We spent the day at my mom and dad's - it was lots of fun! Aunt Colleen was there and most of the Pettygrove family. Kelly, Dave and Cooper came for a little while. The food was delicious and the company was super! It was such a nice day, that the boys even got to play outside for a bit!
ALL my boys and me! I have SO much to be thankful for!
My patient Aunt Sharon played cards with Jeannie, Connor and Danny for quite sometime! They loved it! So did I :)
Connor and Mommy sharing some snacks!
Danny and Daddy sharing some more snacks - healthy ones - that's my boy, Danny!
Mom Mom and Pop Pop went to Grandparents day at Connor's school. They watched him sing a song with his class, after mass and then they got to go to the cafeteria and have muffins. This was Connor's first official performance ~ he wanted to wear a tie! He was so handsome and he did a great job! His class sang, "Jesus Loves Me".
Thank you, Mom Mom and Pop Pop for being Connor's special guests!
The boys really enjoyed decorating the tree this year! They were really quite precious trying so hard to be careful and put the ornaments on just right - who cares if 75% of the ornaments are hanging off the bottom (which before kids...I couldn't STAND!) We had holiday music going on and the rugby match on MUTE!!! Everyone was happy :)
Putting up the Christmas decorations is one of my favorite days of the year. And doing it with the boys even makes it more special~I get so excited! Connor and Danny couldn't wait to put everything up. Each time I pulled a different decoration out of the box...it was like Christmas morning to them.
All that works makes us HUNGRY! Connor made mini pizzas at school on Friday and he wanted to make them at home...YUM! He did a great job.
I'm so glad that Connor had the idea to make them at home because Danny had just as much fun! He LOVED it. Easy with the cheese, Danny Boy!
WOW - those look delicious :)
After Danny's nap...Connor and I were ready to make something else yummy to eat. The boys helped me make brownies. They were mommy's BEST helpers in the kitchen today!
When I picked out this shirt for Connor to wear this morning, he thought is was so nice that he asked me if he could look "really cute" and wear a tie too. Although I thought it was a tad ridiculous and that he would maybe wear it for a short time...I let him wear it and... he wore it to school. It actually worked out perfectly...it somewhat hid the hideous amount of toothpaste that he got on his shirt that morning :) and might I add - He looked Damn cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
My big guy!
And this is Danny...when he ISN'T getting all the attention.
Our little guy is sick! and it breaks my heart! There is ONE AWESOME thing about it...I just got to hold him during his entire one hour nap. He snuggled on my tummy in our bed! There is NOTHING better than that :).
This was last night - look how sad!
It WILL be OK...pumpkin!
Here's a happy visitor! HI CONNOR! PLEASE don't get sick on me!!! and YES - Mommy will play Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders "LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of times" tonight!! I PROMISE!
I took the boys to see a movie on Saturday. It was Danny's first official movie and I THOUGHT he'd be OK. He did really well for about the first 15 minutes - you know - long enough to get settled and watch all 15 previews. About two minutes into the movie (Return to Madagascar) he decided to drive mommy CRAZY. No more movies for my little Danny Boy!! Connor did pretty well but he still has a hard time sitting through an entire movie. Both of the boys got the kids meal and they were both in heaven. Give them a soda and it might as well be Christmas morning!
This is Danny enjoying his healthy lunch! He LOVED the big screen - AT FIRST!
Danny chose to pose in front of the "BIG PUPPY!"
it's so him - sweet and cuddly - and...
Connor chose to pose in front of the scary monster - which is SO him!
Connor had a bit of homework to do last night. He had to create a family shield. Our name was across the top. In one section he had to draw a family portrait - which was lovely...all family members were included and you could actually tell what the picture was. In another section he had to include his favorite food to share with his family~so we cut a pizza coupon and pasted it on. In the last section, he had to paste a picture of a favorite past time he does with his family - swimming!! He was very into it!!! Look how hard he is working!
I love the tongue - This was actually his very best project! I was so proud of him :)
I also got his report card today and had a conference with his teacher - he is doing FABULOUS and his teacher only had nice things to say about him. She has no concerns! Me on the other hand...that is a different story, I have plenty of concerns - only kidding - I LOVE my Stunka!
p.s. His teacher specifically commented on how loud he sings and how well behaved and very "into" prayer he is...he's my little angel (in disguise - he he he)
Danny had to do his "homework" too. He painted about 9 pictures and every single one of them was a MASTERPIECE!
Connor and Danny are ready to go! Connor is a Storm Trooper and I wanted Danny to be a cowboy - We bought him a Darth Vader costume and he chose the Green Power Ranger from the year before, at the last minute. We tried to tell him that we just spent $20.00 on the new Darth Vader costume - he could have cared less. He would have been precious in any costume!
Danny was always a few steps behind but he LOVED Trick or Treating. Aunt Colleen would wait for him. It looks like they are having an important conversation.
Here is the group we walked with - Everybody looks AWESOME!
After Trick or Treating, we sat around our neighbor's fire pit and let the kids run around. One of our neighbors showed Scooby Doo the Movie on his garage door - like a Movie theater screen size. The weather was perfect and the kids had the most fun. The adults laughed, told stories and had lots of fun too!