Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

Aidan's first sparkler! He was scared at
first but then warmed up to it aftering
he realized it couldn't burn him. I was still
a little nervous about his hair!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Still messy...

Eating and wearing her noodles!

Getting out the toys...

Aidan loves this castle - shipped all the way from IDAHO!
Elli's stroller from Australia!
She just jams her baby in there any which way but
she likes to push it around the house!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


First marshmallow!

Mine was just about perfect!
Elli watching the fire.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day!

Aidan came in our room on Christmas morning
and said he was so excited that Santa was coming
tonight...we had to tell him "Santa came last night!"
Then he was super excited of course!
Smiling at Dad (I can tell when he takes the
pictures because her eyes sparkle)!
A quick nap at the table!
My favorite Christmas picture!

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas card inspired by
the Starbucks Christmas coffee
sleeve (not pictured)!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas the night before Christmas...

Making funny faces!

Lighting the way...

Opening the Christmas Eve gift! Aidan was happy
with his new Where the Wild Things Are pajamas
and I thought he would complain that I picked
the one gift to open...and it wasn't legos!
He was just happy.

Ready for Santa!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Make sure you have your helmet on!"

Not that it does any good when
that ramp hits your face! Ouch!
Just in time to add character to the
Christmas pictures!
Aidan was actually really good about
holding the ice right on his eye so he didn't
get too bad of a shiner.


Had a last minute get together with our cousins and
some friends to decorate Christmas Cookies!
Baby Steven's first cookie party!
Little Ms. Claus!
Playdough toys worked good for her!
But she just kept eating the dough!

Isaiah made a Garfield cookie (he mixed his own
icing and really looked like Garfield)!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We need a little Christmas...

Elli's favorite!
Mom's Favorite!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Getting together with old friends for a white elephant!
The big hit this year was SNUGGIES!

Ugly sweater contest???
I have seen worse!

Friday, December 18, 2009

We Love our Teacher!

This ABC book about Aidan's teacher is a collection
of adjectives to describe her using all the letters
in the alphabet! Lucky for us there are 26 in his class
and we got all of them to fill out a card for her!
ie...A is for AWESOME and we really think she is the best!
This apple was sent in to decorate the book by
one of his classmates and it fit perfect on the front...adorable!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

O' Christmas Tree...

Aidan really got into the tree decorating this year! He
liked to group the ornaments together so they could
be friends on the branches!
Elli is wondering if the ornaments are just
out of her reach on purpose???

O' beautiful tree...this was the most fun
I have ever had decorating the tree! Dan helped, Aidan
helped and Elli was happy to watch and wonder!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Little House on the Prairie - The Musical!!!

When I was a little girl I read, re-read and then re-re-read
every book in the Little House on the Prairie series.
The books were so important to me (I still have my worn out original set plus
a new set Kristie gave me years ago that I am waiting to give to Elli) and I was very
excited to learn there was a MUSICAL created based on the series
and starring Melissa Gilbert (played Laura on the tv show) as MA!

It was beyond my expectations plus fun to see a live musical.
What a tribute to this woman who's stories really affected my life!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Run, Run as fast as you can...

Gingerbread House party...Aidan's teacher does

a ton of gingerbread stories in December which

I love because I love Gingerbread Men (people)!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Playing in the yard!

It was very chilly around here for a few days
so we were happy to have some winter sunshine!