Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
*Become more self reliant
*Pay off a car if we can
*Dave: beat last years sales
*Amber: no baby until at least February ;)
*Kids: better at listening the first time
*Caitlyn: become potty trained
I think we can do it!
And of course we had to taste them before setting them out for Santa....
After that was all cleaned up and done we did our traditional one gift opening on Christmas Eve... its always a new set of Christmas jammies... got to love some comfy jammies to sleep in Christmas Eve. We also gave the kids a new book which we read before getting them settled down with a movie. Once the children were all snug in their beds with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads... Santa Arrived.....
Now with a 7 year old in the house who knows all about Christmas and was anxious for Santa to come we really didn't get much sleep. She was up various hours during the night to check out what was under the tree. At about 8:30am we finally caved and allowed her to get everyone up so we could make breakfast and open presents. Our family tradition has always been youngest to oldest so it was great that Santa left a few gifts open to occupy those who had to wait their turn. here are a few pics of the present unwrapping fun...
Here is Jo's class... She is the youngest of the bunch but not the shortest out of this group.
Just a cute moment of some down time with Daddy I captured. Caitlyn has really developed her imagination play and it is so fun to watch. She was doing daddy's hair this day. Daddy is such a good sport.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Each Thanksgiving we have some much to be thankful for because I lives are truly so blessed, but I think the thing that stands out the most each year is how immensely grateful I am for a wonderful FAMILY.