Dec 26, 2008


Christmas started for us on Christmas Eve. We went over to Grandma and Grandpas were we spent the night with them and Gram. We let the kids play in dirt piles and on the Bumble Bee Ride (A yellow quad that Tate thinks is bumble bee the transformer), We had dinner and dessert and the kids got to open ONE present a peice that night. They made some cookies for Santa and left them out with a glass of milk (with ice of course so it didnt go bad per Alexis). It was a fun night and we had a really YUMMY dinner.

The morning of Christmas the kids woke up to find Santa indeed did eat the cookies. He also left them some pretty big surprises! They tore through the gifts and wanted to play with everything in site. They went outside for a little bit to ride their new bikes and Power Wheels Jeep. Of course we allowed a 2 year old behind the wheel and he went straight for the house (Grandpa says "Thats why they put a bumper on it").

In the midst of all the Choas we all got to take a few min (including kids) to say Merry Christmas to Grandma Great! (Grandpas Mom). SIDE NOTE: Hi Jeannie I hope you had a great Merry Christmas the rest the day! We all hope your New Year is Bright! We love you!! or as Tate and Hunter would say "We YUV you"!

The kids then laid down for a nap (Alright... so did I) to rest up before heading over to Amma and Papa's. We got to visit with Amma and Papa and Josh and Dawn and the cousins. We had a wonderful dinner that reminded me of G.G. (My grandma on my mothers side). The kids behaved well and waited paitently to TEAR through the gifts.

The kids got more then they wanted and were taken care of this year. The only thing we would change? To have Jaycie in my arms while watching the Choas of the day!

I did go visit Jaycie in the evening to get some snuggle time in.

NOW ON with the NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!


** Pictures to be edited in later **

Dec 24, 2008

Christmas Lights

We went over to Amma's and Papa's tonight. Papa took the kids on a RANGER RIDE to look at Christmas lights. They were bundled up warm and even had a blanket on to clutch onto. At one point it fell off Tates shoulder and he looked up at Papa and said "Bank- it Papa" and Papa fixed it for him!!

Dec 8, 2008

Christmas 2008 Wishes... Kids say the darnest things!

We just wrote Santa a letter and this is what the kids came up with. This is exactly how it went... I thought it was cute and I would share what they said... Im not even sure what some of it is...

Dear Santa, Hunter would like
- bike
- water gun
- motorcycle
- white diaper for Jaycie
- moon shoes
- lap top just like Alexis has, a big boy one
- trampoline
- skateboard

Dear Santa, Alexis would like
- kitty thats like a toy
- real baby (I said isnt that what Jaycie is and she said oh I forgot)
- cell phone (pink)
- white shirt for dance
- skates
- castle kitchen
- jumping rope
- sled so when it snows

Dear Santa, Tate would like
- uhhhhh cause......
- watch (bumblebee)
- Truck
- Bacon
- all gone

Dec 7, 2008

Chandler Light Parade/Stage Show

Last night Alexis had her second performance of the year. It was a LIGHT parade. I was excited to take all the kids and have them get into the Christmas spirit. It was so busy, but we all managed to sit together. (Papa, Amma, Grandpa, Grandma, Josh, Dawn, Matt, Me, Braden, Blake, Hunter, and Tate). I think the kids enjoyed it. Alexis did great! She was really excited for this performance since she did one just a few weeks ago and didnt know what to expect then.
Here are a few pictures from last night.

Dec 3, 2008

Day with Amma!

Amma (my mom) came to watch the big kids for awhile today while I visited Jaycie. They made my front yard nice and pretty (they pulled the weeds) Thank you Amma and Alexis.

Papa came over to give them a RANGER RIDE!
When papa gives them a RANGER RIDE they go and "HUNT FOR RABBITS" (not really guys... its just the excitement to the kids). They love the ranger. I really need to leave a camera at the house when Im gone.

Thank you Amma and Papa!! Or as Tate would say... "EEMA" :)