Monday, December 27, 2010

Family Sleepover

I don't know how we won the friend jackpot! We feel so blessed to have MANY wonderful friends, like the Wildes. Our families were able to have a family sleepover to kick-off Christmas break. The men were in charge of the meals. Jeremy made killer pizzas for dinner and Ryan my out of this world omelets for breakfast! The kids had a great time playing and being with their friends. The adults had fun hanging out and playing games on the Wii. Rochelle and I even were able to run to target while Jeremy and Ryan played games on the Wii. We had so much fun and look forward to doing it again, often!

The boys had fun posing for these photos

Jayne with the bed to herself (at least for a couple of minutes)

Goodnight! The kids did great going to bed! It was amazing!

I am posting this a little while after the sleepover... Rochelle is being induced today and we are so excited to meet their new little one! The Wilde kids spent the night last night so Jeremy and Rochelle could go to the hospital early this morning. Grace was so cute when see woke up she said "I wonder if my Mom and Dad are at the hospital". All of the kids are so excited to meet their new brother or sister.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Reason For The Season

The other morning Lincoln and Eve decided to play "baby Jesus". Eve is Mary and I am guessing Lincoln is Joseph. They set up their own little manger scene.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gingerbread House

Have I ever said how much I love this time of year?I love all of the traditions, the excitement and happiness that comes this time of year. I must admit it is definitely a little bit more stressful now that I am an adult and mother of four. I put a lot of pressure on myself to make it the "best" Christmas for my kiddos and hubby like the ones I had growing up. But in the end everything always turns out great, this year is no exception. I am so thankful for all of my many blessings!

One of our traditions that we have done for the last couple of years is putting together a ginger bread house. Ryan was home last night and we didn't have anything scheduled, so it was the perfect night. This year Lincoln really got into helping decorate the house with the few candies he didn't eat. Kaitlyn and Reuben really brainstormed some good ideas for the house this year! It was fun to work all together!

Ryan was the mastermind behind the fence. I love it when the light shines through it like stained glass.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Country Lights

Last night we were able to go to Lake Farm Park for their Country Lights. We started out with the kids making their wooden toys with the help from an Elf.

Kaitlyn decided to make a panda bear with her Elf.

Reuben made an airplane. He took a long time painting his plane to make sure it was just right. It looked great!

For Lincoln there was no question about it. He made a tractor.

Eve had a wonderful Elf helping her. She was one of the first kids that started her toy and was the last done by far! He even had his own special stamp to stamp on the bottom of her toy. Our good friends the Smith's and the Greenway's went with us. Eve and her friend Madelynne both made castles and painted them pink. Eve's Elf even let them press the button to make it snow in the workshop.

Next stop was to visit Santa. There was a line to see him, but Lincoln sneaked up to the front of the room and sat down to watch and wait for our turn. He told us he was going to ask for candy but ended up really asking for Woody for Christmas.

After the kids were able to talk with Santa we went on our tractor pulled wagon ride to see all of the pretty Christmas lights. Last stop was the barn with the horses, sheep, pigs and goats. It was a great night. We love this tradition of going every year.