Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Everyone wide awake, Abby is fever free, and the gifts are all opened! Let's see what Santa brought the kiddos.

Santa managed to find a hippopotamus for Christmas! Just like in the song that Mrs. Monica at daycare taught Isaac to sing. :)

 Alabama t-shirts

 A Dora mermaid outfit- since Abby told Santa she wanted a mermaid tail

 Underwear!! It was a huge hit!


Cars! They go along with his Hot Wheels jumper track. (no picture, sorry)

 More trains!

 And even more trains! Andy got 2 different train sets.

 Jake and the Neverland Pirates spyglass, map and headband! I have to explain that this gift was originally brought for Andy. However, upon opening, Andy decided it wasn't his because it was not a train. Isaac was more than willing to take it for himself.

 A little diva dress!

 It fits!

With accessories from Grammy and Papa Delk!
Abby also received a Princess camping set with a tent, sleeping bag, backpack, and flashlight. (It's on her back) Abby decided that, out of everything, the flashlight was the best gift. I'll remember this for next year. 

Last but not least, here are pics from a few weeks ago. Joe bought mini trees for the kids' rooms.

Here are pics of our Christmas tree, also from a few weeks ago.

And a little video of Abby sharing the story of Jesus' birth, using the stick puppets she made in Sunday School.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Delk Christmas 2012

Yesterday we celebrated Joe's family's Christmas in Cookeville. Uncle JD, Aunt Beth and Grammy Delk did all the cooking and it was fabulous!

 Little Diva. While the boys went on a manly shopping trip after lunch, we ladies got to watch The Little Mermaid. Best idea ever! (Aunt Beth)

 Uncle Craig and Andy

 Uncle Craig and Abby

 Papa Delk and Isaac

 Daddy and Isaac (Uncle JD and Andy in the background)

Aunt Beth being fabulous

The kids, of course, made out like bandits. Abby received all things Princess- dolls, jewelry, clothes, activities. Andy and Isaac received cars (66 Hot Wheels between the 2 of them) Angry Birds outfits, Andy received trains, and Isaac received things that require batteries. (I don't see the batteries lasting long.)

Mommy and Daddy received just what we asked for- gift cards and cash!! Merry Christmas to us!! :)

Santa also answered our wishes while driving home- naps for everyone in the backseat.

Stay posted for all thing Christmas! We still have 3 more to go!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The beauty of the Nutcracker...

The convenience of my living room!

The channel Ovation has been running different versions of the Nutcracker. I love watching different versions! Some are crazy, while some are more traditional. I watch it and think, "Dang, I wish I had talent."

Abby and Andy watched it with me and they thought, "What a fun dance party!"

Here are some videos I took of Abby being a ballerina, and Andy being her break-dancing prince.

And to make this post super-cute, I'm including the twins' fall pictures. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Breakfast with Santa 2012

This is the first year we have participated in Breakfast with Santa and it was a success! These are the pictures I took. We will get the "professional" copies soon.  Mr. Petty, the photographer, got a cute one of Abby giving Santa a kiss on the cheek. :)

 The kids had a great time! We sat with Kitty and Apple John, Matt and Ben. I can see us doing this again next year!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween 2012

Once again, the Delks made our trek to our neighbors' house for some Halloween fun! Thank you, Kayla and Travis (and Ansley) for allowing everyone to invade!

Melissa came with the twins and Kayla had one of her friends with her son over as well. I didn't get pictures while we were there, but I did get some before we went over.

Their buckets were from the Ketner's Mill craft fair we visited a few weekends ago. The kids agreed that once the buckets were full, they would stop trick-or-treating!

 Andy is Thomas the Train. Aunt Jenny got us this costume at the end of the season last year for 90% off! He loved it!

 Isaac just had to be a ninja. Not sure where he got the idea, but I'm glad we found a costume!

I have to explain about Abby's costume. Originally she was going to wear the Princess dress that she wore to Julia's birthday party. However, when we went to put it on just an hour before we had to leave, we found a GIANT HOLE in the front of the dress. This might be because Abby has taken to napping in the dress. So, we made a mad dash around her room and found this ballerina leotard (that we inherited from a friend of mine) and tights (from Grammy Pat) and now she is a pretty ballerina princess! (thank you, Aunt Jenny for the crown!)

Joe took the kids trick-or-treating while I held down the fort and passed out candy. If you want any kid stories, I'm sure Joe would be happy to tell some tales at Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Silly kids

Isaac went with his class to a pumpkin patch today and he brought home a little pumpkin. He is so proud!

Here is is showing that he learned about Johnny Appleseed. This was a few weeks ago.

 He's pretending to eat an apple.

Isaac has informed us that he wants to be a ninja for Halloween. I have a Thomas the Train costume from Aunt Jenny that is just perfect for Andy. Can you guess what Abby wants to be?

She got this dress from Uncle JD last year for her birthday. She has worn it to Julia's birthday party, around the house, and to sleep in. She can wear it for Halloween too!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gramby Weekend

The weekend that began my fall break was exciting for everyone in the Delk household.

Andy got to spend the weekend with Grammy and Papa Delk. Fun was had by all! Andy loved being the center of attention! Apparently, he also loved being a song leader. :)

Abby got the spend the weekend with Aunt Boo, and Grammy and Papa Joe. Abby was in her element. She got to go shopping, be a Princess, and showed Aunt Boo what it's like living with a younger version of herself. My favorite part of this weekend was when Aunt Boo told me, "Now I understand."

Isaac got to come with Daddy and Mommy to Gramby weekend. Gramby weekend is a time when our Sunday school group gets together and invades Sharron's grandmother's house to play with guns and explosives. (fireworks)

 Isaac did a great job of telling everyone the safety rules. When the range is hot, put on your eyes and ears!

A little video of our little marksman. (Just for you, Grammy Pat!)

I am proud to say that when it was my turn to shoot (for the first time in my life) I shot the target on the first try!-- the target was an empty detergent bottle. I stopped after that since I had proven my worth.

This little one made my weekend. She loved all the action and noise! (And the attention!)

I'm sorry I didn't get a lot of pictures. We'll have to do this again next year!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy birthday, Princess Julia!

This past weekend the Delks packed up the family car are drove to Nashville to go see their favorite Princess Julia. (We only know one!)

Aunt Jenny along with Julia's grandmommy (Jason's mom, not sure what they call her) created a Princess party like none other! Needless to say, the little girls (and boys) had the best time. (And this big girl enjoyed herself too!)

Center pieces by Grandmommy Davis

Making birthday wands

Princess Abby with her wand

 Handsome Prince Isaac

 Queen Jenny

Aunt Boo and Jonathon (aka the Pied Piper. We have video!)

 Princesses Julia and Abby

 Time to eat

 Prince Isaac and Pirate Joshua

 Aunt Boo and Abby

Andy and his new BFF Jonathon

Jonathon proving his worth ;)

 Happy party people

 Arrrr matey!

 Princess and Queen

Happy cousins

Abby made a new friend!

Happy birthday, Princess Julia!!