Monday, December 14, 2009

My Girls!

I have tears filling my eyes as I am writing this (seriously)--my last Girls Night Out! Last week, we met at PF Chang's for our last GNO of the year and my farewell. I am so blessed to have such great friends here in OK; the best!! I never thought I would feel like OK was home, but now that I do, it's time for us to move. I love you all so much and will miss you so terribly!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

Joby's class rode on the school bus to visit the YPS Administration Building today to sing Christmas carols. He was so excited to ride the bus, that singing the songs on the stage was an added bonus.

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Song

Reindeer Hokey Pokey

Joby's class

Christmas Fest

We went to Cathedral of Praise Church on Saturday night for their Christmas Fest. It was unbelievable!! Tons of great trees, lots of characters for the kids to take pictures with, hot cocoa, cookies, face painting, games, crafts, and train rides--all for FREE!

OU Orthodontic Graduation

FINALLY!! Justin graduated from his residency in orthodontics from OU on Friday. There are 4 in his class and we had a lovely ceremony and dinner at the Petroleum Club. His mom and dad flew in that afternoon to celebrate this great occasion. I can't express enough how proud I am of him. Here a few highlight shots from the graduation:

Neepa, Justin, Dr. Currier, Kyle, Rachel

Onur (great mentor and great friend) and Justin

Dave (Dad), Gloria (Mom), Jenn, Justin

Happy Birthday, Jerni!

Our sweet, sweet Jerni is now 2 years old! We are so blessed to have a loving, sweet, adorable girl. Since, she's only 2 we were able to get away with a simple party. We met the Brewer and Martin families at Chick-fil-A for a Tinkerbell party. Thanks for everyone coming out on such a cold, windy night.
Happy Birthday, Jerni!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gingerbread House

All week long in Pre-K, they have been doing different things with gingerbread men. Reading books, counting his buttons, watching them dissolve in water, Play-doh, Gingerbread memory, and today, they made their very own gingerbread house.

This is the back of Joby's head. He is in the white shirt.

Hair Raising Fun

Joby and Jerni were having fun the hair bands!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Downtown in December

The city does a great Downtown in December with all kinds of cool things. Friday night was the kick off with the tree lighting ceremony. They had carolers, dancers, and hot chocolate. When the dancers came on, Jerni kept yelling, "Barbie!" We had recently watched Barbie's Nutcracker. Anyways, it was lots of fun. The kids were so excited they just couldn't hide it!

She's so excited because she has a cup full of M&M's.

He's so excited because he got a baseball card signed by Rowdy the Redhawk.

Another great thing about Downtown in December are the free canal rides. We were pleasantly surprised at how long the ride was. The kids both fell quickly asleep as soon as we got in the car. What a great Thanksgiving break!

Orthodontics vs. Oral Surgery Turkey Bowl

This year for the Turkey Bowl, it was Ortho vs. Oral Surgery. Oral Surgery won, but I think the real winner was everyone for not getting hurt. Us wives depend on our husbands hands to make a living.

Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast

Joby's class had their Thanksgiving Feast last week.

They decorated the tables and a few of us Mom's put out all the food.

Joby's favorite was the ham roll-up.

And the cheese cubes.

They had these cute little turkey hats and did a little Tom Turkey dance for us.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pre-K Halloween Party

Joby's class had their Halloween party on Friday. They got to parade around the school in their costumes (only Pre-K and Kindergarten get to dress-up.)

Mrs. Zerby as a zebra.

Joby as Woody from Toy Story.

We had food:

We had treat bags:

We played the Cake Walk game:

We made a picture frame with our thumbprints as pumpkins:

We had lots of fun and lots of candy!

First Field Trip

Joby's first field trip this year for Pre-K was the Train Trolley Tour of El Reno. The trolley broke the day before our field trip so we rode our bus everywhere. We did a hay maze, decorated pumpkins, had lunch in a red barn, toured the El Reno Fire Station, and shot water from a fire hose. Joby had lots of firsts that day:
First bus ride--

First class photo--

First pumpkin of his choice--

High-fived a fully dressed fire fighter--

First time to shoot water from a fire hose--

This was a very crazy day. Joby had his field trip from about 8:30-1:30. Jerni went to Laurie's house (THANK YOU!) and my mom flew in from NC to visit at 12:30.

Pumpkin doughnut

Krispy Kreme had pumpkin shaped doughnuts for Halloween. Joby was super excited when he woke up one morning to find this for breakfast.

All Aboard!

Joby and Jerni creatively playing with the basketball stand. Joby would yell "Choo! Choo!" and Jerni would reply "All Aboard!"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

P is for Pumpkin

P is for Pumpkin Party! The kids had Fall Break last week and I thought it would be fun to have a pumpkin party. Everyone brought their own pumpkin and I had lots of paint and glitter glue. After painting pumpkins, we had snacks--Popcorn, Punch, Pretzels, and Pumpkin bread (all P's).