Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas 2015

Christmas and Christmas break has had all kinds of excitement.

We had a couple of play dates early in the week and went to the movies with some friends.

We had our annual Christmas Eve lunch with Gretchen and gang.  We high classed it up this year at Panera.

We drove by the house, I can't wait to decorate this front door next year.

Before heading out to church and Scott's house we sprinkled some reindeer food out.

Things are obviously a little different this year but we made the most of it.  We had a couple gifts from Santa on Christmas morning.

Trying to get the wrapping paper off- it was gift cards and tickets to see Star Wars!

Then came the best... Cooper has been asking for a certain pair of shoes for a while now. He almost cried.  Real tears in his eyes.  It was so sweet!

The Pie Face game is so fun.  Who would have thought this would have been the it game of the year  We had a lot of fun at my in-laws with it.

Silly boy!

We cashed in on our movie tickets after church on Sunday.  It was worth the wait.

Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Life and House Updates

Not for sure where to start on this update so here goes...

Cooper celebrated his birthday last month.  It went on for a full weekend.  He got to bring Cameron in for show n tell, had Chick Fil-A for lunch, celebrated at my in-laws, and a party at SIGS.

That same week Steve started a new job. He went full time at Southern Indiana Rehab, where he was PRN a couple weekends a year.  Now he is full time there, PRN at Kindred in Sellersburg, and PRN for his CareFirst Rehab, the home health he does 5-6 days a week.  He's a busy man.

Things at my mom's are coming along nicely. We've been here about 2 months now.  She finally got her tree up, much later than we would have, so it took it me a while to feel like it was Christmas. 

Cameron had his Wee Ones Christmas Party.

Both boys had their Christmas programs at school.  It's so hard in the church to get good pictures of Cameron and I didn't even get them off the camera,

Cooper's program was super fun. 

His impact group played Jingle Bells with boomwackers.

 He also got to play guitar during Jingle Bell Rock.  Him and the other two boys did a slide at the end. So cute!

Cameron got to see his Wee Ones buddy Emmett.

Finally, house updates.

In two weeks it went from this to...


A sneak peek into the bonus room.  It's much larger than we had expected.

The back.  

All of this is our backyard.  Our lot is much bigger than what we had and those trees should stay.

We've picked several things out, we have light fixtures and counter tops left. We stopped by Saturday and it's being wired for electricity and outlets and switches and duct work. Insulation is on schedule for this week and dry wall hopefully by early January.  I'm still thinking a mid-late March completion, maybe early April.  It's going quick!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Haunted Halls and Halloween

Wasn't having Halloween on a Saturday awesome?  

We kicked of the fun filled weekend with one dressing up for preschool and one having a Halloween party at school.

We were up and at 'em early Saturday morning for basketball.  Cameron is once again doing the clinics, which start at 8 am I might add, and Cooper is playing again as well.  I can tell a big difference in how Cooper plays.  

After Cooper's game we hightailed it to Bloomington for their annual Haunted Halls of Hoops.  Well it might not be an annual thing since it got cancelled last year due to players running over other players with their cars but lets forget that part.

We got in line with about 15 minutes to spare before they opened the doors.

This is where things started to go bad for Cooper. I just felt so bad for him.  He complained of his neck hurting the day before, nothing too bad just sore.  Felt sore Saturday morning, gave him some Advil and let him play basketball.  By the time we got to Bloomington he couldn't move it.  He tried and tried to have fun but as you can tell he just looked miserable.  He was up and down most of the day.  As long as his Advil hadn't worn off he was okay.  

We played a few games and got some candy before taking our seats.

This picture was tweeted out from some IU site.

Cameron was pumped just taking it all in.  Cooper perked up some once we got inside Assembly Hall but mostly kept quiet.

It was nice being this close to the floor.

They practiced before a short scrimmage.

After the scrimmage they had a parade of costumes around the court before taking a group picture.  Crean kept calling my boys Yogi and Cody since that's the jersey number they wore.  Then Yogi told Cameron he liked his jersey :)

We could have stayed to meet some players and get autographs but we were the 2nd group to go around the gym and a few more were left and both kids wanted to trick or treating at home and it was already after 4.  So off we went to grab dinner and head home.  We trick or treated around our old neighborhood before heading home.  

It wasn't our usual Halloween festivities but we made it work and had lots of fun.