Monday, December 28, 2009

Well it has happened...


1.) Yes that is gum in Kaylinn's hair. Thankfully it wasn't at the scalp!

2.) The next story is something that I have feared since becoming a mother. I locked all 3 kids in the car last Tuesday. We had just pulled into the driveway from running errands to take naps. I jumped out of the car, pushed what I thought was the unlock button, threw my keys on my seat, and closed the door. I pulled on John David's door and just went numb as it didn't open. Even though I was at home both sets of keys were locked in my car (long story but lets just say I am mom of 3 small children who doesn't always think clearly...I use to be a very responsible person before kids). Anyways, I then preceded to bribe, threaten and coerce Kaylinn in getting out of her car seat. She can unbuckle the top but can't quite muster the strength for the bottom button. After many tears and discussion, she looked at me with exhaustion and yelled, "Call 9-9-1 mommy, call 9-9-1...the police can help us!" I am guessing they have talked about 9-1-1 at school because I know I sure haven't. I don't know if makes me a bad mom for not wanting to call 911, but I really didn't want sirens blaring and I wasn't too sure they wouldn't call CPS or write me a ticket. The kids did eventually get out of the car. David called AAA for me...I did hesitate a brief second about going inside a getting a few things done while my children were strapped in their car seats, but I thought it might look bad if the triple A guy had to knock on my door with the kids still in the car. To say the least I am thankful it was a cold day, and I was parked in my garage. Lissie fussed a little but went to sleep. John David was busy playing with his cars. Kaylinn, however, was very disappointed the police didn't rescue her.


Just thought I'd post my Thanksgiving pictures before I do my Christmas post!

John David wearing his fall hat after nap.
Kaylinn's bday was the day after her last day of MDO before the break. She was very excited about her hat.
We took snacks to school...K and 4 cookies.

I split time going back and forth between Kaylinn and John David's classrooms.

This year we had Thanksgiving with my family at the 4-O.

Since we weren't going to be at the 4-O for Christmas we did our gingerbread house contest. We divide into teams and do our best to shine. Boogie was super excited KK was on her team (Kaylinn usually eats about half the candy that is supposed to go on the house).

Here is Kaylinn with her house...she was so proud! Kind of looks like it belongs in a Dr. Seuss book.

My team was made up of my cousin Beau, sis in-law Ashley, myself and John David. We decided to go with a red-neck log cabin complete with a satellite dish, tires in the yard and tin roof.

Two teams took it to a new level by adding real trees and electricity.
One team even made a little pet dog. Each team wins a prize and it always is SO much FUN!

Lissie enjoyed a little pumpkin pie herself.

My brother Jarod brought bache again this year, and we had a blast playing.

Kaylinn in her Thanksgiving attire.

Meemaw with the two newest family members. You wouldn't know it by looking at them but Cullen is a month younger than his cousin, Lissie.