Saturday, January 19, 2008

Em's Slumber Party!

Emma had here slumber party last night. I had a house full of preadolescent girls...what was I thinking. Girls are LOUD, CRAZY, and boy are they DRAMA QUEENS:) They Really weren't that bad. They had fun and behaved liked 10 year old girls do. They played Dance Dance Revolution thanks to auntie Heather, made personal pizza's, had ice cream cake, opened present, then played High School Musical Sing It! Everyone had a blast. I think they eventually went to bed around 5 or 6am. Which worked out great since we all had to be up at 8am to be ready for cheerleading. Thank God birthdays only come once a year!

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snow Day!!!

White Christmas!!! I pray this snow stays until then. It was so beautiful to wake up to the sparkling white snow before it was disturbed by snow plows and foot prints. The kids could not wait to get out and play in the fluffy white winter surprise. After about 15 min getting everyone bundled up, they finally ventured out. Surprisingly it wasn't too cold out, especially when running around. Eli was a bit scared at first. Though curious he was a bit apprehensive of the snow. Once he realized he was safe and it was just wet and cold, he had a blast. Gracie had to completely immerse herself in it and made a couple snow angels. Emma was loving playing w/ Eli and thought it was funny to throw snowballs at her brother and sister. After about 45 minutes outside they came in to warm up, took off their snow garb, had a cookie....and yes! nap time. It's a beautiful time of year!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Time

It's Christmas time here at the Rison's. We have been busy shopping, wrapping, baking, and cleaning (altough you can't really tell). The kids are so excited and ready for Santa. Emma made a custom cookie just for Santa, and Gracie's loving all the Christmas shows, Eli loves to throw his toys in the tree! This season goes so fast so I am really trying to slow down and enjoy it all! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Happy Halloween! Today was trick or treating in our small town and though it only lasts and hour, I'm exhausted! We met up w/ Karla, Davey, and Faith at grammie Janes. Karla, Davey, Don, and I all are sick with colds and by the end of the night poor Davey and Ka progressively were getting worse :( Besides the sicky bugs trying to ruin our good time we had so much fun. I'm glad it only comes once a year though!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

PreHalloween Pictures

Today I let the kids try on their Halloween outfits so we could get some pics to Auntie La for project she's working on. I just planned on taking a couple but they looked so cute and were so excited about dressing up I gotta bunch of really good ones. The girls picked out an outfit yesterday at Walmart and both wanted to be witches. And I may be a bit biased but I think they are the cutest dang witches I ever did see. And don't even get me started on my little pumpkin... he refused to take it off the rest of the day. He thought he was sooo funny! We all can't wait for trick or treat.


Sunday, October 14, 2007


As promised we went to the applebutter fest today and I am completely exhausted! It was so crazy busy this year. And we all agreed next year the kids are staying home w/ the men. Of course we had a great time, it has become a sort of family tradition.

After we had a b-day party for cricky and grandma. So everyone went back to grammie janes for chili, pizza, and cake.

I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked but take a look at our day...

Applebutte Fest

Saturday, October 13, 2007


We are having such a great weekend. The Shilakes's are here for the apple butter fest. So today we all went to the zoo. it was such a great day for it too. It was cool but not too cold and it wasn't too busy. We got to see the Hippos fighting, the polar bears swim, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and much more. Everyone had such a great time. We had so many kids with us it got a bit confusing every once and while but they all did great and we ended up leaving with all the same ones we arrived with! Tomorrow is the Apple butter fest so I will be posting more then!

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