he will still wear a tie occasionally :)
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Hailey's Mega Block castle.
Papa, playing with Hailey's Mega Block castle :)
Hailey's kitchen set. This is what she REALLY REALLY wanted.
The kids got lots of really cool toys.
Daniel playing with Jaden's Marbulous set :)
The fun began about 7 am. Santa was very good at our house :) We all took turns opening presents. These are just a few of the highlights. About mid morning we had cereal, eggs, and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Then "play time" the rest of the day, with all of the fun new toys! (those pics in a second post :)
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
(A couple of things from our weekend in Bandera.
We also went to Boerne and went to church in Kerrville)
After clearing out the front left corner of the lot...
then clearing out the front right corner of the lot...
Here is the drive way.
And here is where the house goes :)
The Christmas Nativity in Texas might be slightly different than other places.
I don't remember any scripture in Luke that describes a long horn, a turkey, a deer, a cactus, and a cowboy at Christ's birth :)
Monday, December 3, 2012
Do you save Christmas cards each year and then wonder what to do with them?
Here is an idea. Many times on Christmas cards the sender doesn't write on the back of the front of the card. Simply cut the front off, then trim it to be 4 inches by 6 inches. Instant, fun postcard.
I made 23 cards and then let the kids pick which ones they liked.
GG typed up address labels and return address labels for both Hailey and Jaden.
I stopped at the post office today and bought postcard stamps.
All the kids needed to do was "stick" the labels and the stamps on the cards.
Then write a short note.
Hailey is too little to write, but she had fun with the labels and stamps. (Her cards had an attempt at her name and some other scribbles :)
Jaden did well writing on his.
Then the kids each took their cards out to the mail box and put them in.
So all of you "PETE (Thompson) COUSINS" watch your mailbox-
YOU'VE GOT MAIL.
(This may become a Christmas tradition at our house)
Sunday, December 2, 2012
|Cake? What cake?|
|Marker? What marker?|
Last day of work at ConocoPhillips. Ron kept claiming that it was no big deal. But, it really is a big deal :) He said it felt pretty strange walking out of his office for the last time and driving away. He kept his emotions in check pretty well until he got home and I gave him the book from me and the kids, with personal letters written in it. (I did give it to him with a small package of kleenex :)
I guess I have been imagining this day with a much older couple- hehe.
|What do we do now???|
For one thing he is not getting up tomorrow morning at 4:45. Which means I am not getting up at 5:30. For many years I have been getting up with him to have breakfast and scripture study. (I guess now, he will have to get up with me for breakfast and scripture study :) Then we will "take a number" to get in the shower. haha