Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Catching up

I had a chance to catch up with some of my Georgia girls over lunch today. So nice to get to hang out with them and we try to get together every few months. These are my girls only friends, and we so enjoy our girls only trips together. We have been everywhere from the Mountains to Mexico and we have a blast. Melissa is my preggo friend and the one that has shared these last two pregnancies with me. Her son Anderson and my Mason are 3 weeks apart and this time her baby girl and my baby boy are due right around the same time...may even end up on the same day! So we had to get our picture since we have a picture with the other two precious kiddos in the womb! It was a fun day and I look forward to our next visit, which may include two sweet newborns!


It was freezing temps and snowing outside but that didn't stop these two from testing out the new gator. I watched from the window...way too cold for me!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Morning

I thought for sure this would be the year that these two would be up at the crack of dawn to see what Santa brought, but somehow we got one more year of sleeping in a little on Christmas morn. Maybe next year it will start??? Mason was so excited to see that race track...the only thing he asked for!

Braxton, checking out his stuff
DS games
Braxton is reading the letter that Dustin left them...he also left them a little present.

Racing each other
A new bike...yay!
Braxton said his favorite present was his bike. Mason said that his was his race track but I am not convinced...I have never seen a child so excited over some gym shorts. He has not taken them off since Christmas Day. Seriously he wears them underneath his jeans, pants, pajamas or whatever he is wearing for the day. I am sure that when the weather gets warm enough he will be wanting to wear them everywhere. We better stock up on some hibbett shorts and under armour for the summer :)
The best part about Christmas is the time with family. I am so blessed to be able to spend all of this break with my boys! And next year we will have another little blessing to spend the holidays with! Merry Christmas Braxton and Mason, we love you so much and we are looking forward to this new year with all of your new adventures!!

Selma Christmas

We headed to Selma after we had breakfast with my parents and played with our Santa stuff. More family, food and presents! What could be better??? The boys do love some presents and have honestly played with everything single thing they received a million times. We appreciate all the thoughtful gifts for them from all the family. They are truely blessed to have so many people that love them so much!
Present time At Mimi and Papa's Braxton got his laptop and Mason got a Gator...so excited!!

Quick pic with Mimi and Papa

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we always bake cookies for Santa. We have to wait until then otherwise we may not have any to leave him!!! It is always a fun treat for us and they enjoy any opportunity to get in the kitchen. Mason ate more than he decorated but he had a great time doing it :) Then we headed over to Nana and Papa's for some delicious dinner with the family.
Papa, with his Grands.

Me and the brother
Fabulous Piper family photo...so ready to get rid of some of that fluid :)

Baking more cookies for Santa for Avery Grace to leave out.

Present Time!!!!
Mason really enjoyed his present opening time this year...he didn't really care what was inside he just wanted to unwrap!
The kids had a blast together as they always do. They love to play together and are so WILD! But it was fun and it is always great to hear the screams and laughter of them enjoying each other.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010


I pray they stay this close forever...well allowing a little room for one more!! :)

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

That was the ending song for both programs. The boys always enjoy any opportunity for family to come to "their" school and they will talk about it for days before and after! So of course we couldn't and wouldn't miss this special opportunity. Braxton's program was short and sweet, but I would not have missed it for anything. It was their Polar Express Day, and they all wore pajamas and I am so suprised that he went with it. He is so not like that and refused to participate in pajama day last year, but this year he was good to go as long as he could wear his Alabama pants :)

Braxton, about to do his little speaking part. So suprised he wore that Santa hat too...
How can you not love 100 little 3 and 4 year olds singing together. You never know what they will do. Mason sings a little and looks a little, then sings a little and looks a little more. He has learned so much already this year and we are so blessed that his Nana and Papa help out so that he is able to attend FBC.
Mason and his fabulous teacher...God bless her!! He really loves her and she is just what he needs...she runs a pretty tight ship, so they are perfect for each other!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


The boys love getting up in the mornings and searching for Dustin. They love the game hide-and-seek so this is right up their alley. Sometimes he (Dustin) gets into a little trouble but he has been pretty good this year...so far :)
In the fridge...
Playing in the marshmallows...
Hiding in the basketball goal...
Trying to hang some lights in the kitchen...
Guess he was going to brush his teeth...
These are just a few...more to come later.

Check, Check, Check

We have a busy fun last week of school! We spent the day getting everything ready for parties, and programs!
Teacher gifts ready...check
a thousand (it felt like it anyway when we were putting the goodies in and ribbons on) gift bags for the boys' friends and neighbors...check
Clothes washed and ready...check! Camcorder and Camera batteries charged...check.
We are looking forward to this exciting week but more excited about our 2 weeks off!!!! Can't wait!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Buster Bear, Parade, Santa and Choir Program.

Busy, Busy, Busy...but I love it and this time of year. Mason started the weekend off bringing home his class mascot, Buster Bear. He had to take care of him over the weekend and take him everywhere he went. It was the perfect weekend to have him and we kept him very entertained.
Here is Buster Bear and Mason watching the parade on Saturday. The Boys before the parade began...this is in between tag-your-it and rolling down the hill.

Almost time to start...

Braxton loved catching the candy and toys and Mason hardly noticed the candy being thrown right at him...he loved looking at the floats, lights and people.

After the parade we wanted to continue with the holiday spirit and head to Bass Pro to see Santa! First year Mason has sat in his lap, he usually watches from a distance but he jumped right up there and was ready to tell him what he wanted. He wants a race track! Braxton on the other hand had his list ready in his mind and he was rehearsing the whole time we were waiting in line. He said that he wants a laptop, binnoculars, an ipod, a new wii game and so on. I believe he could go on all day...and to think a month ago he couldn't think of one thing that he wanted!

Sunday night the boys had their Christmas choir program. It was so sweet and hearing those children sing just warms the heart! They did a super job! Mason mainly looked around trying to find a familiar face in the that enormous church and I knew it as soon as he spotted his brother...and captured the moment! Huge grin on his face, and it almost looked as though he relaxed a little and enjoyed himself. He loves his brother so much!

One of Braxton's songs was Silent Night and they did sign language the whole time...very impressive! I even teared up a little watching them especially when the music stopped and they did the signing without music or singing. So glad that they were part of such a sweet service!

What a way to end an already fantastic weekend! We are looking forward to several more programs in the next few weeks. Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year?? :)