Sunday, January 22, 2012

Christmas 2011 Part 2

After church we came home and the kids quickly changed back into their pj's. Everyone wanted to be very comfortable for the "opening of presents and eating" that was about to commence :) Madison put on her new penguin robe.

We had a quick brunch of homemade biscuits and ham before Hope, Chris and Quinn arrived. She is such a cutie!

The massive amount of presents, it was ridiculous and we had even cut back from last year! They wouldn't all fit around the tree!

Madison behind her pile of presents!

Pops got a new laptop since his had finally died and Matt had not been able to revive it.

Taylor got a pretty new clock for her room makeover scheduled for this spring!

Hope and I bought Nana and Pops a large canvas of the must have been a hit because Nana cried!

Madison got squinkies!

And Matt surprised me with a gift....the knife set from Pampered Chef!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Lately Madison has been both driving me crazy and cracking me up! She is still my little side-kick! I very rarely get out of the house without her. Most times I don't mind but sometimes I wish I could get out and run errands without her. If I do get out without her it is after numerous hugs, kisses and "I love you's". Also she has to wave to me from the deck when I leave. She says some of the funniest things and today was no exception. I knew I needed to write them down before I forget.

On the way home from school she said "mom, we talked about this little brown boy today. did you know brown people had to drink out of a different water fountain than white people a long time ago. that wasn't fair was it mom?" I told her I didn't think it was fair either, that God made all colors of people and that we shouldn't treat people different b/c of the way they look.

We had a few stops to make after I picked her up from school. While at the Dollar Tree she asked if we could go to Menchie's. I told her not today because I wasn't feeling to great (I have a cold). Once we got in the car she informed me that one of her nose's was runny but the other one was stuffy! Last time I checked she only has 1 nose so I think she probably meant nostril :) LOL I thought it was so cute though and want to remember the cute things she says.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Morning 2011

Christmas fell on a Sunday this year which made things a little more interesting. We normally have Christmas with my sister and her family before Christmas since they are normally with her husband's family. This year they were doing Christmas with his family before Christmas so would be back home for Christmas here. We ended up having Christmas with my whole family on Christmas night. We got up and the kids were able to see what Santa brought and open their stockings before we got ready for church. The kids were happy with that (though Caleb really wanted to open all his presents) and agreed to wait until after church when Hope, Chris and Quinn would then come over and we open all the gifts as well as have dinner.

The tree and gifts before the kids came in

Caleb checking out his new Spiderman blanket and lego set that Santa left

Checking out their stocking loot

This kids after church

Madison got a new robe from had penguins on it!

Somehow we got not one picture of Taylor looking at her presents from paints and brushes as well as 10 new canvas's! She was so happy :)