Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Morning

We sure missed having people here this year! Here are some pictures of what you missed.
Christmas Eve the kids get to open one gift and they usually pick the gift that other gave them. Emma got Tyler a football tee and Tyler got Emma a Barbie--both were thrilled!
Santa brought Emma a doll and some accessories and Tyler got an Electric Spark scooter.
Here is the BEFORE picture of Christmas morning.

Here is the "AFTER" picture!
We had a nice quite Christmas this year but we are ready for the loud rowdy one again soon!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A quick review of December

We have been busy. Here are some highlights of what we have been doing to get ready for Christmas.

We went and visited with Santa and Mrs. Clause. There was no one else in line so Tyler and Emma got to visit with them for about 10 minutes.
Tyler had his Christmas party at school. He decorated his cookies with so much icing and candy that even he had a hard time eating them!=)
We took the kids to the fire station to donate toys for local children. I am always so proud to watch my children give willing and with love in their hearts!
We even rode the Polar Express all the way to the North Pole and visited with the "real" Santa!

On our way home from our North Pole we stopped to play in the snow. These pictures show the happy part of the 15 minute visit. I chose not to photograph the crying part that followed because of the frozen fingers and toes!=)

Today was Emma's Christmas Party at school. She had a great time making crafts and spending time with her friends.

Except for baking cookies for Santa, we are pretty much ready for Christmas. I promise to get the Christmas morning pictures and videos posted as soon as possible. We sure are missing having people here this year. I want each of you to know how much we love and miss you. We hope and pray that 2012 is a healthier year and that next Christmas we will be together!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Some Tyler videos

Tyler has become quite the performer.
This video is a song that he learned during Thanksgiving time.
The following two are from his Christmas Program at school.
He sure was a cute elf!!!