Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Morning

Blogger does not always put the pictures in the order I want them, rather then moving them all around I may have to skip a litlte in story and go back.

For me growing up it was a big deal to get the kids reaction on Christmas morning with all the presents out under the tree, another tradition was getting up super early. We have changed that tradition a little over the years and what use to be super early (5 or 6 AM) when I was a kid has been changed to 9 or 10 for my kids. I am blessed to have them sleep in so why start waking them up early :-) The plan was to have breakfast at 9:30 with my sister & her family and Uncle Ed then to open gifts. We didn't wake up until 9:30 so we were already off to a late start. Everyone arrived by 10 and Jason had breakfast made and ready to go. We started opening gifts around 10:15 and were done by 11:45 at the latest. Everyone enjoyed what they got and I will post pictures later of my kids playing with their favorite presents. Uncle Ed must have pictures of the kids opening their presents, I will have to check and see. This is what was taken with my cameras. Yes, I got a new user friendly digital camera at the very end of opening the presents! So watch out for more video and pictures on here.

Evan amusing mom by giving her a shocked look

Hannah noticing her unwrapped present under the treeNot quite awake Caden looking at the treeHannah checking out her stroller Caden checking out the presents

Cody playing his new guitar and Jason checking out Evan's new DS

Meagan happy about all her lootCody making sure nothing gets left

Opening presents with Grandpa Robert & Gramma Jewel

At Aunties house for dinner
Rare pictures of Uncle Ed, he is normally the one behind the camera

daddy setting up Hannah's Barbie Camper (1st time around, had to take exchange and we still haven't put together # 2)

Now when I get the kids to leave we have added twins to our load and they have to be dressed, diaper bag packed and buckled into the car before Hannah is ready to leave.

other than my camera and a few other things this is what I got for Christmas
Jason and I were going to his mom's to cook the potatoes since the roast was taking longer than expected. On the way out the door I somehoe slipped on the metal door frame and as I was falling twisted my body so that Caden would not hit his head on the brick step (I was holding him) and during this I twisted and sprained my ankle. You can see it is still pretty swollen and bruised.

Cookie Decorating

Last week we had some friends over to decorate cookies. It was pretty crazy with a 12, 9,8,3 year old AND 5 2 year olds and 1 one year old. I thought there were less cookies in a pack and ended up with 60 cookies, the kids only deocrated one each so that left ALOT of left over cookies. There goes my extra baggage added at Christmas! The sprinkles were a big hit, I think more ended up on the plates than did the cookies but the kids loved it.

yummy pink frosting on the hand

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tree Decorating

We decorated the tree tonight it took a little longer than expected because we would put the ornaments on and Caden would follow behind us and take them off and put them back on the table. I think I hung the same dog ornament 4 or 5 times. Blogger does not organize the pictures the way I want them, I was wanting to tell a story but everytime I try and change them they all rearrange.
obviously Jason had his mind other place, this would have been a really cute picture of Hannah if only he had made her the center of attention.
Caden did not want to sit and get his picture taken

Christmas Program

Evan had his Christmans Program at school last Thursday, here are a few pictures from the night. For some reason anytime we take pictures in the Sanctuary they turn out with a yellow tint.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monster Boy

He was so easy just 18 months ago
Starting to cause trouble
Don't let the dumbfounded look fool you

Caden is showing signs of hitting the terrible twos already! He is climibing on everything and into everything. The other night Hannah left the bathroom door open and Caden went and climbed into the bathtub, the tub was just wet enough that he soaked his jammies. Then he has been biting Hannah & Evan and throwing tantrums. I am not sure what I was thinking with only 14 months between Hannah & Caden!!