Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mia's First Birthday

On Saturday We celebrated Mia's First Birthday. She turned one on the 18th. She is getting so big already.
Mia in her pretty Birthday outfit.
Mia enjoying her number 1 cake. She loved every bit of it. daddy gave me ice cream too.
Happy birthday to a sweet little girl. We love you very much.

Christmas with Memaw and Papaw

On friday We had a little Christmas with Mewmaw and Papaw. They came up early for Mia's First Birthday and to see Kathleen and Jon's new house. They want ed to enjoy christmas with the kids and watch them open their gifts.

This is Landry's new binki when he can't find his. It's the duck' head he likes the most.
Landon Opening his gift.

Laramie opening her gift.

A webkinz Unicorn she has been asking for. Thanks Aunt Debbie and Uncle Ricky. You did good.

Laramie, Memaw, Landry, Papaw, And Landon

Landry's First Christmas Party

Landry had his first Christmas Party at school. We all bought gifts and exchange them with friends. LAndry loved to open his gifts. He had so much fun.

Landry opening his present.
His friend Dawson opening his gift.

Mommy and Landry with the bear that his teachers gave him for christmas.

Enjoying his first cup cupcake. He wasn't sure what to do wtih it buthe figured it out very quickly.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Laramie's Christmas Program

Last Thursday Laramie had her Christmas Program at Krause Elementary. The whole third grade performed Christmas songs. They were not the traditional christmas songs,but they were very cute. Here our some of the songs they perfomed.
" Rules for Christmas"
"Hip Hop Turkeys"
"Oh Hanukkah"
"Red and Green"
"Blitzen's Boogie"
"Everlasting Friutcake"
"Jingle Jive"
"Christmas Wishes"
"Have A Happy Holiday"
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

Laramie is at the top Middle of the picture Preparing to sing.
Laramie Pointing at me.

Laramie smiling

The whole third grade singing at there program.
Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa Armstrong and Grandma and Grandpa Dootie for coming from out of town to see her perform. She was very glad you all came to see her sing.
They performed it twice that day once at 2:30 and again at 7:00. Then Mrs. Young treated them to Christmas caroling and took them to see" The Prince and the Frog."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Some Resolution

Laramie has had trouble in reading and math since the first grade. I have been asking all a long for the school district to test her for dyslexia. They didn't think she needed to be tested because she always improved over the year, and never fell back. Well this year I started off fighting for her again and after failing math and her self esteem was in the gutter. We had her in every help class she could be in I finally convinced them to follow through with the testing. Guess What? She has Dyslexia. Now they have pulled out all the special classes she was in and have put her in dyslexic classes. When I found out I was so happy and so mad at the same time because I think a lot of this could have been prevented. She has two wonderful teacher this year and she actually looks forward to going to school now. She told her psycolgist that she liked reading and math now. Which she has never said before. I asked her later why she said that "If it was because she understood it" or "If it because her teacher are helping her better". She said her teacher help her understand and take the time to make sure she gets it. Thia is something we have never had before. Yes, I feel she has always had OK teacher with one exception, but she really loves these two ladies and we have seen a lot of improvement.

Trimming the Tree

We put up our christmas tree last week. The kids had fun putting all the oranments on the tree. Landon was really excited about putting the christmas tree. Landry wasn't sure what was happening but loves the lights. Laramie everything about christmas.

Landry watching all the action at the christmas tree.
Laramie enjoying putting all the oranments on the tree.

Landon putting all the oranments on one branch

Finding the oranments.

7 months old

I'm a little late updating this. Landry is now seven months old and it's hard to believe. He started to sit up at 6 1/2 months. No teeth yet but I think they are on their way. He has been realyy drooling . He is a very laid back baby. He only cries if he is hungry or is tired.

Im sitting up like a big boy!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Poinsettia Celebration

On Sunday We went to the Poinsetta Festival here in Brenham. This is a festival we try to go to every year and see Santa Claus and the pretty poinsettias. They are always beatuiful. We take a family picture here every year.

Landon in front of a small Poinsetta .
Laramie in front of a 6ft. Poinsettia Tree.

Landon and Laramie in the Stage Coach.

Laramie in the Stage Coach.

Landon in the Stage Coach.

The Zelenka Family With Santa Claus.

The Zelenka Family

Landry's First Picture with Santa Claus.

Landon, Laramie, and Landry with Santa Claus.

Landry was captivated with Santa Claus.

Our beautiful kids with Santa Claus.

Christ Lutheran's Thanksgiving Feast

Last week we had a Thanksgiving Feast at our school and the children got to sing a song with their classes. Landon was eager to get up there and sing. But all he said once he got up there is "Sing Louder".

Landon with his friend Amelia and Matthew.
Landon and Matthew

Landon after it was all over.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma Dootie

Yesterday we went to College Station to celebrate Grandma Dootie's 62nd birthday. We enjoyed dinner with the family at The Olive Garden. Then we went back to her house to have cake and let her open gifts. We have a very nice time. All the grandchildren were there so we got a picture with Grandma.

Abby, Landon, Grandma Dootie(Kathy), Mia, Laramie and Landry

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

Jeramie and I decided to make Landon's costume because we were unable to find a Tin Man costume this year. I think it turned out pretty good if I say so myself. We had lots of people say how cute he was.
Our Little Tin Man
Our Little Dorothy

Our Little Scarecrow

The Wizard Of Oz Kids

We had fun trick or treating at a few houses. Then we went to the fairgrounds to enjoy the Halloween festival at the Washingto County Fair Grounds. This is put on by area churches and the kids had a blast. They have lots of games and candy for the kids to enjoy.

Pumpkin Carving

The finished products.

We enjoyed carving pumpkins with the kids yesterday morning. They had a real fun time.

Landon wasn't to sure about the inside of the pumpkin

Landry watching patiently wanting to get his hands in there.

Daddy handles the knife.

Laramie wasn't thirlled about cleaning th pumpkin either but she did it.