Friday, December 25, 2009

Santa Clause is Town!!!

Well actually, he came to our neighborhood.
Here he comes....
We waited outside, playing in the yard, in hopes that St. Nicholas would pass down our street.  Then, low & behold, here he came with not reindeer, but a caravan of a convertible playing Santa music, Santa, not in his sleigh, but in the back of his red pickup truck.  He was a jolly old man, with plenty of cheer and candy canes for the boys!  What fun it was to see him pass by our way.

Friday, December 11, 2009

You can take the boy out of Michigan....

But you can't take the Michigan out of the boy!These are the words that kept going through my mind, as Caleb & Josiah were outside the minute they got home & shortly after our first snowfall began.  Caleb kept saying, mom, I've Got to play in the snow & today, he asked if this was the last day the snow would be here.  Truth is, you never know when it will come or go & he has learned quickly that you MUST enjoy it while you can.  So, every available minute...he's out there, with his brother close behind.

All bundled up & ready to go!!!

The cutest toddler on the block - warm in his 1980's winter gear, thanks to our Michigan friends!!

And today...I was a little worried - didn't want to  take anyone to the dr. for a broken something.  But...It went off without a hitch & looked really fun.  There were all giggles and smiles, so must be good.

Then inside for a warm up with delicious homemade hot chocolate - Seriously, best stuff I've ever tasted!  Yummo...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Ciccones

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, starting with a friend, Becky, arriving Wednesday & blessing us with her giggly joy.

The cooking & preparing began Wednesday night with a few make ahead sides & dishes....Yummy!!

Thursday we rolled out of bed with the boys and ate a nice breakfast, then turned on the Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade!  I love the parade & the sound of the parade in the background while preparing the Thanksgiving feast.

We planned to eat about 330, so the 19lb  turkey went in the oven mid-morning.  Delish smells!!

Our friend, TJ arrived early afternoon to enjoy football with Tim and to hang out with the boys until our Feast was ready.  TJ brought over a delicious pie for us all to enjoy after dinner.

The boys napped early, then we got ready and enjoyed our delicious Feast.  It was all yummy & we enjoyed being able to share the day with our friends & family.

Josiah enjoying his special drink for Thanksgiving!  Bottoms up...

So many things to be thankful for this season, as we now anticipate and are getting ready for the birth of our Saviour!

Happy Thanksgiving...