Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Advent Santas

We have had a lot of fun with these Santas! They have the numbers 1-25 in the beard area, and each day before Christmas the boys glued a cotton ball on each number - to count down to Christmas. And I'm sure you've figured out that when Santa's beard is full, it's Christmas!!! It made it a lot easier to show them how close/far away Christmas was!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Miscellaneous Christmas Pictures

I was NOT very good about taking pictures this year at our family get-togethers...so here's the small assortment of what I did get.

Uncle Dave, I told you this would be on the internet!! :)
Santa was so good to the boys this year!! They have been busy playing with all their loot the last few days...and Bill has been constantly organizing and trying to find places for all the new stuff!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!
Lots of love~
The Evans Family

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fun in the Snow!!

We had a good ol' fashioned snowball fight the other day! Well - Bill, Trey and I did...Nick was happy to just walk around eating the snow all afternoon :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Elks Christmas Party

We've had a lot of Christmas posts lately!! 'Tis the Season!

We took the boys to the Elks Christmas Party on Saturday. They had great afternoon planned for the kids! First they had a magician. My boys LOVED it, and you could hear them yelling responses back to the magician when he'd ask a question!

They had lunch, and then Santa came!! Woohoo! :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Three Bears Christmas

Thomas Edison preschool had a family day on Friday titled "A Three Bears Christmas". All the kids and families could attend, to make some crafts, listen to a story and sing some songs.

Below is the last "craft" room where they could ice and decorate a christmas cookie. Nick wouldn't stop licking the icing long enough to pose for a picture!!And Santa was waiting to talk to them at the end!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Extravaganza

Last Thursday night, Ann (below) invited us over to her house for a little Christmas party. We had a lot of fun eating good food, opening presents, and just hanging out....oh, and don't forget the girls making lotion! How Fun!! Our group consisted of myself and the boys, the Bollenbachers, and Julie West and her husband...and of course Ann, Caitlyn (sp), and Ryan.

Below Ann is displaying her gift to Steve, which had Rice Krispie Treats all over the outside (and was full of them on the inside!!!)The Bollenbachers
All the kids: Luke, Nick, Trey, Ryan & Kendall
Thank you so much Ann! We all had a great time!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple weeks. I had a problem with my camera/memory card, and lost some pictures - like decorating the tree. Seems to be working ok now...

Saturday I made a big batch of Rice Krispie Treat batter (?) and the boys shaped them into Christmas things...kind of like cookies, I guess. We all had fun with it!

This was what Nick did most of the time!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Elf Yourself 2009!!

I'm happy to present our elves for this year...like I said, this never gets old for me and I laugh everytime I watch them!!
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trey's visit with Santa

I took Trey to see Santa at Kennedy Kuhn last Saturday (Nick was with Bill in Delphos). While we were in line, he was naming off all the things he was going to tell Santa he wanted...then when it was his turn, he was too scared. We actually left and got almost back into town, when he decided he wanted to try it again. So I turned around, and he happily sat on the tractor next to Santa (There would be no sitting on his lap!) We got a picture, and some candy - but he wouldn't talk to him.

I think next time we go to see Santa, Nick definitely has to be there! He's not afraid of Santa, and gives Trey a little courage!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Shows

So I'm still crazy about Christmas shows!! I've done a little research and came up with some links for this years' schedules. ABC Family is doing their "25 Days of Christmas" again - so there's something on every night (but not always a Christmas show). I also have a link to the same website as last year that lists most channels and their times. Enjoy!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

School Pictures 2009

The boys have both had their school pictures back for about a month now...I'm just a slacker!! :)

Here they are:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Pictures

We had a very busy, but fun Thanksgiving! As always, Bill & I cooked Thanksgiving lunch for his side of the family...then we headed to Grandma Betty's for supper. These are just pictures from the Uncapher Thanksgiving because of course, I didn't take my camera down to Bill & Nancy's

I thought this was a neat picture because I got my mom and her 3 brothers all in the same picture - plus my dad & Nikki

Another shot of the family at the table
Canon & Luke
Bill, Trey & Noah
Now, the following 2 pictures have a funny story. Nikki and I were trying to take a self portrait picture of ourselves...we took the first one, and decided to try again since it was off center....

Here's what we saw after we took the picture the 2nd time!! That Nathan!! We got a good laugh out of it anyway!!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Am Thankful For....

I was tagged awhile back to do this, listing 26 things I'm thankful for - using the alphabet. I decided to wait until a little closer to Thanksgiving, and it's almost here! So here goes:

A Animals - for food, drink, companionship

B Bill Evans - He's such a great daddy & husband. I love you bunches!

C Cereal - I think I could live on it

D Dad - someone I've always looked up to

E Electricity

F Friends, and I have such great ones!

G God - There would be nothing to be thankful for without him

H Holidays - getting together with the people you care about most

I Iced Tea - one of my favorites

J Job - I'm thankful that I have one

K Knowledge

L Laughter - It's addictive, puts a smile on my face, and always makes me feel better

M Mom - who taught me so many things over the years

N Nick Evans - my wild & crazy 3 yr old!

O Old Stories - Even if they're only a couple weeks old!

P Pictures - my blog would be so boring without them!

Q Quirks - I like that everyone has them - life would be so dull if everyone was the same

R Rules - without them, it would be chaos

S Seasons - I love that we can experience all 4 seasons right here where we live.

T Trey Evans - my sweet little 5 yr old

U Umbrellas on a rainy day

V Van Wert - I truly like living here. My friends and family are here, and life would be tough
without them!

W Washer (& Dryer)

X Xtra butter on your popcorn (I know, I'm stretching here...)

Y Yukon - Things would be a lot more challenging if I couldn't drive anywhere!

Z zzz's - sleeping, and being well-rested is a great feeling

It's harder than it looks...I could list hundreds of things I'm thankful for, but the alphabet thing makes it tough!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your families, eat lots of food, watch lots of football, and don't forget to stop and think about all you have to be thankful for!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Gingerbread Junction

We took the boys up to the YWCA to make gingerbread houses this afternoon. This was the first year for us, and Grandma Cathy even came to join the fun!

Trey was very particular about his house. He kept going to the front table to check out the "sample houses" to see how he should decorate his.Nick's was just a free-for-all of candy and frosting!!
Nick's putting frosting on his house, but I'm betting he's looking to see which piece of candy to eat next!!
Nick & Grandma Cathy working hard on his house
Nick & his house
Trey & his house
A *sweet* kiss for Grandma Cathy!!
Trey's finished product (complete with mailbox)
Nick's finished product
Santa was even there! Trey wasn't so sure of him at first, then finally warmed up to him and sat on his lap...I think his little brother Nick (obviously not afraid, as you can see from the 3 inches between his face and Santa's!!) talked him into it!
What a fun day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Finally Fall!

The boys have been waiting for at least a month to rake a leaf pile to play in...well we finally did it! They had a lot of fun with it!
Most of my time was spent saying "Ready, set, GO!" and then they would take off running and dive in.