Our Journey to Molly


Thursday, February 13, 2014

A little of everything!

Lots has happened in these few months, so I'll update with just a few pics. Ok maybe more than a few since we went through some major holidays!! :)
I'll start with Thanksgiving...geesh that seems like forEVER ago!!
I met Molly at her preschool for thanksgiving lunch.  She was so proud to show off her school to me..and the turkey hat and placemat she made.  They also did the cutest turkey song and dance that I thought I recorded with my phone...but realized when I got home that I hit the record button twice and stopped it! BOOOO!!!

 And then on to Gage's school feast...

 And then Reed...
 And of course I'm not allowed to eat with Ben anymore.  So sad but apparently that's the 6th grade rule...no parents! :(

We normally have family in town, or go to Louisiana for Thanksgiving, but because we went to Louisiana for Christmas this year, we stayed home and made our first ever turkey and dressing....all by ourselves!!  Yes I know, hard to believe at 40 and 41 that this was our first, but it was.  And I have to admit we did a pretty good job if I must say so!  Jon proud of his smoking turkey...

And the kids surrounding the feast :)  They all gobbled down the turkey, but it was like pulling teeth to get them to eat the sides.  I have some super picky kids on my hands...minus Molly :)

Onto Christmas festivities...Molly had her first dance performance at Dickens of a Christmas, which is a festival in downtown McKinney.  Let's just say that she was feeling the love from her audience and was more devoted to waving to everyone than dancing.  Not only would she not stop waving to us, but to every single person out there that was waving and laughing at her non-stop waving.  I have to admit it was pretty funny.  She has a little mermaid performance in May.  Hopefully she won't be as enamoured with her audience :)
I do have to say, she may just be the cutest angel I've ever seen!

 Love this one... 

Family pic minus Reedy, who was spending the night with a friend..

Next up, we had some pure ICE days in Melissa!  Not snow, but just plain ole ice!  Kids played on their sleds on the ice for 3 days straight.  Now that I look back, I realize how dangerous it probably was with ice breaking the trees and all, but hindsight is 20/20.  They seriously had a BLAST sledding on it!  And thank goodness, we managed to escape with no serious injuries!

 neighbor friend, Sydney,  and Gage
 Ben and Friends...

And a video...

And then we can't forget Santa!
We've been going to him every year since Ben was a baby and I have a pic framed from each year.  I think it's one of the kids(and My) favorite things I pull out of the Christmas decor box each year.  Love seeing how they've grown each year.

Another tradition are the dreaded family pics that we all look so forward to...haha.   Ya know...kids don't want to dress up, husband asking why we do this every year and complaining about his time restraints, and the hardest part of all,...coordinating outfits!!  But I'm reminded why I do this each time I get them pics back.

So... Jen Doughty(baseballstobows.blogspot.com) has a Santa party every year, so back when she and the girl's came to visit the Texas girls this summer, we(me and Jen Newberry...cheeseburgersandchopsticks.blogspot.com, decided we were going to make it to this no matter what.  And with all of our crazy schedules, we actually managed to figure out a way to get there, and so glad we did!  We had the best time!  The girl's played non-stop and the mom's had so much fun just hanging out. Can't wait until we all get together again!

Annddd....we're off...

 Tree envy :)   Long story,  but basically Jon came home with a 4 foot tree(if that) that year, and I was a tad jealous of this monster! :))

Immediately got on their dress-up clothes :)

Molly was sitting with Nana and saw Mrs Clause and Santa come in...

And she immediately ran up and gave them a BIG ole hug!!

Story time with Mrs. Clause

Happy Birthday Jesus King Cake :)

Parade with Alexandra

They LOVED every SECOND!

I have more pics than I realized, and the kids are begging me to come watch a movie with them, so I'll finish this post and do another one soon with the rest of Christmas and Reed's 9th Bday! :)