Saturday, December 21, 2013

KDO Christmas Party

Earlier this month we had the KDO staff Christmas Party.
 We were supposed to bring a treat for the cookie exchange.  I brought these yummy things right here.  They are ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle and then dipped in almond bark.  They are fantastic and fairly easy to make. 
 We were also supposed to make something from Pinterest and bring it for a Pinspired Dirty Santa so I made this candy cane sugar scrub.
 Trish and Christy had decorated everything so cute. 
 AND made all kinds of yummy brunch foods. 
 These are just a couple of the jars that decorated the table.  Everything was so festive!

 And this is what I got during the Dirty Santa game.  I LOVE it and am still trying to figure out how I managed to keep it.  (: 
These were all of the goodies that I had after the cookie exchange.  Luckily we had small group that night so we were able to share all of the goodness!  It was such a fun time and I am so blessed to work with a group of ladies that I just love! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

No Cavity Club

Last week Lilly and Reid went back to the dentist to get their teeth cleaned!  This was their second time to go to the dentist. 
We usually see our friend Lisa but she stays home now so I was a little nervous about how the kids would do with somebody they didn't know.  They ended up doing great.  The lady that cleaned Reid was so good with him.  She showed him what each tool was and let him touch each one before she started.  You can see him smiling in this picture--it really helped him relax! 
 He chose the cookie dough flavored cleaning stuff.  It was important because he told her 1,000 times and held it until it was time to use it.  Ha! 
 Lilly was so excited to go--she loves the dentist!  The lady that cleaned her teeth told her that she had been doing a great job brushing.  Pretty sure that made her day.  She chose the bubble gum flavored cleaning stuff...also important and also reminded the hygienist 1,000 times.  Haha!  Lilly forgets nothing and so as soon as she got there she was asking if they still had the stickers and the prize bucket. 
 Oh, and the dentist office we go to has big glass windows where you can look outside and Reid kept looking for a squirrel.  We were SO excited when one came up and started eating right outside the window! 
 Both Lilly and Reid are still in the No Cavity Club and they both picked out a bouncy ball as their prize! 
Love these two cavity-free-kiddos.  ( ; 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Snow Days!!

We are snowed in!  (Currently on day 3--we did get out today but the roads were terrible.) It all started Thursday, though.  The news and forecast were so bad that they cancelled school before it all even started.  On Thursday there was freezing rain and sleet off and on during the day so we just hung out inside.
I guess the kids needed a day to relax because they sat still and watched movies all morning long which is not really like them. 
Lilly did get up to put her Tangled dress on before starting a new show at one point.  ( ; 
And Lola was my kitchen helper.  Ha!  It started snowing Thursday night and didn't stop until 1:00ish Friday afternoon. 
The kids woke up pumped and ready to go outside and play Friday morning. 
I think we are going to have to ask Santa for some snow gear. 
The kids ran around and were so excited!  The first thing Reid did was grab a handful of snow and eat it.  Every time he talks about snow he says, "I love snow!  It is so yummy!" 
Oh, and the snow was so powdery that you couldn't really make a snowball but that did not stop him from having a pretty good snowball fight. 
Lilly was trying to catch it,
roll in it,
and make snow angels in it. 
Such a pretty snow bunny! 
Lola ran around like a crazy dog in it.  It was entertaining. 
This was several hours before it stopped snowing. 
We made at least 3 new loads of laundry after all of the snow clothes throughout the day. 
Reid was having a blast in the snow and then just stopped all of the sudden and said, "I'm going inside.  I'm freezing!"  So, of course, we made some hot chocolate! 
Reid drank all of his! 
She looks like such a big girl holding her cup like that! 
After the second round of snow play Lilly came in crying that her foot was frozen.  I was a little worried because it was SO red but I tried to warm it up a little and then get them in a warm bath.  Thankfully, all toes were back to a good normal color after that.  (: 
Lola just laid in bed all day.  I tried to convince the kids THAT was the fun way to spend a snow day but no such luck.  Haha! 
They did get in their "snuggly" PJs and watch a Christmas show, though! 
And had a picnic in the living room while they watched it, too. 
 After naps some of our neighbors sled to our house and we all went back outside for snow play round 3.  Look at Lilly-she is covered in snow! 
 Reid gathering some ammunition. 
 We measured 8 inches of snow in our front yard! 
 After dinner we made snow ice cream. (8-10 cups of snow, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 to 2 tsp of vanilla)

 It got two thumbs up!  It was tasty!  (: 
 Then we played Hi-Ho Cherry-O.  This was our first time to play and the kids LOVED it!  It is really an age-appropriate game for them.
And after all that fun we put the kids to bed and had a little snow day date with a couple of redbox movies.   I am so thankful for fun times like these with the people I love most!  Snow days are one of my favorite things!