S: Halloween 2010 to New Years Day 2011
FC: Holiday Fun from Halloween 2010 to the New Year of 2011
1: Getting ready to start our Halloween by dressing for Storybook Forest | Trey was Yoshi from Super Mario Bros. and Peyton was the Headless Horseman
2: It was off to Storybook Forest for some fun roasting marshmallows, | walking the forest, playing games and even going on a hayride.
6: Matthew and Peyton spray painted their hair pink for an orchestra concert to help raise money for breast cancer. | Silly boys
7: We had a great time at Blake's party across the street with lots of yummy food......
8: and fun games to play......
11: and to end it with busting open the big ghost pinata!
12: The newest addition to our family was born on October 4th. Here we are picking her out on October 30th. | One of the brothers. | The brother I had a hard time not taking. | Our little Pumpkin.
13: There were 4 puppies. We were 2nd on the list, so we had 3 to choose from. We never saw her sister, but they were all so cute. | When she curled up in Peyton's lap and went to sleep, we knew she was the one.
14: On Hallo-ween the kids were able to to go trick or treating to see how much 'loot' they could get.
15: After going around the neighborhood for a while, Peyton went to a halloween party where he won first place for the costume contest and trey decided he would have more fun passing out candy at the house.
16: The day was finally here.... November 13th. We were able to bring little Pumpkin home with us. She was all of about 6 pounds. | Her last day to see her mom, Stormy, and her dad, Commander. Stormy weighed 50 lbs and Commander weighed almost 80 lbs.
17: She | She did excellent during the ride home.
18: We had to make our first stop at PETCO on our way home. She did very well. | Then off to introduce her to her new backyard.
19: Her first few days at home.
20: Meeting Maggie
21: Pumpkins first trip to Debbie Riggs' house. | Can you find the puppy? | Punky girl
22: Through all of the excitement and Peyton still manages to be 'Student of the Week' at Hefner Middle School. I am so proud of him. | Then it was off to Grammy and Daddy-D's for Thanksgiving Break.
23: There's nothing like Grammy's Thanksgiving dinner. YUM! | Grammy always saves the wishbone for Peyton. What was your wish?
24: Peyton made an awesome origami turkey for the table. | Is it worth 'black friday' prices? Who cares, it's still fun! | Nothing like a little relaxation with a side a football on Daddy's lap.
25: She grew a little while we were gone. | Punky's first bath. She did pretty well. At least now she's little enough for us to keep in the bathtub. | Uh, who's the dog here?
26: Getting ready for Christmas!!! The kids always decorate the 'special''' ' tree in our bedroom with all the ornaments they have made and picked out for their yearly ornament throughout the years. | They did an awesome job!
27: This was the Christmas card we sent out this year
28: We had great fun making candies and ornaments with Karalee.
29: These were some of the most beautiful ornaments I have ever seen.
30: Waiting for Santa at North Pole City. Trey wanted to be sure he could see Santa at all times. He even picked a place he could sit on the floor to see him.
31: And finally, we were able to visit with Santa. Trey was so nervous and then excited to find out he was on the 'nice' list. He was afraid he had fought with his brother too much.
32: We tried to go on the neighborhood sleigh ride, but it rained us out. Oh well, better luck next year. | We stayed long enough to eat some cookies, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and say hello to the horses. | Peyton made me the most special birthday gift ever.... an origami ocean scene. I will cherish it forever.
33: Pumpkin is STILL growing like a weed!
34: Peyton's Christmas Orchestra Concert at HMS | Peyton and LaRonn
35: Even had a little visit from Santa
36: We had a blast making sugar cookies..... | Peyton's santa bag and sleigh
37: and the very best part... EATING THEM!
38: Trey was asked to do the announcements the last day of school before Christmas break. He was nervous, but once he took the microphone, he acted like a pro.
39: He read over his lines up until time to go. But just before the school kids came out, he was asked to read the 8 expectations. I'm not sure he understood what he agreed to until he was already committed. | He read them with no hesitation. He spoke clearly and with confidence. I was one very proud Mommy!
40: I was able to go to Trey's Christmas party at James L. Dennis. Here he is working hard on his ornament.
41: Yum! Yum! Chocolate brownie | Chase, Risa, Trey, Baleigh, Tejuan and Riley
42: This LEGO display was in downtown OKC for the holidays. The kids could build their own creation and we could look at different displays of Bricktown and parts of downtown. | Riverwalk | Bombing memorial | Thunder arena
44: The kids were able to display their creations on this shelf. | A local firefighter read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to the kids.
45: They really decorated for the holidays. It was so beautiful and you could see it from way far away.
46: We started Pumpkin in puppy school. She made a few friends. But even more funny, she found her a 'boyfriend'. Andy is the male Golden Retriever and is 2 days younger than Pumpkin. We all fell in love with Andy, especially Trey.
48: Family Christmas party at Aunt Linda's house | All of us gathered in the kitchen where there was so much yummy food to eat.
50: Peyton and I made popcorn and cranberry strings, then hung them on the tree.
51: Candle- light service at BFC on Christmas Eve
52: And finally........ Christmas Eve night was here...... | Trey made me a beautiful pillow case and wrapped up Blue and gave her to me
55: ....and the present of the year....... A NEW PHONE!!
56: Making cookies for Santa | We love you Santa!
57: We tracked Santa. His next stop was Tulsa, OK. I've never seen kids move so fast. We quickly put the cookies out and crawled in bed. | I always sing Trey a lullaby and as soon as I started he stopped me and said, "Mommy, we don't have time for that!" | from Trey
58: Santa came...... | even for Pumpkin.
59: Trey hid a candy cane on the tree to see who could find it first. Mommy won. | Then we played the 'pickle game' and Peyton won. But the gift had TWO firehorse's in it. I'm so glad they like to share.
60: We even got Daddy to make an ornament.
61: Then it was off to Nonnie and Poppy's for Christmas Day! | Trey made a very special pillowcase for Nonnie too.
62: Uncle Jeromy got Peyton a really cool pellet gun!
63: Trey knew Nonnie would love some help opening her new microwave.
64: Then it was off to Grammy and Daddy-D's......
65: First things first......
66: opening presents.........
67: and we can never forget the food!
69: Grammy and Daddy-D's 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
70: Kids having fun on New Years Eve | SCORE!!
71: But first, a little swim
72: Woo Hoo!!! | and down drops the ball
73: and a little Pictureka!!
74: Having our New Year's Black Eyed Peas! Need lots of luck this year!!
75: And finished out the year with Peyton completing the 'Pelican' from Halo. | What a fabulous year we had. I'm very excited to see what wonderful things are in store for 2011!
76: Pictures I took, but not in this book.