Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Piano Recital 2014

 
We were very blessed to get Ms. Hannah for our Piano teacher this year. She is such a good and talented teacher of music. Loving, encouraging, and just the right firmness to motivate these boys. We have seen Austin and Corbin's piano level jump tremendously. They love her too. Corbin even did his recital this year. The first one in three years of Piano, and he was a brave boy.
Ms. Hannah had the recital at an assisted living home in town. This was such a great idea to be able to bless the elderly with Christmas music from children. They were so precious coming into watch the kids. A lot of our family came to watch the boys too.
 
 
 
Ms. Hannah and the boys

 
Proud of Corbin

 
Proud of Austin too!!!!!
 
 

 
Leggio Loves

 
Uncle Josh and Aunt Tammy

 
Maw Maw and Ethan

 
Grandpa and Grandma Leggio

 
My Precious Grandparents and nephew Oliver

 
Mimi, Papaw and girls

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's Begining to Look Alot Like Christmas.......................................

All things Christmas are happening over here. Focusing first and foremost on Jesus, the one who came to save us from ourselves. What a love God had to send his only son for us. In this season I stand in awe of the Love of our God. He Loves Big, and we can only truly love if we have him as our center. Very Grateful for my Heavenly Father.
Well, this being Cora's first Christmas we are enjoying sharing in family traditions with her and watching her eyes light up as she experiences the love of a family. This sweet girl has taught us a lot about love and joy. So blessed to call her daughter. Christmas Pictures, Tree Decorating and Homemade Sugar Cookies, Christmas Stories, and Movies are all some of the fun traditions we have, but we added our own little Elf this year to the family. His name is Chestnut!!!!!
Cora asked if he was real the next day, after we read the story about him the night before watching for good behavior. She found him being rescued by our firefighter nutcracker. LOL
 
 
 
Me and My Boys

 
Daddy and his Girls

 
Getting ready to decorate some sugar cookie goodness

 
Happy Little Girlies!!!!!

 
Sweet Corbin and his Daddy

 
Leggio Loves

 
Tree Decorating

 
Favorite ornaments hung

 
More Tree Decorating

 
Yummy

 
It's Done!!!!!

 
Delicious!!!!!

 
Adopted our Elf Chestnut

 
Sweet, Happy Girl

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

We headed to the Country for Thanksgiving with some yummy food, fishing, shooting guns and running around. The kids always have fun going to Joe's Grandparents for Thanksgiving. Hope everyone had a blessed day.
 

Liendo Plantation 2014

For the first time we headed out to Liendo Plantation's Civil War Weekend. It was Cold and Rainy, but we braved the storm and had a good adventure. My Boys LOVE History, any kind especially if it includes a battle. We stayed and watched the whole battle, walked around the different camps, toured the plantation home, had some homemade Root Beer and Licorice and some Yummy Kettle Corn.
 
 
 
On The Grounds of The Plantation

 
Some women weaving wool into string.

 
My History Lover

 
The Yankees Marching Out to Battle

 
Watching the Battle and eating Kettle Corn

 
Snuggled Up with Daddy to keep warm

 
The Blue and The Red Fighting. The Red were pushed back in this battle.

Zoo Lights

We headed to the Houston Zoo for their Zoo Lights Spectacular. Over 2 Million lights that we enjoyed walking through. Cora was amazed with all the lights. Fun evening with the Family. Fun seeing our sweet Cora this Holiday season embrace all things family and fun. Often at night I get quite teary when I tuck her in and see the Joy in her eyes. They Sparkle!!!!!!! What a Redemptive Father we have.
 
 
 
The Leggio Loves

 
Austin and his fav color

 
Corbin and his fav color

 
Me and the Girlies

 
That would be my boys

 
Walking through the pretty lights

 
Posing for mommy

 
He is a Nut, and makes us laugh. Dancing his way through the lights. Not the best pic but funny.

 
The Hubby and Me

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

We read A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. This book is precious, and the kids, Bigs and Smalls loved it. To tie in our book we made leaf turkeys. Construction paper and glue and leaves from the yard, and you have your turkey. It was a fun easy craft. Fun memories and happy Leggio Loves. We also have been doing some Thanksgiving Mad Libs which are keeping us laughing.
 
 
My Little Turkeys
 
 
Miss Mia's Turkey

 
Austin's Turky
 

 
Corbin's Turkey

 
Ethan's Turkey

 
Cora's Turkey

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

Have I said I LOVE Fall and all that it brings. The beautiful leaves, Thanksgiving, reminders to be so ever thankful for many, many things, and my birthday :).
 
This week in school we are going to be reading books on Thanksgiving, and Thankfulness, and doing a fun activity or craft to go along with it.
 
Todays book was The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings. After we read we painted Q-tip Thankful Trees, and everyone had to write one thing they were thankful for.
 
I am Thankful for Jesus and his sacrifice for us. How he loves us. A beautiful example he left us on how to live out his LOVE.
 
 
 
Todays Book

 
Leggio Loves hard at work on their trees

 
Ethan is Thankful for his Daddy's job

 
Corbin is Thankful for his family

 
Mia is Thankful for her mama
 
 
Cora first said she is thankful for her daddy, then wrote her family

 
Austin is thankful for family and friends
 
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!