Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving. Our thanksgiving started when Brea went with her Grandma and Papa to Alabama (I was thankful to get a little break:) They came and got her on a Saturday. We left for Montgomery the following Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). We had wonderful food and a great time! We didn't do much after we ate or the next day. Just layed around and watched basketball.
Grandma Julia feeding Christa

Christa and Chelsea doing wordsearch books.

We did go to Chuck E Cheese so the lil ones could play. Christa had a blast! When Chuck E came out to greet the kids, Christa ran..It was so funny..I don't know what she is going to do with the Santa Clause this year. I have never see the look on her face before. She was terrified!

Chelsea and Christa at Chuck E Cheese

We came home Saturday because Charlemagne had his first ball game. They won that one. Needless to say it was a long day that day and we were all wore out!

Sunday we went to church and spent the rest of the day with one of our friends, Wanda. She is such a good person and sort of took the girls in. We played Christmas music and hung out by the tree. I posted a video of Christa dancing with Brea. She just grabbed her and started dancing, and what's so funny, Brea liked it.

I hope you can tell and that its not to dark. You can hear Brea in the background..

So Monday rolled around and Charlemagne is back at work and I am back at home with the girls. We got my kitchen painted RED. It looks so good! And thanks again, Wanda, for the help..(I told you she was such a good friend:) You can kind of see my walls in the next picture of Christa.
I also stayed up till 2 in the morning trying to finish my paper I procrastinated on it. BUT, it is done and so is the class. I am so relieved to finish this class and start a new one! I have a 2 week break and then start my next one. When I started this Masters degree I doubted myself, and now I am 3 classes away from finishing. It really has gone by so fast. I am trying to get a position next year so I don't have to student teach. If that don't work out then I will student teach in August for 12 weeks and be done with my degree! I'm so ready!

And then we come to today (Tuesday). I tried to feed Brea some cereal today. She did ok. I think she only swallowed one spoon, the rest she spit out. But I remember with christa it just takes time. I also kept one of my friend's girls, Kiera. We took all of the girls
to the Christmas parade here.
Brea after we fed her..She is growing up to fast!!
Kiera and Christa eating lunch

Christa has taken over Brea's toys..She wouldn't play with them when she was small enough to. I just had to put this picture up.

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Christmas will be here before we know it. I can't wait. Christa is going to have so much fun this year.

My plans for Christmas (so far):
--I think my Grandmother is going to come in a couple of weeks and stay with us for a week and then my mom, dad, and hopefully brother and fam will come the following weekend to have our Christmas.
--Charlemagne's family is coming to have Christmas with us the week of Christmas.
--When Christmas comes around it is time for the Sweet South Basketball Tournament. We have 32 teams from all around and out of state to come and play. It is 3 days of great basketball! We are so busy with that we are wore out every night. But it is fun to put it together.
--The last day of the tourny is New Years. So we will be spending that at home.

Christmas time is so busy for everyone. We are Thankful for everything in our lives and then Christmas we get to spend time with family again. It s the best time of year!!

I've rambled on enough so until Next time....
Oh! I also posted the rest of the pictures on our web site...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas will be here before we know it...

I know its kind of early but me and Christa put our tree up last night. It was really her first time of helping put it up. She would do something for a second and then find something else to do. Then I would do something different and she would help then find something else to do. She has such a short attention span (but don't all kids at this age:). It was also her bed time so she was real sleepy. I posted some pictures of us putting it up.

On the other hand, Brea has gone to Montgomery with the grandparents. They wanted to keep her by herself since they kept Christa by herself. I forgot how it was with just us and Christa. It has been so quiet around the house but it is kind of nice to have a break. Brea is so demanding at this age that I forgot what it was like not to have to feed a baby every 4 hours! I miss her and we will go and pick her back up when we go to AL for Thanksgiving. Me and Christa have been having a good time. Today we went to our friend, Wanda, hair shop and played. Christa loves to get her hair done there and plays with the rollers. We lost track of time and stayed there ALL day! But now we are back home and I really need to start to clean before Charlemagne gets home from basketball practice. I posted some pictures of us and the tree..So until next time, take care....
She was helping put the limbs on

Then she had to get under the tree

She also helped with the beads

and the ornaments

"yay!" she put it on all by herself:)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

You Have to watch this

My friend (and neighbor:), Heather, posted this to her blog and I just had to pass it on! You have to watch it. It made me start tearing up! It is a powerful message to everyone!

Take care!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Its been a while

This is just an update on what's goin on in the Gibbons household. Charlemagne has been busy with basketball..And when I say busy I mean busy! He leaves for school int he morning around 7:30 and doesn't get home till 9:00 at night...(and that's on a good night) Their first game is this Thursday..So it will be over before we know it...I'm ready!! I am ready to see my husband again:) But that's what I get for being a basketball coach's wife..But I do love it and I love basketball so that helps a lot! Also, I have started workouts for my volleyball girls. This is my chance to get back in shape to. I am excited! Its just 2 days a week so its not to bad.

Me, Christa, and Brea just got back from seeing my parents in TN today. We had a wonderful time! Didn't do much but lay around. That feels good when its 50 degrees and dropping (and this was during the day) Christa is to funny and so much fun to just sit back and watch. She is starting to say more words or at least trying. Brea is smiling so much! She has grown so fast and is such a good baby. I began wondering about her because I think she had a little colic until I changed her bottles and she has gotten so much better about crying in the evening. Now she only cries when she needs something. I will try and post some pictures up from our trip soon.

Other than that, this is what's been going on. Not much, just staying busy with basketball, workouts, and of course the girls...Oh and the holidays coming up. We are going to AL for Thanksgiving and staying home for Christmas..These are my two favorite holidays because they both involve family. So until next time, everyone take care!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Our little Chef (takes after her daddy)

This was way to cute! I had to share it..You know she takes after her daddy!! I don't know if you can hear it at the end but she says "mmm, good"

& excuse my voice (I hate hearing myself talk) plus I'm sick:)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some videos from Halloween...

Here are some pictures from Halloween and ZooBoo..I hope you can see them. I know they are dark..

Christa trick or treating

Christa jumping on the MoonWalk at ZooBoo

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween in Montgomery

Brea's first Halloween

Brea didn't want any part in the pictures

The only way we could get her to sit was to give her a sucker

I know its been a while since I have written. I have been in Montgomery for Halloween and my college alumni volleyball game...For Halloween, Me, Christa, and Dr. Gibbons (Papa) went to the Montgomery Zoo for ZooBoo. The kids dressed up and got to play games. They had a scary ride through the zoo for the kids who liked scary stuff and a hay ride for the lil ones. We went on the hay ride. Christa had a great time!! When I say great, I mean GREAT!! She didn't want to leave. When we got to the car, I got in and they opened her door. She started waving at me and trying to shut her door. It was the most funniest thing ever. We finally got her in the car and she fell asleep before we got out of the parking lot...Here are a few pics from the ZooBoo...
Papa, Christa, Me at ZooBoo

Choosing which duck she wants

She loved the Moon Walk..I had to trick her to get her off

On Halloween night we went trick or treating with Sarah and Zach Underwood. This was Christa's first time actually trick or treating herself. We went last year but I had to push her in the stroller. This year she got to walk door to door herself. She had a blast! Zach taught her how to walk up to the door and ring the door bell. Of course she wouldn't say "Trick or treat"..She still can't really talk that good. The first house she went to she wanted to hold the candy. She held it until she didn't have anymore hands, then she figured out that's what her bag was for. She always wants do do things herself. You can't tell her anything...After she let them put the candy in her bag, she would run to the next house. If you have never seen her run it is hilarious!! Here are a few pic from Trick or Treating....I will try and post the video to...If I can figure out how..

Zach and Christa waiting

Christa wants her candy

The next day, I had my Faulkner University Volleyball Alumni game. It was fun to see all the girls I played with..Here are some pics of me and some of the girls..Some of them was on Halloween night...

The Alumni

Me and my bestest friend, Jesse!!

Halloween Party with some of the Alumni