Saturday, December 18, 2010

Possum's Christmas Presents

Possum has been really excited this year about what is under the tree. He has dug around and found three gifts that he knows are his. Based on the size of the boxes and maybe some teasing from his Dad and I here are his guesses....a broom, an apron, and a "Blackaberry" phone. His sister went shopping for him yesterday and when she wrapped his gift and put it under the tree he of course had to guess what it was...a box of Poptarts! What is so humorous about this is the fact that he is excited over these gifts! Most kids would be upset about these gifts, but Possum is excited. I cannot wait until Christmas morning when he sees what he is really getting!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our December So Far...

We have had a full December already. Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to. The kids did get to ride in the city Christmas parade and maybe I can find a few pictures to put up here for all to see.
This was Possum's seatwork one day. He was supposed to fill the lines with letters/words but as you can see he left enough room for a little picture. Of course you can see what is on his mind!

One of my last meals before my surgery....smoked ribs with Dreamland sauce!!!!
Followed by pies of course!
Possum pretending to be Santa!
Joel always cuts down our Christmas tree. He is known to cut down HUGE trees, but I requested a small tree this year since I was having surgery and wouldn't feel up to cleaning up a big mess. This is the tree he and the kids picked. I refer to it as our "squirrel" tree because Squirrel insists that she picked it out!

My little elves that decorated the tree.

Our first snow of the year. The kids were excited about making snowangels.

Joel had a board meeting tonight and since I'm not supposed to be doing much work I had some helpers in the kitchen. I sat and supervised. Notice my superhero fireman that helped!

Notice the spaghetti left on the elephants face!


If you are new around here you may not know that we celebrate Christmas with Joel's immediate family the day after Thanksgiving. It's something we started a few years back and it works for us. Caleb named this celebration "Thanks-Christmas" and it stuck! Here are some pictures from this year's celebration.


Possum and Josh proud of their matching shirts.

Squirrel learning how to make Nana's dressing.
Pawpaw and Possum
Squirrel setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner.
Nana made the kids orange pumpkin ice cubes. They really liked them!

Poppa and Nana Bama

On the first day of our Thanksgiving trip we met Poppa and Nana Bama in the Smokies. They were vacationing for the week and since we were so close we just had to see them. We visited in their cabin for a little while and then went to eat. It was great getting to visit even if it was just for a few hours.

More Cousin Fun

While Caleb and Josh were visiting us we decorated gingerbread men. Yes, we were a little early for Christmas, but it entertained the kids for quite a while!

The Three Brave Fearless Hunters