Archive for December, 2011


new photo shoot!

Seriously, I can’t get over how cute she is in this winter coat!  To see more, click here!


Christmas parties for the kids!

We’ve been busy the last few days attending Christmas parties for the kids!  Ella had a ballet Christmas party where she got to perform a short Nutcracker dance on stage!

And last night, the kids had a Christmas party at our church, the Austin Stone.
First we watched a musical of sorts.

Rilyn is mesmerized. I would be too when this is on stage, and he is rapping!

Then the kids had a snowball fight outside with jumbo marshmallows!

I’m pretty sure Asher just got pegged in the back!

There was cookie decorating, crafting, and of course, a dance party room!

James and Rilyn bustin’ a move!
work it girl!

new photo shoot!

I took some fun family photos with this sweet family yesterday at the Long Center downtown! Click here to see more!


feliz navidad!

Rilyn had her 2nd grade Christmas music performance on Thursday evening.  She was so excited (and a little nervous too.)  Of course, she did great!   Her favorite song to sing was Feliz Navidad, probably because she thinks she knows Spanish now.  🙂

The next day was Rilyn’s class Christmas party! I am the home room mom this year which is super fun! I got the kids fun foam gingerbread houses to make!


preschool Christmas musical extravaganza!

Or maybe not.

But whatever it was, it was sure cute.  Asher was dressed as a shepherd.  He sang about 2 of the 5 songs, but he didn’t cry this time!  He definitely has a habit of putting his fingers in his mouth when he is nervous!  And we might of bribed him with a new car if he didn’t cry (like he did last year).  🙂

James made a quick video to recap the show for us!

This is my favorite picture because, well, it really speaks for itself.  (By the way, he did this hand motion because it was the part in the 12 days of Christmas song when you sing “5 Golden Rings!”

what’s that saying?  Speak no evil, hear no evil, pick no evil?  🙂

This is Asher walking down the aisle to go to the stage. Here he starts with the hands in the mouth and he just looks nervous!

Almost a cry after the audience clapped loudly for them, but he kept it together. I’m pretty sure at this point James dangled the car in the audience so he could see it.

keep. it. together.
wise men, shepherds, animals, Mary and Joseph


Even though we don’t believe in Santa Claus in our house, I still think it’s fun to take pictures with him every year.  It’s like taking pictures next to Mickey Mouse!  When I told Asher we were going to take pictures with Santa, he immediately started freaking out and saying no.  I showed him pictures from last year where he was smiling with Santa.  He still wasn’t buying it.  So, I bribed him with a lollipop.  That worked.  Well, it got him to walk in and go to Santa.  However, it did not get him to smile.  I guess I should of been more specific when I said, “Don’t cry.”  Next year, I’ll have to say, “Don’t pull your face down.”  Anyway, he was technically obeying me.  He wasn’t crying.  So, he got his lollipop after our visit!

After our “all smiles” posed pictures, I let them talk to the big guy with the very fake beard.

Rilyn told him, “you can get me whatever you want to get me.”

I love this next shot. You can tell without seeing Asher’s face that he is excited to tell Santa something. Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas and Asher responded, “a lollipop.” This boy has a one track mind!


may your day be merry and bright

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