Saturday, April 12, 2014

Christmas 2013

Yikes - how did I get so far behind?  I was really bad about taking pictures this year.  Grandma and Grandpa McCain spent the week with us and I don't have one picture of them!


Santa stopped by.



The closest J. would get to him.  He called Santa "o, o"



I can remember my parents making me sit on Santa's lap forever and everyone teasing me that I should ask for a boyfriend.  It was scarring.  I. only has to sit on his lap if she wants to.


Christmas morning tradition:  Daddy holding up the blanket as we walk down the stairs.  The kids can't see what Santa brought them just yet.


First, they check out their stockings.


Oops - this picture got thrown in accidentally.  Another Christmas Eve tradition is Santa pancakes for breakfast.


Christmas morning: the pictures are blurry, the emotions are still there.


J. got his own basketball hoop - little stud.


M. got the American Girl snack cart from Santa that she had been dreaming about.


I. received an art set and an art desk.




G. received the Wii U - also a lot of Legos.


I. spent most of the day like this:



These two:




Merry Christmas 2013!!





Wednesday, January 8, 2014

December 2013

December gets so busy, but this year I didn't let it get to me.  We had a fun and crazy December.

We started by the girls going to see The Nutcracker in downtown Denver.  We felt so fancy.



It was M's first time seeing the ballet.


We decorated and had our piano recital there - M., G., and I. all performed but those videos are on Tom's phone - not sure if we will ever get them off.



Made my yummy granola for all of our neighbors - love this stuff!


Christmas parties!!




My primary class Christmas party:





Santa stopped by for a surprise visit!







Christmas Eve Santa Pancakes - a must have tradition



Thanksgiving 2013


We stayed in Colorado for Thanksgiving.  


Our sixth Annual Pie Party was a hit.  This year, all the kids made their own pies.  M. made a gluten free strawberry pie, I. made a salted caramel cheesecake pie, G. made Oreo pie, and then we had apple crisp and pumpkin pie.


We had the entire week off of school - that was LONG.




G. and his friend playing football in the snow.



Brussel Sprouts?  G. is sure hoping not!


Pies!!



The party in full swing:






We spent Thanksgiving dinner with the Lambs:



The next day, we went bowling and out to lunch with out cousins.













This year, Tom had help putting up the Christmas lights. I. and G. were feeling pretty cool.


Now onto Christmas!!