Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I can't believe I've been at this blogging thing for two years now.  I absolutely love it and look forward to posting each week.  Thanks to all of those who read and follow our blog!  I pray that you will all have a blessed Christmas a wonderful 2011.

Family Pictures 2010

We had our yearly family pictures taken in October by JJ Barrington.  Here they are!

Congratulations, Skye!

My youngest sister, Skye, graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing on Saturday, December 18.  She went through school in 3 1/2 years, but plans to go back and work on a master's degree.  Here are some pictures of the big day!

Clint, Wil, Linda, Don, Kade, Layton, Babe & Harley

The Purple Poo was even in attendance, which the boys loved.  The Purple Poo is a secret organization at Tarleton that promotes spirit.

The sun was really bright where we gathered, so everyone is squinting in the next few pictures.

Layton is really into taking pictures right now, whether it be his play camera, a real camera or a cell phone.  He had everyone posing both inside the gymnasium and....

outside.  He would tell people, "Y'all get together."  We got a big laugh out of him.

Here is what Kade spent his time doing while we were taking pictures.  I know this isn't safe at all...

After the graduation we went and had lunch.  The restaurant even had their menus covered with Skye's accomplishment.

The delicious ice cream cake my mom had Skye made.

Congratulations, Skye!  We are all very proud of you and look forward to seeing what else you accomplish in life.

Christmas with Papa Steve

The boys had an early Christmas with Papa Steve on Friday, December 17.  They received clothing, toys and a Pillow Pet.  Layton's favorite item is a rodeo play set he received and Kade's is the Pillow Pet.  It is extremely soft!  Clint and I had to be in W.F. for several hours, so Papa Steve & Kay kept the boys and let them open their presents, therefore, I wasn't able to snap pics of the actual unwrapping of the gifts.  Here is a pic I snapped of the McAdams men.

Kade's Christmas Party

Kade's classroom Christmas party was on Friday, December 17.  I was unable to attend his party, also, but Babers took plenty of pictures for me.  I get to be the room mother this year, which I'm so excited about, so we planned a snowman theme party.

Kade & his friend, C.

The kids made stockings and filled them with gifts for each other.  Here is Kade going through his goodies.

The ornaments another mom and I made for the kids.

The snowman cupcake treat.

This is the adorable Christmas tree that Kade's teacher, Mrs. Stroebel, had in her room.

Cute snowman balloon.

Layton's Christmas Party

Layton had his pre-school Christmas party on December 13.  I was unable to attend, but Babers snapped these pictures for me.  I figured Layton would be afraid of Santa Claus, but to my surprise he wasn't.