Sunday, November 18, 2012

Family Thanksgiving Round 1

Yesterday we hosted Jason's side of the family for Thanksgiving.  It was a whirlwind trying to get everything prepared and ready by the time dinner needed to be ready before Baylor started playing football.  Most of Jason's family LOVE Baylor so of course that was a planned part of the night. 

We did some rearranging of our dining room to fit all 17 people in one area.  I actually liked having us all together eating instead of spread out all over the house. 


Jason's sweet Aunt Phoebe brought candles and everybody sang to Ryan (Jason's cousin) and I "Happy Birthday".  Ryan's birthday was actually yesterday (the day we all got together) and mine is Friday (Black Friday). 


Of course after dinner and tons of yummy desserts everybody gathered in the living room to watch Baylor win!

The kids played the entire time in the game room.  They all got along and enjoyed themselves.  Drew had the time of his life playing with his cousins.  He was wound up until we finally put him down at 9. 

Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Operation Christmas Child

Drew and I went shopping today for our Christmas child.  I use to do this when I was a kid at my church and now I am letting Drew shop for a kid.  We chose a 2-4 year old boy since that was the closest age range to him.  Boy did he love holding all the fun things we picked out for our little boy.  After shopping a little before lunch and nap time and then heading back up to finish filling up what little space we had left after nap this is what we ended up with.

Our little one is getting a blanket,toy tools, toy school bus, sippy cup, colorful band aides, toothbrush and toothpaste packet that comes with stickers, beach ball, sticker book with crayons, 4 packs of gum, 3 pairs of spider man socks, chap stick, comb, tennis ball and plastic golf ball (added after the picture).

One of the church members gave me the great idea of getting a plastic Tupperware box for them to reuse instead of a shoebox.  I had pinned a link on Pinterest about what to get a child for their shoe box and looked there for great ideas.  I also used some of my own thoughts as to what Drew and his friends like to play with.  I wish I could fit so much more in the box.  I had a hard time trying to fit what we did buy in there.  Next year we might buy a little bit bigger Tupperware box! 

Here is the box all packed up and ready to go!

 Drew enjoyed looking in it and seeing what his Christmas child would be receiving.

Merry Christmas to a sweet little boy we will never meet!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sweet little note

Today at my mom's group Bible study, Drew came home with this sweet little note from his teachers. 

So sweet!  I love seeing what other people think of my sweet little one.  I hope they were being honest and not just nice because they knew I was going to read it :).  I do agree with the politeness as he likes to share and let others have toys (usually).  Jason and I worked the babies in Worship Care this past Sunday and they brought Drew in there because he was the only one in his class.  He kept wanting to hand all the babies toys and didn't understand why they wouldn't grab it from him.  He was getting a little frustrated because they wouldn't take the fun toy.  Now try explaining that to a soont o be 17month old!

Happy Monday Everbody!