Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Festivities

We have been busy this holiday season. And I decided that I should post something before Christmas is upon us! Bobby has enjoyed so many different activities this year from decorating the tree to making graham cracker houses with his friends. Sue was brave enough to have all of us (11 toddlers and mommies) over for this activity! It was totally chaotic but definitely fun. Unfortunately, Bobby's architect and graham cracker mason(me) was not very good, and our house did not last long. But we have learned from our mistakes and will do better next year...I hope!

We have searched out a tree, deocorated the house and had fun looking for the Elf on the shelf each morning.

We also went to the Holiday Express at Pullen Park with our friends the Thomenius's. Bobby had a great time...a train and lights...what more could a little boy want!! The wait in line was a bit much for him, but overall, it was a great experience.

And finally, I went to a cookie exchange with my friends...without any kids! It was such a great evening being able to relax and enjoy some mommy time...thanks Heather. Although, it seemed that all we talked about were the little ones:)

We hope that everyone has a great Christmas and I will post more at the end of the week! Merry Christmas.

Getting the house ready

The graham cracker house adventure

Riding the carousel

Riding the Holiday Express

My contribution to the cookie exchange

The entire spread

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

A week late, but better late than never. We had a great Thanksgiving weekend. As usual, we headed to Wilmington, and it was wonderful to be able to see just about the entire family. On both sides, both mine and Sam's.

We had lunch on Thursday at the Godwin Camp. It was great because I think that it was the first time that just about everyone was there. Needless to say, the boys had a blast running around outside, playing on the tractors, with each other and going for rides with Poppy. And for some, even some hunting was to be had.

We were also able to spend a lot of time with my family, so that was great too. We have so much to be thankful for, and I am reminded every time that we are with such loving family.

The Longs with Great Grandma Alice

The Longs

The Longs with Great Grandma Sarah

And of course, the Foy family photo shoot

Riding in the hay wagon with Aunt Betty

GG and Poppy with their boys