March 24, 2011

December 26, 2010

It always takes a handfull of shots befoe you get a great picture! Can you believe I got matching pajamas made for everyone?!

Liberty, Dad, Mom, Aisha
Brylee, Kayson, and Brancyn

December 25, 2010

At Grammy's, we enjoyed a nice ham dinner and then opened more presents!

The kids were thrilled to find pillow pets from Grammy in the stash. They also were given new matching shirts from Grammy. Uncle Quin sent dodge tag for the boys, littlest pet shop for the little girls, and paint your own piggy bank for the bigger girls. Everyone was very pleased. It was a fun day filled with lots of visiting and food.

Carter, Aisha, Liberty, Alyssa, Kayson
Kate, Brancyn, Halle, and Brylee

December 25, 2010

Kade and I said the kids couldn't wake us up before 6:30. That ended up being perfect. They woke up just a few minutes before that and started to check out their stockings. Right at 6:30, in they came to get us up. Everyone had a fun time opening gift and watching everyone else.

Brancyn hauled in a Mac and shake up Lightening McQueen as well as a remote control Fire Engine.

Brylee was particularly pleased with her first very own Webkinz.

Kayson got wooden snakes that wiggle realistically from Brylee. As soon as he saw them, he pulled them out and started shaking them around while exclaiming that he couldn't wait to show them to Grammy! (Grammy is disgusted/terrified of snakes, so Kayson was being a big pill by making this statement:)

Liberty posing with her arm full of silly bandz.

Aisha got her very own kaboodle to haul all her hair stuff around in. She was quite pleased and hauled it everywhere for the next few weeks.

Kade loving his new watch!

We lazed around for awhile that morning and enjoyed a nice breakfast and then packed up and headed to Grammy and Grampy's for the rest of the day.

December 24, 2010

Everyone is ready for our Christmas Eve tradition of opening a family gift. The anticipation is building . . . . .

We got Mario Galaxy for the Wii!

We thought this would be a fun way to spend some time on Christmas Eve, but we misjudged. This game was not family friendly enough with only 1-2 players at a time. Next time we'll have to think it through a little more and get something that everyone can be included in easier. Oh well, live and learn. At least the kids do enjoy it on their own time:)

December 23, 2010

Dad got off a little early tonight to start the Christmas break. We had just had a new snow fall so we decided to make a snowman and then get a little sledding in. It was a great day for it (almost too warm:). This huge snowman stood for a long time, clear into February before someone knocked his head off. Even still the rest of him did not melt until March when everything else did. He was a great guard snowman all winter!

Aisha, Kade and Kayson

The finished man. Pretty awesome snowman, right?
Brancyn, Kayson, Liberty, Brylee, and Aisha