Monday, December 24, 2012

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

A message from Zoey!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Life With Four

This picture was taken right after we had Sam. They were watching a little show while having a snack and it was so peaceful. I just stood back, watched them and my heart was bursting with love for them.
Zoey...such a big girl holding her brother
Ruby...I love that she has a tutu on under her sundress
Maggie...wants to sit on the couch & has to have a granola bar just like her sisters
Sam...he has no idea how loved he is

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Can you handle the cuteness???

Oh, Maggie Faye, you get cuter everyday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

some pics of Sam



I can't get enough of him!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Erika saves the day!!!

The other day I walked past our Christmas tree and saw Zoey's 'Baby's 1st Christmas' ornament broken on the floor. We were heartbroken. We both sat together on the floor and cried. Ornaments are a BIG deal in our house. The kids get special ones each year and they LOVE looking through them and putting them on the tree each year. So we had a little cry fest and then talked about how it's just a "thing" and we can be thankful for so many other things. It's ok to be sad but we have to keep a healthy perspective.
I was debating about what to do next...should I try to fix it? replace it? do nothing? Fixing it was not possible so I purchased another glass ornament and debated about just writing "Baby's 1st Christmas" on it. But then my sister had a wonderful idea. She had seen on Pinterest about what to do with special broken ornaments. Zoey and I broke the rest of the ornament into tiny pieces and put them inside the new ornament I had purchased. So now she has all the pieces from her very first Christmas treasure inside a new ornament.
Great idea that saved the day!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ruby's 1st Dance Recital

Our little Christmas present!

She is the third from the right.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cribbs Thanksgiving 2012

Several years ago we started participating in the Dallas Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. It is, by far, my favorite family tradition. Over the years our family has grown and we end up pushing more and more strollers. This year was particularly special because Zoey walked the entire 5K. She did great and had a blast.
the fam

Maggie Faye & Etta Mae...cousins, 10 days apart

 the Wiese Family
 morning muffins while we wait for the race to begin
Erika & Leo               sleepy Sam

 me and my Maggers
Josh & Etta                 Zoey & Witty 
It's such a fun time celebrating Thanksgiving with my family and 40,000 strangers.
I love my mom sooooo much! She is the BEST Grammy ever and my kids absolutely adore her.
 My favorite part of the Trot is when we get to
cruise down this street with all the skyscrapers.
 Go Cribbs Family!!!
post-race poses 

 Maggie needed to stretch her legs, too.
 Everyone crashed at my folks house after the race
except for me and Zoey. We stayed up to watch the parade.
Sam's 1st Thanksgiving!

 Cribbs family tradition!!!
New matching/coordinating jammies on Thanksgiving!
 Zoey rarely cashes out in the car. By the end
of the night she was tuckered out.
our official Turkey Trot t-shirt pic

Sunday, December 9, 2012

First Family Photo and Total Exhaustion

Normally I would never think of publishing less-than-flattering pictures of anyone in our family...especially me. But these were too funny and too "REAL" not to share.
Everyone smile.
Take two...more like take twenty-two. 

Not my finest moment, but it sure does show you how completely exhausted I felt.
I'm so glad I could share the REAL Cribbs Family with you!

Saturday, December 8, 2012