both got remote control vehicles.  Liam's face was precious.  I knew he would be in Heaven.  So much joy and excitement from everyone!  I'm thinking everybody had a nice Christmas this year.  I know the four of us did!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Happy New Year!

Dec 18, 2015

PVMS Christmas Concert

Sitting in the auditorium I felt a sense of pride and joy as my first-born takes part in choir in my old middle school.  I looked around and remembered so many great things about performing there and all that I accomplished while attending.  I was happy and excited.  Landon did great!  Everyone did.

Liam was great!  He sat quietly next to me and laid his little head on my arm.  He had a cough for a couple of days, but right before the concert, a fever hit.  I felt the heat radiating off of him.  This explained why he was so quiet and calm.  He snuggled with me for awhile, then he wanted grandma, then he wanted daddy.  By the time the concert was over, the fever was really taking over.  It was time to go home, and quickly.  Poor baby.  He hung in there, though.

And a little video:

Dec 14, 2015

A Christmas City Adventure

To start this, what a beautiful weekend of nice weather!  I had to work on Saturday so we decided to do some family stuff on Sunday.  Usually Sunday is a day of relaxation (or sometimes work for me) and football.  It was nice to be able to get out and explore the city a little while since we had the perfect opportunity.  Plus, I just had a photoshoot in the same part of the city and found some cute things that I thought the boys would like to see.  Liam is really into Christmas lights and decor so I knew he would be fine.  I wasn't too sure if Landon would be up for the adventure being older now.  I was worried at first that he would be bummed out and begging us to go home, but he totally surprised me!  He was soooo sweet to his baby brother.  I caught them being loving on several occasions.  He made the best of it and had a wonderful time.  All of us did!

You'll have to excuse Landon's goofy smile.  *sigh*

Then we started walking around to see what else we could find.

As the boys walked ahead of us, we noticed they were sitting on a bench holding Liam's knee.  I asked Landon what was going on and he said that Liam accidentally bumped his knee into the bench.  Nothing like a big bro to come to a little bro's rescue.

Then we saw Schimpff's across the street.  We thought it would be a nice treat for the kids, but then remembered it was Sunday and they were closed.  So, we moved along.

We stopped to let the boys watch the ice skaters for a few minutes.

I'm sure my friend Robert will love this picture!

There have been a lot of changes going on in and around our city.  This has all been redone and looks a ton better than it did before.  I can't wait to see what they do next!

These next two pictures are by far my favorite of the boys.

More favorites of the boys.

This little dude wasn't in the Christmas spirit.

Aaron checking out the new Lincoln Bridge's progress.


Then it was time to try something new downtown - Big Four Burgers!

I got the Sunking Sunlight Ale.  Loved it!

More ice skaters!

Big Four Walking Bridge lighting up.