Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!!

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

Love, Brenda and The Boys

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Its That Time of Year Again: Go Elf Yourself!

Office Max has brought the elves back! You can elf yourself or your whole family! Go to elfyourself.com! Here is our whole family dancing disco in our elf get up!! Enjoy!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hand Me Down

Here are a few pictures of Matthew and Alex wearing the same outfit. They both wore it for their Christmas program at the Weekday Learning Center. Matthew will always ask me is this Alex's. I always say, well it is yours now!


Alex's First Christmas Party At SWE!

Alex had a "Polar Express" themed day at school today. He was very excited about wearing pjs to school.

Alex and Mrs. Miller!


Making a mitten wreath with his friend Luke.


Alex with his class BFF, Gerry.


Showing me a present from Grace.


His cool dude pose.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Favorite Things: YouTube is the best!!!

This is so great!! Watch this choir get down!! Ha! I love it!! Please watch until the very end, when they get "hot in here" and they got to take their robes off. HA!! Thank you YouTube for the laughs!! Can you imagine your grandparents singing these songs? ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Day!

We had Snow Day at our church last Sunday!! It was fun. There was a hay ride, pizza, pictures with Santa, and my fave COTTON CANDY!! It was a fun day with our family and friends!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And Now A Matthew Moment

Last Thursday and Friday Matthew was very sick with an ear infection. He just wanted to lay around and sleep. As you can see here. I found him asleep on the stairs. I am happy to report that he is feeling better and back to himself. **And my stairs must be comfy because about four years ago I found a then two year old McKenzie Coker in the same spot sound asleep. Hmm. Doesn't seem comfortable to me!? Whatever works.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Fave Things: Anjelah Johnson!!

I got to go and see one of my favorite people in person. Anjelah Johnson! She is one of the funniest comedians out there! And I got to go and see her on Saturday. My sides still hurt from laughing so hard. She is awesome! I just love her!! She is a "clean" comedian. No curse words. She just talks about everyday observations. Which to me, what is funnier than everyday things that happen in real life? She is great. Her are a few of her skits! And a pic of me and my friends with Anjelah after the show.


Bon Qui Qui: King Burger



The Nail Salon

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let It Snow!!!

What a pleasant surprise today was. It snowed. It is still snowing. I have not seen snow like this in Houston in forever! We have enjoyed every second of it!! Hope you have, too! It feels like Christmas!! I love it!!!

Wordless Wed.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Our Christmas Ornaments: The BREAKdown!


Alex, Age 5- Has not broken a single ornament at our house during Christmas time.

Matthew, Age 3- Has broken 5 ornaments.

Phoebe, our dog, Age 12- One ornament broken with her tail. She was walking under the tree and knocked it off.

Kevin and Brenda, Age 29 (forever)- O ornaments broken.


But, who's counting?!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

And Now A Matthew Moment

This morning Alex woke up crying. So, I went up stairs to check on him. After I calmed him down and sent him to go lay in my bed with Kevin, I went to check on Matthew. And this is how I found him. Sound asleep and hanging off his bed. Poor guy! He was tired after his birthday party yesterday. (I will post those pics soon.)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Lunch with Alex

Matthew and I had lunch with Alex on Wednesday. It was fun! I think Alex was excited to have us eat with his class. I think we might go again before the school holiday begins. Matthew liked pushing his tray like Alex he said.

Matthew waiting for big brother, Alex.


Here comes Alex and the rest of Ms. Miller's class.


Here are the brothers Parks chowing down.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Time Fun: The Family Tree Game

Here is a fun game we played last Christmas. I found it in a magazine called Family Fun. The game is called Family Tree. It is really fun. I just thought I'd share. You might like to play it at one of your Christmas gatherings.

Here is how you play: Don't limit your tree-trimming traditions to your evergreen. Transform Dad into a decorated Christmas tree in this hilarious after-dinner activity. Supply your kids with green and red crepe paper, aluminum foil, and masking tape. When they're done, gather 'round the tree and take a photo to add to your family album or send as next year's holiday card.

I found great plastic ornaments and plastic hooks at the .99 Store. And I bought a star ornament and hot glued it to a girl's head band for the star topper. It was fun to do. Send me pics of your family trees if you play!

Here are Brian and Steve. Our family trees from last year. Don't they look like they are having fun?!! :)

Fun Finds: Zany Gift Ideas

One of my fave websites is called: Perpetual Kid.com. It is full of crazy, cool, and zany things. I love it. Here are a few new things they have added. They make perfect white elephant gifts. There are a ton of things. There is something for the whole family. :)

What happens if you take a drink. Don't drink before you eat your finger food off your fingertip plate. Lol!


Play-doh scented perfume. He, he. Yup. They even have crayola, birthday cake, and others.

This one cracks me up. Gin and Titonic! Ha.

This is perfect for the Law and Order fan in your life. Ha! Funny.

Here is a bit of Trivia: The term White Elephant has its origins in Thailand. Albino elephants, otherwise known as "white elephants," were considered sacred. Keeping a white elephant was a financial burden costing the owner who had to feed and care for it. It is told that emperors would give these sacred elephants as a gift to subjects they did not like ultimately causing their ruin. Therefore the term, “white elephant,” was adopted as a burdensome gift that cost the recipient more than the giver.

And Now A Proud Mommy Moment

Today Matthew is 3!!! Happy Birthday Matthew!! Mommy loves you so much.



Tuesday, December 02, 2008

First Christmas Card

We received our first Christmas card of the season today. It is from my mom and dad!!! Yay!! I love getting Christmas cards. It is a photo card. Those are always fun. I have filled up two Christmas print photo albums full of Christmas photo cards. I take them out each year with the Christmas decos. and put them on the coffee table. The boys and I love to look at them and see how much everyone has changed from year to year.

Monday, December 01, 2008

The School Picture

Here it is. Alex's first official school photo. I still can't believe he is in Kinder.
Where did my baby go?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

And Now A Matthew Moment

OK. What is the deal?!?! This week Matt has been leaving food all over the house. Driving his momma CRAZY!! I have been picking up after him all week. More like all his life. Ha! All 3 years of it. Help!! Here are the photos of Matt's Food Parade!!

First a bag of pretzels. In the foyer.


Second, a bag of powdered donuts (a Matthew fave) in my bedroom.

This is a pic of the donuts inside the bag. Notice, the bites he takes in each and then puts it back in the bag. Nice.

Here is a Capri Sun on the stairs.

And here is another juice box in the middle of the floor. Why? I don't know.

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