Friday, December 28, 2012

Santa Came to our House!

Cody and Garrett hanging out in Mom's room while I got my camera ready before we went to go see what Santa brought them!

Oh Wow! It's a Castle!

It has Knights, and Horses, and Wow!

Oh Cool!  "Shing Shing!"

"Shing" I get you Mommy!

Cody did Santa eat the Cookies and drink the milk you left?

Oh my gosh Mom! It's all gone! :-)

Christmas Eve 2012

 Christmas this year was so much fun.  Both Cody and Garrett are old enough to be excited and know what Christmas is all about.  We had a great time and made great memories.  We spent Christmas Eve at Nan Nan and Paw Paw's house and opened gifts!  We had home made pizza (thank you Nan Nan it was delicious)

Caelan had been asking for a necklace for a while so we got him a nice cross and Brian put it together for him.

Good times with Nan Nan and Paw Paw!

 Opening presents is serious business!

 Cassidy having a great time!  

Cody was having a great time too!  I should mention that the little boys were opening gifts at the same time and Caelan was opening gifts, as well as Cassidy!  It was crazy, and fun, and hard to keep up with who was opening and what they got! :-)

Cody and Garrett busy opening gifts!

Cody our little Bad Piggie! Hehe

Garrett loves his piano!  So cute!

Yeah! finally some good pics of Caelan just being Caelan!

 Oh Wow!  Cody what do you have there?

It a LeapPad! Wow! Cool!  Thank you Grandma Robin!

Garrett loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates!  He cleaned up on Jake stuff!

Caelan was super excited to get the next book in the series he likes!

 Batman and Joker to go with my Batman helicopter!

Ohh this was the big one!  Cody wanted a motorcycle guy really bad!

Ribbons!  So fun!

Caelan needed a new jacket... he got... 3! :-)

New Lord of the Rings Lego game

Angry bird slippers!

Sweet Silly boy!

Paw Paw help I can't get it out!

Oh wow it's really hard to get out of this bag... I need lots of help!

At this point Garrett started singing the Jake and the Neverland Pirates song... which goes like this... "Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Me!!! "

I just thought this pic was kinda funny... everyone looks a little dazed!

 Peggy, John, Charla, and Ray!

Caelan why do you have a yellow balloon?  Because Mom thought she would be funny and make it hard for me to tell what was in here... Oh, that makes perfect sense.  Way to go Mom!  hehe

 I love their faces here... they were laughing about the balloons, but it is so funny!

At this point my Camera memory card was full so I was done taking pics.  Haven't gotten all the pics from everyone else... but the kiddo's were pretty much done by this point.  We had a great time and everyone is very grateful for the gifts, the time with family, and memories we made!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Scary Moment for This Mamma!

Cody had his first day of school on Monday and on Tuesday was the first day for him to ride the bus.  Cody was so excited about getting to ride the bus.  I walked him to the bus stop and watched as my little guy climbed up those stairs and into the bus.  He is growing up so fast! 

In the afternoon I had arranged with the Bus Transportation that Cody would ride the bus to the High School so my Aunt could watch him until I get off work.  Cody had a tag on his backpack so that everyone should know where he is supposed to go.  Well, things didn't go as planned.  The panick started to hit when my Aunt sent me a text message asking what route Cody was supposed to be on.  I thought hmmm I wonder if there is a problem...  Didn't hear anything more so I sent Caelan a text a little bit later... did you guys find Cody? He had just arrived at my Aunts Classroom and said I'll go check.  Well, then I get a text that Cody didn't get off the bus at the High School.  This is when real panick starts to hit!  I started calling the Bus Transportation office... couldn't get anyone... My Aunt was doing the same thing on her side...right around here my Hubby Brian sent me a message he was off from work should he pick up the boys.  I said They can't find Cody!  He started looking at the apartment.  I was just about to call the school when Brian messaged he found Cody.  He had gone on the bus to go home not to go to the High School.  Whew! Relief set in and I literally started to shake!

Now that it is over... and I have gotten everything straightened out with the school and the Bus Transportation so that Cody will get where he is supposed to be I can breathe.  I am so greatful that things worked out the way that they did.  Cody rode the bus home and our neighbor who picked up her son realized that Cody's Mom wasn't there she took him to her house and the boys played.  Cody didn't even know anything was wrong.  I am glad that he wasn't worried and that it worked out ok.  It could have been so much worse.  That said I feel for any parent that has been through anything like this!  I first was just a little panicked and as time went on I became more upset!  Thank God Cody had his Guardian Angel watching over him yesterday!

A Day of First's!

Cody in front of his school on his first day of school!
Caelan on his first day as a Freshman in High School!

This past Monday was the first day of school for two of my Kiddo's.  It was a day of firsts.  First day of High School for Caelan!  First day of Kindergarten for Cody!  It was a day filled with excitement, and nerves.  Caelan took the bus for the first time!  He said that he really likes High School and that he likes all of his teachers.  I took Cody for his first day to make sure he was settled and comfortable.  He did great and said he loved it!  Cody's Dad came all the way from Albuquerque to pick him up after school!  I thought that was awesome!  They went and got Ice Cream and later dinner!  What a special treat for Cody!  It was also a day of first for me.  The first day of many to come that I rise even earlier to make sure that everyone gets off to their detinations on time and with everything they need for the day.  It was a good day!

Cody eating breakfast
Garrett eating breakfast

Caelan didn't really want his picture taken, but I told him his Mom is a photographer... get over it! LOL

Cody is all ready to rock out at his first day of school!

Our Puppy Kira was really sure why everyone was up so early... can I go back to sleep now!

Garrett was my helper he was taking pictures too!
Cody in front of his school!  Can't believe how grown up he is!
Cody at his desk in his classroom