Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tim takes one for the team...

It's that time of year again...time for Tim to take one for the team...
See...a few years ago we were brainstorming how to increase our popcorn sales with the Cub Scouts.
We thought it would be a great idea to create a contest where each person gets an entry and the winners from each den get to Pie the Cubmaster in the Face.
And it went well....really well....
In fact...this year...we sold the most popcorn EVER!
Of course this translated into the most pies thrown EVER!
And he was OK with that....he really was....
Even when his own son got in on the action...
He even gave advice to them on how to get a better throw...
And then this happened...
Poor Tim...Hahahahaha!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Playing on Blackhawk Ice....

Austin was so excited. Today is the day he gets to play sled hockey on Blackhawk Ice. Of course it meant a full day for us of traveling down to the United Center but it was so worth every minute.
They went down into the locker room like the real players and suited up.
They didn't even let us go with him...I was a nervous wreck!
When they came out onto the ice he was beaming! And then they showed up on the jumbo tron...so cool!!
A bunch of friends and family were there to see him play.
He did really well considering he just started playing this year and is only a junior member of the team.
He even tried to cross check an older player...
It was kind of funny.
After his game, we stayed to see his first Blackhawks game...which he loved of course.
Austin is my hero!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

And we call him the Baby Whisperer...

Shawn loves babies.
There's no denying it.
And they love him back.
We call him the Baby Whisperer.
I love him so.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A funny thing...

So my friend comes over and is sitting there looking at my Christmas stockings. Suddenly, she jumps up and rearranges them on the hooks to spell out B E A S T. I think she plays a few too many word games.
Another gluten free creation!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Austin's First Reconcilliation

Even though I am not very religious, it is really cool to see my children go through the same rituals that I did as a child. This weekend Austin made his First Reconcilliation.
My boys are growing up so fast I can't hardly stand it.
And this girl too...she was just a baby yesterday.
Not the best photo of me but the only one I have...
Austin and his Godparents.
My boy...I love him so much!!
The guys.
In the spring he makes his first communion. How exciting!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

What not to wear Part 2...

Lord help my delicate sensibilities...I can't take it!!

The snowman project...

Dad and Austin went out to build a snowman. This is what they came up with. Slightly creepy.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas tree decorating with the Cub Scouts...

This year our cub scouts adopted Christmas trees at Cosley Zoo.
Our whole family went to decorate the tree.
Another great photo op in the snow!
Tim and his Webelos den. It's hard to believe that these guys were all little Tiger scouts not that long ago.
And now they're takin' on the Cubmaster!
This guy is already a wolf scout.
And this girl....I don't know about her...she is something else!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Snow day...

I love taking pictures in the snow.
Something about that white background is so pretty.
And it's so nice to see the kids outside making snow forts and snowmen.
I love these guys!!
I can't remember if I ever posted a pic of the house completed so here it is...that is one loooong house there at the end of the cul de sac...that's for sure...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Caroling...

This is my favorite Cub Scout event. I love to watch the faces of the residents when the kids start singing.
And to see how some of the scouts interact with the residents is such a joy.
I think this is a win-win for sure!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas at our house...

Finally got all of our decorations up...
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
I love Christmas!!
It makes my house feel so warm and cosy.
Come on over and check it out...