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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

Another Halloween is in the books! One of the things we most look forward to every year at this time is the pumpkin carving contest at the boys' school. They have had some great entries in the past:


This year's ideas were just as impressive, although this was the first time they didn't get a ribbon. They are still winners in my book! 

Jordan's robot

Nathan's working clock
The gears are already turning for next year's contest and we will have a third participant as Isaiah will be in Kindergarten.

Halloween night was equally exciting, the boys experienced their first year of Trick or Treating. In the past we have always attended the Harvest Festival at our church but the twins were sick this year so I stayed home with them and Jeremy took the oldest guys out. They had an absolute blast and are in their rooms trading candy as I type. Hope you all had a happy Halloween as well!







Saturday, August 9, 2014

My Top 10 Must Have Baby Items for Boy/Girl Twins

It's been so, so long! We will have to catch up another time but I wanted to share with you my list of the Top 10 Must Have Baby Items for Boy/Girl Twins. You can check it out over at Every Best Of:

http://everybestof.com/1798-Top+Ten+Must+Have+Baby+Items+for+BoyGirl+Twins

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pin-spired Teacher Gifts

With the last day of school upon us before Winter Break, I have spent the week putting together little gifts to let the people in my kids school life know how much we appreciate them. All of these ideas where pinned to my Random Acts of Kindness board on Pinterest, so make sure to come follow along if you want to see what other gift ideas catch my eye!


Samuel has been seeing a physical therapist for a few months now and she makes the trek out to our house every week to do his therapy and is so good with not only him but our other kids, so we wanted to give her a little Christmas gift to thank her for all she does. This gift idea came from Taylored Expressions (where you can find the free printable tag to go with it) and includes some cozy socks and a bottle of nail polish. I put it in this cute Christmas tin I got for $0.99 at Walgreens:


The only people who spend anywhere near as much time with Nathan and Jordan as I do, are their teachers. We so appreciate the hard work they put in each and every day to teach and care for our boys so it was the least we could do to send along this small token of thanks. These tins full of Snickers and Almond Joy along with the tag that says To A Year Full Of Snickers and Joy is from Lil' Luna, head over there to get the free printable.





Finally, we wanted to pass along some Christmas wishes to the man who has the big task of picking up and dropping off our boys each and every day. This printable is actually a postcard meant for a mailman, but I cut off just the main message and crossed out mail to replace it with kids. Some M&M treats for the bus driver, as inspired by Who Arted?:


While none of these gifts were over the top or about to break the bank, I think it is the thought that counts. Taking a moment to thank someone important in your life, even in a small way, is the least we can do to show our gratitude. Hope you have been Pin-spired to do the same for those special people that surround you and your love ones!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Elfie 2013 - week 2


Another week into December means another week of Elfie's holiday fun. Here's what he has been up to:

That naughty elf tp'd our tree!
A book tower - mad skills, Elfie :)
Ever feel like someone is watching you?
Elfie brought the goodies to make Sugar Cone Christmas Trees
A little Rock 'em Sock 'em with Samuel's dog
Elfie, you are NO angel!
Want to see what he was up to last week? Click the picture to check out last week's post:
http://chrystal-lewis.blogspot.com/2013/12/elfie-week-1-2013-change-title.html

Friday, December 6, 2013

Elfie 2013 - week 1


Elfie's back and up to his old antics again! We have had a fun first week hunting him down each morning. Check out what he has been up to:
Trying to blend into the boys' room to keep an eye on them!
"Hanging out" in the boys' bathroom
A mini-marshmallow message
Pretending to be Samuel....silly elf!
Family Movie Night - Elfie brought Arthur Christmas (I heard it was only $4 on Amazon ;) ) and instructions for mom to make homemade brownies with the popcorn

Want to see how he made his entrance this year? Check out my post on the North Pole Breakfast he surprised us with:






http://chrystal-lewis.blogspot.com/2013/12/north-pole-breakfast-2013.html

Sunday, December 1, 2013

North Pole Breakfast 2013

Our mischievous elf friend, Elfie, has officially made his debut and decided to surprise us with a North Pole Breakfast to kick off this Christmas season.
The boys came out this morning to find a note that Nathan promptly read aloud to his siblings.
They practiced their best "CHEERS" while I put together all the goodies that Elfie had been gracious enough to bring for our special breakfast.
He brought all their favorite special treats - strawberries, sausage, donuts and eggnog. Oh boy!
There is so much to be thankful for on this December morning, so we remembered to say grace before digging in to the feast.
Be on the lookout for all the creative, messy, silly things this elf is likely to have in store for us this year. Happy December everyone!

**This is our second experience with a North Pole Breakfast. If you want to read about the first one, check it out HERE.**



Friday, November 29, 2013

Elfie flashback

It's almost that time again.....Elfie is set to arrive on Sunday and the boys are already anticipating the big day. Last year I didn't get around to posting about Elfie so I thought I would share some of our favorite pictures from his last visit:

Walking on the ceiling....that naughty elf left footprints!

Spidey Elf! Can you spot him?

A yearly favorite - hiding in the tree.

Helping himself to some nuts

Looks like Elfie had a hard time getting to sleep so his good friend Buzz helped him by reading a bedtime story :)
Some more Elfie fun from previous years:
- Elfie, Elfie, Elfie
- More Elf Antics
- Elfie's First Week
- North Pole Breakfast
- Elfie's Trip Is Coming to an End
- What's That Elf Been Up To
- Elfie Update
- Elfie is Here (how Elfie came to be in our house)

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