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The Freeman Family
Welcome to our family scrapbook - pictures and stories from our day to day lives... all the fun & laughter, trials & triumphs... ENJOY!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Howie's Canadian Deer

Howie got his deer today! The kids & I are so excited for him and so proud of him! Hooray!

Monday, November 28, 2011

1st Snow!

We've had our first snow of the Fall/Winter! Yes, you read that right... our first snow! It wasn't much, and didn't really cover anything but the grass, but, to ere on the side of caution, it did cause a 2-hour school delay and cancellation for 1/2 day preschool! The kids were thrilled, although a little confused, too. They've never had a "delay". Hudson said, "Why didn't they just CANCEL?!" Then, I think, too, he was a little afraid he might have to stay longer because he started later. He kept asking, "When do I get out?" :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Decorating the tree

Howie put up the Christmas tree before he left so the kids & I could have it decorated by the time he got back. My 3 little elves did a great job helping me, didn't they?!
  We love, love, love having the Christmas tree up :)
 Callie at 2-years-old, of course wants to touch everything :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

This year for Thanksgiving again, we spent a few days at Cacki & Papa's house since Howie was hunting in Canada. The kids always enjoy spending time at their house, so they thought it was a GRAND idea! 
Here's Callie watching a movie with the animals sitting in the chair with her.
 Callie welcoming in Baby Sail on Thanksgiving day. She loved to "see da baby", and felt like such a big girl as she got to help take care of him on Thanksgiving night while the "big kids" went to a movie :)
 Look at him smiling at her! So sweet!
 With all of the Freeman men out of town hunting, Gran, MawMaw, & PawPaw traveled to Crockett County for Thanksgiving day, too. It was wonderful to have them there. It's so nice when we can ALL get together... THANKFUL for my family :)
 The five older cousins - Hudson, Andi Cate, Cade, Brooks, Jesse - went to see "Happy Feet 2" the movie on Thanksgiving night. Aunt Candi even joined us! It was a really cute movie. The kids enjoyed it. Afterward, we grabbed a bit to eat... check out the mini-chefs! ha!

Again, a wonderful Thanksgiving week for 2011... missed Howie, but enjoyed all the time we spent together with the rest of the family. Always so very much to be thankful for...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Via cousins at Cacki's

Cacki wanted to get all of the cousins together for a Christmas card picture this year... easier said than done, right? We got some really good pictures, and quite a few not so good ones, too. ha! But they each looked so pretty/handsome all dressed up.
Thanks, Cacki, for putting up with all of us at Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Letters to Santa 2011

The kids are especially excited about Christmas this year. They already have plans for all of the new things they're hoping to get from Santa Claus. They also talk about what they're going to do on Christmas morning when they come downstairs. It's very cute :) 
Callie really likes the Christmas tree, and she's very quickly figured out who Santa is and what he says ("Ho! Ho! Ho!")!
Looks like a fun Christmas ahead!

This is Cade's letter. I wrote it for him while he sat in my lap. He wrote his own name in the letter, his age, and signed his name at the bottom. Attached are pictures he pasted to show Santa some of what he would like for Christmas.

This is Hudson's letter. He copied my letter, but wrote it himself. He also wrote (& spelled :) by himself three other things that he'd like in the letter, as well as attaching pictures.
So proud of both of these boys!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cade's Preschool "Pow-Wow"

Cade's preschool had its annual Thanksgiving "Pow-Wow" today. I love seeing all the kids dressed up as Pilgrims & Indians, and singing Thanksgiving songs! It's always such a treat!
Here's our little "Raging River" (how appropriate!) dressed for his hunting expedition...
Callie wanted to play Cade's drum :)
 Cacki & Papa came to the Pow-Wow, too!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hudson lost tooth #3!

Hudson lost his 3rd tooth at school today! He just pushed it out with his tongue after his Spelling test. Ha! Guess the Tooth Fairy will be back again tonight! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We are lovin' some LION KING around here! Since Cade got the movies "African Cats" and "The Lion King" at his birthday party on Nov. 5, we've watched one of them EVERY DAY! Callie & Cade are obsessed!! haha!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cade!

I really can't believe this little man is 5! He is growing so much, but is still such an innocent, little boy at heart. His energy & spunk are contagious! Cade is so loving & joyful... such a true blessing.
Love you, Cade! Hope you enjoyed your birthday! You deserve THE BEST!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Hudson's Field Trip

I was able to go with Hudson on his 1st grade field trip to the CMOM today. Enjoyed every minute with my big guy! Always so much to see & do there. All the kids had a great time!
In the fire truck
In the sheriff's car
Mommy & Hudson :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cool Baby Sister

Apparently it was a little bright in the kitchen this evening... She needed her sunglasses for supper :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Birthday Party

Hudson & Cade had a joint birthday party today at "Pump It Up". It was a GREAT party! Family & friends came to celebrate with the boys... They played, bounced, slid, ate... It was wonderful!
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Preschool Picture

Check out this pretty pair :)
It's a picture of a picture, so not as great as the real deal, but always so pleased with the preschool pictures :)