Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas at the Botanical Gardens

A few weeks ago we met Gigi, Caroline, and the Halls at the Botanical Gardens to see Santa and ride the Christmas train!  We picked the wrong morning to go because it was a little rainy and the train wasnt running!  They did have a model train set up and I think the babies liked watching it! They also had a little table set up with cookies and punch and the babies definitely liked that!  


Brooks and his Gigi

Knox and Daddy watching the train! This was probably five seconds before Brooks decided to touch the train and derailed it! 

Ava had her first candy cane! 

Brooks had his first candy cane too! 

Happy boy! 

Knoxie had a little accident at school and hit his head on the corner of the door!  Poor baby!

He would only get close enough to snatch a candy cane! 

And give a high five!
They gave us rain checks for the train ride but we never got the chance to go back for a ride!  Maybe next year!  

Friday, December 28, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

This year I put my tree up earlier than I ever have!  I think it was up a week before Thanksgiving! It might stay up until February!  I hate taking decorations down!  In the past I have put up three trees; a silver tree, a black tree, and a purple tree!  B hates it! ha This year I borrowed a traditional green tree from Gigi that she wasn't using! I missed having a tree in the kitchen so I put up a smaller white tree too!   

The babies just couldn't help themselves!  As soon as they saw this tree they started taking the ornaments off.  So only the top half of the tree is decorated! 

Thank goodness Poppy was in town when I put the tree up because half of the lights were out and he was able to fix them!  He also set our tree up on a timer.  Little Brooks wanted to help! 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pre-Santa Pics

These are a few more pre-santa pics I snapped with my phone! 

I love these little cuties! 



My little princess!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lights on the Square!

Saturday night we all went to the square to show the Parkers the fun lights! 

Silly girl!

The boys!

Tripp and Santa!  

Merry Christmas! 
(I think Knox thought he was going in Santa's lap! He freaked! And who knows where Brooksy's shoe was!)

Snuggling with her daddy!

Tripp and his mommy!

His funny face is back! 

There's the smile I love! 

Pony rides are our favorite!  My three might be making an appearance on the Party Time Pony facebook page and pamphlets soon! 

This little cowboy looked uneasy! 

Ava acted so excited to get on a pony and then when we put her on this happened! 

Big Boy!

My rodeo queen pulled it together and waved to the crowd eventually!

I love this!  I think Brooks was like, "Who the heck are you mister?!"
I have a feeling this won't be our last trip to the square this season!  It's just too fun! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I decided I couldn't not include the Santa pic in our Christmas card this year!  It just makes me laugh!  I was able to add it to the back of our card! I actually took the picture on the front!  It's almost impossible to get a picture of all three babies smiling, that's in focus, where no one has a bruise on their face, etc...  I was pretty proud of myself for snapping this one!  It did require a little photo shopping to get rid of coco's tail and a chair! ha Oh and to make Knox's hair look a little less nappy!  

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Santa Train

Saturday was Christmas family fun day!  We got it started Saturday morning bright and early! We all went to the train station in Springdale to ride the Christmas train with Santa!  We hadn't planned on going but Brandon's cousin gave him tickets they weren't going to use and we thought it would be fun for the kids!  I'm so glad we went! 

Brooksy and Daddy!  I'm so glad I brought snacks! 

The Parkers!

We were all a little sleepy and looking pretty rough! ha 

If you give Knox a box of raisins you won't hear a peep out of him for hours.  

Love the look on his face when the train started moving! 

I tried to snap some pictures for Madeline's mommy since she was home sick!  Leslie, I think in this picture Madeline was squealing!  She was having lots of fun! 

The train really didn't really go that far but I don't think the kids knew the difference! They were having fun! 

Just enjoying the scenery!

This little boy almost fell asleep on the train!  Five seconds in a car or a train (apparently) and he is out! He gets that from his mommy! 

My sad attempt at a group picture!

Love this girl! 

Miss Priss wanted to keep her eye on Santa!  I think she likes him from afar! ha 

I love love love the look on Knox's face! He wanted to make sure Santa didn't get too close! 

Santa, Mrs Claus, Stevie and Tripp

Love this little boy!

Silly girl! 

Brooksy has a new best friend!  He loves Sarah!

This girl has attitude for days!  She definitely knows what she wants!  She decided she didn't want to wear her shoes so no shoes for Ava!  I'm sure all the other parents thought I was parent of the year for taking my child out with bare feet!

Then she decided she needed a song book to sing carols.. She looks a little confused!  It might have been because her book was upside down! ha

She loved waving to everyone outside when we pulled into the station!  It was the cutest thing ever!

She looks so sweet but she can be so rotten! ha

Family fun day is never complete until someone has a temper tantrum and rolls on the floor!  I think Knox was a little sad the train ride was over! ha  

Love her!

When we got off the train Frosty was waiting for us!  Ava loved frosty!  She rubbed his tummy and laughed and tried to grab his nose! ha 
It was such a fun morning!  We will definitely be back next year!