Sunday, December 14, 2008


Drew is the head coach of Hayden's basketball team this year. His friend Scott is the assistant coach. We have had two games so far and they are so exciting to watch. This is way more intense than soccer (thank goodness!).

during a time out...

Scott, the "calm" coach

"Spread the floor!!!" Drew is a little more intense, but it's a great combination with the two of them!

Christmas Lights

We went to look at Christmas lights at one of the neat churches in town. This is the first year we parked and walked around and got hot chocolate. The kids have always been too little so we usually just drive through. They loved running through all the lights and tunnel!

the american flag

hot chocolate...because it WAS COLD!

Christmas pajamas

Kylie and I tried to get a cute pic of all the cousins in their matching Christmas pj's for a Christmas frame we had gotten my mom. I don't know how photographers do it....

Gingerbread Trees

While Grammy and her mom were here visiting for Hayden's Christmas program they brought gingerbread trees to make with the kids. They had a great time making them...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The GingerBread "woman"

When Hadley told Drew that her ballet class was going to have a Christmas program and she was going to be a "gingerbread man", he said, "don't you mean gingerbread woman?" So that's what she tells everyone she was now....that she's a gingerbread woman. They're performing this Saturday for a retirement home too!

The best part...cookies afterwards!


Hayden and Hadley are so blessed to have 3 great-grandma's. This is GG and grammy-great who drove in for Hayden's Christmas program from Wichita.

Grammy and Grandpa

Papa, Nina, Aunt Kylie and Cal


We spent Thanksgiving in B-ville and had a great time!

Hadley saying her prayer...

Hayden saying his prayer...

"delish" meal

Uncle Kevin and Hadley and their homeade whipping cream!

Just playing

Elf...the movie

When I got a letter home from Hayden's school that I was supposed to "put together" an elf costume for his school play, I immediately went to the computer and ordered one. I ordered the cheapest one. Little did I know that it was the Will Ferrell costume from elf(I fell asleep during that movie). I didn't think that much of it until the night of his play when I saw this...

My stomach immediately dropped. There were probably 50 1st grade elves, all red and green except my son....who was wearing yellow. But he stole the show(I'm his mom, I can say that). I was SOOO proud of him. Not only did he know his lines, he was mouthing the lines of all the other elves. He also had a solo. Just a few lines from a song, but he did awesome! His dance moves were good too! We are so proud of him!

His solo

his dance moves...

And we were so blessed to have all the family drive from Wichita and the B-ville to watch Hayden and spend some time together!

Santa's Helpers....

These are the pj's we got to wear on Christmas morning!