Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Family Pictures

Every year we rush at Christmas time to get family pictures done so I can get cards mailed out. Well this year we did the rush and then decided to not mail cards out. There are a few reasons why and those reasons are not important the simple fact is, it did not happen this year. Sorry to anyone who was expecting a card this year. Maybe next year but I can't make a promise that far in advance. So the next best thing is I decided to post the pictures on the blog. I hope you enjoy the pictures, please make comments and Merry Christmas Everyone!

PS. Next year I'm changing when we do family pictures.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I made Mattie's costume this year. First she was going to be Dorothy and towards the end I had a little mishap with costume and so that did not work. The poodle skirt was my back up plan and it came together 2 days. I thought it came out super cute. Also Mattie's wig came in the day of Halloween and I decided to see how she would do with it. She wore it the entire time and never tried to take it off. David on the other hand tried a few times. One time he did pull it off in front of a lady and all she said was "oh my".

Michael had a hard time deciding what he wanted to be. I was talking to a friend about it and I mentioned that he wanted to be a Skeleton but I did not want to buy a costume. Turns out her son was a skeleton last year and she let us borrow the costume. I should mention that Mattie was scared of Michael at first. It took about 10 minutes for her to get used to him.

David. What can I say about this little guy. He is very stubborn and when he does not want to do something he will not do it. For a month I tried different things on him and he wanted nothing to do with anything. It was a cowboy, a dinosaur, spider-man, and a few other choices and he would not put it on. I thought I had a winner with Spider-man but he wore the costume for 2 minutes and then took it off. I thought on Halloween night after he saw Mattie and Michael dressed up he would do it but nope. I decided to not push the issue and just have him wear his clothes. He wore a t-shirt and jeans and was a happy little guy sitting in the back of the wagon with his bucket of candy.