Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some of the fun in December.

That Santa, he sure does love us! haha. Tay had wished for a "Moxie Girl, becuase they are modest Mommy and they are soo so cute". She's right! Halle had wished for "A little Pink Pig, so that I can love her and take care of her!" Halle said the cutest thing a couple of weeks after Christmas! We were in the car and Halle said," Mommy, why did I get presents from Santa?"
And I said"Because you are such a good girl and that is what happens at Christmas time". Long pause. "But Mommy, I sat in time-out a lot this year and I did not make some good choices,... Santa should not have gave me all of those presents." hahahahaha, so cute!!!! I reasured her that of course she was a good girl, and recommited myself to making sure that she knows that.:/
Wow, our little family of 5....Love it!!! I am so blessed! When I look at this picture I think about our crazy christmas eve. It was a little too rushed, and a little too hectic. We did some fun secret santa stuff. Had zuppa toscana for dinner, opened our christmas eve present (jammas), wrapped a few last minute things, packed for disney..... Christmas itself just didn't feel like it got the respect it deserves, or should I say, that Christ did not get the Respect that He deserved. Next year, I really will keep it simple. Its so much more awesome when we do!

My 3 kids! Christmas Eve pajammas. So fun, this picture just makes me smile!!!!

Our friend Amy came over on Christmas Eve and it was so great having her.

Thank you Bridget!!! She sent this beautiful gift to us and we absolutly love it. We opened it on Christmas Eve.

2009 Family portrait.

Snowmen. check. Hot chocolate. check. hot homemade bread. nope. cute girls. check.

We had soooo much fun making these. It was absolutly perfect snow!!! All we had to do was just kinda make a little ball and then kick it around and it just turned into this huge ball! so fun. can you see little Grant's snowman on the end! haha

12/13 A favorite tradition is to read in our Christmas Devotional Book every night that my mom made for us. It is excellent and it is such a great way to remember daily what the season is all about.

12/12.... Oh my goodness! Love him. Everytime I go to take a picture of my little guy I think the flash surprises him and his little smile vanishes for a second. haha.

Grant had his hypospadias surgery on December 4th. His Dr. was absolutly excellent! The surgery itself took about 2 hours. I couldn't believe how heartbreaking it was to come in and see him hooked up to IVs and just barely comeing out of his anethesia. I couldn't imagine how it would really feel if his surgery needs were more serious! He just slept pretty much the whole day

Here he is with the anesthesioligist just before his surgery.

Sweet boy, he was so happy and in just the best mood, had no idea what was coming at him. Haha.

Did you know they made such small hospital gowns? I didn't and look at the little booties. Cute.

There is an area in Richmond called the 'Depot District' and they have a big Christmas thing every tuesday night in December. It was a lot of fun this year. They have horse-drawn carrage rides, hot cocoa, balloon-animal-thingy-magiggs:) Santa, face painting.... anyway, lots of fun!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A slight overview of October and November...Slight

Just talking on the phone at the Halloween Safety Village trick or treat

Happy silly little ones. haha

1, 2, 3, jump!

The three racers. It was such a fun day!

10-16 Amazing.. he ran this half marathon in 1:33 and he had been injured and hadn't trained as much as he had wanted to. He is training for a half-ironman in July. and also the mini in May. Wow

As a family we went to a corn maze and it was really fun but super, super muddy. Haha, Tay even fell down so she was covered in mud. Awsesome memories!

10-6 To the pumpkin patch we was super rainy, the corn maze was closed and their was not hay ride...what? Oh well, we still had a ton of fun!

I had to grab a picture of her latest loss.... Two teeth missing, just in time for Christmas....perfect!

11-30 Taylor working so hard on a Christmas tree craft on "decorate the house for christmas night.

11-26 Cute Tay, Happy Thanksgiving!! Missing one little tooth on top.

10-25- Taylor Jayne the Pirate

10-25I eat lunch with Tay a couple times a month...should be more.....but anyway, I stayed for recess this time and caught a few pictures of Tay at her finest...Taylor and Recess, is there anything else that goes together so perfectly?

Hahaha, I found these on my camera that the girls had taken one sunday morning.

She did it!! She ran her first 1 mile race all by herself! Good job Tay!

10-16 Their race day that they shared with daddy... :) Tay is so good about taking care of her little brother and sister

Halle Louise....October and November run-through...

After decorating the Christmas Tree, she was just exhausted!!!

11-30 Halle completly organized a little craft for us all to do. It was awesome, she set out construction paper for everyone, a water bottle for each of us, some craft glue, was so cute! We had a lot of fun doing it!

11-12 at Greg's hockey game

as a comfy arm rest for Tay.

10-29 beautiful halle on our family "hike"/ trail walk...

10-26 we went trick or treating at Safety Village" it is so cute....all of the buildings, etc... are child size- they had a ton of places in there... mcDonalds, banks, scools, telephone booths, just to name a few..

10-26 Beautiful Queen

10-16 Raced a whole mile. Way to go Halle!!!

10-18 playing in the back yard in all of the leaves!

10-13 A pony ride at a fall fair

10-14 so silly, on our pitch black corn maze

10-10 Little mommy!

9-26 Halle loves, loves, loves Grant!

Grant: quick summary of October and November.....

11-22 those cheeks!


11-12 first hockey game, thank you very much

10-30 a cat-scan for the crooked noggin


10-29 chillin cute dude!

10-27 cool kid in your bumbo and camo.....

10-26 little lion

10-22 yuck! Mom, don't ever do that again

10-22 first feeding... haha

10-22 Haha just barely still able to fit in the sink.... I wish I would have gotten a picture of you when it looked like a jacuzzi you were stitting in!