Thursday, December 13, 2012

One big holiday post…

Well we’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays.  The boys went on their annual ‘pick out a tree with Papa trip’. It was a spur of the moment thing, I was still trying to get myself amped up for the season.  They literally jumped in the car with their play clothes on and went, we left Chunk home sleeping. IMG_4024IMG_4025IMG_4026IMG_4027

Isn’t my mom pretty?IMG_4028IMG_4030IMG_4031IMG_4034

And that’s as far as we got with that.

A few days later we went to see the Big Guy in the Red Suit and have they boys’ picture taken. The face painting is their favorite part, the lady who does these is phenomenal. I have her card if anyone wants her info. All of the artwork went on the arms this year, since Santa hadn’t yet arrived and the moms didn’t exactly want Batman on their faces for their pictures.



This elf held the Naughty and Nice Lists and Monkey was determined to find out which list he was on.


Checking his teeth to make sure Monkey’s been brushing. IMG_4067IMG_4068

Checking his ears to make sure he’s been cleaning and bathing. Needless to say, he made it to the Nice list. Mom says, “Barely!”IMG_4069IMG_4076IMG_4086IMG_4091

Next up Mission Inn:


World’s Largest Mistletoe as registered by Guinness.


Real live reindeer for the kids to see.IMG_4108


And of course, everyone, except Daddy’s favorite stop: Casey's Cupcakes.


Twenty bucks later everyone was on a sugar high and the boys were ready to leave.



Saturday, December 8, 2012

I just can’t get it together.

November just flew by, as have all of the months this year. Seriously -though… there just was not time for this little blog here. I think it will  be one of my New Years Resolutions to get back on the blogging bandwagon. Anyhow, without further ado here is what Team Dunbar has been up to.

Monkey got Student of the Month for Achievement in Math. We are really pleased with his teacher this year and she just loves him. IMG_3235IMG_3238IMG_3261IMG_3271IMG_3273

That same week Monkey got to celebrate his birthday at school.


The Bogster had his bi-annual EKG. His heart continues to grow and not show any stress which is really good. He has a new Pediatric Cardiologist, which wants to see him more often just because he wants to keep a closer look on him. This doctor has three little girls the same ages as my boys and he had great parent mannerisms, made me feel better. (Notice the crazy paint on the walls, the hospital wing was being re-vamped that same week.)


We had Monkey’s birthday celebration. It was one of those last minute things where I texted all of his friends moms’ and was like “Hey come play we’re celebrating Monkey’s birthday with Nerf guns and snacks.” It was all little boys and one little girl, notice the one donut that was different, he chose it for her. And then his mom forgot to buy birthday candles, so we improvised.IMG_3346IMG_3352IMG_3357IMG_3377IMG_3384

Bogie got his first haircut at the barber shop. He’s been begging for a year, so I finally consented, but told him “No spikes!” IMG_3419IMG_3415IMG_3420IMG_3422

Chunk got the back of his neck and side burns cleaned up.IMG_3454IMG_3462

My Grandpa passed away the week before Thanksgiving. He passed at home and is now in the arms of Jesus, which I am so thankful for. He doesn’t have to endure any more pain physically (or emotionally for that matter.) His ceremony was very moving, he was a Korean War Veteran, so he had the gun salute and the bugler. Oh my, that bugler is so sad.

My grandpa and grandma were married for almost sixty years and had eight kids, almost thirty grandkids and tons of great-grandkids.

We took some family shots on Thanksgiving. I am bound and determined to get my photos on the holidays before the festivities begin, otherwise I’ve learned, they just don’t happen. 



And that concludes most of the November. It’s only December 8th, I’m not that far behind, am I?

PS: I’m on instagram now at ladynmen.