Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011

We've done so many fun things, but when we go to the hospital it wipes out half the year...  So Here's a recap of newly downloaded photos.  We spent Christmas with Jake's parents.
 Hannah made sugar cookies, so yummy!!!  I helped, kind of.
 Lynsey bought a kit and let the kids make a gingerbread train they loved it!

 Reenacted the nativity and Reesa got to be Mary, Dylan was Jospeh, and Mitchell was baby Jesus... I think Jansen was a sheep, but wouldn't keep his costume on long...
 Jake and Mitchell caught up on some much needed zzzzzzs.

All the men went paint balling and the girls took the kids to Chuck E. Cheese.
The whole gang!
 We came home and celebrated Christmas in January with just our family.

It was such a great idea.  We spend an entire Saturday opening presents, teaching the kids how to use their new toys, making food.  I had so much fun being with them!  
 Jake sat Mitchell in his bumbo and first time ever he didn't scream.  I love this picture, even though it's not very good, because it is probably our first memory of our kids playing with Mitchell.  They had so much fun pushing him around and showing him things.  It was precious!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reesa's six.

I can hardly believe it. Six years ago I had my first little baby. We had a pony party at our house to celebrate and invited her kindergarten class to celebrate. Last year we did the same with preschool and had about 8 kids come. This year we had quite a few more. I was very anxious about how it would all work, but with the help of my GREAT friends it was awesome.

I planned 5 different booths for the kids to go to. They got a sticker at each activity to fill their card and at the end they could get a prize if they had all their stickers.

The stations included

Christmas Card making

Bean bag toss with Ariel (and a dragon)

Pony ride

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Pin the tail on the pony

Bouncing on the trampoline with 300 small balls

Then cake and presents.

The cupcakes were the best part!!! Seriously I didn't have to do a thing! I told every kid to pick the one they wanted. When they asked for seconds, I said sure and let them help themselves. Usually everyone is crying they want to be first, or you missed someone, blah blah blah. I will do cupcakes every year!!!

All photos are complements of Jennifer Kendall. She is such an awesome friend to take pictures, or else I probably wouldn't have ANY!!! Thank you, thank you.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pictures with Santa

Merry Christmas. This is the BEST YEAR EVER! It is just so cute how everything is so magical. We went to breakfast with Santa and my kids loved it. Jansen now grabs our pancake mix and when we talk about Santa. Jake fixed Santa's tooth at work, and texted me and the kids a picture. When I told Reesa she said "oh, I've GOT to see Santa again!

Merry Christmas everyone!