Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

We celebrated Thanksgiving for 3 days straight this year and it was so fun!
Wednesday night we went to my cousin's house and a lot of my family from Mississippi and Atlanta were in town! There were 7 kiddos including Grayson so they were all over the place having a blast!
Hallie and Grayson, they were best buds of the night!
My Aunt Kathy and Hallie!

Just eatin' sketti with Pop:)
Sweet thang!

Trying to steal some apple juice...
"No juice, but I'll give ya kisses!"
Grayson did not understand why he could not have skittles like the big kids, haha!

Chris and my cousin Michelle... wonderful host!

And then it was piano time! Grayson was like a kid on Christmas! He was grinning ear to ear just banging away! Him and Hallie had a great little tune going!

Melt my heart! Little musicians;)


Then Graybear had a solo and loved every bit of the attention...
and the entourage is ready to rock again!

They were finally pried away from the piano and ready for bed!
Thursday we went over to Chris's parents and ate too much and all 3 boys played a little ball!
Gray helping (ha!) Bic Bic cook!
Kid ate more dressing than all of us! Mmmm!

A little swing time with Dada and Papa!



Haha! My lil GQ models;)
Then we headed over to my parents that night... only Nonna would have Grayson a place setting:)

Helping her light the "hot" candles.

Memphis played so we had our pom pom in tow, however it was no luck!

Giving Nonna her Christmas ornament... he loves when I tell him to take something to someone. He will give it to them and then say "aww", like I'm so sweet! haha!
Bibbie would be so proud! He ate her green beans all night, literally.

The fam! So thankful for my boys:)
Doing what he does best... taking EVERYTHING out of the TV center.

To continue the festivities we had our parents over Friday to watch the Tigers game... thank goodness they pulled off the win!
Gray loves his Papa!

We got this as a favor from a birthday party a month or so ago and we decided to bust it out and be ninjas!

:) Pop & Grayson... so sweet. 
Thankful for so much this year! Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 26, 2012

*Christmas Craft*

Can't start out Christmas without a craft:) Grayson and I went to town the other day with some clay so that we would have a little "get excited about Christmas" gift to give the grandparents & aunts on Thanksgiving!
I've never done a craft with clay, but I think these ornaments turned out pretty cute!
First, I rolled out a big block of oven bake clay and then used a cookie cutter to get the ornnament's shape.

Made an extra just incase... and glad we did, there were teeth marks in it by this time:)

Then I used his thumb, middle and index finger to get a big, medium and little print for the levels of a snowman.

I added Joy next to it with a toothpick and put his initials with the date on the back.
We baked them for like 15 minutes and let them cool and they were ready to add a little paint!

Gave these little snowmen a red hat and shaded the fingerprint with a black crayon to define the print and we were ready to rock!
{Had to include this... he loves crafting so much (ha!) This is what he does the whole time I am trying to do the non-kid friendly part of the craft! I swear he had fun!:)}
Then I just added some ribbon and they were dunzo!
It's a sweet memory too look back on!

I could have cried pulling out his little tiny footprints from last year. I know I will probably do the same with these precious pieces for years to come...

Girl's Night Out!

 I have been part of a girls group for a little over a year now. One girl plans each month and we either go out to dinner or do something for the holiday. November was mine and my sis-n-law's month and we decided to do what we love best, Pajama Party! I hosted it at my house and it was so fun! Now I feel like we should always get to party in our PJ's!!
I made each girl a wine charm with their initial!
So yeah things got crazy and some people decided to practice their old cheerleading moves, haha!
Some of my favorite girls:)

I made a few munchies, but we ordered pizza slumber party style!
Uhoh, please don't kill us:)
Going, going...
Such a fun night!
And of course, you can't have a slumber party without some board games!
Love you girls and looking forward to partying in my PJ's again soon! XO