Friday, December 31, 2010


 The day after Christmas Racheal & I did our annual after Christmas shopping! We had a lot of fun & got lots of great bargains! I use to always go shopping with my mom & it great to carry on the tradition with Racheal since I can't do it with mom anymore! 

Then the next day we headed to Grapevine to go through ICE! We have been wanting to go for a couple of years. It was really neat, but extremely crowded. Pretty hard to do with 4 kids & take pictures.
Tree of lights on the way into ICE!
Racheal, Ryan, Rylie & Reese ready to go into ICE!

Toy solders on the way in.

Reese, Racheal, Ryan, Rylie & Daddy.

The ice slides. We had a couple of little accidents in this place!  
 There were 2 lines for the ice slides & apparently we got in the wrong one. On the way up there was ice blocks that hung out over the steps & Racheal hit her head on it going up. After we stood in line for no telling how long & got to the top there was a sign that it was the big kid/adult slides. So we had to turn around & try to squeeze by everyone. Reese slipped & rolled down several steps. She screamed & screamed, but did not get hurt at all. Guess that huge parka cushioned her fall. So we left Racheal to go down the slide by herself. She loved it & said it was so fun!  She was not even bruised the next day! It was fun, but we will have to revise our plans for next year!
Racheal going down the slide.

Look at that big smile on her face!

Racheal, Rylie, Ryan, Reese & Daddy going through Snoopy's house.

The ice tunnell. Racheal thought it was pretty neat!

The ice nativity scene.

The trains. The kids loved these.

Ryan & Rylie holding hands on the way home!

Christmas 2010

 Below are pictures of the kids opening their presents from us on Christmas Eve! They had a blast opening them. Ryan new exactly what to do. Reese is so funny! She tears off tiny pieces of paper & has to have every bit of paper off of the box. Rylie was just ripping paper off & would open the boxes. Just went to the next box & started ripping. My Dad & Jerry came over & watched the kids open presents & had lunch with us. That evening we went to a candlelight service at church. It was interesting. It was the first time the trio had sat in on an actual service. They had been in there before but it was for children's programs. They did pretty good. Then we came home & got ready for Santa to make his visit.
Ryan got a Mickey shirt.

Racheal with her zebra blanket.
Ryan opening the boys Cars box for their hot wheels.

Rylie opening his present.

The triplets got triplet babies! They love them!

 We actually had all the kids in bed shortly after 7. Around 8:30, I had got to the bedroom to get my pj's on & went back into the kitchen. In walks Racheal, "Merry Christmas Mom!". I told her it wasn't Christmas yet. It was still Christmas Eve & Santa hadn't been here yet & sent her back to bed. She was up again at 5:45 wanting to know if she could go see what santa left. I told her she could! The first thing she noticed was a picture santa had left of himself in our living room. She was so excited! The trio love their tools! Rylie was so funny going through his stocking. When he would find a piece of chocolate, he would unwrap it & eat it before he would continue digging! I had chocolate wrappers all over the floor! Later that morning we headed to Randall's parents for Christmas. They all got bouncy balls & bounced all over the house. I finally had to make Rylie quit. His face was so red & was sweating!

Santa came! Rylie, Reese & Ryan's stockings.

The workbench & tools for the trio.
Racheal's presents from Santa.
New zebra sleep mask.

New zebra ear muffs & a pink beanbag that changes to purple when you sit on it.
Reese, Rylie & Ryan checking out their tools!


Rylie chowing down on chocolate.
Ryan, Rylie, Reese & Racheal Christmas morning!
Ryan eating his chocolate.
Rylie & Reese loving on cousin Maddy.
Ryan, Rylie, Racheal & Reese Christmas day at Jonesboro.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Here are some recent pics!

Rylie & Reese pulling Ryan in the toy box.

Reese, Rylie & Ryan watching their favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
Reese wearing & Rylie wearing mommy's shoes & Ryan wearing Racheal's house shoes.
Racheal the donkey ready for their musical at church.

Rylie, Ryan & Reese ready to watch big sister sing!
I could not get any good pics from where we were sitting, but Racheal is the 3rd one from the right.

Rylie, Ryan, Reese & Racheal

 The fam! Yes my eyes were closed!
Ryan, Rylie & Reese sitting on Daddy!

Racheal at school Christmas party!

Racheal, Mallori, Chase.

Racheal & Mrs. Stephens.