Wednesday, December 17, 2014

santa's wonderland!

we go every year.  last year it was pure madness.  so many people it was hard to walk.  this year we went on a different day and it was perfect.  slightly chilly, by texas standards, and not crowded.  i love seeing all the lights.  i love watching the kids see all the lights more.  it's a perfect introduction to the christmas holidays.

 marls loves a good map.

 waiting in line.
 normy was very excited.
 snow!!!  (sort of)

 doodle has a fascination with reindeer.  it's what she asked for for christmas from santa.  so we had to watch this one eat for a minute in hopes that he would pay us some attention.
 starting the hay ride for the tour of lights.  undecided at this point.

 oh, he loves it.  was waving, talking, and clapping the whole time.

 pony rides make for happy girls.

 and jealous little brothers.

 secrets with granny
 so the band asked if any of the kids wanted to come up and sing a song with them.  no hesitation, marls ran up there.  she was first.  loves to be the center of attention, that one.
 with some coaxing and sister's hand, doodle joined her.
and, of course, we had to see frosty dance.  there were also cloggers there that night.

Friday, December 12, 2014

just a glimpse

of some crazy cuteness.  my trio wearing their awesome custom vintage clothes granny made.  we're totally spoiled.  my mom is awesome.  anywho.  i took his one year pics today, but sheesh that was exhausting.  i had to treat my assistant (aka my mom) to a margarita afterwards.  so just this one for tonight.  more soon....especially from his party, santa's wonderland, and the girls' christmas dances.  so much going on right now.  still without permanent housing, but next week is looking good (fingers crossed).

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

san antonio (film)

Geez, way back before ben was on crazy mandatory ot, we decided to run away for the night to san antonio.  it was fun.  we went to the alamo, the riverwalk, and some of the ruins.  the kids were most excited about staying in a hotel and riding a river taxi.

this might have been when norman turned ten months.  maybe.  he was just figuring out he could stand.

the entire inside of this restaurant was blue.  doodle was in heaven.

lemon face.