Friday, December 24, 2010

Clayton's First Football Game!

Clayton went to his first U of I football game this fall. It was the Illinois vs. Ohio State game and it was actually a close game. Clayton was a little tired/getting sick and it rained. We had fun though! I think there had just been a bad play when I took the first picture. Go Illini!

Grants Farm (Cramming in Posts)

Well, I am cramming in as many posts before we hit 2011. We went to Grants farm this fall. The kids had a blast. Clayton loved the carousel. He may look like he enjoyed feeding the goats, but he had a huge melt down. He will tell you to this day about how the goats were eating his legs. We got to see some beautiful Clydesdale's. Oh and every adult gets a few free beers! Always a plus! :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Flashback-Kate's 2nd Birthday

Thanksgiving weekend, on our way home from Justin's parents we got to attend Kate's 2nd Birthday. I realized I didn't get any pics of Kate. She is the one by the closet in the pic of all the kids. :) I was pretty much trying to keep up with my children. Kids birthday parties are like a workout! Both Maddie and Clayton had a ton of fun playing with everyone and Megan had a yummy activity of decorating donuts. Clayton loved that!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Santa at Cabelas!

What we learned about Santa this year:

1. Clayton is big talk and no follow through. He talked a big game about sitting on Santa's lap and then wanted nothing to do with it.

2. Even if he didn't want to sit on his lap, he had no problem giving him his list or taking a candy cane!

3. He liked the reindeer better than Santa.

4. Cabelas is the place to go. No line and free. (No Santa did not have a gun, although he was in a camo lounge chair)

Cookies Take 1 & Take 2

Clayton and Daddy made some sugar cookies a couple weekends ago. See first 2 pics. They had a few issues and ended up with more of a blob of cookies than anything else. You can see they still celebrated their baking! This last weekend we had a retake and things went much better! Clayton liked to sneak tastes of the icing and of course wanted to use yellow, his favorite color. He liked the gingerbread man cookie cutter the best.
It is so funny to watch these two together.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Eating Food Food for the First Time!

I am a stickler (ha, I am sure hard to believe) and didn't feed my kids anything but breast milk until the were 6 months. So finally in October Maddie got to have her first food, some oatmeal! Clayton wanted to participate. It was pretty funny and I think she seemed to like it better the first time than he did. The first picture is pretty classic. I think she was excited. :)

Can you say ham?!?!?

Madeline's Baptism

Back in time to September, we had Madeline baptised. It was a very nice service and our families were able to be there and we had a great lunch afterwards. Maddie wore her Super Aunt Barb's dress and looked adorable. Big brother loved having everyone around.