Saturday, December 27, 2008

Austin turns 11

It's hard to believe Austin is now 11. December is always a crazy month for us. Not only because of Christmas but because we have Jason's bday on the 8th and then Austin's on the 21st. We always make a big deal of the boys birthdays so that they don't feel like because of Christmas it's downplayed. This year my mom was in for Christmas.
Austin and both our moms.
LOL....we didn't even think of regular candles so we had to wing it with big ones.....they kinda look like an 11.

Austin and Blake. The helium brothers. They love to suck the helium out of the balloons and go around the house talking silly to all of us.

Austin, Badad, John and Blake.

The week before school let out we had Austin's bday party with his friends. We had to do it on a Wednesday night and I wasn't sure if all the kids would show up.......all but 3 didn't!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa visited Clubbie

On Saturday Santa came to the Santa Teresa Country Club to visit all the children and pass out gifts. Since John was the youngest we figured he was the only one that would "sit" on Santa's lap. Well, we actually got all the boys to do it. Blake and Austin were easily bought off when we told them he had gifts. John kept reminding me that this was not the real Santa but just his helper.
Afterwards, we even were able to get the boys in some pictures with Grammy and Poppo
as well as Mimi and Badad.
Of course, once it got to our time with the boys all of our patience went out the window.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Boys will be boys

Living with 5 boys, I have seen more silly moments than America's Funniest Videos. One thing about our boys that I hope never changes is their uniqueness. They each have such a funny sense of humor and have no problem embracing it.

Jason turns 13

We have one more teenager in the house. Jason turned 13 on Monday the 8th. We had a great time with family over. Jason was very sweet and read each and every card out loud.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Eggs hatching!!!

So far, we have 2 babies and one on the way! They are the cutest lil gray puffs with their little beaks up in the air waiting for mommy and daddy to feed them.

UPDATE.....we have a total of 5 babies! Mommy and Daddy are doing great and the babies are growing and growing bigger each and every day.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Picture

Here's a current picture of O.D. at Thanksgiving. He is at Aunt Barb and Uncle Bob's house in Va. He looks really good. Thank you Barb for the pic.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

I hadn't quite been in the Christmas spirit until today. Knowing that I needed to get my Thanksgiving decorations down and Christmas ones up before it was too late, I decided to listen to Christmas music all day to put me in the mood. Let me tell worked. I am so glad that the majority of the decorations are up! The major project will be hanging up the Christmas lights around the house.