Tuesday, December 26, 2017

From Mid December to Christmas jumble of photos and happenings

Mom and Boyd getting comfy in Santa's sleigh.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Non traditional dinner and delicious.

Thanks Santa.

Cozy and hilarious.

Thanks Santa. The knock hockey board is a hit.

Watch your mouth game is tough.

Snuggle bug in his new robe.

Did I mention Boyd turned 9???? We celebrated by taking a few friends out with the birthday boy to celebrate. Bowling, a few arcade games, pizza and back home for playing and cake, followed by Christmas lights on the drive home. A great trio of boys made the night fun and laid back for all.

Good times at Garaffa's Pizza

These three are some serious competitors and witty as can be too.

Can't believe there are this many candles. He is growing up.

Dash away.

Reindeer one mile run. 1st in his age group.

Putting a smile on mom's face.

He has his own way of cleaning and organizing.

Lego tape. So cool.

The monkey that held this guy when he was a baby.

Partying on a school night. 2nd Annual trip down south for the light show. 

Also a helpful cookie maker and decorator. 

The start of the reindeer run.

This is what I call a post race good time. Wipe out style and Christmas village.

He drove his nerf cart in the snow. Look at those tracks. 

Santa came to our neighborhood clubhouse for a nice event.

He read the Night Before Christmas but we decided he was probably a helper Santa because he didn't seem too familiar with the story.

Dad getting into the Christmas spirit decorating some cookies. 

Boyd didn't tell him what he really wanted since he was only a helper Santa.

Fun with friends enjoying a not freezing afternoon at the park.These two are loud and wild together.

Boyd has the reputation of being fragile at school. His teacher said she wants to wrap him in bubble wrap. Her wish came true when this great packaging arrived.

Harry Potter heading to a Harry Potter themed birthday party. Boyd sent his RSVP by Owl.

Only Boyd asks for froyo in Winter but we had a coupon.

Snow angels in the snow.

Pretty soon he won't need a boost to put the angel on top but it is tradition.

Gosh I love this kid.

Boyd setting up the manger. That tricky lamb.

A nice day for golfing in the field.

In the spirit.

Such a nice view.

Sensitive. He was so sad when all our guests left before Christmas.

Stacking challenge.

Hard to believe his hand was ever that small.

Mr. Helpful.


This years homemade ornaments turned out awesome. Boyd was so creative with his Elmo hat, bird hat, Yetti, cammelon, tiger, and Harry Potter themed ones. Somehow we missed a picture with our pals Stephanie and Noah for our annual tradition.

Boyd loved his friend and Olympian from Serbia, Amela was so much fun to host and train with.

Pool sharks.

Mom win.

Only my child would use the adjective cooky kooky to describe himself. We love that he is kooky too.

Christmas Photos part 1

The day after Thanksgiving we sought out our tree.

But we still needed to put up Great Grandma Ramsey's tree. Plus Boyd loves his Christmas trees. He was so helpful in decorating this year the process was fun and quick.

We had some snow in December

...and the aftermath of snow (the one thing the messed up on in our house was no mud room when we had asked for that as an extra but didn't notice until we were moved in)

Traditional Colonial Forge Santa Drive by.

My little Elf cozy after Church on Christmas Eve.

Reindeer food.

Writing his note to Santa.

Bright and early Christmas morning. Up at 5 but we had a no presents until 7 policy.

Sneaking candy.

Knock hockey was a gift he didn't even know he wanted but LOVES! I need to find my old skill.

I am a Cardinals fan for life but my boys thought I needed to support the hometown team.

Seriously, he thinks he is still tiny.