Dennie Kids: November 30, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Getting ready for church and then a quick breakfast from Burger King
  • Graham having 2 bottles during church, Anderson playing in his class and Reagan making something to hang on the door
  • Thanksgiving lunch at Nonna's house and playing until nap time
  • An afternoon nap for everyone-including Mom!
  • Back to church and a quick change of clothes for Graham-he spit up everywhere! (and that is not an understatement)
  • Supper at McAlister's where Reagan and Anderson entertained the Nortons and Drapers
  • Home to bed for everyone

Dennie Kids: November 29, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Graham waking up Anderson, then Mom, then Reagan and then Dad. But then Reagan and Dad going back to bed in Reagan's room while the boys drank their milk and watched a movie with Mom
  • Shopping a little more this morning-Mom and Dad are really in the Christmas spirit and are trying to help the economy
  • Playing at Grannymom and Grandpa's house and then having lunch over there
  • Supervising while Dad hung Christmas lights on our roof. Reagan kept asking how Dad was going to get down and Anderson just kept shouting "jump! jump!"
  • A short afternoon nap for all of the Dennie kids and then a bite to eat
  • Watching the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Promanade
  • There was a train there but we didn't get to ride on it-but that was okay
  • Taking our picture with Maggie Moo cow
  • Watching fireworks-Graham smiled and cooed after they woke him up, Reagan shouted what colors there were and Anderson hid his head, shook and cried! (He eventually warmed up to them a little bit but wasn't crazy about them)
  • Graham meeting Santa Claus for the first time
  • Reagan and Anderson telling Santa what they wanted. They didn't want to sit in his lap but told him "choo choo" and "princess backpack" He even gave them candy!
  • Having another bite to eat at Sam's and then looking at all of the stuff (Mom loves Sam's)
  • Hanging Reagan's new picture in her room before going to bed-Mom made it but she copied off of Kennedy's and Camryn's pictures

Dennie Kids: November 28, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Waking up at Nonna and Pop's house while Mom and Dad shopped and shopped!
  • Helping Nonna make bear pancakes and playing until Mom came to pick us up
  • Decorating our very own Christmas tree-it is our "touch tree" and we can touch it all we want
  • An afternoon nap and then candy and a movie for Reagan, milk for Anderson and another bottle for Graham
  • Everyone watching the football game and Reagan crying when Dad got all excited about the final touchdown. He scared her...the boys didn't even seem to notice!
  • Supper at Cracker Barrel and then bed for Reagan and Anderson
  • Graham eating more cereal tonight-Mom was a little more patient and he had quite a bit more

Thanksgiving 2008

We started the day before 6 warming the oven for our green bean and corn casseroles. (click here for more pictures) We had to wake the kids up-as we always do when they have to wake up early. They were ready to get in the van and get to Josh's house-of course they didn't realize that it was far away. The rest of the Dennie fam had spent the night at Les' and were riding on the four wheeler when we arrived. The kids played outside and soon it was time to have lunch. Shelley had made great dressing and the turkey and ham was very good as well. After lunch Dana had projects for the kids. Then we had dessert-I had even made a turkey cake! More playing outside after lunch and then we had our December birthday celebration. Dana, Brad, Shelley and Les all opened up their birthday presents and had plenty of help from the kids. Soon, it was time for us to pack up and come back to LR for supper with the Brocks. Their Thanksgiving home-cooked meal is postponed until Sunday, so we had turkey sandwiches which was perfect for our full stomachs. The kids spent the night at the Brocks and Rob and I drove around scouting out where we would shop early in the morning!

Dennie Kids: November 27, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Loading up the van and heading to Mississippi for Thanksgiving at Josh and Zach's house
  • Reagan said she was thankful for princesses and Anderson said that he was thankful for Josh. I am sure that if Graham could talk he would say he was thankful for his bottle!
  • Anderson spending the day in Zach's room-destroying it! He played contently all by himself most of the day
  • Reagan making Christmas ornaments (thanks Aunt Dana)
  • Everyone playing outside, chasing the dog, sliding and swinging
  • Riding back home and watching a few movies on the way-but no naps for Reagan and only a short one for Anderson
  • Supper at Nonna's house-turkey sandwiches
  • Graham eating cereal for the first time-he did pretty well. He just had a few bites since Mom had forgotten how long it takes to feed a baby!
  • All the Little Dennie's spending the night at Nonna and Pops' house

Dennie Kids: November 26, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Mom working this morning and all the kids staying with Nonna
  • Playing with all of Nonna's toys and playing outside with Pops
  • Coming home for a long afternoon nap
  • Making turkey hats this afternoon
  • Reagan helping make icing for our turkey cake
  • Waiting outside on the pizza man and seeing the UPS man deliver something to our house-not once but twice!
  • Playing until baths
  • A little Thanksgiving photo shoot before bed

Dennie Kids: November 25, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Mom and Dad waking us up and wearing our pajamas over to Grannaymom's house-no school today so we get to hang out at Graham's Tuesday place
  • "Getting to ride bikes since we ate a very good lunch"-Reagan said
  • Mom asking Anderson if he fussed at Grannymom's, he said "no" then said "yes, bump"-he fussed when he bumped his chin (Mom told him that was okay to fuss then)
  • Coming home and taking an afternoon nap
  • Reagan glueing more leaves on her tree and making kool-aid
  • Anderson and Reagan making indian hats-Graham stayed up later and was able to wear his since the glue finally dried
  • Supper with Dad at Quiznos and then watching him get his haircut
  • Coming home and heading straight to bed-we were tired!

Dennie Kids: November 24, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Art project day at the Dennie house: Pilgrim's hats, letter L's, Turkeys and Trees
  • Reagan and Anderson loved glueing their leaves and stapling and showing off their turkeys (they are now hanging on the front door)...yes, a little tacky but just for a few days!
  • Graham enjoyed wearing his little Pilgrim hat
  • Reagan saying "I am just walking around with my head down, I am sad since I miss my Daddy"-we called Dad and he even came home for lunch
  • Long afternoon naps for all-Reagan woke up first and helped with the dishes
  • Meeting Dad for pizza and then a little bit of shopping
  • We had to leave the store since Anderson ran away from Mom (actually we were done shopping but they didn't know that)-he cried and cried the whole way home! He was devasted but quickly got over it with some ice cream!

Dennie Kids: November 23, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Graham waking up once last night
  • Everyone getting ready for church and Anderson watching intently so he can be the first one to see the church and shout "church"
  • Lunch at Grannymom and Grandpa's house
  • A quick afternoon nap and then helping turn the Christmas tree on and off by shouting at it!
  • Thanksgiving dinner at church and seeing Grannymom, Nonna, Grandpa, Pops and Jason
  • Back to our classes to play more during church
  • Coming home and going to bed after one more cup of milk for Anderson, a sip of milk for Reagan and another bottle for Graham (even though he had just had one at church)

Dennie Kids: November 22, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone waking up at Grandpa's after sleeping well
  • Mom and Dad picking us up to do a little bit of grocery shopping
  • Looking at our Christmas tree-Reagan and Anderson think if they say "turn on" or "turn off" the tree obeys (Robby just turns it on with the remote control)
  • Long afternoon naps for everyone but Mom-she had to wake everyone up
  • Mexican food for supper-we even had cheese dip which Reagan and Anderson love and they both tried a tomato!
  • More shopping before bed. We even went to 2 stores and played with the balls and watched the deer at Target
  • A race to put on our pajamas for bed

Dennie Kids: November 21, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone wearing our pajamas until time to leave the house-well, Reagan did have on her princess dress (which she wore all day)
  • Jelly and croisants for a mid morning snack
  • The boys sitting in a chair watching Reagan dance-they were the "watchers"
  • Shopping at Michaels. Graham screamed the entire time while Reagan and Anderson walked right behind Mom and obeyed perfectly (most of the time)
  • A little (messy) art project for Christmas...maybe
  • Taking a long afternoon nap
  • Waiting on Dad to come home while watching more dancing by Reagan
  • Spending the night at Grannymom's house-Graham's first time to stay away from Mom and Dad

Dennie Kids: November 20, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Mom and Dad having to wake everyone up for school
  • A good day at school-Reagan even came home talking about her "friend"...Shalay
  • Playing at Nonnas while picking up Graham-even walking over to see Beebee and Papaw
  • Graham sleeping and Reagan and Anderson playing chase while Mom unloaded from school
  • Supper with Dad and then watching a movie before bedtime
  • Graham being more fussy than usual tonight (and last night) but finally going to sleep!

Dennie Kids: November 19 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • A slow morning around the house
  • Reagan and Anderson shopping for groceries with their own lists-we had to fill up a box of food to give away. Reagan took it very seriously and made sure we had everything on her list while Anderson lost interest after a few minutes
  • Squeezing oranges with Nonna to make orange juice. After every squeeze, Anderson would open it to look at the orange and shout "boo"
  • Graham smiling and cooing all day long
  • Afternoon naps for all while Mom painted Reagan's picture
  • Anxiously awaiting Dad to come home
  • Supper at Cantina Laredo-Reagan and Anderson used their napkins and wiped their mouths like they knew we were at a nice restaurant. Anderson pointed at Robby's food and yelled something at his enchilada that was covered with a dark sauce and sesame seeds...we finally figured out he was shouting "doughnut" (and it did look like a chocolate covered doughnut with sprinkles)
  • Needless to say, we stopped and had Krispy Kreme on the way home

Dennie Kids: November 18, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • The boys waking up first and then Reagan hopping out of bed to see what she was missing
  • School and work for everyone-Reagan made a turkey and let her teacher paint her hand! (big deal for Reagan)
  • Eating a snack at Grannymom's house while picking up Graham-who is drooling all the time and trying to put anything he can grab in his mouth (he is ready to eat!)
  • Playing around the house while Mom got ready for bunko
  • Eating out with Dad-Anderson was so excited to get to drive the race car video games
  • Coming home and going to bed while Mom's friends were still over

Dennie Kids: November 17,2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Helping Mom straighten the house this morning
  • Dumping out all of our toys in the kitchen
  • Lunch and then naps for all-Graham even took a very long nap
  • 3 Dennie kids getting their baths
  • Pizza with Dad for supper
  • Playing around the house tonight-we love to play chase!
  • Anderson going to the potty after Dad bribed him with candy-not so much the potty but the floor! But that is a step in the right direction!

Dennie Kids: November 16, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone sleeping well in their new rooms and Dad even catching a few more zzzs in Reagan's bed after she climbed in bed with Mom
  • Sunday School for all and Anderson walking in his class without fussing!
  • Playing with "new" (or 30 year old) toys at Nonna's house after lunch
  • Walking to see Uncle Hank's big truck-it was loud and noisy
  • Afternoon naps for all-even Mom
  • Showing our new rooms to Grannymom and Grandpa
  • Back to church for more playing
  • Supper at Burger King-Reagan climbed and went down the slide many times and Mom helped Anderson up one time and it took him forever to come down the slide-and was so proud of himself!
  • Everyone back to bed in their new rooms (except Graham-he will move to Anderson's room after he is asleep)

Dennie Kids: November 15, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • A lazy Saturday morning after a good nights rest
  • Christmas shopping at Mom's favorite store (The Container Store)
  • Watching Mom and Dad put together Reagan's new bunk beds
  • Having to play at Grannymom's house since we were "too much help" for Mom and Dad
  • Everyone getting new things in their rooms-Reagan bunk beds, Anderson gets a roommate (Graham) and Mom and Dad now get their bathroom back!
  • A short afternoon nap-Reagan said she was scared because she couldn't sleep up top. She also gave Anderson her little pillow and an animal from her room and even tried to get him to choose her old crib to sleep in since it was so much fun
  • Playing with Nonna, Pops and Jason all evening long while Mom and Dad were at the Rep. A funny story from Nonna as she and Reagan said their prayers. Reagan says, "Thank you God for my new bed. Thank you God for my new blanket. And, let's see, let me sleep in my top bunk before I'm three. Oh, I'm already three!" and she laughs.

Dennie Kids: November 14, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Graham sleeping all night long last night-still no teeth but they are coming soon...UPDATE: Mom felt and I do have my two bottom teeth!
  • Laying in bed with Mom until Dad left for work
  • Playing around the house this morning
  • Anderson and Mom getting the haircut while Graham and Reagan played at Grannymom's house
  • Playing outside most of the afternoon long and then short naps
  • Driving all around town trying to meet Dad for supper
  • Pizza for supper (oops, Mom gave us pizza for lunch)
  • Walking around Target with Nonna and Pops
  • Ice cream for a quick snack before bed

Dennie Kids: November 13, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Reagan waking up first and then Anderson before getting ready for school
  • Nonna & Pops picking up Graham for the day
  • A fun day at school - everyone had a fun day
  • Mom picking us up and going to Nonna & Pops to pick up Graham and then play a little while
  • Supper before Dad got home and then meeting him in the garage
  • Reading books, playing fire trucks and then baths while Mom went to Bunko
  • One more glass of milk before going to bed

Dennie Kids: November 12, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Laying in bed on a rainy Wednesday morning-Graham woke up in the middle of the night last night (but he did sleep all evening long!)
  • Reagan and Anderson helping Mom clean this morning while Graham sat back and watched
  • Playing with Nonna-we hadn't seen her in a long time
  • Lunch and we finally finished off Mom and Dad's party tray
  • Afternoon naps for all and then playing train until Dad came home
  • Running a few errands and then pizza for supper
  • Picking out our pajamas and then heading to bed

Dennie Kids: November 11, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone sleeping until the last minute this morning-Reagan even trying to catch a few more zzzs while layin on the floor
  • Playing at school for Reagan and Anderson and Graham playing at Grannymom and Grandpa's house
  • A short movie and juice at Grannymoms before heading home
  • Making leaves and watching Super Why until Dad called
  • Running a few errands and then supper at Wendys
  • Playing for a few minutes while Mom measured us to see what rides we could ride on at Disneyworld
  • Heading to bed while dreaming off our next trip

Dennie Kids: November 10, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone sleeping late today!
  • Reagan and Anderson helping Mom make soup for tonight (and it was still good)
  • Sliding at Rock Creek with Grannymom while Mom and Graham cooked and cleaned
  • A short afternoon nap for all the kids
  • Shopping at Krogers...when we got everyone loaded in the shopping cart, Reagan asked "where are we going to put the groceries?"
  • Eating suppper with Kennedy, Camryn and Jacob-playing with all of the toys!
  • Going to bed late before school tomorrow

Dennie Kids: November 9, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Reagan waking up at 6:30 - someone please tell her it's the weekend! (Yes, dad is typing tonight)
  • Getting dressed for church (Graham sporting a new hat!) and then cinnamon toast for breakfast
  • To Mom and Dad's Sunday School class, then ours and then to Grannymom and Grandpa's for lunch
  • Home for naps and then a snack before going Krogering
  • Sunday night church and then dinner Chili's!
  • Pj's and then off to bed - we were up til 9:00!

Dennie Kids: November 8, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Reagan and Anderson playing at McDonalds with Dad for breakfast
  • Graham sleeping all night and hanging out with Mom
  • Playing around the house this morning
  • Buying Reagan a big girl bed and looking at the cakes at Sams (Reagan's favorite thing to do)
  • A short nap after lunch
  • The boys cleaning the car with Dad while Reagan and Mom went to the Children's theatre
  • Supper and then all of the fussy Dennie children went to bed early!

Dennie Kids: November 7, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone waking up and hurrying around since Mom was looking at a clock that Dad hadn't set yet
  • Making cinnamon toast for breakfast and then seeing Nonna
  • The boys playing with Nonna while Mom and Reagan were gone
  • Reagan going to the dentist for the first time-it went as well as could be expected! She came home with a present from Mom, a toothbrush and stickers
  • Lunch with Nonna-she brought us lots of grapes
  • Graham waking up when Anderson and Reagan took their naps
  • Nonna and Pops playing with Graham tonight
  • Reagan and Anderson riding the trolley, eating out, walking over the bridge, watching Winnie the Pooh at Alltel and then riding the trolley back home (a big night!-Reagan even thought we were going to stay in a hotel)
  • Everyone going straight to bed when we came home

Dennie Kids: November 6, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Reagan waking up at 6:30 and Graham soon after
  • Getting dressed for Mother's Day Out (Reagan & Anderson) and awaiting Nonna to pick Graham up
  • Dad driving us to school with a quick drive-thru at McDonald's (don't tell Mom!)
  • Making a traffic light at school (Reagan) and lots of playtime (Anderson)
  • Mom picking us up and then going to Nonna & Pops to pick up Graham (and drop off cookies for Beebe & Papaw)
  • Then taking cookies to Grandpa and playing with Grannymom
  • Supper and waiting for Dad to get home from work (he had to work late :(
  • Watching Super Why and World Word with Dad while Mom went to class meeting

Dennie Kids: November 5, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone waking up early this morning (after Dad mentioned the night before that they had adjusted well to time change)
  • Making the letter "J" to hang with our other letters-no pictures because Mom's hands were too sticky
  • Continuing the mess with Reagan and Anderson helping Mom make 12 dozen cookies-Anderson probably ate enough dough to make a dozen more!
  • Playing outside and eating cookies while Mom worked on cleaning the kitchen
  • Anderson reading to Graham while Reagan worked a puzzle
  • Short afternoon naps before baths-which were a mess! Thanks Lilly for the bath crayons in Reagan's birthday gift! They were a mess-and yes, our water was actually that color and yes, the kids were bathed in that water!
  • Playing legos with Dad while Mom was at CPR class (for work)

Dennie Kids: November 4, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • School for Reagan and Anderson-He has been very fussy when being dropped off at church lately-but not school...yet!
  • Graham playing at Grannymom's while Mom was at work
  • Riding bikes with Grandpa for a few minutes while picking up Graham-who has a runny nose too now!
  • Playing outside and glueing a picture until Dad came home
  • Going to vote-our first time to vote in the presidential election (not Mom and Dads)
  • Sliding and climbing until supper at On the Border
  • Looking at the toys at Sams before bed (Mom and Dad bought a cinnamon roll cheesecake!)

Dennie Kids; November 3, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Waking up and staying upstairs until Grannymom called
  • Reagan and Anderson playing at the park with Grannymom and riding bikes in her driveway
  • Graham and Mom running errands and eating lunch with Dad
  • Afternoon naps for everyone-yesterday, Reagan took her afternoon nap under the table in her room
  • Anderson and Reagan watching a movie and then taking a bath with Graham
  • Supper with Dad and then hanging out at home all evening long
  • Medicine for everyone before bed to help with their runny noses

Dennie Kids: November 2, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Everyone still sleeping late despite Daylight Savings
  • Anderson being thrilled to see the car ride still in the church parking lot but still screamed when we dropped him off
  • Lunch at Nonna and Pops
  • Playing ball outside, riding the tractor, climbing and sliding before our nap
  • Browsing at Target before church
  • Graham sleeping through most of church and then having his last bottle at church
  • Anderson saying "no, no" as we made every turn heading towards our house tonight
  • Reagan closing her eyes while going to the bathroom so she could have her "privacy"
  • Reagan and Anderson having their first Pixy Stix -- right before bed

Dennie Kids: November 1, 2008

Highlights from today: (click here for the pictures)
  • Reagan waking up at the normal time but the boys sleeping until 9
  • Reagan and Dad shopping all morning long-even buying a Cinderella dress
  • Lilly and Cash stopping by to play with Anderson
  • Grannymom giving Graham his bottle
  • Anderson walking back to Grannymoms and Reagan stopping by for a few minutes
  • A wagon/stroller ride down the street-Reagan and Anderson loved going over the curb and squeeled with delight every time
  • Lunch at the patio at US Pizza and then a nap
  • Reagan playing dollhouse until the boys woke up
  • Playing with Nonna and Pops tonight while Mom and Dad went to a party in Arkadelphia