Saturday, June 25, 2016

Un-Christmas like weather

 The kids played with their new goodies only for a short bit inside.  Audrey is getting fancy nail art done by Tita Angela and Evelyn is building with her magnatiles with Uncle Brett.
 It was unseasonably warm out Christmas day that the kids were able to test out all of their new wheels.  Evelyn was so happy to have a scooter of her own.  She kept trying to ride Audrey's but it was too big for her.  Santa brought her one that is just her size.
 Carter and Audrey got to practice changing gears on their new bikes.  We can't wait to take them out on the trail with these bikes.
We took all the dogs for a walk around the block.
 Sasha pulled Carter down the block on the plasma car.
We couldn't believe what a gorgeous day we were having on Christmas!
 Jax got his fill of Christmas cuddles for the kiddos.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


 Christmas Eve ends up being a late night.  As the kids are getting older, they are staying up later despite us telling them to go to bed.  They try to stay up to catch Santa in the act.
 Thank goodness for my elves, Angela & Brett or I would have pulled an all nighter this year!  Chuck was on call so he wasn't able to help as much.  
 Seeing their excitement in the morning makes it all worth it.
 Sasha had to be in the mix this year.
 One of the things Carter was really hoping to get from Santa
 Evelyn didn't have a list for Santa.  She only asked for a new leotard for gymnastics.
 Large boxes are always fun to open
 The perfect umbrella for our Minnie Mouse obsessed Mini Miss
 Making Uncle Brett read the Book with No Pictures.  He didn't know what he was getting into.
New wheels for all 3!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

other Dec happenings

 We managed to sneak in a date night despite how crazy Dec. can get.  They insisted on taking a picture of us.
 Carter earned his dragon belt.  He's one step away from earning his black belt.
Evelyn got the dime in the first loaf of katah we ate.
 December is so busy that we didn't get cookies frosted until 2 days before Christmas!
 The kids love doing it and I'm no longer allowed to help.  They do a pretty good job but..
 the kitchen table is not the same when they're done.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Evelyn's School Program

 Evelyn had her school Christmas program before the break.
She's posing with a few of her friends.
 They entered with candles and singing "This little light of mine"
 She was front and center, so I was able to get some pictures of her.

 Evelyn and her friends did a great job!

 Making the diamond for twinkle, twinkle little star
 So sweet!
No program is complete without yummy treats.  The kids loved these cute snowman heads.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Monkey see, monkey do

 Evelyn really enjoyed watching Audrey rehearse for the Nutcracker.  One afternoon she started dancing around.  She struck this pose and said, "Mommy, look! I do Nutcracker."
 Then she insisted I take a picture of some of her other poses
 I'm so glad both of my girls love ballet
Naturally, she had to include Sasha in the fun.