Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Garrett!!!!

Garrett celebrated his 4th birthday on December 29th. He is (in his own words) "a big boy now!". He had a Diego themed party and was thrilled with his cake and presents. His favorite was a new Diego bike! I still need to buy him a helmet, but then he'll be all set.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Garrett finally got a haircut, too (see Colton's post). He looks so different and such a big boy! He had fun on Christmas. He got a firetruck, remote control beast and Katie got him a flashlight from the dollar store. He gets alot of celebration in one week as his 4th birthday is on December 29th. I can't believe my little boy is growing up so fast!!!!

Gifts galore

Colton, my chef, got his own set of spices. He finally got a hair cut (after Christmas), too. The pile of hair on the floor looked like Cousin It.

More Christmas pictures....

Carlina has a huge collection of Littlest Pet Shop animals. They are so cute. I am so proud of her. She saved her birthday money and work money for a long time and was able to buy an ipod right before Christmas. She loves it!!!

More outdoor pictures!!

We love Florida in December. The weather is perfect!!!!

Nature Girl

Katie is my little nature girl. She loves bugs, trees, flowers and science experiments! I really think she will be a scientist when she grows up. Florida has beautiful flora and fauna which we can enjoy year around.

Christmas day

We were so blessed to have a wonderful Christmas day together. Everyone was thrilled with their gifts. We had some very generous relatives, who without them we wouldn't have had presents. We also had a delicious turkey dinner. This is only our 2nd Christmas in Florida (although our 4th year)--and it has rained both times, although mild temps. We are so thankful that Jesus was born!! What a wonderful event to celebrate!! Here are just a few photos from that day. More to come.

Nursing home performance

Julia and Alicia performed at the Village Oaks Retirement Center with other Dance Connection dancers in December. Julia danced two dances, Alicia one and they both danced in the finale (Rocking Around the Christmas Tree). They are dancing to the Nutcracker Suite for their ballet number. Their tutus are so pretty!! Julia has 4 different costumes for the recital and competitions.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Busy week and misc musings

For some reason I scheduled dental appointments and my wic appointment in this week, the busy week before Christmas. I have been very low key this year. Done minimal baking and gift buying due to minor funds:) Tomorrow is Katie's Christmas party at school and I will be attending that. Her teacher lost her husband this week suddenly, very sad! Katie has been officially diagnosed with a reading or learning disability and will get further testing. Her teacher raves that she is so bright and especially loves science (I can attest to that, she is a mad scientist!) and is mad about bugs. It is just the reading that she has a problem with. I haven't decided what to do next year, if I will homeschool her or not. She will probably repeat 1st grade in public school. Alicia really likes public school and wants to go to 5th grade in Lawton. Construction is going on full-bore around us with the church and our landlord both working on their own projects. Well baby is crying, so good night!

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 7, 2007

My little sweetie

Carlina's 14th Birthday

Carlina turned 14 on December 4th!!! We had a quiet party at home with her favorite dinner, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and chocolate cake. She got some classical music cd's, game for her ds, warm socks and a cute tee shirt.