The boys were thrilled when it began to snow at GramMary and Papa Paul's house in Placerville. It didn't take long for Brae to start throwing snowballs at anything he could see. I love pictures of the tree and gifts before the kidos get ahold of them! Here is another picture of Brae and Case having a great time in the snow. I walked out on the porch to take this picture and saw four deer running down the street. It was quite a treat for a city girl like me. I hope each of you had a wonderful and memorable Christmas with your loved ones. We wish each of you a 2009 full of happiness and joy!
The Sanders Boys with "Papa Santa"! My children may all need counseling when they are older, but we sure have fun with my dad being Santa. Honestly, how many children can honestly say that their Papa is Santa Claus. I love my family so much! We had so much fun together at our family Christmas Party.
This was my favorite part of the parade. The toy soldiers were darling! What an awesome Papa! My dad waited for about 30 minutes in the Dumbo line with Cason. It was the cutest thing to watch them having so much fun together on the Dumbo ride. I love this picture of my mom and dad! They were so much help and such good sports! I love you both so much!
OK...So Cason was not crying because he was scared of Pluto and Mickey. He was upset because Ty stepped on his shoe and it came off. We of course had just reached the front of the line after a 10 minute wait to get our picture taken. I didn't care at that point who was crying, we were going to take the picture! This is when we were all happy!
I love the Christmas Season....for many reasons! I love to reflect on my Savior's birth and the great blessings I receive through my religious beliefs. I love to look back over the past year and count my blessings of a wonderful husband and boys, health, and the treasured memories with family and friends. I appreciate the lessons I learn from my students as well. Some who have so little have so much to give. I hope this past year has brought you great joy, laughter, and memories that you will always cherish. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Here are the boys in front of the tree. It took a lot to get this picture. When I told them to put their faces together, of course they were pushing and shoving each other. I finally got a good one though. Here is our beautiful Christmas tree. It is so special because the boys helped me decorate it. I love creating Christmas memories like these.
NOVEMBER 3, 2005.....THE DAY OUR PRINCESS ELLIE BELLE CAME TO US! WE LOVED YOU THEN AND LOVE YOU MORE WITH EACH PASSING DAY! wHERE HAS THE LAST 3 YEARS GONE? YOU BRING SO MUCH HAPPINESS AND JOY TO OUR LIVES. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRECIOUS GIRL. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
OK...so if you know me, you know I hate Halloween! It seems like it is a day of trying to tame wild children from 7am-11pm. My students are wild, my children are wild, and I am just exhausted! To top it off, Bret is working nights right now. I shouldn't complain I guess, Ty went to a friends house and Brae, Case, and I did the trick-or-treating thing. My mom is such a good sport....she came out to the house to help me with the hundreds of trick-or-treaters we get. Overall, it was a fun day! Long......but fun! Our Yankee Fan.....Braeden Michael YES!!!!This is our son....Tyler James Cason Andrew....Our Little Firefighter!
Case knew he wanted to be firefighter a couple of months ago. When we found his costume, it didn't come with pants. Thank goodness for MeMe & PaPa, they found some bib snow pants which worked perfectly. He looked adorable!
Little PeeWee loved saying he was "more than three" on the sign. He is growing up so fast too! Braeden Michael is growing so fast. We keep telling Ty to be nice to Brae because he is sure to pass him up in size.
Ty is getting so tall. He loves the fact that he can almost look me square in the eyes. I just keep reminding him that I am the boss! I love these boys so much! I treasure the time we are able to spend together as a family!
We have so much fun at the Fresno State Bulldog games. This was Cason's first game and of course he had to have his hair painted red just like his brothers. Papa Don is such a good sport. We love having him with us at the games.
I am so excited!!!!!For my birthday, Bret & the boys gave me a new laptop....and it is pink too! It is so fun to do lesson plans and write parent notes (for now at least). I wanted to tell my guys that they are the best and I love and appreciate all they do for me! I love you Bret, Ty, Brae, & Case!
Last night we went to the Fresno State vs. Hawaii Football game. This was Cason's first Bulldog Football game. He was so excited! To make it more fun, we found some red hairspray (thanks to it being almost Halloween!) and did up the boys hair. The game was horrible, as we lost in the final 10 seconds, but the boys had a great time. All they did was eat, eat, eat! including 2 bags of peanuts, 2 bags of M&M's, 3 trays of nachos, a lemonade, a bottle of water, and a soda. I think we spent more on the food than we did on the tickets.
We are so proud of Ty. He is running on the Cross-Country team for his school. At there meets they are running about 1 1/2 miles. We are thrilled to see him have the confidence to be involved in sports!
Brae looking for someone to nail with a dirt clod. Cason getting ready to run!
As a little girl, my mom and dad used to take us out to the Porterville Airport to watch the fire planes come in and refuel. Now they have passed this tradition on to us. We had so much fun watching the planes. I think the boys had more fun running through the field and throwing dirt clods at each other. SUCH BOYS!!!!
Yeah!!!! It is my 1st day of preschool! Cason is such a big boy now. He said after his first day of school, "Mommy, you should have seen all those little kids crying for their mommies!" He is so grown up. I hate it!
I am so blessed! I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful boys. We live a busy but happy life. It is full of boy stuff....baseball, football, basketball, and scouts. It can't get much better than this.