Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mackey's first movie... The Tale of Despereaux. We just tried to keep her well fed. She did ok (catch the tone)! The gang
The Elephant Game. It is so cute, it shots butterflies out and you have to catch them in your net.
Happy Birthday Coila!
The foursome... Mackey (2 years), Paxton (3 1/2 years), Drew (2 1/2 years) and Jake ( 8 months)
Tonya the cook. Doesn't she look so 1950's?
Mackey after being on Christmas overload...she was in her own little world.
Not scared Anymore
Mackey of course with a baby and wearing her new sunglasses...Kirby got a matching pair.
Mackey with her baby stuff...she can be a mommy now too. She can use her baby carrier instead of Paxton's football helmet to carry her babies.
The beloved Batman Cave
The dollhouse
Hiding from Spike...he eventually warmed up and now loves him.
Paxton seeing Spike for the first time
Santa was Here!!! He even brought Kirby and shirt and a pillow for lounging.
The 6ft 1957 Slot car track...I am not sure who had more fun Paxton or PatPat and Rusty
The finished product...she was so proud of herself
We let her do her own make-up...with real make-up
Mackey can ring up all you long as you only need change in $1, $5, or $10 increments
Mackey holding her horse stable
The coveted Race Track...this present was long awaited for. This is the 1957 Slot Car race track. PatPat had the same one.
Mackey let Rusty borrow her hat
The fake Dallas sky line...pretty impressive
Waiting to go in the Train Exhibit...they have their engineer hats on in preparation for taking off.
Northpark Mall with Best Friends.
This year Christmas was so much fun. After we did some creative story telling to Paxton about Santa and the reason that he discovered Mackey's Santa gift in our closet upstairs (that he has never ventured into) ,we were ready to celebrate. The story goes that Santa brought the gift early because the doll house was too big for Santa's toy bag and he was afraid that the weight might hurt Rudolph's back...he was going to put it together when he dropped off Paxton's gift that night. He seemed to buy the story without much hesitation. We were able to meet up with the Williams and go to the Northpark train exhibit and then go to eat. Christmas week was spent cleaning, cooking, and spending time with family. We celebrated the Searight Christmas Christmas Eve and went to the church service which was awesome and then ate a good Christmas meal and opened presents. Paxton was of course thrilled when he saw that SueSue and PatPat had got him the race track that he had carried a picture of the advertisement for days showing everyone. The paper looked like a treasure map from hundreds of years ago. Christmas morning Rusty and I woke up really early to shower and get things lit up and ready. Mackey had woke up at 4am that morning so she was of course ready to see what "Ho,Ho,Ho" had brought her. Paxton was so surprised to see Spike the remote controlled dinosaur...little did we know that once it was turned on he would be deathly afraid of it. That morning SueSue, PatPat and GG brought over the famous sausage bread and we played with all the new toys. The Batman cave was also a hit. That afternoon the Liberty City gang arrived and we had another Christmas...what blessed children we have. Lots of family to love on them and be excited to give/overwhelm them with presents. We opened presents with the Cox family. Paxton was excited about the Diego rescue cave and of course Mackey loved the shopping cart. I was a little jealous of her baby doll that sat still and patiently in the front of the cart. I am not sure why Mackey thought that is where babies sit since she never has. She is into walking and being a terror at the store. We had a great Christmas dinner...ham, rolls, homemade sweet potato casserole, and a great fruit salad. I was really proud of myself for the dinner. Friday am we headed to Dave and Busters and played arcade games. Later that night we headed to Mattito's Cantina for Coila's B-day celebration. We had a great Christmas and loved spending so much time with family and each other. I was so thrilled to have Rusty all week to run errands, do my honey do lists, and hang out with. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!!


rackersfamily said...

Where are you going to put all those toys? Your kids raked it in!! Mackey looks so grown up. Hopefully, we can get together soon. miss you guys!

Lindi said...

Hi, I stumbled on your blog and I was reading past posts and noticed you went camping in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Do you have family there? I was born and raised in Broken Bow. Its so beatiful at the lake and the train ride in October is awesome, I used to work it when I was in FFA in High School. You have adorable children.

Katy said...

Just realized we have the same background!
fyi--Target has alot of Batman stuff in the $1 section right now. Well, at least they do in Waco!;)
miss y'all!