The name of our snowman is “Frosty,” I know it’s real original. The kids insisted on Frosty despite my suggestions of Frank or Bob.
Kendall had a wonderful performance in her Pre-K class holiday program themed Winter Fun!
Travis named this snowman “Frosty” even though clearly he looks like a Bob.
They are much more excited to make Christmas sugar cookies than their mother.
WHAT?!?! You don’t like making Christmas sugar cookies? Nope. Never did, probably never will.
Thank goodness for Grandma’s helping hands!
My mother always leaves some cookies to be decorated by my cousins at one of holiday gatherings. Kendall just loves hanging out with these older kids.
However, she will leave the group if chocolate is involved! I secretly think my Aunt Danielle did this on purpose just to have more time with Kendall. ;)
Christmas in the Woods celebration at my cousin Karie’s home. This is such a fun gathering of family…can you tell we are related?
Kendall snapped this photo of us enjoying ourselves.
It would not be a winter holiday party without Malibou Ken tagging along in his swim suit.
My Aunt Barb and Kendall had an interesting converstation while sitting around the fire regarding Ken’s apparel. My aunt may have convinced Kendall to dress Ken in winter clothes next year. Only time will tell…
Giggles with Grandpa!
Christmas dinner in celebration of the birth of Jesus. Our standard italian feast of rigatoni, gnocchi, meatballs, italian sausage, garlic bread and wine (milk for the little ones).
Ralphie our Christmas Elf joined us for dinner! My brother had such a fun time teasing the kids with hiding Ralphie in crazy places. I always find dinner to be the last peaceful moment of Christmas Eve day which is followed by excitement and joy.
One last quick mandatory Christmas photo…
We attended another Christmas celebration at my Uncle Rodney and Aunt LeeAnn’s home late Christmas Eve. Kendall and Travis always have their last Christmas Eve burst of energy then sleep soundly awaiting Santa’s arrival.
Travis got right down to playing with his cars garage that Santa left him.
After Christmas Day celebrations continue…
“It might be cars, it might be cars!!”
“It’s cars, it’s cars!!” The word is out that Travis loves cars… a passion his Uncle Brett can understand.
Kendall getting her creative juices flowing with her new supplies.
Another photo Kendall captured, good thing she’s on top of it. We had a wonderful family gathering with the Campbell Family at Aunt Tamie’s home however I forgot our camera. It’s usual home is in my purse but I didn’t double check and was quite disappointed when I discovered it was missing. Sorry.
Happy New Year to all of you!!!
We spent a quiet New Years Eve at home in our pajamas…
Cheering each other with Sparkling Apple Juice!
Travis did not like the sparkling juice so he changed his beverage of choice to milk.
New Years Eve is the time where most people think about resolutions, changes, and fresh starts. I have decided to make some changes in my life as well, one of them is to blog less…blogging has become something “I have to do” instead of something “I want to do.” I love sharing pictures and our lives with everyone however it is at times stressful and timely. I have decided to blog when I feel inspired to do so which may mean more time span between blog posts and less content at blog posts. I will not be posting every gathering with family/friends but that doesn’t mean it has less value to us.
What I am making more time for is me…taking time to reflect on what my purpose He has for me in my journey here on earth. I am making 2013 about Prayer and Patience. Since I typically blog during the times the children are sleeping it will be a perfect (and quiet) time to pray and gather thoughts. Patience with life…with what is not expected and situations I have NO control over. Plus, we plan to potty train Travis this year! ;)
Best wishes for a wonderful 2013!