Sunday, November 30, 2008

Frosty with a little Fruit Loop Fun

Well, today started with snowy surprise! James and I had no idea that it was even in the forecast. Who has time to watch the weather with two rugrats and their father competing for attention right? As soon as the boys, and I do mean all three of them, were awake, they were bundled up and out the door! Frosty only lasted for few short hours but he sure was fun to make!

Then we came inside to warm up and decorate our tree. Our living room is so bright that we need to wear shades:)

Jalen and Jameson had fun stringing fruit loops for the tree. Unfortunately, more ended up in Jameson's mouth then on the string.

Tis the Season

Yesterday we decided to kick off the Christmas season with a full day of fun. First, we made a quick visit to the library to get some holiday books. Then it was off to the tree farm! On the way, I read the boys "A Trip To The Tree Farm" so that they would know just what to expect when we arrived. We started with a hayride back to the field. Then we searched for the perfect tree. James was your modern day Clark Griswald let me tell ya. " the beaming rays shined down on the tree of his choice". I decided to keep searching as his tree was only 4 feet tall! After finding the perfect one, we cut it down and threw it on the cart. The farmer then loaded it on the wagon and drove us back to the shop.

Once we made it home we watched a holiday movie and enjoyed a cup of home made hot chocolate. Yum!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Good Times with Good Friends

Tonight was a great night! James and I took the kiddos over to Jen and Shelby's for game night. The kids had a great time playing Xbox and Leapster while the rest of us tried our luck at Taboo and Racko, which if I may add is my new favorite game. Unfortunately, the girls were defeated in both:( Hardly fair with all of the distractions that the men provide though. I'm convinced that their only strategy to winning is by making us lose through loss of concentration. There's always next time I guess. It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you valued the time with great friends. Thanks guys!

Oldies but Goodies

Okay, so I've been horrible lately about blogging. I mean really, this is only my second post this month! Things have obviously been busy with the holidays and I still do not have a camera! As I mentioned earlier, ours stopped working after our honeymoon. Hopefully Santa will bring me a new Canon for Christmas as I have been such a good girl this year:) Then I'll be on top of my game. Until then I thought that I would post a few of my favs, oldies but goodies. Boys will be boys:P

Monday, November 3, 2008

Like...Yikes Scooby

Trick-or-Treat! The Gilbert's decided to be the scooby doo gang for Halloween this year. Jalen was scooby, Jameson was scrappy, James was Shaggy and how would we be complete without yours truly...Daphne. James and I felt ridiculous as the only 2 adults on the block who participated but the kids had a great time and that's really all that matters. I can say however that I won't be dying my hair orange any time soon!

The Search Is Over

Well, the search is least for one that is. We finally were able to find a car that will fit our needs and our budget. Our garage is now home to a 2006 Buick Rendezvous. The boys love it! It has third row seating which is great and our favorite feature so far has got to be the Onstar package. I'm not sure who likes it more, the boys for the "our car talks" feature or James for the "woody" interior as he would call it and the great gas mileage. As for me...I'm happy; 4 doors?..check...Radio?....check ...Room for groceries? check...and oh full tank of gas? check...We're good to go. One to go.