Thursday, December 22, 2011

Let the holiday madness begin

We kicked off the holidays with a Thanksgiving program at Q's school 

Enjoying a treat as a family after the program
Q being silly with some of his friends
The day after Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year!  For the past 10 years we have always put our stuff up on that Friday and I just love the tradition!
My dad always comes over to put up his special train with the boys. 
Our elf on a Shelf also arrived.  Bernard (AKA B-Nard) is such a special part of our family & holiday.  He even brought the boys matching PJ's
Next stop was Grandma & Papa's.  Grandma started an annual cookie making day a few years ago and the kiddos just love it!
Of course Grandma made sure they had matching aprons & hats

They also did a craft.  Each kiddo made an ornament and hung it on Grandma & Papa's tree

LOOOOOVE this pic!

Silly kiddos


Hanging with friends

As you already know... I am SO behind on my blog.  I have LOTS of posts to do!  Here are a bunch of pics from all the fun things we have done with friends recently.

Hanging with Grant!  Such cuties:-)
Q had a few playdates over Thanksgiving break.  Of course the boys like to dress up and play super heros.
Q & Jacob
Q and his other friend Jacob

 Zachy tries to keep up
Annual Christmas with the Jurczyk Family.

All 8 of us piled in the new Jurczyk minivan and headed to the Vernon Hills light show.  This was def the longest we have ever waited.  The kids were getting squirmy but it was worth the wait. 
 V and I were packed in the back with all the kids
We spent last Sunday with the Kracht Family.  We headed to the train show at Botantical Gardens

My whole world!
 Silly boys
Watching the trains speed by


Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I know I am slacking on the blog... stand by for new posts coming soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Fun & Halloween 2011

What a fun October we had!!!

Here are some pics from our family pumpkin afternoon & Halloween.

We love taking a picture by this sign every year.

Last year Zachy didn't couldn't even stand, now look how big he is!
Being Silly
Just the right size

Why do I even bother trying to get a picture of them?

Instead of carving, Zachy "stickered" a pumpkin:-)

Getting ready to start carving Q's pumpkin

On Monday Q had his Halloween party at school. Two of his best buddies were also swat guys.

All the swat boys were comparing costumes

Lining up for the parade

Quintin was SERIOUS SWAT!

Thanks to my mom for making Zachy's adorable costume!!!

What a happy little prisoner....

Nevermind... he just found out he is going to jail. Check out that sad face:-(

Every year we head to my parents to trick or treat before the trick or treating starts in our neighborhood.

SURPRISE... Trick or Treat

Getting our special Halloween treats from Grandma

Every year we trick or treat with our friends that live across the street.

The boys are so adorable together!

Zac was trying to keep up