Monday, April 21, 2014

Sledding


Yep, we all piled in the car all bundled up to go sledding.


And we couldn't find any snow.  We finally took J. to the park by our house and let him sled for the first time.  Look at all the grass poking through.







He had a good time and, of course, wanted to do everything himself.


Yep, I'm wearing I's snow boots.


We did go again after the next snowstorm.  J. fell off the sled and got a face full of snow and pretty much decided sledding was not his thing.

New Years Eve


New Years Eve has always meant fondue!  This year we had a cheese fondue, and poor J. had to just have the fixings with no dip.


We spent the evening with each other.  I loved it.


No one gets excited about food as G. does!


I think M. and J. made it to 9:30 and then they were put to bed.


I. can't. stop. laughing!


Such cheese balls!



That's my crew!



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