Friday, November 30, 2007

I have been off all week and have been having a blast doing "mommy things" with Cody. Here we are making Christmas Candy today. We don't have much for later, because most of it was eaten right off the wax paper. We had a great time making memories!
Below are picture of Chris and Cody playing t-ball. It was one of those wonderful mommy moments, when you see your husband and child bonding and all seems right with the world. It reminded me how truly blessed I am!
I am really getting excited about the Williamsburg Grand Illumination this weekend. Since I haven't been at work, I haven't seen my emails. Jen was kind enough to send out an informational email today. If you need any more information, feel free to call her or myself. It looks like the weather will be nice that day. I can't wait!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade

Saturday night was the Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade. Chris, Cody and I went. I hadn't been in years. We had such a great time as a family. At first Cody was not sure what all the fuss was about, but after he saw the first horse, he was totally in to it.
Things I forgot:
*That I put Cody's gloves IN his diaper bag, so I put mine on him and let my hands freeze. Once we got back to the car and I found them, I felt like a retard.
*To pick a place to meet the Schrodts. We never found them, put were both able to have a great time on our own.
*My camera. I could have kicked myself. Hence no pictures! :)
Things I remembered:
*Lots of layers!
Things I loved:
*Seeing the twinkle in Cody's eye at his first real glimpse of Christmas! He recognized Santa. He loved the huge balloons. The horses were without a doubt his favorite! He waved until his arm was about to fall off.
*Amazing family time.
*Getting to walk down the middle of Waterside Drive. It was so weird!
We will definitely go back next year! What a blast!
Last weekend, we went to Raleigh with Joe, Jen, Erin and Anna. We had a great time and the kids were so great. The weather was perfect and the kids got to play outside a lot! We always love our time down there with our dear friends! Thank you for having us and we look forward to next time!


Erin sitting at the table eating her breakfast like a good girl while this was going on...

Our last morning there. It was so cute to see them all sitting together watching cartoons. It lasted like 1 minute! :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hallelujah Harvest

Well another Hallelujah Havest has come and gone. I have to admit this was my favorite year by far. It was so relaxed and easy. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. I want to thank all of you who helped this year. Especially the guys who came up after church to help set up. And thank you to their wives who gave up that family time for them to go. We couldn't have done it without our hundreds of volunteers! Thank You!

So Cody hated his costume! My mom brought him up to the church for the event with him in one arm and the costume in the other. Chris and I had to manhandle him into the outfit. He sobbed the whole time. Once he had it on, he was ok, just don't try to put the hood on! He didn't really get the whole idea of trunk-or-treating, but he did get the idea of candy. I would tell him "Just one piece of candy" and he would look and me and go "Twoooo?" It's the only number he knows. Good thing he doesn't know ten. :) So here are the only pictures we got this year. Here's to better luck next year.

My Little Monkey

The only picture we got with the hood on!

Erin in the Moon Bounce.


We got pictures done today. This is my favorite!