Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve/morning

Andrew, super surprised to get his airsoft automatic rifle. Maybe because I bought him a decoy gun (a cheap-y one, very disappointing) and gave it to him Christmas eve for a secret Santa gift. Hee hee.
Andrew's gift to Reese, maybe not as much of a surprise. (Nice wrapping, Andrew!)
Our traditional Christmas Eve dinner-Chinese take-out on a picnic blanket under the tree. It looks like my girls are (very inappropriately) making Chinese faces.
Kennadie and I gorging ourselves on chocolate.

Jon got me a package of 2 half pound Reese's Peanut butter cups. This is cup #2...

Making ginger bread houses

This is one of the only pictures I have of Jon doing a silly pose! I must say, it is one of my favorite pictures. He has pumpkin pie in one hand and a bowl of fresh whipped cream in the other. I also think his muscles are sexy :)

This was the first year that making ginger bread houses was actually FUN. for me. Usually, kids (specifically, younger kids) get bored after a few minutes and walk away, leaving a ginormous mess for me to clean up. Kind of like jack-o-lanterns, sugar cookies, and every other project that requires patience. This time, they all worked on them for a good 2 HOURS! I still had a mess so big it took 2 days to clean, but I feel like I am entering a new phase in my life!

deflating a hot air balloon!

A hot air balloon landed right by our house, and the kids got to help get it down! When they got close, they threw a rope to the kids, who pulled the basket to the ground. Andrew and his friends got to push it across the field. Then, they pulled a plug in the balloon, and had the kids run all over it to deflate it.


We had lunch at the clubhouse after the baptism-very fun! We stayed late and laughed and talked around the fire pit-some of us even swam!!!

Reaghan's baptism

Reaghan's 8th birthday

Singing Happy Birthday to You, and then smashing cake in Reaghan's face.

Halloween 2011

Kennadie is Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Reaghan is a scary doll, Reese is a butterfly, and Anderew is the Invisible Man.

Kennadie's mock kidnapping

This was a training for the valley police departments-Jon played the kidnapper and Kenna was the victim, then all the departments joined forces and found her with bloodhounds. It was all covered on the news.