Friday, December 30, 2011

Our Christmas 2011

Christmas this year was pretty busy as it usually is. Christmas eve we went to Debs house. We always have a good time with Dons family. This is little Baileys first Christmas and she was all decked out for the occasion. The kids all had gifts to open.....Aunt Diane had an old silver Tea set that she gave to Kyla. It is very pretty and I am sure she will be serving us all tea pretty soon. Little Bailey: We have a gift exchange for whoever wants to get into it. Someone reads the Night before Christmas and on every THE we pass the gift to the right and on a Body part we pass the gift to the left and what you have at the end of the story is what you get. I got Valerie's gift. It has a mix in it too.
And this pretty candle which smells like Mint chip!! Christmas morning, the kids opened their Santa gifts. Kaleb got a big firetruck,
Kyla got a new Mp3 player:
Then they opened the gifts from Kim and we opened the gifts from my sister.
Don loved his book about Steve Jobs. He got 3 new books. He hasn't gotten to it yet but he will.Then in the afternoon, we loaded up a zillion boxes of gifts and food and headed off to Valerie's house. We opened those gifts: Zac like his flashlight to wear on his head, he thought that it was pretty cool.My boy is all grown up with is own new coffee pot and travel mug!! LOLWe ate and as usual we ate too much, kinda vegged and both boys were getting tired by the end of the night. Can you hear the cries?? LOL It was pretty funny!!
Zac is modeling his new rocket costume that he got for Christmas.Kaleb is modeling the Spiderman costume that he got for Christmas.
The rest of the La Rues stopped over for dessert and Katie and Kyla had a lively game of BINGO!!Bailey was quite enthralled with all the company and she enjoyed being the center off attention.It was a full day and a very nice Christmas!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Zac's Fire truck bookends

My grandson Zac loves any kind of firetrucks and he has a fire truck room. My daughter wanted some fire truck bookends for his books. She had a picture of some and showed me the general idea of what she wanted. I drew this truck plan out and she liked it, so I cut it from wood and painted it up. It does look very nice on his shelf

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sleep over time and playing in the leaves

After Halloween night, I thought that a sleep over would be fun with all the kids. My grandma Robinson had them for us and we all had fun. Kim and I LOVE this picture, can you guess why?? means that they are sleeping and that means QUIET!!! Dont they look just so cute here?? ANGELS!!
The next morning was cartoons:
Then we decided to play in the leaves. I dont think leaves really fall in San Antonio, so Tyler had fun playing in the leaves. Lets say they were all covered with leaves but they had FUN!! There was a little game of Grandpa, where are we??? And before he goes to bed, Hey Grandpa, Can we walk up your legs? Just one more time????
They had fun and they all slept very good that night!! LOL

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Crafts

These are a few Christmas gifts that I made. These are just 5X7 frames. I cut a piece of sparkly paper and used buttons to turn into ornaments, and added Merry Christmas out of beads.
This one is scrapbook paper cut into tree shape and decorated with buttons, sequins etc. They are both very easy to make.
I always have fun when I can use my saw. :-) Just cut the J and the Y and used a big bell for the O.
Attach a few buttons, bows etc and whola!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Halloween

We went to Valerie's for pizaa on Halloween. They have a ton of trick or treaters over there than at our house. Here are the 2011 costumes...TaDa!!
Kyla and Kaleb. A little witchy huh?? We told Kaleb to give us a mean serious, I mean business SWAT look and he is the perfect one to do that!! LOL Tyler was the contruction working guy. After all he LOVES tools and taking things apart and putting them back together again. It was the perfect costume for him.
Molly was the adorable lil pumpkin!! The smiles and brown hair topped this pumpkin off!!
Zac was the UPS man and Valerie took him out that day around places and to see people so he made a haul before trick or treating.
Every UPS guy needs a package and so here is his package!! Little Bailey with a pink bow on top. On the front it says: FRAGILE, Handle with care, has a mailing label to Mom and Dad and a angel postage stamp. On the back it says This Side UP with an arrow!! LOLValerie didnt even need a costume, her shirt says it ALL!!!All the kids got skeletons jammies. I thought that they were just adorable. The bones glow in the dark and Kim found them skeleton gloves too!! Jazzi was a skeleton last year so she fits in perfect!!After Halloween, all the kids were coming over for a sleep over so stay tuned!!