Archive for December, 2014

Deck the Halls!

When we bought our house, we commented how fun it would be to put a huge Christmas tree in the living room! We may not have furniture, but for the last 2 Christmases, we have gotten pretty sweet trees!

We found this year’s tree Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s tall. It’s fat. It’s crazy! I put 2400 lights on it. then put the ornaments on. Adam helped with the ornaments. We had to be careful to put anything breakable up higher. Allison is on the prowl and VERY curious! The tree looks beautiful!

Got the tree in the stand. Adam was excited to cut off the webbing

Got the tree in the stand. Adam was excited to cut off the webbing

2400 white lights and a bunch of ornaments! Love the red pops of color!

2400 white lights and a bunch of ornaments! Love the red pops of color!

I had put up the outside lights a couple weeks ago…before it got crazy cold and started snowing. After I had the tree up, I put the lighted garland on the railing. It’s my favorite decoration!

View of our house from the street. Can even see the fat tree through the window!

View of our house from the street. Can even see the fat tree through the window!

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garland on the stairway railings

garland on the stairway railings

Thanksgiving was late, so it’ll be Christmas before we know it!

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Adam is 7!

I totally believe a kiddo should feel special on his/her birthday! We tried to make that happen for Adam for his 7th birthday, and I think we succeeded!

His birthday was on Tuesday, November 25th, so he had school. I let him choose what he wanted for breakfast (pancakes!) and tried to make it special by adding candles. Then off to school he went!

Birthday breakfast was chocolate chip pancakes!

Birthday breakfast was chocolate chip pancakes!

While Adam was at school, I frosted his birthday cake. I decided to go with a Vikings theme and had kept it a secret from him.

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When I got him off the bus, the bus driver even said, “You have a birthday boy!!” I was so happy to hear that! He hopped off the bus and was wearing a birthday crown and told me his teacher had been gone for the day, but came to school to give him a birthday hug! Love that! Thanks, Mrs. G!

Adam with his crown from school and his surprise cake I made him!

Adam with his crown from school and his surprise cake I made him!

He had decided he wanted to go to Old Chicago for his birthday supper. He ate a great meal, then he was brought a chocolate chip cookie that had been baked in a pizza pan! He loved it! and so did Allison! They had matching chocolate smeared faces. :)

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That evening, he opened gifts sent by friends and family. Thank you all! He loves them! We gave him a new, bigger bike. He can’t wait to ride it in the Spring!

New, bigger bike!

New, bigger bike!

Adam had his birthday party with his friends at AirMaxx a few days before his actual birthday. Unfortunately, he had 3 friends call that morning to say they were sick and couldn’t come! But it was still a fun time! The kids enjoyed jumping on trampolines, playing glow in the dark mini golf, and going bowling. He also had a chocolate cake (that was actually super yummy!) He received more wonderful gifts and was so happy to spend time with his friends.

His AirMaxx birthday cake

His AirMaxx birthday cake

Adam's friends singing Happy birthday!

Adam’s friends singing Happy birthday!

And of course, more birthday celebrations happened on Thanksgiving! He was given even more presents and had yet another birthday cake!

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Adam was so cooperative and let me take his picture before school on his actual birthday! Sheesh! Seven years have flown by!

Our amazing 7 year old!

Our amazing 7 year old!

AND…the boys got out ice fishing for catfish the weekend before Thanksgiving! They had a great time!

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They went the following weekend as well! Adam caught a 23 incher!

I love how much he loves fishing!

I love how much he loves fishing!

We love you, Adam!! Hope you had a great birthday!

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