Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Christmas morning started early for us! Ryan woke me up at 3 AM. Needless to say, I sent him back to bed. I heard a report that Mac got up at 2:36 AM. YIKES! I finally got out of bed at 7 AM. We went out and the kids saw that we got a new computer and were very excited! They were also happy to see a few gifts sent from Uncle Dick and Nana.
For dinner, Dad, Anna, Aimee and Wyatt came by. Wyatt totally new what to do with gifts. It was hilarious.
This is my cousin Emily and my little brother Jeff.
This is my Aunt Cindy with Maddie. Don't they look nice together? Thank you Cindy! We all had a very nice night.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Ryan's class did a wonderful Christmas performance this year! I was not able to attend on the actual day of the performance, so I went to the rehearsal. Ryan is fourth from the right on the back row. His line was, "R is for reindeer, especially Rudolph." Each child had a line. Each line started with a letter. After Ryan's line they sang "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." They sang several songs and even did some dancing. We are really enjoying Mr. K as Ryan's teacher. On the day of the actual performance, Grandma, Grandpa, and Grampie were all able to attend. They said is was fantastic. I have to watch that video!!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This is one of my favorite holiday activities. The kids and I had a great time making cookies this year. We ate a bunch of dough. The kids are old enough to really help out this year and that makes it even more fun. Ryan was on a serious sugar high by the end of the evening. :)
The other bad part was that they started the program early. So, Maddie was not on stage (nor were a few others from her class) when the singing started. The teacher tried to convince the principal to wait, but for some reason, he couldn't. So, by the time I ran Maddie up there she was really crying. The poor thing was horrified at going up on stage after they started and she couldn't believe they had started without her. She put on a brave face and finished the songs and then cried her eyes out after it was over.
It can only get better next year, right?!?
Monday, December 6, 2010
Last Saturday we went up the hill to hit some snow! We had a fantastic time!!
Mac was really in his element. We need to get this kid a snowboard!
This was John's first trip to the snow. He didn't quite know what to think. He crawled around in it and ate it. Most of the time he sat on someone's lap.
Mac and Spencer sledding down on Spencer's snowboard.
The men decided to make the best snowman ever!! That's right! If you drive up to Butte Meadows, my guess is that he's still there. People got out of their cars to take pictures next to him. He's that awesome!!
Everyone thought we should use this for our Christmas card. What do you think?
Kayla and Steve
Travis and Janel
We brought along hot cocoa and cider for after. Ryan loved it.
Is that big foot?!?!?