Last night a bunch of girls from my ward came over and we all made our long-awaited glitter trees. It was a lot of fun, and I'll have to think of another craft we can copy do. I think mine came out okay. I love them and that's all that matters ;)
It's not totally set up because I need my hubby for that ;)
I totally forgot to take pictures of the madness creativity last night, but trust me there were people here.
We were lucky enough to be able to go back to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. Let me tell you, it was wonderful!! Boy have I missed "home." We I was able to eat at my favorite places and, of course, go shopping. Since ABQ doesn't have anywhere to shop the same stores as LV, it was nice.
For Thanksgiving my wonderful in-laws hosted, and Alain's biological mom and half-brother were able to come up from San Diego to be with us. After stuffing ourselves senseless eating a well-balanced meal we took the boys to see HP7. I liked it, but am hoping the second installment will be better.
On our way home (we drove to Flagstaff and then the next day drove the rest of the way) we woke up to this:
Yeah, we were a little surprised to say the least. We didn't even think of checking the weather!! Oh, well. Everything worked out okay, and the older boys were excited. We also went through another snowstorm in Gallup.
(Do you like Mr. Grumpy Pants in the corner?)
I'm glad we left when we did because I heard it just got worse throughout the day.
We are now back "home," gearing up for the holiday season.
Logan will be 11 in April. I can't believe my baby will be that old! He is in the 5th grade, and can't wait to go to middle school next year. He is still a great helper around the house, and his mommy really appreciates it! He has started to take on the big responsibility of babysitting his younger brothers. It is SO nice having a built in baby sitter, so thank you Logan! Logan still wants to be a pilot when he grows up. I don't know that that will ever change. He is still playing tennis here in ABQ, which his parents love. Logan is an excellent reader, loves Cub Scouts, and is an all-around happy boy.
Cole will be 5 in Febrary (where does the time go?). He is very excited to start going to mommy's preschool again. He, too, is a great helper (but only on his terms). He has learned to love to play with Ty, which often gets both of them in trouble. Rough-housing is their favorite, but only until someone gets hurt. Cole very much likes to play video games (thanks Uncle Michael), and excels beyone his years (this is not a compliment to his mother's parenting!). He also enjoys, tremendously, playing with Star Wars. As a middle child he is often ignored, but his booming voice makes sure everyone knows he's around :) He played his first season of soccer this last fall, and loved it! He is just starting his first season of basketball, and, shall we say is learning to love it. Cole is such a joyful addition to our family, and we love him dearly.
Ty, more than ever, is still feisty!! He even more so knows what he wants and, sadly, he usually gets it. The only problem is that he knows what he wants, but his parents don't always know what he wants. We've been working on his every-growing vocabulary. Saying that Ty loves Mickey Mouse is an understatement. He carries around his "mouse" and any other stuffed animal he can fit in his hands. He loves on them and kisses them all the time. Sometimes when Mom goes into check on him at night he'll kiss his mouse while he's sleeping. It's the cutest thing ever! Ty loves his older brothers, and loves that they dode on him. He is definitely a rough brute! Beating up on Cole is one of his favorite things to do. They both have battle wounds to prove it! He is now in 4T clothes (remember, he's not quite 2), but everyone think's he's older. When he throws fits in the store people look at us funny ;) Even though he's a handful, we love him and am glad he has joined the Rivard ranks.
I'm a closet sewer, crafter, blogger, and deal lover. I've been wanting to start up a blog dedicated to the things I "secretly" love and obsess over, and this blog is it! Even if no one ever reads it, it's still a pleasure of mine to get all of my creative energy out of me ;)