Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve

Here is a glimpse into our New Year's Eve!

Birthday Fun

Angry Bird's found here

Happy Birthday

Daddy and his girls

Noise fun- possible black eye

Happy New Year

Funny sounds

SILLY STRING -a new's years eve tradition

My aim is great-even with a camera

time out, I need a time out

E covered with string

K going in for the attack

It's hard to duck and take pictures
hope 2012 is a great year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas (A little late)

As I have sat down now 4 times to write this blog I start and get up and find an avoidance task because I have no words to describe the wonderful chaos of Christmas. Christmas Eve we went to the kids and my church and it was ok. Not the usual Christmas service that I am use to the Christmas story was read in segments though out the service but his actual talk was not on the Christmas story. Kinda just felt weird. Then my parents came over for Christmas Eve and we had a light dinner and opened presents from them and to them before the real Chaos begins on Christmas Day. We finally got the kids down for Santa to come.  Christmas morning began at 7:30ish with E coming in the room to tell me We have NO MORE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS IT"S FINALLY HERE! LETS GO SEE SANTA! so we get up and wake up K and go see santa..

Please let it be what I want PLEASE...

It is it is

Santa brought a bird set and a bird house =)



Santa's big gifts

A jeep and a horse for the Our Generation dolls (otherwise known in this
house as American Girl dolls)
After Santa we played a little and got ready for the rest of the day. We went to my grandparents for lunch and presents with my aunt, uncle, cousins, Sis -in -law and her two kids, and my parents. All in all there are 4 kids, 11 adults.  After some time there we load everything up and head to my in-laws for dinner and more present fun. Here there is a little more chaos as there are 8 kids (12, 8, 2@6, 5, 3@4 yrs of age) and all their parents and some others. SO LOTS OF PEOPLE. As much driving as we do we are lucky enough to have all of our immediate family living in driving distance and get to spend Christmas with both of our families.  Here are a few pics to finish out Christmas.
The beginning of mommy and daddy gifts

the clothes face

yea a camera

and a stroller

the aftermath

My niece

Most of the gang..

E's stack

More (AG) stuff



Waiting patiently

K's bug gun

E's art box

a tired E

Happy for Science

trying to figure out how to play with this at grandma's and grandpa's

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Madness

Our day started out with a early morning dress rehearsal for the Christmas program at church tomorrow. We then had a visit from Grandma and Grandpa who brought over this really cool Christmas book that they recorded themselves reading for the girls. After they left we tackled the rest of the leaves that the man from yesterday decided not to pick up.. (Here's a question... If the leaves are from your tree, since the neighbors don't have any trees, but are on the neighbors yard that is shared with you, do you leave them or pick them up? My thoughts pick them up they are from my tree. Apparently the guy R decided to have rake our yard decided the neighbors were responsible for them an left them. ) So anyways, our evening was spent, raking, playing, raking, playing, ,and cleaning.

ready set jump!


E getting a face of leaves

Remember the pumpkin seeds.. well they did actually grow
I am pretty sure they won't make it, but the kids were excited they
grew some pumpkin plants. We had some ugly much needed
rain for 3 days, and some really cold days and I am surprised
they looked this good. 

moving on to the backyard..They really wanted to jump some more

K hard at work

apparently they don't need many leaves to have fun.. Just wait

This is the face I get for adding leaves to the pile

YES! lots of leaves

Wheee (please don't land on a stick PLEASE)

oh no K has been eaten by the leaves


E hard at work doing what???

OHHHH ! This gives a whole new meaning to buried alive

Where's K?

And She's free!

E's turn at being buried



Apparently Bella has a problem with this

Bella trying to pull E out of the leaves. 

IT's raining leaves

K getting a shower

Lot's of Fun!

This is GREAT!