Sunday, December 26, 2010

merry christmas

 I am really trying to stay away from my computer for the next week, but I did want to stop in and say hello and Merry Christmas. We have had the most wonderful last few days with our families and are hoping to keep the fun coming over the coming week.

Monday, December 20, 2010

cupcake sale

Cupcake Sale
Wednesday, December 22nd!
3-5 pm
5913 Eagle Creek
North Little Rock

Chocolate with Very Dark Chocolate Frosting
Vanilla with Vanilla Bean Frosting
Chocolate with Peppermint Frosting
Cupcakes are $2 each
Get your orders of a dozen or more in today!
alisonchino at gmail dot com
We already have 250 of our 500 cupcakes sold!

home for the holidays

 On Friday the boys both had their Christmas parties and their last day of school before the Christmas break. I am so happy to have them home for the next 2 1/2 weeks of fun and family time.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

i love this guy

11 years.
Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


 It’s coming!
Our annual cupcake sale will be next Wednesday, December 22nd!
3-5 pm
Chocolate with Very Dark Chocolate Frosting
Vanilla with Vanilla Bean Frosting
Chocolate with Peppermint Frosting
This year all the money is going to World Vision.
Cupcakes are $2 each.
Email or leave me a comment if you would like to reserve some cupcakes.
We will even wrap them up for you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

gingerbread houses

 Tonight we had the Chinos over and we go in on a little of there daily Advent fun. Today's activity was gingerbread houses. Alison picked up these gingerbread kits and all of the kids were super excited.
We started out slow, trying to figure how to get them to stay together and squeezing the icing out of the provided bags.
but it really wasn't long before we were all deep in icing. i kept having to wash my hands so i could snap a few pictures.
the kiddos were all so cute.
and had a blast.
at the end we made a joke about how the kids could eat their house as long as they used no was a joke, but we had no problem getting them to play along.

Monday, December 6, 2010

my boys

 i am crazy about my kiddos! i took a few pictures of each of them a few weeks ago to include on our Christmas is always an adventure with these funny little guys.


 over Thanksgiving i got together with Bailey and Julie to make pies. I think we made 10 all together and it was super fun.
 I might even have the confidence to try it on my own now.

Monday, November 22, 2010

indian pow wow

 the fall is wonderful and full and a little hard. i feel like i have been a blogging slacker. i have kept up pretty well on my photo blog, but the family stuff has not been time. when i do have the time i struggle with where to start? do i go back and do what i missed or start from today and work backwards? i really don't know the answer, but i MUST start somewhere and so here we go. TODAY the Kindergartners had an Indian pow wow. they dressed in vest and headdresses and did special dances around a tepee.  it was super cutie.
feels like yesterday that wilson was having his pow wow.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

mcgoodens and razorbacks

 Last weekend my mom and I took the boys and headed to NWA for the football game, some shopping and a visit with great friends. On Saturday morning I photographed the McGooden family and then all of our boys (4,5,6,7 & 8) got to play. I love and really miss the McGoodens and appreciate so much how quick and easy it is to catch up. Our boys are the same way...they jump right in.
Here they are in the past...2009, 2008, 2007
 After some serious playing and some less serious shopping we headed back to the hotel and got ready to call those HOGS!
 We had a great time!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

pumpkin patch

 I am pretty committed to taking the boys to the pumpkin patch each year and it seems like now that they are in school it is hard to fit in. Two Saturdays ago we had a small window and so I jumped at it. I am pretty sure it was 90 degrees and that there were one thousand people at the pumpkin patch, I will not go back on a Saturday, but the kids really did have a great time.
 Mary Polly and Simon went along for the pumpkin picking fun.
 The kids each picked their own pumpkin, enjoyed the hay ride and hay tunnels.

 When we got home my grumpy sweet boys took a well deserved nap.
 And I put all the pumpkins on the front porch.