Monday, February 29, 2016

Christmas Day {2015}

One last Christmas post and I'm FINALLY done!  

We hosted Matt's family at our home on Christmas day, and as is the case every time we all get together, my stomach hurt from laughing by the end of the day. Games have always been a central part of our gatherings - and while that used to mean a few too many cocktails and staying up until 3 AM, we've toned things down a little (or a LOT) in recent years. We broke out a couple of new games this year, including jumping onn the "Pie Face!" bandwagon. I'm not sure what was funnier - watching someone get pied or watching them cringe in anticipation of whether or not the whipped cream would be their fate.
That grin!!
Disclaimer: These masks scared the pants off of a room full of toddlers at daycare the first day the boys wore them. Just imagine screaming, crying, tripping over themselves. I had no clue what was going on until one of the teachers started repeating "Its the masks! Its the masks!"  HI-larious.
And really - why should the kiddos have all of the fun!?

Friday, February 26, 2016

Christmas (Yes, Christmas) {2015}

I had the best intentions of getting "caught up" on Christmas posts well over a month ago.  Then the plague hit our house, knocking both Matt and I out for the better part of 2 weeks. And then...well...I just kind of forgot about it.  After all, it was 2 months after the fact!

Its not the Christmas tribute that I had hoped for, but I figured that at this point a couple of photo dumps was better than nothing.  Here's to more timely posts for the rest of 2016!

Sprinkling reindeer food on our lawn on Christmas Eve!

 Christmas morning

 New slippers! Every time I look at this picture I think that they look like pairs figure skaters! Just look at their synchronization!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Snow Day

Nebraska saw its first major snow storm of the season earlier this week, and while Gretna had less accumulation than many parts of the state, the combination of snow and crazy wind kept us cooped up at home on Tuesday. While Matt was outside in the cold clearing the driveway, the boys and I decided to bring some snow inside where we could stay nice and warm.

 The wind died down after lunch and Matt decided to take the boys out for a little snow adventure.

I took an almost identical picture to this one last winter - except it was H in the little orange coat and Max was inside staying warm with his mama. I think he would have preferred to be doing this same this time around!
 The evolution of a snowman.

 Frosty and the boys!

We wrapped up the afternoon with a little hot cocoa, naps and movies on the couch.  
Snow day success! it spring yet???