Sunday, December 27, 2009

More pictures of Christmas!

After the kids saw their Santa presents, we Skyped with Papa Bob, Aunt Mooie and Uncle Doug. We let the kids start opening gifts so they could watch. We had to keep stopping to clean up so they had room to open more. They definitely had TOO MUCH for Christmas. We are so blessed to have so many people who love our kids! Material things are not necessary but it symbolizes to me just how blessed we are!



Time for Breakfast…. Blueberry pancakes with Christmas sprinkles and whipped cream!



Mom, Dad, Bryan, Lori, Janet, Cameron, Warren, Jovan, Jave and Jaylin came over for tacos on Christmas afternoon. The last three are boys my sister has spent lots of time with for the past 9 years or so. She works at a school in Over the Rhine and they go to the school. She has sort of adopted them as hers and pretty much parents them, making sure they get their school work done, stay healthy etc. They have been with us on Christmas for the past few years.







I made my first piece of clothing on my own from start to finish for my Mom. I made her a pair of jammie bottoms and an appliqued shirt to go with them.



We had a fun and FULL day. There are toys EVERYWHERE! TOday will be a day of organizing and rearranging! Last night I trued to get a picture of the kids in their other matching Christmas jammies.



We let the kids watch a new movie in their room at bedtime. They were still in there making a bunch of noise and this is what we found…


The horses were “sick” according to Caroline! We had to turn the movie off after about an hour because they were still awake! They FINALLY settled down and went to sleep about 10pm after going to bed at 7:30pm! Hope they get back on schedule soon. We had a great few days and still have 2 more celebrations to go!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

We had a GREAT Christmas! It was so much fun to watch the kids this year! They really knew what was going on and they were so excited. My sister,Lori and her family were here from Oklahoma too. We had so much fun having a “big” Christmas with so many people. It felt like old times! We celebrated at Mom and Dad’s house on the 23rd. We went to see the new Chipmunk movie. It was the first time the kids have been to a movie. Caroline did great. Grayson had to go out a few times and threw a BIG fit towards the end. We may be waiting a while for another movie for him! We went back to Mom’s and did gifts and dinner…..I forgot my camera so I will have to wait to put pics up till I get Mom’s.

On Christmas Eve we went to church with Mom at her church. It was a beautiful service! I love the worship at her church. Then we had pizza and went to the Christmas Ranch.










We came home and Skyped with Ma. We let the kids open tnhe gifts that she sent them so she could see. We wanted them to be nice and sleepy so they didn’t go tot bed until about 10:45.  They were great….stayed in bed until about 7:45 Christmas day!


Notice the Webcam in my hand…Hi Ma!











Santa’s elves went to work after the kids went to bed….Here is the finished product.



These turned out to be the FAVORITE present for both kids! They came from Pappy Eddy.


As this elf was putting together Caroline’s Barbie house, I came upon this little thing…..Not sure what it is supposed to be? Modern Art for Barbie’s house?


The Cat enjoyed the Barbie house!





Christmas Morning……the Little guy woke up first. He played for a few minutes then Pooped all over his jammies and the carpet…NICE….Oh well…



Caroline walked right by the Barbie house to the Batman house. I think she liked Grayson’s presents better!








Santa was good to Mommy too…..


It was these…..but without the diamonds…..They must be out of the ones i got because I couldn’t find them on their website.

I will save the rest of the pictures for the next post since there are already too many here HA! Until tomorrow……enjoy the pictures!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Creation Museum December 2010

Bryan, Lori and the boys came to visit for Christmas. While they were here we went to visit the Creation Museum. They have a wonderful Christmas celebration. Their Gardens have tons of lights and they have a live nativity in the evening. We went during the day and the kids loved looking at all the dinosaurs. They also loved the figures of Bible characters. It was like the Bible was coming to life. They had a really good time.
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