Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

2010 was a big year for the Gonzalez's

Carlos: Got a new job.
Heather: Had a new baby.
Abby Grace: Started Kindergarten
Charlie: Had strep throat 8 times, so he finally had his tonsils removed (fyi: Abby did also!)
Elianna: Laughed for the first time on Christmas day!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Sending love from our family to yours!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elianna's Blessing Day

It's been so long since I have updated my blog, it's a bit overwhelming to figure out where to start playing catch-up.

If you missed the big announcement, Elianna Lynn Gonzalez joined our family on September 28th (several days later than expected!) Big sister LOVES her, and big brother is finding new and exciting way to demand his fare share of attention!

This past Sunday we blessed little Ellianna, and as it happened to turn out her Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Tom were in town. As by shear coincidence my Aunt Carol and Uncle Gary were visiting cousins Kat and Jenn from Oregan. So we had quite the family gathering! It was really a fun day!!

The whole crew.

The Glades and Gonzalezs

All the Gonzalezs

And our little family, who isn't so little anymore!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tractor Days

The kids love getting rides on the lawn tractor. As it turns out the neighbor friends were over and they each waited patiently for their turn to have a ride on the tractor around the house.

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These days my kids favorite TV show is "A Minute to Win it!" For FHE the other night we came up with our own challenge to play. On top of the pile of flour was a fruit loop. Each family member had their turn to slice of a portion of the flour, until the flour pile falls. Then the person who caused the fall has to retrieve the fruit loop with the mouth. It was great fun!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Easter, better late than never

What is Easter without Easter eggs? Good thing we made them!

Abby was thrilled that the Easter bunny left her a Merliah doll!

Looks like Charlie was in "a mood". My favorite part of this photo are his green hands from coloring eggs!

They clean up pretty nice!
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Sure do love these cute kids!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pre-Easter Fun

For both of my blog readers, I'm sorry for my lack of blogging as of late. I have not done a great job fitting in any non-essentials in our life. Good news in that we are all quite healthy and happy.

Today the kids both had Easter parties at their preschool classes. I saw these cute cupcakes several weeks ago, and have been waiting for an occasion to make them. The Easter Party was the perfect occasion!

Look at my cute helpers!

Aren't the colors amazing! :)

The finished product!!!! It was a great hit!

Abby Grace hunting for eggs.

Wow, she did well for herself!

Good friends.

Cute girls!

Charlie's party spread!

Charlie's face as he spots the eggs for the first time!

Don't we look like twins? ha ha ha

The whole class

There you have it, proof we are alive and kicking! On top of it all, we are having fun this Easter holiday season!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

My cute kiddos


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Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Holiday Report

I cannot believe how quickly we flew through the holidays this year! The Glades got together this Christmas, and in true Glade style it was complicated! Most of us flew into Wichita and spent several days at my parents house.

Here we all are at Scotch and Sirlion, which by the way has the best prime rib you will EVER eat!

My brother Rob and his family recently moved to Oklahoma City. Due to Rob's work schedule and lack of seniority, he was the lucky ENT on call the entire week of Christmas. It would not do to have Christmas without Rob, Mel and TJ. . . so we packed up the party and drove down to their house.

We have decided that the Glade's have magical powers! Christmas of 2007 it snowed 11 inches the day we all arrived. On Christmas Eve day Oklahoma City had 14 in of snow, which is the most snowfall in one day in recorded history! AND it was the first White Christmas since 1844. The city was so unprepared for the storm pretty much everything was shut down for DAYS! I cannot think of a nicer group to be stuck with!

Here is Rob and Mel's house on Christmas Morning.

My little Georgia babies could not wait to get out there to play. Notice Charlie signature "lean" that he does all the time these days. Funny kid!

California Hailey even had fun out in the snow.

Christmas morning was hectic and magical. The traditional Glade stockings were started by my Grandma Glade. As we have added family members Grandma Sandy has kept up the tradition and made similar ones.

Abby must have been a very good girl this year.

Charlie's last minute good behavior paid off! Notice the nervous dog hiding behind Carlos while Charlie had the controls of the remote controlled dinosaur.

Mel made these CUTE aprons for us, problem is that I don't want to get it dirty.

The 14inches of snow in an area that does not typically get snow resulted in 4 days of being stuck inside. Good thing the boys had Rock Band!

The casualty of the game was the drummer's chair. I really wished I had my camera out when Rob broke it. PRICELESS!

Look how excited we all are to finally be getting out of the house!

And finally I could not resist posting this picture. Charlie was sent to our room for time out, and when we went to check on him 5 minutes later we found him fast asleep (sticky face and all.) It is in these rare quiet moments I am reminded that he is a little angel.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I look forward to hearing from you in this new year, if only to check in on your blogs!