Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

We're having a lot of togetherness this long Christmas weekend...snowed in because of the Midwest Christmas blizzard!! I'm just glad that it happened when we didn't have to go anywhere!!

Not sure how much snow we've gotten...probably 9-10 inches.

We let the boys open a couple presents on Christmas Eve...Collin got these stacking blocks...stacks them up taller than he is....

...and then proceeds to kick them over!

Christmas morning Dylan crawled into bed with us around 6, complaining that he was "starving to death". We made him stay in bed until until 7. Then he forgot all about being hungry. Ha!

Dylan and his Colt McCoy football jersey.

Collin and his 4-wheeler.

Moxie and her cat-nip filled scratcher.

Dylan and his lego set.

Collin and his Thomas train set.

I think I blogged about how we are changing the boys' rooms around. Well, while the closet is being built in the nursery, the boys are sharing a room. We thought it would be a bad idea, but the boys love it. Collin will not go to bed without Dylan in his bed, so it has definitely made it easier to get them to fall asleep. No more 10 trips into the rooms to get them water, or rub there back, etc. Not sure what will happen when we have to split them up. Guess I'll probably have to lay down in the twin bed until Collin falls asleep at night.

Dylan and I put this Gingerbread Train set together last Sunday. It was a good little project that kept us busy for maybe 20 minutes of the long, snowed-in weekend.

Collin did get to experience his 2nd sledding experience (his first was when I was pregnant with him, and I went sledding with Dylan down our driveway).
Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

My boys

This is definitely a post about my boys. Quite a few pictures too! Last week we took the boys to see Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shop in Olathe. Collin found himself a pretty good sized present to ask for (which is kind of funny because he's actually getting a smaller, battery-powered version of the 4-wheeler that he's sitting on in the picture below).

We're in the process of doing a little remodeling in our house this week. Many of you know that we took the formal dining room and turned it into a nursery when Collin was born. We don't have a formal dining room set, and never will...we always eat in the breakfast nook. And there were only 2 bedrooms on the main floor of our house. So instead of moving Dylan downstairs to the 3rd bedroom which would have scared him to death, we had the doorway closed in and added french doors. Well, Dylan needs a bigger bed these days, and the nursery is bigger than his current bedroom. So we're having a closet added to the nursery, and then we'll switch the boys around. Actually they're already sharing Dylan's current room for the week or two it will take to finish the closet. Coach Davy is doing the carpentry work. Let me know if you have any projects you don't want to tackle, and I'll be glad to pass on his number.

Dylan has decided to become an architect. He designed this castle yesterday from scratch.

I do miss not having a girl to dress up in cute clothes, but I do love me a preppy boy-look with a rugby shirt and jeans!
The annual Jacobs/McAtee/McCarty Christmas party was Saturday night. I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture of the boys each year. This is our 3rd annual get-together, and here are the boys!! Yes, I know my child doesn't have any pants on!!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009