Thursday, December 17, 2009

Our 1st Gingerbread House

Today Mason and Kate had their 1st try at making a gingerbread house. Caroline was interested, but she is just not quite tall enough. Instead, she got a sucker, which she was thrilled with her treat. I have made gingerbread houses in the past, but they involved graham crackers and glue guns and much more labor. This was a kit and worked really well! The kids loved it and actually followed instructions. I think it will be eaten up by tomorrow though. Every time I turn around they are picking candy off of it, but I guess that is part of the fun!

Working hard adding candy to the house.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa's Village

Sunday we went to Santa's Village in Richardson. The kids loved it, but it was quite BUSY! We got to go in many of the houses, play musical instruments, ride on reindeer saddles, see the Sugarplum Fairy and even see Mrs. Claus.
Mason getting his magical dust.

Mason and Sparky the fire dog. He loved him and did not want to leave.

Mason, Kate and Caroline checking out the reindeer saddles. We also received reindeer food for Christmas Eve. The reindeer need a treat too!
Caroline & Kate in front of the reindeer shed. (Caroline was not sure about all of this!)

Kate is also scared of Mrs. Claus, but she did not mind taking a cookie from her!

Can I eat this gingerbread house??

Waiting in line to see the fairy.
It was a long weekend..............

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lights at Fire Safety Town

This evening we went to see the lights at Fire Safety Town in Frisco. We got a glance at Santa, since we have already seen him this year we did not want to take up more of his time since he does have to see so many children! We also got to write letters to Santa and mail them Fed Ex, along with making ornaments, getting gingerbread man tattoos, balloons and play in a "real" fire truck!

Kate & Mason in front of Babe's Chicken in Fire Safety Town.
Kate writing her letter.

We were told that sending the letters by FedEx that they go STRAIGHT to the North Pole.

Mason loved playing in the fire truck so we have quite of few shots of him.

Friday, December 11, 2009


We went to Willow Bend Mall today to check out the Snowglobe with "real" snow in it. The kids enjoyed it, but I think we took a little bit too much of it home with us in our clothes! The theme was Polar Express.
Kate playing in the snow.
Caroline was not really crazy about it.

Mason in the snow.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Events

We have had a busy December up to this point, we went to North Park Mall in Dallas yesterday to see the trains. The kids loved it! We made and painted homemade ornaments, which was another good craft that kept them busy for hours. Last Saturday we went to the Plano Area Mothers of Multiples Christmas party. My friend Amy and I were in charge of the entire event. I never realized how much work went into a party of that size! I think last year the total was around 300 for the event. I can't wait to see our numbers for this year. Mason, Kate and Caroline did get to see Santa. Mason ran up to him and let Santa hold him, so he got to tell him exactly what he wanted for Christmas. Kate was not so sure about him. I held her and she turned her head the opposite direction to tell Santa what she wanted. Maybe he got to hear a few of her requests. Caroline just stared at him. She did not cry, just a dead stare. The photographer hopefully got a few good shots! Check out the pictures below to see what our month has looked like - so far!

Mason checking out the Thomas train.

Caroline at the train exhibit.

I thought you might like to get a peek of what we got to see! Trains were everywhere!

Caroline and Kate were still for just a minute so we could take a picture together.

Mason, Pearson and Kate in the Mall. They had a great time together and were all on their best behavior.

Caroline painting her ornaments.

All of our ornaments we painted. Caroline painted the cross and the red tree on the bottom left corner all by herself. I thought that was pretty good for a 1 year old with a paint brush!

Kate painting her ornaments.

Before church on Sunday. They were doing their happy scream!

Caroline coloring at the PAMOM party.

Kate the reindeer at the PAMOM party. We had a balloon artist and someone painting faces/hands.

Caroline the reindeer.

Mason with Santa.

It's a snowy day! They did not stay out in it very long. Maybe 10 minutes and they were ready to come inside.

Caroline loves suckers! They get a "treat" when we go somewhere and everyone stays together as we should. :)

Daddy, Mason and Kate working on our new battery powered Christmas train.

Della with Caroline and Kate.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Caroline, Kate and Mason sitting together, this is rare!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Fall!

Caroline was just too cute not to take her picture after church today. I would have taken pictures of the other two, but they would not sit still long enough for me! The cool weather was WONDERFUL today! Happy Fall!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Plano Balloon Festival

We went to the Plano Balloon Festival this weekend. The kids LOVED it! It is always fun to see all of the different types of balloons they have there, and the corn dogs were quite yummy too!
Kate and Daddy, and a few people in the background.
Daddy, Mason & Kate watching the balloons go up! It was hard to get any of them to look at the camera. I am not as interesting to watch as the balloons.

Caroline, Kate & Mason
Kate getting a better view on Daddy's shoulders.
Corndogs are GOOD!
Caroline in front of the giant Jack-in-the-Box.