Saturday, December 25, 2010

Juggling Lessons

Cameron got juggling balls for Christmas and Derrik agreed  to teach him how to juggle.  I got a short video of their lesson tonight.

Christmas concert

Both Ethan and Cameron got paper jamz guitars for Christmas and Ashton got a new microphone.  So, it seemed like the perfect time for the band to put on a conert for us, don't you think?

Christmas Morning

True to our agreement, the boys did not wake us up until 6 a.m.  Unfortunately, they had been waking each other up starting around 4 a.m., just to let each other know it was almost time to get up.  Anyway, the boys ripped  through the presents and I did my best to capture the moments on camera as they happened so fast.  We enjoyed monkey bread for breakfast and played with our new toys all day! 

Cameron and his paper jamz guitar

Ethan is thrilled over his new MP3 player
Ashton's in love with Super Mario Wii!

Christmas Eve

On Christmas eve, the boys received their Christmas pajamas and we made hot chocolate and climbed in the car to go and look at lights.  The area that has the best lights includes about 30 minutes of stop-and-go traffic as people wait to drive through.  The boys got a tad antsy in the car, but it's always worth it.  Once we got home, we set out a snack for Santa and then went to bed!  The boys were not to wake us up until 6 a.m.!
Cameron's letter to Santa

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Found this rainbow on our drive to Apple Valley on Sunday.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rainy Holiday Sing-Along

Cameron the elf

Ashton singing in the rain

Ethan grinning on stage
We attended the school's annual holiday sing-along.  Unfortunately, it was raining (spitting) outside and the school has no building large enough to hold all the students, staff and parents.  So we stood in the rain and watched.  It didn't seem, though, that the kids even noticed!  They had a blast.  Cameron had a special part where he got to sing and dance as one of Santa's elves.  I caught a quick video of his part.  (He's in the brown jacket on the right side.)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Candlelight Christmas Concerts

Ethan and I performed at church's Candlelight Christmas concerts this last weekend.  He performed with his WOW choir and I performed with a quartet that assisted the choir and orchestra.  We did three performances over three days.  Whew!  But what a special honor to share the stage with my oldest son!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ashton's award

Ashton received the "effort" award at school today.  We are so proud of him!

Settling the Parents in Apple Valley

The older Hubbards have officially relocated to Apple Valley and we headed over there last weekend to help them finish getting settled and helping them decorate their place for Christmas.  We love their new little house and are so excited for them!
Decorating the new tree

Ashton using the stockings as "stockings"
A finished sleigh before it collapsed

Creating gingerbread "sleighs"

Ashton eating too much frosting

The older boys enjoying the path behind the house

Ashton's our New Cleaning Guy

 Ashton got an itch to do some cleaning for us last week.  He stood at the sink for a long time and "washed" some dishes and then decided to use my dish brush to scrub the floor.  We all got a good laugh (and wet socks!) watching his determination.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas tree set-up

Yep, he's almost as tall as our tree-almost five feet tall.  The boys set our tree up on Friday.

Thanksgiving craft time

We added a little fun to our typical Thanksgiving this year.  We created "pilgrim mobiles" that hang from the ceiling. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lego recreation

A few years ago, Ethan was given the Lego police station set.  I helped him put it together over two or three days.  He went "Godzilla" on it one day and it was back to pieces in a bin of other lego sets.  Well, Cameron asked me to help him reassemble it.  Thankfully, the instructions can be found online and we were able to rebuild it.  Ashton and Cameron spent several hours enjoying it.  Now, let's see if we can keep it together this time!

Happy Birthday, Derrik!

We honored Derrik a few weeks back on his 37th birthday!  He and I went clothes shopping and then the whole family went out for a birthday dinner. 

Friday, November 05, 2010

Halloween 2010

We started our Halloween festivities at our school's carnival.
Cameron as an alien, Ashton as Darth Vader and Ethan as a Ninja
We made some cookies,
carved some pumpkins,

roasted some seeds,
and hit the neighborhood for TRICK OR TREATING!

Singing in church

The boys all sang in the services last weekend.  Here they are, all dressed up.


We had jersey day during our "Red Ribbon: Say No to Drugs" week at school.  All three boys were decked out in K-State purple!

Park Outing

Here are some pictures I took from an afternoon outing to the park.  We're still experiencing warm weather here but fall is definitely on the way!